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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June 2012 Newsletter

Dear MNS Members,

(1)  June 2012 Newsletter
Please be informed that the June 2012 newsletter is out.  You can download a copy from http://www.mns.my/file_dir/17972733334fc2e28011227.pdf
·         Shooting Central Perak Beauties
·         My garden birdwatch 2012 – Who’s in your garden?
·         Join the MNS Hornbill Volunteer Programme (HVP) for Birds, People and Habitat Conservation!
·         Branch AGMs **
·         Malaysian Nature Society AGM 2012, 15 September (SAT) – visit http://www.mns.my/article.php?aid=1805 for more information
·         EcoKids – Water and Food Security
·         Green Living Column – Taking Actions for Biodiversity
·         Calendar of Activities
** Branch AGMs updates: Terengganu Branch (30/6/2012, Lake Kenyir), Perak Branch (28/7/2012, MNS Perak Branch Building), Miri Branch (7/7/2012)


Theme       : “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bugs”
Date          : 2nd to 3rd June 2012
Venue        : Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP)

MNS’ Environmental Education Division will be organizing its annual signature camp for children aged 7 – 15 years old. The camp focuses on mangroves and fireflies, encouraging children to appreciate their natural environment as well as gain a range of life skills for personal growth, good communication and teamwork. Priority for participation is given to MNS members.
Enroll your kids for this 2 days and 1 night camp for a flurry of activities in our program and they will get a chance to know more on the mangroves forest, cruising along the river to see the fireflies at Kampung Kuantan Fireflies Park and special visit to Bukit Malawati as well.

Fee :          RM 250 per participant (Non-member)
            RM 180 per participant (MNS’ members/siblings)

Fee includes meals, accommodation (dorm), insurance, entrance fees, facilitator fees and Certificate of Attendance).

To book your place, call our team at the FRIM-MNS-SHELL Nature Education Centre at 03- 62771703 or email us at nec@mns.org.my.  LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE.  Visit http://www.mns.my/article.php?aid=1798 for more information.

Wee Chin
Membership Officer
Malaysian Nature Society

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Annoucement: MNS-KB AGM 30th June 2012

P.O. Box A144, Kenyalang Park, 93824 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
MNS-KB Blog-site: http://mnskuching.blogspot.com
This is to announce that The Malaysian Nature Society Kuching Branch (MNS-KB) will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 30th June 2012, 2pm at The Cafe of the De Summit Condominium (attached are the directions*).

An annual report based on the year 2011/2012 activities will be presented at the AGM. The highlight will be the election of new committee members into office for the 2012/2013 year.

The nomination document is mailed to you with this notice. In accordance to the MNS Constitution nominations must have the written consent from the candidate. Kindly use the form attached.

Note: Only fully paid-up members are eligible to stand for Office and to vote. Please remember to renew your subscriptions. You may choose to do so immediately before the start of the coming AGM.

The Agenda for the 16th Annual General Meeting
i.                     Chairman’s Welcome Address
ii.                   Review of the minutes of the 15th Annual General Meeting and matters arising
iii.                  Report from the Chairman
iv.                  Report from the Secretary
v.                   Report from the Treasurer
vi.                  Any other matters which have been brought to the attention of the Secretary of the Kuching Branch, in writing, at least one week before the Annual General Meeting.
vii.                Election of the Office Bearers for the year 2012/2013
viii.               Election of the Internal Auditor

Kindly reply to confirm your attendance.

*Light refreshments will be served.
*You may park at the visitors’ car park - take the left as you pass the gate/guard house, go straight and make another left. Be mindful not to park elsewhere/residents’ car park as your vehicle will be clamped. Head towards the pool and the Café can be seen from there.

Hope to see you there.

On behalf of the Committee,
Sunita Sara Gill Shamsul,
Hon. Secretary,
Malaysian Nature Society Kuching Branch.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Malaysian Nature Society]: Pencinta Alam Newsletter May 2012

Dear MNS Members,

Please be informed that the May 2012 newsletter is out.  You can download a copy from http://www.mns.my/file_dir/21463522494f97acee165e6.pdf
·         My garden birdwatch 2012 – Who’s in your garden?
·         Basic Caving Course 2012
·         Exhibiting the ‘nomads’ of the Belum-Temengor Rainforest
·         MNS Hornbill Conservation Project
·         Green Living Advocacy – Provide facilities for the disposal of electronic waste
·         Birding with a purpose
·         Calendar of Activities
·         Branch Annual General Meetings
·         Malaysian Nature Society AGM 2012 – AGM Packages and booking form
Wee Chin
Membership Officer
Malaysian Nature Society

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ron Orenstein answers frequently asked questions about the MY Garden Birdwatch survey.