A brief update to let ya'll know what we've been up to. In no particular
1. Officer elections and registrations - After a slight delay, the club
is being registered with the following officers:
a. Pres - Brian Becker
b. Tres - Claudia Wald
c. Sec - Stephanie Henry
d. PR - Matt Pellnitz
e. Workshop Coordinator - Mike Friedlander
2. We have a workshop available to us out at the Energy Park! Today,
Mike established his very first digester to produce methane! His high-tech
design included a 5-gallon bucket w/lid, a whole bunch of air-potato vine
and a bit of the sweet brew from Dr. Wilkie's digester out at the Dairy
Unit. Stay tuned for results.
3. More Workshop stuff - Mike also brought back a ~30 gallon kettle
digester from the Dairy Unit. It has been sitting for a bit so will need to
have most of the hoses, wires, gaskets, etc. replaced. But the kettle
itself is in beautiful shape. So, anyone who would like to get involved in
getting this digester up and running, and later, to participate in
experimental runs with various feedstocks, please respond to this message.
We would like to have everyone meet out at the Energy Park in the next week
or so to inventory the workshop, work out access, and get started brewing.!
4. Our next speaker will likely be the 20th of October. We will announce
once we have confirmed this. In the meantime, let's meet at the Energy Park
(See item #3).
5. Please check out the announcement from the Wetlands Club at the end of
this message and have a great week!
Ph.D. Student - Interdisciplinary Ecology
School of Natural Resources and Environment
Rm. 3, Bldg 182, Mowry Rd
PO Box 110831
University of Florida
Gainesville, Fl 32611-0831
Email: [log in to unmask]
From: Bill White [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 2:07 PM
The UF Wetlands Club is kicking off the year with a special week beginning
September 12th---it will include a very special guest speaker on Monday,
meeting of the year on Tuesday and an open-mike night on Friday!
1. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th at 4:00 pm, Keene Faculty Center
Guest Speaker: William Jordan III, "Getting Beyond Ethics: A discussion
of the shame-and-performance model of value and value creation"
The Wetlands Club and FOREST will be co-hosting a guest speaker, William
Jordan III, a botanist by training, who coined the term "Restoration
Ecology". He is the author of Sunflower Forest: Ecological Restoration and
the New Communion with Nature and the founder of the New Academy of Nature
and Culture. The Keene Faculty Center is the old building north of
Newell Hall across the street from the Rec Center and Infirmary.
As a side note, we need 4 to 5 volunteers to come between 3:30 and 3:45 to
help set up chairs and the room in the Keene Faculty Center-please contact
[log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] if you can help.
2. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th at 6:15 pm at the Center for Wetlands
First Meeting of the Year
We will be voting for a new Vice-President, picking dates for our canoeing
and camping activities, our service projects, finding a historian for the
year and listening to any new ideas you have. T-shirts will be handed out
for those that have pre-ordered, paid, or will have paid that day.
3. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th at 6:00 pm at Tim and Terry's
OPEN MIC NIGHT!!!!!!
Come sing, play an instrument or just listen and have a beer or a lemonade
on Friday. Please tell all your classmates and different departments and
clubs you know to come out on Friday. We want to mix with other clubs, like
AWRA, Soils and Agronomy Club, Geology Club, FRE, FOREST, EES etc. the list
could go on and on. Please get the word out and contact me if you want to
play or sing, or just show up with your instrument. Sylvia 2-1804 ext 327
or [log in to unmask]
Hope to see you at all or some of the events.
William R. White
Department of Environmental Engineering
Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands
Phelps Lab, Museum Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 392-2424
Fax: (352) 392-3624