CT-TACF Autumn Board of Director's Meeting

The Autumn Board Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter was hosted by the Woodbridge Land Trust at the Center Building in Woodbridge. Special gratitude goes out to Dr. Robert Gregg and Dr. Philip Arnold of the Woodbridge Land Trust for making the arrangements and providing refreshments.

We had nine of eleven members present, a quorum and almost a full turnout. In attendance were: Pat Van de Kamp, Bill Adamsen, Gayle Kida, John Anderson, David Bingham, Robert Gregg, Philip Arnold, Jim Gage and Garret Smith. Special guests included Leila Pinchot, our New England Regional Science Coordinator. In addition, several members of the Woodbridge Land Trust attended, including Robert Fries, whose bucket truck helped with the National Science Foundation pollinations at Sleeping Giant this summer.

The full draft minutes are located in the documents repository and will be considered for approval at the next fall meeting. There were some significant reports and votes that should interest State Chapter members. I will gloss over them here, since they are available in detail in the previously described draft minutes. All votes were unanimous though two were with abstentions.

  • A motion was made to approve sending the letter of agreement to Great Mountain Forrest Corporation, and the motion carried unanimously
  • A motion was made to approve sending the letters of appreciation to Bartlett, and the motion carried unanimously
  • A motion was made to transfer the capital from a Bank of America CD to a Fidelity Money Market brokerage fund. The motion carried unanimously
  • A motion was made to reimburse the President or their delegate, for all reasonable costs associated with travel made in accordance with the two required annual TACF meetings. The motion carried unanimously
  • A motion was made to accept the approach of volunteer contributions for lunch at the Annual Meeting (Nov 11th). The motion carried unanimously
  • A motion was made to approve the disbursement of $1000 to Woodbridge Land Trust. The motion passed unanimously with Robert Gregg and Phil Arnold abstaining.
  • A motion was made to approve of sending the letter to Jerry Stage as drafted. The motion passed unanimously with Jim Gage abstaining.

I thought it was a friendly and collegial meeting, yet we accomplished a phenomenol amount of work. I extend my deepest thanks to all the Directors for attending, and for the hard work put into accomplishing what we've accomplished to date, and setting of the vision for tommorrow.

Bill Adamsen, President

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Bill Adamsen is a member of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Board of Directors. He served as Chapter President for eight years.

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