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Posted by asokolik on May 02, 2003 at 15:39:57:
In Reply to: New York herp societies? posted by willadodge on April 24, 2003 at 18:50:37:
Well, the most important thing to do is join and try and get other friends and herpers you know to join the local society. Once you are a member, try to participate in activities or even run for the societies Board of Directors. You can also suggest activities (like maybe a local demonstration at a Mall of Library.) If you suggest activities be sure to be willing to volunteer as well. There is no use complaining about something if you don't plan of doing anything about it. :)
I can say from experience that planning a show takes quite a bit of work (at least for the first one). For our show in Buffalo we have several people all tackling various parts (vendors, advertising, speakers, raffle, etc.) and I must say things run smoother now that they did for our first one.
If you have more questions, please e-mail me and we can talk about other things you can do.
Western New York Herpetological Society
:Thank you! That was helpful! Without mentioning where exactly I am it looks like the one in my area is pretty useless. Any ideas on how to liven it up a bit? Specifically, I am interested in seeing some shows in my area instead of always traveling elsewhere to them.
:Thanks so much!
::Well, depending on where you live in New York you may have a Herp Society near you. There are a couple of Herp Societies in New York. Below is the list of Societies that I have for New York. If you are in the Western New York area, check out the link below for the Western New York Herpetological Society.
::The other Herp Societies are:
::Southern New England Herp Association (SNEHA)
::16 Roaring Brook Road
::Chappaqua, NY 10514
::New York Herpetological Society
::POB 1245, Grand Central Station
::New York, NY 10163-1245
::I also know that the UHA also has a Syracuse branch as well as an Albany branch.
::New York Turtle & Tortoise Society
::Orange, NY 07051-0878
::Help Line: 212-459-4803
::The Cornell Herpetological Society
::c/o Professor Kraig Adler
::W339 Mudd Hall
::Ithaca, NY 14853
::Staten Island Herpetological Society
::c/o Helen Egan
::24 Hillcrest Ave. Apt. 2A
::Staten Island, New York. 10308
::I hope that this info helps you find something close to you.
::Western New York Herpetological Society