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Chippewa Nature Center to Host Annual Meeting Feb 20
What: Chippewa Nature Center Annual Meeting
When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Where: Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S Badour Rd, Midland
Chippewa Nature Center (CNC) will host its annual meeting on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 3:30 to 5 pm at its Visitor Center, located at 400 S Badour Rd in Midland. Admission is free. CNC staff will provide activities for children ages 3-12 whose parents/guardians are attending the Annual Meeting.
The meeting will begin with a welcome by Board President Kirk Fisher, followed by the presentation of the annual report and 2018 Year in Review by CNC Executive Director Dennis Pilaske. A short business meeting will be held, including approval of the 2018 annual meeting minutes by Secretary Mark Robertson, the 2018 financial report by Treasurer Jordan Summers and a farewell to retiring board members Adam Bruski, Chris Gaumer and Dr. Marianne McKelvy.
Robertson will facilitate the election of incoming board members Carol Van Wert (Michigan Baseball Foundation) and Sharon Caldwell (WhichCraft Taproom) and the re-election of board members Nancy Carney, Rob Maxwell, Jamie Ross, M.D. and Brian Holmes. Fisher will also introduce the current board members not up for re-election: Barbara Allen; Jenni Bush; John Davis; Kirk Fisher; Melissa Haswell, PhD; Kimberly Reinhardt; Mark Robertson; Jordan Summers; Michelle Wilkins and Dr. Michael Witt.
Pilaske will recognize Society level and Life Members, as well as Legacy Society Members. Following the business portion of the annual meeting, attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments at a Meet and Greet with Chippewa Nature Center staff and board.
The business meeting will be followed by a special presentation on ‘Nature’s Untouchables’ by CNC Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier. Plants and animals that bite, sting or poison often have bad reputations. Unfortunately, these “untouchables,” along with those with mistaken identities as such, are frequently exterminated on the spot. However, these plants and animals have developed amazing adaptations to survive and play important roles in our ecosystems. Fournier will help us understand these misrepresented creatures.
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Chippewa Nature Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect all people with nature through educational, recreational and cultural experiences. Enjoy free admission to 19+ miles of trails from dawn-to-dark, 365 days a year. The Visitor Center, located at 400 S. Badour Rd., is open 8 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 1-5 pm Sunday and select holidays. Learn more at www.chippewanaturecenter.org.