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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Boxerwood Nature Center


Hello Chapter Members,

I hope this finds you and your family healthy. Aren’t we fortunate to live in such a beautiful area with lots of outdoor activities to keep us sane?

When you enter Boxerwood, the parking lot is to the right. Meet at the large picnic Pavilion which is along the driveway on the way to the Lodge. Boxerwood is at 963 Ross Rd. Lexington, VA. Boxerwood has begun tours of its watershed features (Swale/berm and rain garden), native plant area, and pollinator garden.  Our meeting would be a pleasant way to see these features and if interested you can become a tour guide yourself.  It will be a BYO beverage and snack event.  Please RSVP if you are able to attend janhuntersmith@gmail.com  Bring native seeds to share if you have any.  We will have envelopes.

Speaking of our management team, it is election time again. The team operates chapter activities and consists of the below officers plus other people interested in helping with activities.  The Chapter welcomes everyone’s ideas and involvement. Perhaps developing program ideas or gathering educational links?  There is so much going on via the web that it is hard to keep up.

The Virginia Native Plant Society allows ELECTRONIC voting.  This will make it easy for you to select a slate of officers for our chapter.  

 Elections process:

  1. This email contains a proposed slate of officers (below) and requests write-ins.  Please submit yourVOTE and write-ins, if any, for each position and return no later than 9/30/20.  
  2. If write-ins are submitted we will re-issue the slate by email.   Please email your VOTE no later than 10/5/20.

 Proposed Slate

 President: Jan Smith or Write-in __________________

Vice President: Peggy Dyson-Cobb or Write-in ________________________

Treasurer: Sandy Schaufler or Write-in ____________________________

Secretary: Phyllis Fevrier or Write-In ______________________

Responsibilities:  As you know we are a small chapter and the management team has organized wildflower walks, field trips, Talking Native Plant lunches and site visits to members’ homes.  At the state level, the President attends and represents our chapter at the Virginia Native Plant Society Board meetings when possible in person or by teleconference/ZOOM.  The meetings are held in different parts of the state.  The President may designate another member to attend as a representative.  During these meetings decisions are made on legislation to support, the amount and recipient of botanical grants, where and when to hold state level field trips, etc.   The V-P acts as back-up.  The Treasurer, with assistance from the state, fills out the required paperwork for non-profits plus writes a few checks (support for Flora, purchasing reference books for local organizations, etc.)  The Secretary writes up minutes of TNP and other chapter meetings.