"What's New?" Archive

Jan - Dec 2008

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12/16/08 The Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss report for November are now available in the Budget & Financial section.
12/16/08 IBBA membership dues for 2009 will remain at 2008 levels.
12/16/08 The IBBA Code of Ethics has been amended (minor changes).
12/16/08 Board meeting minutes for Nov. 18 are now available in the Board Meeting Minutes section.
11/22/08 Board meeting minutes for October 20 are now available in the Board Meeting Minutes section.
11/21/08 Presentations from the 2008 IBBA Annual Convention have been added to the Ask a Mentor section.
11/20/08 The election is declared a slate and a ballot is not required. Members can see details on the Election page HERE. The full 2009 Board is now listed on the Board & Offices page HERE.
11/20/08 Financial reports for October are now available in the Budget & Financial section.
11/20/08 The instructors for the forthcoming IBBA Online Course "Presentations for Profit" will now be Gloria Brons and Heather Ness. The course runs from 1st thru 8th Dec and costs $25.00 (US Dollars) for members, $50.00 for non-members. Click HERE to sign up.
11/18/08 More convention photos sent in by Renee Cooke, together with a link to her convention photo page on Flickr®, are now on the 2008 Convention page.
11/17/08 Link to The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society website added to the Bonus Items section of the Articles Archive. Over 3000 articles spanning 50+ years of the Journal are freely available on the JLS website.
10/24/08 The first convention photos and reports are now appearing on the 2008 Convention page.
10/24/08 Two more additions to the Wings of Hope Auction list: a Basket of hand-crafted Rainforest Soaps; and a hand-crafted Venetian Glass Monarch Pendant Necklace, both items made and donated by Georgann Serino/Rainforest Radiance.
10/23/08 Two additional donations to the Wings of Hope Auction: two bottles of finest organic New Zealand Wine donated by Lars Jensen of Richmond Plains Wines, Nelson, New Zealand; and a "Butterfly Surprise" Bag donated by Kathleen Ziemer.
10/22/08 The proposed free online courses on the Butterflies 101 list will now be held in 2009. The 2008 Professional Online Course Presentations for Profit will go ahead in December as planned.
10/22/08 Board Election: Nominee list updated; nominee "autobiographies" added where submitted.
10/22/08 Financial reports for September are now available in the Budget & Financial section.
10/20/08 Board Election instructions have been added to the 2009 Board Election page.
10/20/08

Date change for the next Professional Online Course: Presentations for Profit. Instructors Mari Gruber and Gloria Brons. New dates are December 1 through 8, 2008. Click HERE for further details and joining instructions.

10/18/08 More donations to the Wings of Hope Auction.
-- Two Original Photos of Monarch Butterfly Wings - donated by Lucy Perna. 
-- 6 Butterfly Charm Garter with Keepsake Garter: - donated by Jacob Groth.
-- 5 lots @  10 Double-Sided Lifecycle Posters (laminated) - donated by Jacob Groth.
-- 2 lots @  50 Mini Pupae Shippers - donated by Jacob Groth.
-- 2 lots @  50 Plantable Butterfly Flatcard with Custom Printing - donated by Jacob Groth.
-- Garden Flags Various - both small and large - donated by Kathleen Ziemer.
The full auction item list is now available (external link to WoH site).
10/06/08 More donations to the Wings of Hope Auction. 100 Windowed Chrysalis Pyramids donated by Fran LeMasters, and Two Dozen Eastern Monarch Pupae Donated by Anne & Ralph Clune.
10/03/08 More donations to the Wings of Hope Auction. John Utterback is donating two separate lots of 50 Western Monarch Butterflies; and Dean Kirkwood is donating an EarthBox Container Gardening System.
09/25/08 Shady Oak Butterfly Farm is donating two accordion butterfly release boxes to the Wings of Hope Auction. The large box will hold 50 Monarch butterflies and the small box 25 butterflies.
09/18/08 Financial reports for July and August are now available in the Budget & Financial section.
09/17/08 Board meeting minutes for July and September have been added to the Board Minutes section.
09/17/08 A new Ask a Mentor topic from Rick Mikula: How to make a Write-a-pillar (or Caterpencil!)
09/17/08 New page added for members photos and news. Our thanks go to Lucy Perna for permitting us to use her photos to start off this page. If you have any photos that you would like to share, send them in and I'll add them here.
09/17/08 Links to articles about members highlighted on the IBBA Mailing List, added to Articles Archive - Members page
09/17/08 The new, improved IBBA website is now LIVE!
09/03/08 The Regular Registration period for the 2008 IBBA convention is now closed. Late Registration prices now apply.
08/13/08 Added to the Wings of Hope Calendar of Events page: a "Thank-you" letter from Troop 696 (March 1 release) and photos from the June 15 Fathers Day release.
07/26/08 ColdFusion Verity Collections search engine installed. Try it out!
07/23/08 Gloria Brons is donating two items to the Wings of Hope Auction, a Miniature Ceramic Tea Set with butterfly motif, and a "Triops" (Shield Shrimp) growing kit - great fun for the kids!
07/20/08 Mailing List Policy change: list users MUST NOT include in their messages or signatures any hot links to commercial websites or to pages or files (including photos) that are a part of a commercial website. See Mailing Lists Policy section on the FAQ page.
07/12/08 Annual Meeting message collations added for 2005, 2006 & 2007 Annual Meetings.
07/11/08 Board meeting minutes for May and June have been added to the Board Minutes section.
07/11/08 Glenn Baines has donated a ceramic piece to the Wings of Hope Auction. This hand made, hand painted ceramic piece from artisans of Costa Rica depicts a map of Costa Rica with the Arenal Volcano as the center piece. It is approximately 10 inches in diameter. This item will make a great souvenir from the 2008 IBBA Convention.
06/30/08 Another item for the Wings of Hope Auction. Rick Mikula is donating a freestanding atrium, perfect for a variety of applications such as school displays, garden parties or, mass releases at weddings. Since it is so light and moveable the Atrium can very easily moved from spot to spot to cover host plants to protect larvae or contain females to localized egg laying. Size 48”x48”x59” high
06/28/08 Heather Ness has sent us some nice additions to the Wings of Hope auction to be held at the 2008 IBBA Convention. Heather has generously donated a Swarovski Crystal "Seaside Morphos" Necklace and a set of four one-of-a-kind hand-made Christmas Bulbs with naturally-expired butterfly wings embedded in the glass.
06/25/08 Some nice photos added to the Wings of Hope release report (links to external Wings of Hope website). This release was by a south Florida group of girl scouts who had established a butterfly garden for the residents of a nursing home.
06/23/08 New in the Ask A Mentor section, Rick Mikula has provided a guide to the pronounciation of the scientific names of some common US butterflies. There is also a table explaining the scientific naming system.
06/18/08 Barbara Bosco has sent us more photos of her auction items for the Wings of Hope auction to be held at the 2008 IBBA Convention.
06/17/08 Published dates for the free online courses have been removed as they have yet to be confirmed.
06/14/08 A new Ask a Mentor topic - two recipes to delight your local butterflies: Butterfly Delight Muffins & Butterfly Pie Puddles (items recently posted to the IBBA Mailing List by Linda Rogers).
06/14/08 Articles Archive updated with several links to articles about members and others, as posted to IBBA Mailing List in recent weeks.
06/08/08 Board meeting minutes for March have been added to the Board Minutes section.
06/07/08 The contact person for release permits in New York State has been updated on the State Agency Contact List page.
06/05/08 Balance sheets and Profit & Loss reports for Jan-April 2008 are now available from the Budget & Financial section.
06/05/08 Board meeting minutes for April have been added to the Board Minutes section.
06/01/08 The Early Registration period for the 2008 IBBA convention is now closed. Regular Registration prices now apply.
05/07/08 "Butterflies for Wedding Professionals" course dates changed to
May 19th - 23rd. Instructors will include Kathy Marshburn. Cost will be $25.00 (US Dollars) for members, $50.00 for non-members.
05/04/08 The Membership Distribution Maps have been updated to 4 May 2008.
04/28/08 A new Wings of Hope auction item added: a 6" Mosaic Butterfly Circle donated by Linda & Steve Rogers of Timshell Farm.
04/23/08 Rick Mikula has donated one of his (In)Famous Butterfly Costumes to the Wings of Hope auction, which will be held at the IBBA convention in Costa Rica. Click the Auction link on either the Convention page or the Wings of Hope page to see Rick modelling his creation!
04/18/08 "Butterflies for Wedding Professionals" course dates changed to April 28th - May 4th. Instructors will include Kathy Marshburn. Cost will be $25.00 (US Dollars) for members, $50.00 for non-members.
04/10/08 "Butterflies for Wedding Professionals" course dates changed to April 21st- April 27th.. Instructors will include Kathy Marshburn. Cost will be $25.00 (US Dollars) for members, $50.00 for non-members.
04/10/08 More items donated to the Wings of Hope auction, which will be held at the IBBA convention in Costa Rica. Click the Auction link on either the Convention page or the Wings of Hope page for details.
04/06/08 More items donated to the Wings of Hope auction, which will be held at the IBBA convention in Costa Rica. Click the Auction link on either the Convention page or the Wings of Hope page for details.
04/06/08 2008 Convention, Costa Rica: the convention registration form and hotel reservation link are now available.
04/01/08 This year the Wings of Hope auction is being held at the IBBA convention in Costa Rica. Click the Auction link on either the Convention page or the Wings of Hope page for details.
03/16/08 Governance of Wings of Hope, Inc. - link added to Wings of Hope main page
03/16/08 IBBA Course information has been moved from the Latest News area to its own page.
03/11/08 New in the Ask a Mentor section - "Commercial Butterfly Farmers Working With Funeral Directors" - a paper by Linda Rogers.
03/03/08 Our first Wings of Hope Release of 2008 was held on March 1st. A thank-you letter has been posted in the Wings of Hope section. More photos will be added when we receive them.
03/03/08 Training course details updated.
02/29/08 Board meeting minutes for February 2008 have been added to the Board Meeting Minutes pages in the Members Section.
02/21/08 The State Agency Contact List has been updated with info gathered in 2006. Apologies for the late posting!
02/19/08 Board meeting minutes for January 2008 added to Board Meeting Minutes pages in the Members Section.
02/19/08 The Board of Directors page has been updated to include new Board member Fran LeMasters. The Board History page and Board History spreadsheet have also been updated.
02/18/08 "Butterfly Production Techniques" online course payment details & PayPal link added.
02/13/08 Board Meeting dates for 2008 have been announced.
02/12/08 "Butterfly Production Techniques" course dates added.
02/04/08 The first item has been donated to the Wings of Hope auction, to be held at the 2008 IBBA Convention. (external link to WoH, Inc. website)
02/02/08 The first Wings of Hope event for 2008 has been announced. It will take place on March 1st in south Florida. Read about it HERE. (external link to WoH, Inc. website)
02/02/08 Wings of Hope minutes for January 26 are now available HERE (external link to WoH, Inc. website)
02/01/08 Links on the Wings of Hope page take you to financial reports and Tax Exemption forms held remotely on the Wings of Hope website.
01/22/08 The Board & Offices page has been updated to show the Board of Directors and Officer posts for 2008.
01/20/08 Detailed information about the 2008 IBBA Annual Convention itinerary and costs is now available on the Convention page.
01/20/08 Board meeting minutes for November & December added to Board Meeting Minutes pages in the Members Section.
01/18/08 Budget & Financial reports for 2007 added to Budget & Financial Statements section in the Members Section. Links to archived financial reports also added.
01/17/08 2008 IBBA Annual Convention page added.
01/14/08 The Membership Distribution Maps have been updated to 31 December 2007.
02/01/08 Links on the Wings of Hope page take you to financial reports and Tax Exemption forms held remotely on the Wings of Hope website.
01/22/08 The Board & Offices page has been updated to show the Board of Directors and Officer posts for 2008.
01/20/08 Detailed information about the 2008 IBBA Annual Convention itinerary and costs is now available on the Convention page.
01/20/08 Board meeting minutes for November & December added to Board Meeting Minutes pages in the Members Section.
01/18/08 Budget & Financial reports for 2007 added to Budget & Financial Statements section in the Members Section. Links to archived financial reports also added.
01/17/08 2008 IBBA Annual Convention page added.
01/14/08 The Membership Distribution Maps have been updated to 31 December 2007.


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