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Chapter Board Position: Secretary of Board of Directors

The Willis Linn Jepson Chapter of the California Native Plant Society serves the 94 members of the Society residing in Solano County. There are 35 other chapters in the State which has a statewide membership of 11,000. The Chapter Board is all-volunteer and has seven members.

The Secretary of the Board of Directors is responsible for:

  1. Keeping the files of all correspondence and a record of Chapter meetings and other documents on CNPS organizational electronic drives;
  2. Preparing and submitting an Annual Report (it is a 4-page form) to the state organization the Chapter’s activities for the past year;
  3. Keep a record of the actions at all business meetings of the Board of Directors or of the general membership. There are four to five two-hour meetings annually. The record of actions taken is typically two or three pages;
  4. Oversee the election of Chapter Board of Directors. We use Survey Monkey to send out the ballots to most members. 20 members that don’t want email communications receive a postcard ballot;
  5. Confirm membership has notifications on elections of officers and conduct such annual elections. Emails and postcards are sent to members describing the slate of officers and the date of the election; and,
  6. Perform whatever similar duties may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

The ideal volunteer for this position would live in or near Solano County and, if not a member, be willing to become a member of the California Native Plant Society. The candidate should have basic computer skills to enable preparation of meeting records, correspondence, annual reports, use of Survey Monkey (for elections), and loading electronic files on Google docs for storage. Expect to dedicate 50 to 60 hours annually, throughout the year. All volunteer hours, except the meetings of the Board of Directors, are scheduled by the volunteer. The volunteer will receive training during the first year serving in this position, and should be able to work from home since the Chapter does not maintain dedicated office space.

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About CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY - Willis Linn Jepson Chapter


PO Box 1091, Benicia, CA 94510, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CNPS is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. Our vision includes a future where: ... CNPS's leadership influences personal ethics and actions, as well as public policy for native plant protection.


The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. Our nearly 10,000 members work to promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 34 regional chapters in California. The Willis Linn Jepson Chapter is an all-volunteer organization that serves Society members who reside in Solano County. The groups meets a minimum of twice a year and typically offers several hikes or tours throughout the year at destinations that feature native plants. The Chapter has fall and spring plant sales that feature native plants grown at the its nursery in Vallejo. Proceeds from these plant sales support native plant conservation activities in Solano County.




We'll work with your schedule.


P.O. Box 1091Benicia, CA 94510



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Administrative Support
  • Botany
  • Horticulture




  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 50 to 60 hours annually
  • Live in or near Solano County. Basic computer skills. Be willing to become a member of the California Native Plant Society.

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