Upcoming Events for this Spring, 2013
Marys Peak Chapter Annual Student Breakfast at Camp Tadmore, 43943 McDowell Creek
Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355, April 5.
SAF Capitol Chapter Meeting, May 13.
2013 OSAF Annual Meeting - Changing Forestry Along the Oregon Trail: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned - April 24-26 at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino, Pendleton, OR. See the registration flyer or the OSAF web site for more information. Early-bird registration deadline April 12. Group rate lodging reservation deadline April 3. Donated items are needed for the Foresters Fund silent auction and raffle. Bring them with you to the meeting or deliver to someone who is attending. If help with transport is needed or for more information, contact Nathan Putnam (509-364-3331 X-105, [email protected]) or Ed Baird ([email protected]).
When: Monday, April 8, 2013
Where: Kwan’s Original Cuisine, 835 Commercial Street SE., Salem
No-Host Social: 6:00 PM
Dinner & Meeting: 6:30 PM
Program: BLM Resource Management Plan Revision for Western Oregon
The BLM will explain why a plan revision is needed, timeline, what legislation guides the process, forest inventory data, vegetation and other modeling, and public involvement, including how SAF, collectively or as individuals, might be able to be involved.
by:Kim Titus: BLM Salem District Manager and Carolina Hooper: BLM Oregon State Office Forest Analyst/Vegetation Modeling Coordinator
Highlights of the March Working Dinner Budgeting Meeting
General Business: Chapter Chair Al Tocchini reported that the National Office has a new insurance carrier. The new insurance policy coverage is strictly limited to planned events, such as regular chapter meeting. The minimum cost for a rider to cover special events, such as State Society Annual meeting field trips, is $300.00. This had been covered under the prior policy. OSAF leaders have been urged by chapter leaders to express our dismay at this turn of events to the National Office.
Treasurer’s Report and Development of 5-Year Budget Projection: Treasurer Terry Droessler reported that the current treasury balance is $6,868.32. Recent expenditures include:
$716 to OSAF to help balance their 2012 budget
$150 to Keep Oregon Green
$ 46.73 for newsletter expenses
Anticipated annual expenditures were discussed and include:
$450: Annual meeting and leadership conference registration for Chair and Chair-elect
$150: Dinner for monthly meeting speakers
$100: Newsletter expenses
$150: charitable contributions, specifically Keep Oregon Green
At this rate of expenditures, the chapter balance would would be zero ($0.00) in 5.1 years
($6868/$1350 = 5.1 years).
Other possible expenditures could include a Capitol Chapter sponsored student breakfast or additional charitable contributions. Our chapter may want to consider sponsoring a fundraiser,such as a workshop or conference. Alternatively, cutbacks in planned expenditures may be needed.
Lastly, Chair Al Tocchini presented a 50-year SAF Golden Membership certificate to Cliff Grimmell
Chair: Al Tocchini
Past-chair: Kurt Spingath
Newsletter: Doug MaGuire
Membership Officer: Jim Culbert
Treasurer: Tim Tompkins
Program Committee: Al Tocchini, Mo Bergman, Al Cronk