Come join us for Pool for Primates!
When: Sunday, February 23
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Second floor of Fifth Avenue Pool Hall in Royal Oak
Details: $15 per person includes 3 hours of billiards play. Full food & bar menu are available for additional purchase. We will also have a great silent auction.
Come donate to a great cause, play some pool and have a great night out with friends (18 years and older only please)!
Once again, AAZK - Detroit will be selling donuts and cider at Zoo Boo. This event takes place October 11-13, October 18-20 and October 25-27. Each member is asked to sign up to help on 2 nights. Sign up sheets will be posted in the Life Sciences Supervisors' office soon. Let's hope the weather this year cooperates!
Here is just a quick overview of what was discussed at our last membership meeting for October.
*2014 Board Nominations will take place at our November meeting. You are able to submit nominations anonymously via the locked ballot box in the Administration basement (by the AAZK bulletin boards). Please write the name of your nominee and the position you are nominating them for. Our election coordinators will collect these nominations and present them to membership during our next meeting. You will also be able to verbally nominate during the meeting like we have done in the past. Only professional members in good standing are eligible to be nominated. Secret nominations will be accepted until November 10.
*Think about which charities we should donate Zoo Boo profits to. Be prepared to present some information about your charity at the next meeting. To be eligible for consideration, you must have worked your 2 nights at the cider & donut tent.
*Please let a board member know if you are interested in participating in the “AAZK Online” distance learning opportunity. If enough people are interested, there are different payment options that our chapter can take to purchase enrollments. The following is a brief description of the program.
“The American Association of Zoo Keepers has entered the Twenty-first Century of learning through the development of AAZK Online: Collaborative Learning Environment. AAZK Online, a product of a partnership between NP Training Works and AAZK, is a supplemental program that builds off of our conference workshop program and extends our mission of advancing excellence in animal care to all of our membership. Subscribers to AAZK Online will have access to a full range of learning content, including select workshops from past AAZK Conferences as well as advanced and fundamental content for those interested in specific topics related to animal health, behavior, communication, education, husbandry, nutrition, professional growth, and safety. In addition, subscribers will also have access to shared content and courses from other organizations that are part of NP Training Works’ blended learning environment.”
*A decision needs to be made whether we will have the White Elephant party or not. We need suggestions on a location please!
*Please turn in your survey to help us better the Chapter. This Chapter exists because of you and for you, so honest input is essential. Lindsay will be compiling the information from the surveys to present at the next membership meeting. If you are not happy with your experience, please let us know. Surveys can be turned in to the envelope by Zoo Boo sign-ups until the November meeting.