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Event Series Event Series: Monthly Member Meeting

Monthly Member Meeting

October 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

10:00 am – Sound Water Stewards Business Meeting

  • First Stewards Acknowledgement on Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Jeanie McElwain
  • Board Report– Paul Belanger, Board President OR Robbin Boyatt, VP
  • Staff Reports and Island Activities
    • Whidbey Coordinator
      • Orca Recovery Day Volunteers Needed 10/14
      • Community science meets social connections, Help by doing good! Bag mussels in October, learn more from Kes
      • Seeking leadership for Education and Outreach committee and in the field team.
      • Whidbey Steering Committee and Social Committee need you to assist with up coming annual members meeting and annual holiday fundraiser
      • New webpage for all of our Sound Water Stewards reoccurring zooms
      • New webpage for Sound Waters University Volunteers coming soon
    • Camano Coordinator
  • Volunteer Education & Training Committee – Lee Badovinus
  • Sound Waters University – Tabitha
  • Stewardship Committee
  • Garry Oak Ecosystem Project – Scott Chase
  • Science Committee
    • Mussel Watch – Kes Tautvydas
    • Volunteers needed for bagging: Signup Genius, since there will be outside organizations supporting this effort as well.
    • 4 deployment teams on Whidbey, 1 deployment team Camano, up to 4 people per team.
  • *Date Change* November 16 th Annual Meeting
    • Location | Rosario Marine Laboratory, 15510 Rosario Beach Rd, Anacortes, WA 98221 Confirmed
    • Activity agenda – Jeanie McElwain
  • Board nomination process – Lee Badovinus

10:30 am Featured Speaker

  • Jason Morgan, Northwest Straights Foundation presenting:
  • Cornet Bay Restoration Project: A look at the long-term results of restoration efforts at Cornet Bay, within Deception Pass State Park

Meeting is hosted by Whidbey

Jason Morgan pictured above

As Marine Projects Manager for the Northwest Straits Foundation, Jason Morgan manages the Derelict Fishing Gear Program which addresses the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear, and leads Shoreline Restoration Monitoring studying the impacts of shoreline armoring and the effectiveness of shoreline restoration efforts. He has spent the last decade with the Foundation working to promote sustainable fisheries, and to protect and restore Puget Sound shoreline habitats.

11:30 to 12:00 pm – Breakout Rooms for Camano and Whidbey

Camano Agenda, Oct 9, Scott Chase, Facilitator

  • Camano 101, Living on an Island – Sat, Sep 30, report (Scott)
  • Help spread the word – help find the next Camano Coordinator – deadline to apply is Oct 14 – decision anticipated about Oct 30 (Gaylen)
  • Status of Cama Beach – no events until end of June 2024 due to need for septic pipe and drainfield repair (Joan)
  • Tom Hiegler is interested in reviving the Snow Goose festival – contact Tom to help
  • Camano Holiday Party – Dec. 1 @ 5:30 pm @ Camano Country Clubhouse – seeking Stewards to make this a fun event – let Scott, Gaylen or Sandra know if you want to help – SignUpGenius shows roles for event AND is where you sign up to attend
  • Camano Events Team – thank you Melanie and Randy for hosting on Oct 6! Next meeting is in January – next event is Kind Quester (treat parks kindly) as part of Glass Quest
  • Camano Steering Committee seeks new members – next meeting is Monday, Nov 6 @ 9:30 am via zoom
  • Social Connections update – Stacey Thompson or Gaylen?
    • This team organizes the monthly breakfasts and evening receptions
    • They want more help – talk with Wendy, Sandra or Gaylen
    • quick brainstorm of things you’d like to do in the next year – trips? social get-togethers? breakfasts/coffees?
  • Carpool to Annual Meeting, Nov 14 – meet at 8:30 am at Terry’s Corner Park N Ride (meeting is 10 to 12 followed by potluck lunch)
  • Carpool for Mussel Bagging? Oct 30-Nov 2
  • Other?

Whidbey Social Session in Main Room


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