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Meeting Minutes- May 2012

Bronx Zoo AAZK Chapter Meeting Minutes
20 May 2012

1)      Barnanza is coming up May 31st at Turtle Bay Tavern, 987 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022 and 52nd street
a.       Entrance fee will be $15. This will include two free drinks and half price drinking/ appetizers from 7-10 p.m.
b.      There will be a TSA sponsored auction; items include two happy hours and gifts.  If you’d like to contribute, please talk to an officer or committee member.
c.       All are welcome!
2)     The next presentation evening will be June 27th 2012 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
a.       This will be similar to the AEP presentation evening
b.      The theme is research, conducted at the zoo or in the field
c.       Presentations will be 10-15 minutes with 5 minutes after each presentation for questions
d.      Jim Breheny is assisting and the zoo will fund it
e.       If you would like to present, please contact Cindy or Daphne
3)     Girl Scouts
a.       Committee members have worked with several troops of different ages
b.      The committee would like to bring troops in to see their enrichment in action: so far they have been able to show pictures and offer feedback
c.       The committee is happy to collect materials you have and will try to get a drop box at the mammal office
4)     Bowling for Rhinos will be August 27th at Chelsea Piers
a.       The deal will be similar to last year, price includes pizza, 2 drink tickets and a game car
b.      PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: all ticket sales will be in advance.
                                                               i.      You can purchase tickets online through paypal or from a committee members in person
                                                             ii.      The committee hopes to begin tickets sales by July 1st
c.       BFR could use help soliciting local businesses (especially in the outer boroughs) for silent auction prizes, please see a committee member if you can help
5) Many thanks to Pete Braizitis for his excellent presentation!