The third Botanical Society Committee meeting was held on the 29th of September at the fourth year study room. Thanks to Brian, Bridget, Connor and Dara for attending. The following points were discussed:

  • Upcoming Member’s Reception on the 7th of October
  • Mushroom Hunt on the 17th of October
  • Possible speaker on the 4th or the 5th of November
  • Pub Quiz at Cassidy’s on the 18th of November
  • Possible away trip sometime next year to the Kew Gardens or the Eden Project
  • Member Hoodies

    red wineLogistical details for the member’s reception at the Eliz Room was discussed at length. The place is booked from 5:00pm so that we can get there early and setup the place. The reception will kick off at 6:00pm and refreshments will be provided. Our chairperson will give a small introductory talk to the new members outlining the upcoming events, following which copious consumption of beverages shall begin. Jury is still out on whether we should be all posh and get bottles (!) or do and Aldi/Lidl and go with cartons. Hmm, choices, choices.

    mario_mushroomThe second event of  October is planned to be the Mushroom hunt at the Massey Woods. It’s gonna be run by Maria Cullen who ran it last year in conjunction with Howard Fox. I missed it last year, so I’m definitely going this year. It’s a guaranteed fun and educational event, as Maria is well trained in picking out mushrooms without any problems. Who knows, you might end up stranded in some forest some day and have no choice but to live on mushrooms! It’s planned for the Saturday the 17th of October and there’s talk of collecting the edible mushrooms and going to the nearby Hellfire Club and cooking them with lunch. Yum!

    Twain_on_the_lecture_circuitThe first event of November is looking to be a talk of some sort. Last year they had some great lectures like the one by the Ugandan Conservationist Dr. Dominic Byarugaba and this year will be no difference. We are still deciding, so if you have ideas, comment and let me know!

    Cassidy’s on Westmoreland St. is gonna be booked for the Pub Quiz on the 18th. This should be a barrel of fun with some great offers for drinks (pitcher of Bavaria for a tenner so I hear!). We’re still ironing out the logistics of this and looking for volunteers to help out selling tickets and to help out on the night as well.

    eden-projectWe briefly touched on a possible away trip next year to either the Kew Gardens or the Eden Project around February or so. Both look fantastic, and if we had the time and the resources we’d definitely do both, but alas, our coffers aren’t endless. More of that later, so stay tuned!

    We’ll be taking names of people who are interested in getting Society Hoodies during the reception. The hoody is gonna be Navy in colour with the Trinity Crest in front and the Society Logo at the Back. It’ll cost about 20/22 euro, and depending on numbers we can get the price down even further.

    Wow, that was a wall of text. I’ll leave you for now the digest all this information! The confirmed events outlined above are up on the Society Calender, so click on the Events banner to the left to go to the Calender page (choose the agenda tab for a quick overview).