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Post Minutes for Meeting 30th November 2013

Apologies for absences - Ella Smith, Amanda Lucas

Welcome to all the new members Janine and Rik

SRAS NEWS
We have some new members on the committee,

Welcome to Kelly who is our new events co ordinator, she will be in charge of organising our trips and talks throughout the year.

We have also added 4 members to the committee, so please welcome Lex Ally Rick and Ella to the board. These guys will act as your voices for the society, if anyone has any suggestions or ideas or have any questions as well as us, these are the people to go to.

Guest Speaker
For early next year we are currently looking schedule a variety of guest speakers such as Charlie Ellis - she will be discuss her recent conservation work in Madagascar with operation wallacea. Sean Mccormack - reptile veterinary issues/health issues.

The Website
Finally we have the website back up and running, all the important information needed is on their but we are in the process of updating it and adding new content. Our designer is working hard on it and we will hopefully have it finished soon.

The Reptile Report
As you guys are most likely aware, SRAS has been nominated for Herp Society of Year Award 2013. I canít thank everyone enough for there nominations the support you guys have given has been incredible! The top 3 societies that there were nominated where us, Bangor and CVHS central valley herp society (america) both very very good societies. Nominations close today and the top 10 societies nominated will go into the voting round that runs from tomorrow through to the end of december. The voting system will be a simple button click on TRR website. You are allowed to vote once per day and i will let everyone know the link tomorrow. The results will be announced early January and the winner will receive the Award and all the graphics to be displayed wherever.

FBH - News
FVE - Established suitability list of approved animals to keep privately.

YouTube - I have been given a project re the social presence of the FBH. Chris has been tied up with so much re various legal and legislative issues, we wanted to tell everyone in the easiest way possible what this means for you. In the next month you will see a variety of short informative videos on the new FBH youtube channel. We are trying to increase awareness of our hobby and to let everyone know exactly what is going on. Our videos will be targeted to a variety of people, such as pet owners, breeders, hobbyists, government, organisations, societies literally everyone. the more people get involved the better it is for us to stop anti exotic pet legislation being passed.

SRAS Social Presence

Youtube - SRAS TV

Facebook Page - over 670 likes

Facebook group - over 280 members

RFUK - Can you put our logo in your sig!

Merchandise

T-shirts, wrist bands, key rings etc your thoughts would you buy it, would you wear it? -
PEOPLE PREFER HOODIES OVER Tís, Mugs, mouse mats ? etc

Finances
we need to start to generate money into the society - so we are currently looking into contacting schools, colleges and scouts and organisations to do reptile talks for them, show and tell etc. We also will attend summer shows like fetcham festival, polston lacy etc. Last year we took over £300 for the society and that was just one show! Getting these funds will help us to secure trips for our members and to cover sras costs i.e website, hosting etc. Secure guest speakers. Pay for licenses etc etc

Reptile calander 2015
Starting january 2014 we will be holding a comp throughout the year for you guys to enter your reptile photos for a 2015 reptile calendar.
e.g in january you will submit for january 2015, feb for feb 2015 etc etc the photo will have to have been taken that month and you canít use the same photo twice for example you can enter in jan and then enter the same pic in feb. if you can theme it around said month even better! The winners will be announced december 2014

XMAS PARTY

at eds house, buffet, byob, all information on the group. 28th December from 6.30pm

Additional Information

Monthly meets starting times have altered. If you want food please arrive for 7.30pm the meeting will officially commence at 8.30pm so if you donít want food please come for 8.30pm.
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