Minnesota Native Plant Society’s purpose
(Abbreviated from the bylaws)
This organization is exclusively organized and operated for
educational and scientic purposes, including the following.
1. Conservation of all native plants.2. Continuing education of all members in the plant sciences.3. Education of the public regarding environmental protection of plantlife.4. Encouragement of research and publications on plants native toMinnesota.5.
Study of legislation on Minnesota ora, vegetation, ecosytems.
Preservation of native plants, plant communities, and scientic and
natural areas.7. Cooperation in programs concerned with the ecology of naturalresources and scenic features.8. Fellowship with all persons interested in native plants through
meetings, lectures, workshops, and eld trips.
MNNPS Boardof Directors
President: Scott Milburn
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Vice President: Shirley MahKooyman,
membership data base
: Ron and Cathy Huber,
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Stephen G. Saupe:
Historian-Archives: Roy Robison,
Technical or membershipinquiries:
Minnesota Plant Press
Treasurers Ron and CathyHuber report that on June 30, theMinnesota Native Plant Societyhad total assets of $29,170.03.
For the rst six months of this
year, income totaled $13,867.51;expenses totaled $10.087.46. Netincome was $3,780.55.Major income items were dues,$2,348; symposium, $5,934, andorchid books, $3,593.55. Major expenses were symposium,$5,451.78, and orchid books,$3,231.99. Communicationexpenses (newsletter, membershipdirectory, meeting postcards,member packets, and postage)totaled $905.59.
Sale income down
Proceeds from the 2012 JunePlant Sale totaled $368.50,including $331.50 from the saleand $37 from the plant auction.This total is the lowest in the lastseven years. The highest total was$911 in 2006; the previous low was$416 in 2009. The weather reducedattendance at the meeting and sale.
The Society gives a warmwelcome to 15 new members who joined during the second quarter of 2012.All are from Minnesota. Listedalphabetically, they are:Steve Chaplin, Roseville;Ross Collins, Excelsior;Brian Fewell, Falcon Heights;
Laura Geris, Richeld;
Enrique Gentzsch, Minneapolis;Gloria Gervais, Ely;Karin Grimlund, Rushford;
Catherine Guteisch, Northeld;
Laurel Krause, Excelsior;Bram and Lori Middeldorp,
Bill and Anna Morrison, Ham Lake;Jeanne Quillen, Pequot Lakes;Karen Westphall, St. Paul.
There is a waiting list for the August
25 eld trip to Iron Horse Prairie.
For future trips, go to the website:www.mnnps.org