Iowa Association of Naturalists
IAN Business Meeting Minutes
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Hurstville Interpretive Center,
Call to order by
Heather Freidhof at 5:26 p.m.
II . Secretarys
of the last meeting were posted online. Moved
to approve by Nicole Moestchen. Seconded
by Greg Wolf. Motion carried.
Report Checking: $17,004.37, Joe Halbur Scholarship: $5,916.99. Moved to
approve by Karen Phelps. Second by Rebba Reddick. Motion carried.
Report: 2007 112, 2008 5, 2007 students 4,
Honorary members 16, Total membership - 137
1. Fundraising Man
vs. Wild is the theme for the fall workshop. Donation items
2. Jr. Naturalist report
New patch possibly frog
3. Joe Halbur
Scholarship 4 applications received. Committee will decide in 2 weeks and
announce via listserve. Maria Koschmeder also praised Christina Groen for
dedicated work on the power point CD that was sold to raise funds for Joe Halbur
4. Scholarships No
new scholarships awarded
5. Guide to Interpretive
Services is online send updates to Kelly Sonnichsen. Thanks to Kelly
Sonnichsen and Mark Roberts for all their time.
6. Web page Mark
Roberts reported the Web Page has been operational for 351 weeks.
7. ICEC/IAN Awards
1. IAN Grants Tina
2. NAI Liaison
Regional will be April 14-16 in
3. DNR Liaison
A bill is in the legislature to divide out the DNR. More bird
monitoring, frog and toad surveys, and Iowater workshops will be
Project AWARE is June 16-24 on the
4. IACCBE Rep.
It was reported that the keynote speaker for Winter Solstice will be Roger
Rich Leopold is the new DNR Director
A free student one-year membership is available. The deadline for the service
learning grants has been extended to April 16, 2007.
The deadline is May 15th. A change has been made to the website.
Do a search for the REAP conservation ed. program to get to site.
Workshops Summer 2007; August 22-24, Monroe/Mahaska Counties posted
online. Fall 2007; November 14-16,
Elections Committee Lisa Anderson and Karen Phelps are up for reelection.
Heather Freidhof will be stepping down. A Nominating Committee Chair is needed
and will need two or more volunteers to help with nominees.
Cookbook No report
Plan No new member is needed to replace Aaron Hershberger.
- Elizabeth Yoder, Louisa County Americorp was the winner of the Meet New Member
challenge. She listed 50 new contacts she made and answered questions about
them. Katie Hammond also had IAN workshop attendees obtain autographs from each
other pertaining to activities they had done in the past.
Development Miriam Patton presented awards to qualifying members. There were
35 participants. 2 five year recognition*, 2 ten year recognition** and 2
fifteen year recognition***. See list at end of minutes.
Efficiency Award Presented to Charlene Elyea, Lisa Anderson and Tina Popson.
Traveled over 6 hours.
Exhibits Ann Burns reported that Sandra Fulcher is working on obtaining a
songbird exhibit and the mountain lion exhibit is still traveling the state. The
committee is looking into other exhibit ideas.
were presented to Greg Wolf and Nicole Moestchen for serving on Ex Com. An award
was presented to Ann Burns, Jackson County Naturalist, for hosting the Spring
Siefken is considering training as a Canoe/Kayak safety trainer. He in turn
would be able to train members of IAN. Currently this training is $300.00. Angie
Roberts took up debate with the article on page 2 of The Web concerning the
professional behavior of IAN members while at workshops and in public. A 5
minute (5 minute time limit) discussion was held among members and Strategic
Plan Committee members. Linda Zalatel stated we move forward and not focus on
the negative but strive for the positive.
V. Adjourned by
Heather Freidhof at 6:30 p.m.
Professional Development 2006
year recognition *, Ten year recognition **, Fifteen year recognition***
Anderson, Julie Brazell, Ann Burns, Katie L. Cantu*, Dawn Chapman, Dana Dettmer,
Charlene Elyea, Anita Fisher, Bradley H. Freidhof, Heather Freidhof, Sandy
Fulcher, Christiana Groen, Katie Hammond, Pamela Holz, Heather Hucka,
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