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General Meeting | June 22, 2024

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Come join our General Meeting as we make plans for the second half of 2024!

Our next General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2024. Please make sure you put this meeting date on your calendar (it’s as easy as clicking the Add to Calendar button below!). We will continue to maintain an online Zoom option for those who cannot travel to RISD. The Zoom link will be e-mailed out to all current members a few days before the meeting, it will not be posted on the website to avoid any potential Zoom bombing issues.

Parking

There is on-street parking near the Nature Lab. Alternatively, there is a paid parking lot a short walk from the Nature Lab at the corner of N Main Street and Steeple Street (across the street from Cafe Choklad).

Nature Lab Building Access

Please note that the Nature Lab does not open until noon. To gain access to the downstairs Microscope room where the meeting is held, walk down the right side of the building to the glass door and knock loudly (the door is locked) and someone will come let you in. The front doors at the top of the stairs may not be unlocked and no one will hear you knocking at that door.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Introductions – Brief introductions if there are any new members present.
  • Minutes – Provided by Tricia Cassady – Review the January 27, 2024 minutes, and vote to accept if no changes.
  • Treasurer’s Report – Provided by Carol Schwartz
  • Membership Report – Provided by Wendy Chadbourne
  • Old Business
    • 2024 Themed Exhibit – Curiosity; Illustrating the Wonders of Nature & Science at the Great Ponds Gallery, Lakeville Public Library report – sharing the pages of the Guest Book with members. Any comments about the guest speaker Matt Patterson? We had around 30 people in attendance for the speaking engagement at the Reception.
    • Social Media Updates – Melissa Guillet continues to keep our Facebook Page active. If you want to have anything posted, please e-mail her JPGs.
    • Website help – Susan Brand has graciously stepped up to assist with website updates – THANK YOU!
    • Joint exhibit with the Rhode Island Watercolor Society on September 7-28th 2024, Susan Stranz reported that she did not receive any interested responses for this event, so the Chapter will not be participating.
    • Activities Committee progress? – 2 or 3 people willing to coordinate activities, workshops, outings, etc. – need to be able to work together, independent of the Chapter Chairs.
  • New Business
    • Wendy Chadbourne applied and received approval for an Education Grant of $750.00 from National GNSI to cover part of the $1,000.00 fee for speaker Matt Patterson.
    • The planning for the July 12-20, 2025 SciComm Conference at Bridgewater State University is underway! If you want to volunteer for any of the various positions that will need to be filled to make this conference a success please reach out to Wendy Chadbourne (one of the co-chairs for the conference) and she will make sure to get you included in the planning process.
  • Activities
    • June, July and August –
    • September: Maybe organize an event with our meeting?
    • October:
    • November:
    • December:
  • Announcements
    • The horseshoe crab exhibit “Against All Odds” that Joan Pierce has been working with the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance (SEMPBA) to organize will be exhibited at the Plymouth Center for the Arts from June 12, 2024, to July 7, 2024. Several GNSI-NE members are taking part in this exhibit and everyone is encouraged to attend the opening reception on June 14, 2024, from 5-8 PM. There are a lot of special speakers lined up on different days during the entire exhibit, so if you cannot attend the opening reception, definitely check out all the other events.
  • Schedule our next General Meeting in September: ____________________

 

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:

Organizer

GNSI-NE
Phone
508-932-3277
Email
wendy@inkymousestudios.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

RISD Nature Lab
13 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:

Organizer

GNSI-NE
Phone
508-932-3277
Email
wendy@inkymousestudios.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

RISD Nature Lab
13 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
+ Google Map