Whidbey SWS monthly members’ meeting-PRI-Coupeville

Whidbey Monthly Members’ Meeting

NEW in 2019 on the 4th Wednesday –Weds. 28 August 10AM-12PM

even months in Coupeville at Pacific Rim Institute, in the Granary

Upcoming Events — Mark your calendar …

* 2nd Friday 8:30 SWS breakfasts-locations to be announced via email

* SWS Annual Holiday Party Thurs. 12 Dec. at Nordic Hall, Coupeville

* Next  monthly meeting – Weds. 25 Sept. – Freeland

* SWS Annual meeting – Tues. 19 Nov. – Cornet Bay

*SWS home page:   http://soundwaterstewards.org/

* Please bring: a copy of agenda, mussel disks, your name tag, coffee/tea mug & water bottle AND bring your walking shoes, hat, etc. for a guided native plants walk at PRI.

* Please remember: Contact another Steward to attend the monthly meeting. Bring a SWS buddy and share a ride!

* We will provide coffee, tea, snacks and a door prize.

Call to order by this month’s facilitator: Jeanie McElwain. Thank you!

Snacks generously provided by Liz Margolis and Jan Bell. Thank you!

Community Announcements/Events 10:00 – 10:55

Next  monthly meeting – Sept. 25 – WSC member

Annual Holiday Party – Helper Elves wanted – WSC or Social Team member

SWS Board Status report – Paul

Report from our Executive Director, Nan Maysen

Staff Report – Allie Hudec

Intertidal Monitoring 2019 – Jeanie

SWS class of 2019 Fall training, Thursdays Sept 12 – Oct 24  – Nancy, Vol. Ed. & Training Committee

Sound Waters U. 2020 team kickoff meeting Sept 10, 10am-12, WhidbeyTel conference room – Anne, Sue

Getting to the Water’s Edge update – Jeanie or Team

Lighthouse Environmental Programs [LEP] update – Lighthouse refurbishing project – Wendy

 Whidbey Watershed Stewards [WWS] Outdoor Classroom Fall teacher trainings Sept 13, 16 “Food Web” -Wendy

Other announcements

Door prize drawing


Break – 10:45 – 11:05

Program Talk and Walk – 11:05 to 12:00  Kelsi Mottet will talk about and tour us at PRI focusing on the Autumn trees and shrubs.

Bio: Kelsi, a fourth-generation Whidbey Island native, has 9+ years of experience in the fields of environmental education and natural resources. She joined the Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) as Marketing, Education, and Outreach Coordinator in fall of 2016. Prior to that, she worked on four central Whidbey farms to learn first-hand how small agricultural businesses operate and collaborate to market their products.  Kelsi is a graduate of Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University, with an M.Ed. in Environmental Education. She also has a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Administration through North Cascades Institute.

Monthly meetings planned by the Whidbey Steering Committee – Sue, Lee, Kes, Wendy, Tom, Jeanie, Nicole