November 2016 AZTWS Board Meeting Minutes

AZTWS Board Meeting

November 28, 2016

Meeting Minutes

Conference Call



Attendees: Scott Sprague (President), Kay Nicholson (President-elect), Mike Sorum (Recording Secretary), Tiffany Sprague (Board Member), Chris Carrillo (Membership), Callie Hartson (Opportunities), Jessica Moreno (member), Dan Sturla (member), Melanie Tluczek (member)


Not Present: Ryan Revells, Holly Hicks, Dean Pokrajac


 Housekeeping   None.


Approval of October Minutes

  • Dana motioned and Tiffany seconded. Motion carried.


Old Business


Update AZTWS Operations Manual (Ryan)

  • Not Present.


Update on Fun Shoot (Dan)

  • Action item: send email to Jonathan Hicks and Jon Hanna.



       Current Business


                        Treasurer’s Report (Dana)

  • Nothing to report.


                        Newsletter Report (Kay)

  • Deadline for winter newsletter is December 13th.
  • Tiffany is going to begin taking over the preparation of the newsletter.


Election Committee Report (Kay)

  • There is at least one candidate for each open position.


                        Award Nominations (Kay)

  • One nomination was received for each of five awards.
  • To give Board members time to read through all nominations, voting to approve will be done via email.
  • Kay will provide a description for the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to be included in the operations manual.


                        Membership Report (Chris)

  • 124 members.


                        Webmaster report (Dean)

  • Not present.


Student Liaison and Student Chapter report (Holly)

  • Holly not present.


Continuing Education Survey (Mike)

  • Dean to do Survey Monkey.
  • Survey sent out. Only one reply.


Legislative Update (Mike)

  • Will contact Sandy Bahr for information concerning registration for lobbying.


                        Parent Society Gift Membership (Tiffany)

  •  Nothing to report.


                        2017 Albuquerque Parent Conference Fundraising (All)


JAM 2017

  • Workshops
  • Interview/Resume class
  • Proposal Writing Permit class
  • Reptile Handling ($55 professional/40 half day)
  • Mobile Apps/Drones Jessica Moreno ($50/35 full day, $40/20 half day).
  • Field Necropsy?
  • Capture Techniques?
  • Student Awards
  • Best Presentation $250
  • Best Poster $100 split 50/50 with NMTWS
  • Moderator and judge positions-contact Ginny.
  • Monday December 5th 8AM Planning Call.
  • JAM Manuel revisions-need initial pass.



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