I am writing to encourage you to share the attached May-June issue of The Mycophile, NAMA’s bi-monthly newsletter, with your club members. In this issue, we highlight the opening of registration for our 2013 annual foray in Arkansas on October 24-27, 2013 in the Ozark Mountain Range. The registration form is included in the newsletter. Bios and information about presenters at the event can also be found at: http://www.namyco.org/events/NAMA2013/index2013.html
As you know, NAMA lowered dues this year. Members of affiliated clubs like yours can now join for only $24 for an electronic membership, which includes an email version of The Mycophile (six issues per year). Please talk about NAMA at your monthly meetings, in your newsletter, and on your website.
I also want to share a new educational resource, put together by an enthusiastic writer, researcher and artist who lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This second edition of The Fungus Files, perfect for K-6 education and mycophiles of all ages, was edited by Bryce Kendrick who wrote The Fifth Kingdom. I have attached the document, or you can alert your members to this page: http://www.namyco.org/education/fungus_files.html which explains in detail how it can be used with separate pdf files for each chapter. NAMA is proud to host this remarkable work on our website.
NAMA is entering a new era. I hope you’ll let me know how we can help your club. Please contact me if you have any comments or questions by email or phone. I look forward to hearing from you.