Meeting Minutes: Fall 2007

Forestry Club meetings take place weekly in 103 Mulford Hall at noon on Wednesdays


September 12, 2007 Forestry Club Meeting Minutes

Interested in attending the SAF?
-fill out a sign up form
-Questions? Contact John Dingman at
-if you want to be in the Quiz Bowl at the SAF contact John to sign up

Belt Buckles for sale
-$30 for students, $35 for everyone else

-come! Have some beans, cornbreads, and plenty of beverages

Note: Alumni dinner October 12th; time and location TBA

Any suggestions for future events?
-camping trip
-outreach to junior colleges
-job shadowing

Logging sports:
-team needs woods.
-Practice every Sunday at noon starting next week. Contact Puppy Madison


*Pay club dues to Alex Y.; $5 *get SAF convention application to John D. ASAP. -Planning to leave on early Tuesday morning of oct. 23rd and be back on sat or sunday. *Oct 12th:Lecture on private change and nonrenewable resource depletion on @4pm at the Great Hall in Bancroft Hotel -same day at 6pm CAF Banquet @ I-House; email if you want to go and havent' already signed up *NorCal SAF Newsletter: Jeff's writing something about camp *Suggestions on Forclub camping trip: -2nd week of Nov. -location:???


Agenda: -updates -SAF -bean feed -T-shirts Oct. 12th -SJ Hall lecture @ 4pm in the Great Hall room of Bancroft -CAF Banquet 6pm @ the Chevron Auditorium in the I-House *contact if you want to attend or not sure if you've already signed up. SAF: we're leaving on Oct. 23rd (Tuesday) and will be back on Saturday Bean feed: Oct. 18th (Thursday) @ 5:30pm outside of Mulford again T-shirts: Logging sports need to loan a fund to make their t-shirts -Forestry club t-shirts: we're low on the t-shirts in stock so let's make new ones. SO PLEASE SEND IN/BRING TO THE MEETING DESIGNS FOR NEW SHIRTS, SWEATERS, ETC.


SAF-E: if you want to know more there are info up in the 3rd floor in Stephen's lab. BEAN FEED: TOMORROW AT 6PM. USUAL LOCATION OR IF THERE'S RAIN WE'LL BE IN ROOM 103 OR 132 MULFORD. SAF Convention attendees: The flight departs Tuesday @ 9:30 am via Oakland Airport If you weren't at the meeting today check your email from John Dingman. He sent out an itinerary out about 2 weeks ago. Once in Portland please attend: -the ice breaker at 5:30-7 -Quiz bowl 7-8 or 7-7:10 LET'S BRING A TROPHY HOME! -Wednesday: 6-9 Alumni Reception -Friday: 5:30-7 National student assembly (learn how to host the SAF convention) Dress code for the convention: business formal If you think you signed up for the convention or to be a member of SAF with a nickname, contact Kevin O'Hara because the same name was used for your flight and you may run into problems at check in if the name doesn't match your ID. Forestry club polo shirts now on sale for $10 each. $5 each with the purchase of a $30 belt buckle. As of now, the club's checking account is low on budget but we should be fine after SAF due to donations from Norcal SAF and CAF. No meeting next week.


Updates: SAF convention was good, Dexter gives it thumbs up, though we lost the quiz bowl and came in 2nd place for the scavenger hunt. x-mas tree cut: tentative date Dec. 1 still waiting for the okay from the SPI people. Suggestions for advertisements are craigslist, facebook, flyers @ local businesses. NOTE: when you're selling the trees, be careful with trees that are sprayed with fire retardants the chemicals used are very dangerous. Logging sports shirts: Nataly is putting in the order today so the shirts would arrive by next Friday. She'll ordering about 30 shirts. They will go on sale for $15 each. Tree planting: tentative date Nov. 18th (we're still waiting for the director , Tom, to give an okay for the date.) Dexter will try to talk to Tom. We WILL use DRY WATER from the SAF. TIMBER: send pictures to Lauren for Timber at pictures can be from forestry club, including camp photos. Guest Speaker: David Ganz, CAF president, would also like pictures for the Alumni Calender. CAF is involved with Adopt a Community College Program, which the forestry club would like to take part in as well. It is a recruitment program focusing on recruiting forestry students to Cal. We need to have a bigger student body to have a strong forestry program because as of now many courses aren't offer because the Forestry student body is at a low number. Our role in the Adopt a CC program would be to give students the "inside" view of Cal. He also wants to reopen the CAF Mentor Program. Cal students will be matched with a Professional of interest. The student will be able to shadow the professional for a day. Arrangements will be to get the student to and from the work place. There's approximately 1000 alumni we can shadow. So if you're interested please do say so. If you're graduating soon, please keep the idea of joining CAF in mind. Such organizations have been a great supporter of us students, but the program would not exist without members. The dues are as follows: 1st year out of school is free, then dues are dependent on your professional career. FYI: CAF have supported us in SAF conventions, logging sports, Russell welcome back picnic, CAF banquet, Summer Camp Alumni weekend, and the funds for the new computer lab at camp. They also provide scholarships for graduating seniors. David's contact: work 510.336.0809 cell 415.602.1395


Here's this week's club minutes- Updates: - Graduate School Joint School Open House at Hotel Nikko San Francisco Nov 15th at 6pm, register at - People interested in CAF mentorship program, please contact Angie ( Logging Sports: - First time in history that we send out two teams. The logging sports team came 3rd in the Cal Poly Conclave! GO BEARS! - Big Game Rally- Nov 29th at Sproul Tree Planting: - Meet at 9am this Saturday Nov 17th at West Circle, event should end before noon. - Need volunteers for Friday afternoon to transport trees to planting site, if interested please contact Angie - We will be using dri-water for the planting. If you want to donate yours, the trees will be forever grateful to you. X'mas Tree Cut: - Christmas tree cut will occur on Dec 1st. The club will leave on Friday afternoon and then harvest the trees on Saturday (12/1). Mark your calenders! - Christmas tree sale will happen the week after cut (12/3-12/7). BEAN FEED AT THE END :) - Advertisement for X'mas Tree Sale: Posters on Oxford street and Sproul Post flyers (already made) around campus and local business Mobile Tree Selling at Sproul List on craigslist, CNR list, facebook, and possibly other listservs Berkeley website (?) - Stuff to sell Christmas trees Wreaths Firewood Cool pine cones and Christmas tree decorations Centerpieces Others: ESPM 72 lab conflicts with ESPM 183 lecture

------------------------------------------------------------------------ A Tree Joke A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in 9 holes before he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man as he was golfing alone. Not being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join him. To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn't hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn't waste much time. Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball - and directly between his ball and the green. After several minutes of debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said, "You know, when I was your age I'd hit the ball right over that tree." With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where it had originally lay. The old man offered one more comment, "Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only 3 feet tall."


*update *chopping *x-mas trees Thanks to all those that attended the tree planting. Chopping Rally Location: sproul at noon, tomorrow If you're free before 11 Madison would like some help with moving logs into his car. x-mas tree cut: organize rides GO IF YOU SIGNED UP if you can't PLEASE let Angie or Zak know ASAP because it's a loss of money to the club Bring gloves if you have them BRING APPROPRIATE CLOTHING--it's cold up there. Let zak know if you have a preference on pizzas. Sign up to help with the tree sale, starting Sunday to Friday. Going for $6/foot--please don't add up the tree's new growth at the very top when measuring. Flyers: Joel needs help with flyering for the sale. Tentative bean feed date: Dec 7th.