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Review the proposed bylaws changes
Click here to see the proposed changes (pdf file) -- you do not need to log in to see them
These changes are important. They will restructure the organization with two main goals:
This is the first time that the general membership has ever had the opportunity to vote without attending a physical meeting, typically at the conference. The number of members who can vote will be in the thousands instead of the hundreds. Please use this opportunity to express your opinion on how FNPS should operate.
Consult with your chapter leaders. Consult with organization leaders (email@example.com). Vote.
Members will receive an email telling them how to vote. The vote will be on-line, but a paper ballot option will be available for those who cannot vote on line.
You do not need to log in to see the proposed bylaws changes.
You do need to log in to post comments.
The login information is in the President's message and in the Sabal minor.
To use it, look at the bottom of this page, left column in the green box.
Note: do this from a computer or large tablet -- not a cell phone
When the forum opens, there will be a login box at the top left of the page.
Copy the information from the Sabal minor EXACTLY -- both the user name and password are case sensitive, there are no spaces in either one.
Click on the topic :
Click on the subject: FNPS Member Discussion Forum on BOD Approved Recommended Bylaw Revisions
Read -- the actual text of the changes is in the attachment (pdf file): FNPSByLaws2014-proposed-final.pdf
To ask for clarification or comment, hit reply (magenta colored button) above the message.
Please join us in May for our 34th annual conference!
See details on this site at www.fnps.org/conference
The conference features wonderful speakers, field trips, and reasonable cost housing.
This is your opportunity to explore the fantastic ecosystems of Southwest Florida with well known botanists, enjoy an evening at the Naples Botanical Gardern, listen to well known speakers and meet them in person at the social events, and get to know the members and leaders of the Florida Native Plant Society.
John Geiger, an FNPS Research Grant awardee has published a new article based on his work in Plant Species Biology (2014, Vol. 29, pgs. 2-15). This is a great example of your generocity assisting with research on rare florida species. The abstract is provided below: Citation…Read Full Story >>
Apply now for Florida Wildflower Foundation grants. For more information, go to http://www.flawildflowers.org/grants.php
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has decided to stop its effor to sell convervation lands and will shift its focus to potential sales of non-conservation land. More than 3 million acres of conservation land were reviewed to determine which parcels might no longer needed for conservation.…Read Full Story >>
|Morningside Nature Center is a City of Gainesville Park.|
|There was a good turn out for the members-only preview on Friday evening.|
|You couldn't purchase any plants until you showed you membership card and filled out the ordersheet.|
|Craig Huegel selling plants & books|
|Dwarf yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'). This cultivar has a dense growth pattern and is male.|
|Lost in the fringe. White fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus).|
|How can anyone resist these fantastic native azaleas? Sweet pinxter azalea (Rhododendron canescens).|
|Blue eyes and blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium |
angustifolium). Start them young!
|Sunset on the way home.|