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Meeting Minutes: May 2014

Official officer announcement
  • Please welcome the following new board members that were voted in:
    • President: Kaitlyn Keys, Bronx Zoo
    • Vice President: Heather Tassler, Bronx Zoo
    • Treasurer: Ashley Herbolich, Prospect Park Zoo

  • Date: Monday August 11th
  • Tickets are on sale now!!!
    • Members are $35, non-members $40, will increase $5 each after July 20th
    • No tickets will be sold at the door, so we need you and your friends to buy tickets ASAP!!  Go directly to for ticket purchasing.
    • We need a list of helpers, and what you would like to be assisting with at the event.
    • We will be having a baked goods sale, as well as giving goodies to any parties celebrating a birthday or other special occasion…Please inform us if you are celebrating something!
    • We need donations and sponsors, please help us collect money or items for BFR!!!!
  • Please pay your national dues if you haven't yet! Most have not paid!!! Also, make sure you show proof of payment and pass it along to your officers or
  • Please pay your local dues as well, if you haven't!!

  • Please let us know if anyone at your facility would be interested in doing a keeper chat
  • Gifts are being ordered soon

Panel Discussion (more details to come)
  • Specific dates are being discussed, we are hoping to find a date in October that works
  • Please fill out and return the surveys that have been emailed, it’s very important to guide us in planning this event, the survey is located below

Attendance from the BZ:
Jessica Chin
Mike Wrubel
Kaitlyn Keys
By phone:
Melanie Weber- QZ
Ashley Herbolich-PPZ
Lora Murphy- AQ

Erin Mowatt
Rebecca Mitchell  
Tyrone Nickens
Heather Tassler
Joe Nappi
Cindy Maur

NYC AAZK words onlyThe NYC AAZK Chapter is hosting a panel discussion this coming summer at one of our monthly meetings. This event will be an open floor format, in which all questions, comments, and ideas are very much welcomed and encouraged to be expressed to a panel of representatives from each of the parks.

Please answer the following questions honestly, to help us determine if this would be of interest to you and the animal department and education staff.

- Would you attend such a panel discussion? Why or why not? If NOT, what could be a better way to voice your questions?

- What do you think would be the pros or cons of having this type of discussion?

- If you could ask 1 question, what would it be? Limit 2 to 3 questions.