Here are the things we discussed at our zoo meeting this past Saturday: GS picnic: We decided a while back that September would be a good time to do this. We didn't choose a date, but it looks like the 13th or 20th are our best bets. We came up with lots of issues that need to be worked out (but didn't work any of them out, heh). We need to decide exactly where to have it, what to have as far as food and activities, who all to invite, and a plan B incase it rains (which would be our luck). We will discuss all of this in greater detail at the next meeting. Bylaws: Our little group is overdue for some bylaws. Nothing spectacular, just something to show people who we are and how we're structured. (Structure? What's that?) Some things we will include are descriptions of officer positions, policies regarding minors in the group, and treasury information (how we collect and what we do with money). If anyone has any ideas for things that need to be added, please PM me and let me know. I am going to try to have a rough draft by the next meeting. Historian: Sha suggested that we add a new postion in the GS, a historian. The historian would keep track of past events and basically keep a 'history' of what our group has done. All of us at the meeting thought it was a good idea. If anyone is interested in the position or has a recommendation for it, please let me know. We will vote on it at the next meeting. Busch Gardens: After trudging around the zoo all day in the heat, we wondered if we really want to keep July 19 as our date for Busch Gardens. Ideally, pushing it back to the fall would be nice; the only problem is that fall is getting crowded already. Since we weren't sure, we're just going to have a vote. Look for that in a little while. (Yay, I get to make a poll, I've never made a poll before! Hehehehehe.) Charity: We tossed around the idea of doing something charitable, but as always we are a little clueless. I would love to get involved with a cause of some sort, but I haven't had time to really look into options and what not. If someone would like to take the helm on this, I would greatly appreciate it! I think that's about it. We saw a lot of animals (duh) and a lot of weird people too. In fact, I decided that I like animals more than most people. There was no line to see the pandas, which is a minor miracle. We also found a cranky tiger and some birds trying to be the Emperor and his guards. Hehehe.