8th Annual Meeting

The MBWG met for its eighth annual meeting on April 13, 2010 at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.  This meeting featured revisions of the charter, election of new officers and board members, planning for upcoming events, and updates on current issues facing bat conservation.

Agenda

9:00 – 9:30 am      Registration

9:30 – 9:35 am      Welcome – Charles Knight, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS)

9:35 – 9:45 am      Introductions – Meeting coordinators and participants

9:45 – 9:50 am      Meeting objectives – Chester Martin, Chair, MBWG, and Alison McCartney, Vice-Chair, MBWG

General Information & Business Meeting

9:50 – 10:10 am    MBWG activities and accomplishments for 2009 – Chester Martin

10:10 – 10:20 am  MBWG 2009 summer mist net event, and considerations for 2010 summer activity – Alison McCartney, BLM

1020 – 10:25 am   Secretary/Treasurer’s report – Stephanie Steele, USFS

10:25 – 10:30 am  Report on joint MBWG/TWS meeting – Kathy Selton, MMNS

10:35 – 10:45 am  Break (drawings for door prizes)

10:45 – 11:15 am  Presentation of revised charter and voting on changes

11:15 – 11:45 am  Election of officers and board chair (chair, vice-chair, and 3 board members)

Lunch

11:45 – 1:15 pm   On your own

Business Meeting (continued)

1:15 – 2:15 pm

  • Announcement of 2010 events – coordinators
  • Reorganization of committees – all
  • Future direction of the MBWG – all
  • Status of the website – Monica Wolters
  • Planning for the 2011 annual meeting – all
  • Other business items – all

2:15 – 2:20 pm    More door prizes

 

Presentations and Summary

2:20 – 2:35 pm     Update on activities of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network – Darren Miller, Weyerhaeuser Company

2:35 – 2:55 pm     Update on white-nose syndrome and outlook for the future – Eric Britzke, US Army Engineer R&D Center

2:55 – 3:15 pm     Bat surveys along the Pascagoula River Basin – Alison McCartney

3:15 – 3:30 pm     Meeting summary and well wished by outgoing officers

3:30 pm                Adjourn

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