Minutes of the Chilliwack Field Naturalists Executive Meeting
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Lee and Denis’ home, Chilliwack
Present: Denis Knopp, Lee Larkin, Fernando Selles, Paulina Selles, Janet
Pollock, Helen Turner, Scott Denkers
Call meeting to order at 7:40 pm
Minutes from the previous meeting Paulina seconded, approved by the
Approval of the agenda - Okayed
Business Arising from previous minutes
Field trips – Fernando reported on Hope trip. Fernando has some new
trip possibilities for the club. Denis suggested asking what kind of
trips the members would like. Denis and Dennis will be doing a butterfly
trip in June to Hope. Also Phantom Orchid trip to Cultus Lake in early
June. Denis is also looking at going to Botanie Valley. The Manning Park
trip will be sometime in mid-July depending on snow levels.
Speakers – Lee reported in May we will have Dennis St. John on bees.
Myles Lamont in September on Sandhill Cranes. Suggestion from Fernando
for a speaker is Lena Azeez Watershed Salmon Watch
Bird Brochure – Fernando was looking at software for the brochure.
Fernando was in touch with Langley Field Naturalists and found they had
hired someone to design their brochure for $800. Basic questions need to
be addressed first: 1) audience (age, skills), 2) we have only 54 slots
in the brochure template, so which birds do we choose?
Camp River – Denis mowed and Sammy did bird box cleaning.
Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club – Lee reported on Notice of
intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land. ATVs are going
everywhere in the woods willy-nilly. Enforcement officers are really
needed to control the mess. Lee will redo the letter for the Federation.
Chilliwack Library – Helen and Margaret set up our booth at the
Chilliwack library. A few people were interested in 3 hours.
Service Award for Annabelle – Annabelle could not go to Duncan to
receive the award, but will be happy to attend a luncheon with the CFN
Executive. Janne will be organizing.
Letter of support for Cole Stahl – Fernando wrote a letter of
recommendation for our club’s youngest member.
Marine Protected Area – Nature Canada’s ''Make the Deep Sea Oasis an
Effective Marine Protected Area'' campaign letter looking for signers in
support of the MPA. The Executive agreed we should add our club’s name
to the letter. Fernando will send the letter to Denis for signing.
CFN Role in a Changing World – Fernando asked what is the role of CFN
given the impending global environmental threats? He is writing a letter
to the press and looking for feedback from the executive.
Trailer license renewal – The club has helped in the past and Denis
wanted to know if the club would take care of this. Janet will write a
Camp River Wildlife Area – Denis mowed and pulled blackberries for the
club picnic. A homeless person was residing at the area and a neighbour
contacted the police and us. A security company evicted the person and
confiscated his possessions. Tobias Roehr, BC Wildlife Federation, is
bringing Columbine seeds and stakes for planting on the June 22nd weekend.
BCN AGM Overview – Janne sent the overview out and Lee reported.
Club Logo – Time to have a new letterhead? Discussion for upcoming
"Donut Hole" comments – Scott went over Imperial Metals
request for mining in the Donut Hole, which is the privately owned
area between Manning and Skagit Provincial Parks. Comments to be
submitted by CFN?
of April 30th. Janet previously emailed it out – Paulina seconded and okayed
by the Executive. Janet noted that a sign in sheet at member meetings is
General account $ 2,600.30
Camp River $ 4.12
Membership shares $ 34.24
Term deposit $10,000.00
Thanks to Lee for hosting!
Next meeting – June 4th at Helen Turner’s housesit, 46662 Crosby