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EGSA Meeting Minutes


EGSA Meeting Information

Time: 5 PM
Day: 2nd Tuesday of every month (subject to change) 

Location: Gardner Hall, Conference Room  

Only held during the academic school year


Meeting Minutes


 Date: 13 September 2016

First meeting for 2016-2017 academic year 



Bugfest 9/17

ICE 9/25-9/30

Practice talks/posters for ICE, during seminar 9/19


 Social/Seminar - Need to schedule a clean-up; Happy hour/events will be after ICE

                             -Spring seminars should get planned soon?


Outreach            -We could use extra pinned specimens or live for outreach.

                            -Any thoughts on how to incentive outreach?


President            -Faculty positions are opened. Spread the word. (12/2 review)(Three positions are staggered; Precision Ag, systematics, urban)


Vice President   -We need to update our logo/constitution (PPGSA meetings will be attended by Sec.)

                            -Review the constitution by Friday (9/16) and email approval.

                            -We cannot use the NCSU logo in the EGSA logo. (https://campusenterprises.ncsu.edu/trademark-licensing/home/academic-marks/). Meredith will check into this and we need to get approval so we are covered. This will be a topic at the next mtg.

                            -EGSA/PPGSA are considered one to GSA. May require treasurers to coordinate funds from one account. Topic for the Spring.

                            -GSA opportunities: Best practices ($300), block grants ($500 joint with another dept), travel awards for conferences.

                            -Student Senate Rep from the EGSA? (Next year)



Meeting time to 5pm on Tuesdays? (Pizza)

GSA meeting 7-10p (9/26- during ICE) Lewis will go for Meredith

Recap Officer Elections -  

 Vice President: Meredith Spence

Secretary: Jeremy Slone

Treasurer: James Withrow

Outreach: Meredith Spence and Nicole Gutzmann (Care-taker)

(Committee: Fallon, Kristi, Samantha M.)

Fundraising chair: Damon D’Ambrosio

(Committee: Sophia, Fallon, Samantha K., Jeremy)

Social chairs: Pete Nelson and Lewis Braswell

(Committee: Meredith, Colin, Sam, Alex)

Seminar chairs: Fallon Fowler and Samantha Kaiser


Date: 11 October 2016




·         Greenway cleanup, TBD within the month?

·         Bi-weekly happy hours (Thursdays @ 5 (10/20/16)) – East Village

·         NCES banquetRegister by 10/12 -> event is November 9th; Can drop off form and payment to Kristi; Can still participate in the poster comp.

·         TBD Halloween Festivities

·         Holiday party in Dec. (We will host entertainment)




Social/Seminar - Happy hours are happening

Outreach            - New incentives for participation, Amazon giftcards ($75/ most outreaches & $75 raffled by # of events attended)

                            -   Several schools still on the list for fall

                            -   Big outreach event is being planned -> if you have ideas reach out to Meredith

President            - Faculty hiring is happening; No direct student involvement, but you can still provide feedback from their seminars or teaching lectures during the process.

                             - Don’t forget to turn in your travel reimbursements

 Vice President   - Insurance issues are still uncertain

                            -   Two community service opportunities (Operation Christmas child and hurricane relief) – Talk to Meredith for drop off points (Items or cash)

                            -  Socials being planned for GSA, tentative: Oct/27 @ RBC, and 11/18 for hockey

                             - Logo Update: We are not allowed to sell the remaining stock… No new trademarks, but we can generate our own logo and put text below it (ie: NC State EGSA) // Must be approved and go through authorized vendors

 Secretary            - PPGSA will attend our meeting next month



·         Nov 18th – Plant Path Masters Symposium; Drop in and offer support

·         Spring Symposium could be in tandem with PP