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Mojave National Preserve Conservancy

Board of Directors call
October 18, 2016
Present on call: David Lamfrom, Dennis Schramm, Lynn Davis, Paula Jacoby-Garrett, Michael Gordon,
Shaun Gonzalez
Discussed face to face meeting around Star Party date. Sounds like Monday, November 7th late in day
(4pm PST), with everyone calling in instead of a face to face. Possibly have Dennis say a few words at
the Star Party.
Special call to plan for Star Party on November 5th
Groups – David reached out to three separate groups. Sonoran Desert Museum. May send small
contingent of educators. GRID in LA. Underserved youth (17-22 yrs. Old) in high gang neighborhoods.
They have agreed to come out and we will pay transportation. CNPS will send a couple of folks to lead
hikes. NW/NE trees in LA – 18-25 year olds dedicated to greening LA. If they agree we’ll cover
transportion. We provide honorariums to astronomers and soup makers and bakers.
Rock the Park folks will be at event. Videographer will also be present.
Need to decide on supplies we should bring. Perhaps large Tupperware to store leftover food overnight.
On Facebook page 68 people said they are going and 86 expressed interest.
David talked to Todd Suess about alternate plans in case of weather. He has not gotten back to us yet.
Perhaps one week out we should make the call on whether to reschedule event. We could still have a
camping and hiking weekend, but make sure folks know the star gazing is probably not happening due to
clouds.
David will go to Costco and pick up some food and supplies. Otherwise it is still a potluck.
Meeting adjourned at 5:30 pm.