Past Meetings

 Welcome to the Ridgecrest Chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club.

Ideally, this blog will summarize previous meetings and events for those unable to make it, and will provide reminders for upcoming events.

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Posted by Sue on November 19, 2020 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Call to Order: 7 pm

Present: Seven people attended wearing masks & practicing social distancing.


Discussion: President Bob brought in three metal signs for the Tortoise Enclosure at the Maturango Museum. Dave Kurdeka knew of a company in San Francisco that made these signs. Bob provided the pictures & information. We were happy with the beautiful pictures & the wording on the new signs!

One detail on the first sign featured the ...

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Posted by Sue on October 30, 2020 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

5:01:  We met outdoors in the Maturango Museum garden. Five people attended masked & distanced.

Executive Board Meeting:

The Executive Board met Saturday the 10th via Zoom from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bob & Sue talked with other Board members about procedures, legal issues, & updating the By-Laws. Bob will send something about the By-Laws to club members. The Board meets four times a year & there are 13 Chapters. It is encouraged that any...

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Posted by Sue on October 3, 2020 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The meeting began at 6:00 p.m. at the Maturango Museum’s outdoor amphitheater. It was held outdoors in order to comply with the current Covid-19 pandemic safety standards guidelines. Five people were in attendance with masks & social distancing.

Treasurer’s Report

Our scholarship awarded through Cerro Coso Community College is ready.  $5,000 is in a perennial account that will award $500 each year (amount can be changed each year) while th...

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Posted by Sue on October 3, 2020 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Scholarship discussion


Posted by Sue on March 18, 2020 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (3)

Call to order:  7:30 p.m. with eight people in attendance.

Guest speaker: Judy Fair-Spaulding spoke to us on behalf of the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area at Cal City.  Saturday the 14th will be DTPC’s (Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee’s) clean-up day in the desert tortoise area. They plan to rake up leaves and use the “hula hoe”.  If you can help, meet at the Interpretive Center between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Later a...

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Posted by Sue on January 15, 2020 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Call to Order: 7:30 p.m.  8 people present

Treasurer’s Report:
   At the last Quarterly Executive Board meeting held in Arcadia on January 11th, yearly dues for each Chapter was raised due to increased management costs. The Investment Committee for the CTTC inheritance reported a very large increase on investment overall this year. Discussion followed that the chapters should see an increase in this year's award ending in a vote that will...

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Posted by Sue on January 14, 2020 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Call to Order: 7 p.m.

Our club along with Kerncrest Audubon Society sponsored speaker Tim Shields, founder of Hardshell Labs. Tim, a desert biologist, has 35+ years experience in the field, surveying & observing. He decided to refocus from study only to action. He is established as a leader in threatened desert tortoise population management. Most recently he led development & demonstration projects for HSL’s innovative avian deterrence technologies & proc...

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Posted by Sue on January 12, 2020 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Call to Order: 7:35 p.m.
Present: 9

The club welcomed some new members & guests. Each participant introduced themselves & spoke about their tortoises or about their interest in the club. Membership forms were given out to a few people.
Members were reminded about renewing their memberships for the year.

President Bob Parker talked about using clear epoxy over the permit sticker when putting it onto the tort...

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Posted by Sue on May 1, 2019 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Meeting started at 7:30 p.m. with 8 people attending.

The meeting was shorter than normal as the Audubon meeting on Wednesday will feature a special program of interest to the club. President Bob Parker told us about the lecture hosted by the Kerncrest Audubon Society on Wednesday, April 17th, at 7:00 p.m. here at the Maturango Museum. A representative from “The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens” in Palm Desert will talk about how ravens are causing a dec...

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Posted by Sue on February 13, 2019 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Meeting started at 7:30 pm with 14 people attending.

Treasurer's Report: The CTTC Executive Board sent each chapter $1000 for special projects. Our club plans on putting 3 informational kiosks around the Tortoise Enclosure at the Maturango Museum. We may be able to interest an Eagle Scout looking for a project & offer support.

"Something Completely Different" - Cheetahs  Bob Parker presented a program on his summer job in 1972 in charge of the Chee...

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