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General Meeting | September 17, 2022

We are back to meeting in person!

Save the date!!!! Our long-awaited return to in-person meetings has finally arrived! Our next General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2022. Please make sure you put this meeting date on your calendar (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.

Meeting Agenda:

  • 2022 Exhibit update
  • Planning events for the months of October, November, and December.
  • Updates to the new Educator Roster Page
  • More will be added to the agenda – if you have anything to add please contact Wendy

Meeting minutes will be posted to the website soon.

General Meeting | September 12, 2021

Come join our Chapter members online via Zoom!

Our next General Meeting is coming up on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Please make sure you put this meeting date on your calendar. We are meeting by Zoom, due to not having access to the Nature Lab at RISD and not having an alternative meeting location with wifi access for those who cannot drive to join the meeting. The meeting link is being mailed out, so keep an eye out for it.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Review of final arrangements for the 2021 Rivers to the Sea Exhibit which is going up at the RISCA Gallery in Providence, RI on September 17, 2021.
  • Updates from our Scholarship Committee regarding the potential collaboration with Save the Sound for our first Scholarship Program to be awarded in 2022.
  • Updates regarding our 501(c)3 status
  • Planning events for the months of September, October, November, and December.

Volunteer Opportunity:

  • Social Media Chapter Representative – Give a round of applause to Melissa Guillet for volunteering to be an Admin on the Chapter Facebook page!!! If you are on Facebook and have not taken a moment to Like our page, please do so!

General Meeting – May 16, 2021 – Via Zoom

Come join our Chapter members online!

Our next General Meeting is coming up on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Please make sure you put this meeting date on your calendar. The Zoom link will be e-mailed out by Laurie Bebick with the meeting reminder, it will not be posted on the website to avoid any potential Zoom bombing issues.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Planning events for the months of June, July and August.
  • More will be added soon… currently experiencing an updating issue with WordPress and just want to get this event on the calendar for the moment. Please be patient.

General Meeting – January 9, 2021 – Via Zoom

Come join our Chapter members online!

Our next General Meeting is coming up on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Please make sure you put this meeting date on your calendar. The Zoom link will be e-mailed out by Laurie Bebick with the meeting reminder, it will not be posted on the website to avoid any potential Zoom bombing issues.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Planning events for the months of February, March and April.
  • Possibility of a New England Chapter Reunion Event which was proposed during the National online Conference.

Special Screen Share Time

We’ve all been cooped up or socially distant from each other… and it’s been well… challenging! We would love to open up a part of the meeting to do some screen sharing so that we can share what we have been up to with each other. Zoom makes it really easy to do! All you have to do is make sure you have some digital files of your work available on whatever device you are using to attend the meeting. Let’s see what kinds of creative outlets everyone has come up with during this difficult time.

General Meeting – September 19, 2020 – Via Zoom

Come join our Chapter members online!

Our next General Meeting is coming up on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Please make sure you put this meeting date on your calendar. The Zoom link will be e-mailed out to all current members on the morning of the meeting, it will not be posted on the website to avoid any potential Zoom bombing issues.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Updates on 2020 themed exhibit “Rivers to the Sea”.
  • Planning events for the months of October, November and December.
  • Possibility of a New England Chapter Reunion Event which was proposed during the National online Conference.

Special Screen Share Time

We’ve all been cooped up or socially distant from each other… and it’s been well… challenging! We would love to open up a part of the meeting to do some screen sharing so that we can share what we have been up to with each other. Zoom makes it really easy to do! All you have to do is make sure you have some digital files of your work available on whatever device you are using to attend the meeting. Let’s see what kinds of creative outlets everyone has come up with during this difficult time.

Meeting minutes will be sent out by the Secretary.
A new page on the website to post Meeting Minutes is in the works… stay tuned!

General Meeting – May 30, 2020

Come join our Chapter!

Our next General Meeting is coming up on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Please make sure you put this meeting date on your calendar, you aren’t going to want to miss this one!

Meeting Agenda:

  • Updates on 2020 themed exhibit “Rivers to the Sea”.
  • Planning events for the months of June, July and August.
  • More items will be added to the agenda as the meeting gets closer – if you want to add something contact Wendy Chadbourne.

Special Presentation to be provided by Carol Schwartz

Details coming soon.

Parking

There is a pay parking lot at the corner of North Main Street and Steeple Street across the street from Cafe Choklad.
There may also be on-street parking within walking distance of the Nature Lab building.

General Meeting – January 18, 2020

Come and join us!!!!

Our next General Meeting is on Saturday, January 18, 2020. We will be meeting at the RISD Nature Lab located at 13 Waterman Street, Providence, RI. In the event that we have inclement winter weather, the snow date for this meeting will be Saturday, January 25th. Annual dues for 2020 will be due in January, so if you haven’t renewed your membership yet, this is a perfect time!

Parking

There is a pay parking lot at the corner of North Main Street and Steeple Street across the street from Cafe Choklad. There may also be on-street parking within walking distance of the Nature Lab building.

Meeting Agenda:

If you have anything you want to have included on the agenda, please e-mail Wendy Chadbourne by January 10th, 2020. Currently, our agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Introductions – Meet and greet with all members. Would also like to take a group photo for the website.
  • Treasurers Report
  • Officer elections – We need to fill the following officer position to keep our Chapter running in 2020. Please note you must be a member of the National GNSI in order to hold an officer position (President, Treasurer or Secretary)
    • President – for a 2-year term – Duties to include running General Meetings, website updates (for the moment), submitting Chapter reports to the National GNSI, helping secure educational grant funding if necessary and helping to promote Chapter growth and activity.
    • Secretary – for a 1-year term – Duties to include taking and typing up minutes from General Meetings, relaying announcements to the membership via e-mail, helping keep track of Membership and Dues payments.
    • Exhibit /Program Coordinators – Flexible, short-term appointments for coordinating exhibits or programs for monthly field trips, workshops, lectures. Responsibilities to include choosing the event, securing a location, collecting relevant information about the event, helping with announcements, writing up post-event articles for our website.
  • Old business
    • Into The Woods Exhibit follow up 
  • New business
    • 3rd Annual Themed Exhibit is in the works – we have lots of interesting stuff to discuss!
    • Setting calendar to next General Meeting which is in May 2019. Looking for Program Coordinators and ideas for the following months:
      • February –
      • March –
      • April –

September 2019 meeting minutes

Coming soon…. Click here to read the PDF of the minutes of the last general meeting.

 

General Meeting – September 14, 2019 | Pyrography Demonstration

Come join us!

Our next General Meeting is coming up on September 14, 2019. Please make sure you put this meeting date on your calendar, you aren’t going to want to miss this one! Let’s keep the momentum going from the start of the year and make sure to plan some fun and creative activities for our members. Following our meeting, we have scheduled a pyrography demonstration by local Rhode Island artist Cate McCauley.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Wendy Berube will be providing an update about the upcoming Into The Woods Exhibit. The deadline for this show has been extended until September 14, 2019, and we are accepting up to 4 works per artist, either new or old work as long as it pertains to the theme of the show.
  • Planning for the Into The Woods Exhibit reception which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th from 6-8 PM – Requesting refreshments.
  • Artwork Drop Off: You may bring your work to the meeting for Wendy Berube to pick up and deliver to the exhibit if you do not want to ship it.
  • Planning an activity for November – looking for ideas, bring your suggestions and let’s get something set up!
  • Planning our Holiday Party which is set for December 14, 2019
  • Ideas for future activities to help increase involvement – If you have ideas, we want to hear from you!
  • Pyrography demonstration to follow the meeting.

What exactly is Pyrography?

Most artists shutter at the thought of combining the elements of fire with their artwork. Pyrographers embrace the heat and use it to create beautiful sepia-toned illustrations, literally drawing with fire and charring the surfaces that they work on. You won’t find an undo button in this line of artwork! Cate McCauley is a local Rhode Island artist who has an amazing ability to capture the lifelike details of all sorts of animals with nothing more than an electronically controlled burner unit that heats a metal-tipped pen anywhere from 500℉-900℉! You can read more about the art of pyrography here.

General Meeting – May 4, 2019 | Learn About BioBlitz!

Come join us!

Our next General Meeting is coming up on May 4, 2019. Please make sure you put the meeting date on your calendar, you aren’t going to want to miss this one! We have guest speaker David Gregg scheduled to speak with our members to learn about BioBlitz which is an interesting volunteer program organized by the Rhode Island Natural History Survey.

What exactly is BioBlitz?

BioBlitz brings together volunteers, scientists, naturalists and artists to identify and record as many species as possible, on a particular parcel of land, within 24 hours. A quick Google search will show that it’s not just a Rhode Island project – there are several scattered around New England – there may be one near you! Share your artistic talents, and volunteer to take part in one of these vital programs. David Gregg will hopefully be able to get our members excited and inspired and answer any questions they might have about getting involved.

Meeting Agenda – to be posted soon!

General Meeting – January 12, 2019

Come and join us!!!!

Our next General Meeting is on Saturday, January 12, 2019. We will be meeting at the RISD Nature Lab located at 13 Waterman Street, Providence, RI. The meeting will be upstairs in Room 22, therefore there will not be an option to remotely join the meeting since we will not have access to the audio and video equipment downstairs.

Meeting Agenda:

If you have anything you want to have included on the agenda, please e-mail Wendy Chadbourne by January 10th, 2019. Currently, our agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Introductions – Meet and greet with all members. Would also like to take a group photo for the website.
  • Treasurers Report – Last report from Anthony Gerardi before he steps down after how many years? We thank you so much for your lengthy service.
  • Officer elections – We need to fill the following officer positions to keep our Chapter running in 2019. Please note you must be a member of the National GNSI in order to hold an officer position (President, Treasurer or Secretary)
    • Treasurer – for a 2-year term – Duties to include keeping track of the Chapter accounting including generating Treasurer’s Reports for General Meetings, helping the President submit year-end reports to the National GNSI group, helping submit educational grant applications for funding educational programs.
    • Secretary – for a 1-year term – Duties to include taking and typing up minutes from General Meetings, relaying announcements to the membership via e-mail, helping keep track of Membership and Dues payments.
    • Exhibit /Program Coordinators – Flexible short-term appointments for coordinating exhibits or programs for monthly field trips, workshops, lectures. Responsibilities to include choosing the event, securing a location, collecting relevant information about the event, helping with announcements, writing up post-event articles for our website.
  • Old business
    • MA Migrations Exhibit Follow-up – 
  • New business
    • 2nd Annual Themed Exhibit is set for Mass Audubon Habitat gallery in Belmont, MA for October 2019. The potential theme is “Into the Woods” a study of New England woodland habitats.
    • Setting calendar to next General Meeting which is in May 2019. Looking for Program Coordinators and ideas for the following months:
      • February –
      • March –
      • April –

Meeting minutes:

Click here to read the PDF of the minutes of this meeting.

Our next meeting will be: May 4, 2019