2017 Chapter Annual Meeting

Saturday – April 22nd

2017 Annual Meeting | April 22nd | 9:30am | CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation®
CT Forest & Parks Goodwin Center, 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall | Speaker: Lisa Thomson

rsvp: Jane Harris (treefanatic@gmail.com or 860.344.8348)

Guest Speaker: Lisa Thomson, Executive Director of The American Chestnut Foundation
Topic: The continuing science of American chestnut restoration efforts around the country and some of the
more recent work in establishment of seed orchards such as those we are establishing here in Connecticut.

2017 Report of the CT-TACF Nominating Committee

CT-TACF Nominating Committee members Woods Sinclair, Bill Adamsen and John Baker are recommending the following slate of candidates for Board membership and for Chapter Officers:

Nominees for Board Membership:

Nine current Board members have expiring terms and eight have agreed to serve for another two years with terms ending in 2019: Bill Adamsen, Christian Allyn, John Blossom, Star Childs, Matt Freund, Jane Harris, Dr. Jack Ostroff, E. Woods Sinclair.

One additional candidate has been identified and has agreed that his name can be added to the nominating slate: Jack Swatt from Wolcott. Please find his short biography below.

Nominees for Officers:

The current officers have agreed to stand for re-election and the nominating committee presents the following slate of officers for re-election, each to a one-year term ending in 2018:
President – Star Childs
Vice-President – Jack Ostroff
Treasurer – Jim Gage
Secretary – Jane Harris

Respectfully submitted,
John C. Baker, Chair on behalf of the CT-TACF Nominating Committee

Biography of Jack Swatt nominated for election to the Board at the Annual Meeting on April 22, 2017.

Jack Swatt has been a member of The American Chestnut Foundation since 1993. He received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from UConn in 1983, an M.S. in Chemistry from CCSU in 1992 and graduated from the Albany Medical College Physician Assistant Program in 1996. He currently is employed by The Hospital of Central Connecticut as a Physician Assistant in Hospitalist Medicine. Jack has planted several Restoration Chestnuts on his property in Wolcott, CT and monitors several native American Chestnut trees found in Naugatuck State Forest. He is also an active volunteer for the Wolcott Fire Dept. Co. #2, CT DEEP (monitoring wintering eagles and Whip-poor-wills), CT Audubon, Audubon CT, the Loon Preservation Committee and the Society to Protect New Hampshire Forests (aka the Forest Society).

John and Janet Baker
52 Headquarters Road
Litchfield, CT 06759-2114

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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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