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NMMS 2o14 Foray
Las Vegas, NM
21-24 August, 2o14
(Thurs PM through Sun AM)
The Annual Foray is NMMS' big scientific
and social event.
Morning field trips focus on proper collection of fleshy fungi (mushrooms).
Afternoons and evenings include study and identification of the day's
specimens. Our Foray Mycologist provided additional instruction and
assistance with learning the area's mycoflora.
In 2o14 NMMS returned to Las Vegas for this event.
We met at the Historic Plaza Hotel, where
we also held Forays for 1996 & 2oo7.
See Below for Lodging Information
Clark Ovrebo - Professor of Biology, University of Central
Oklahoma. Clark has been a contributing mycologist for several NMMS Forays,
including last year's gathering in Pagosa Springs. Clark serves as
Scientific Advisor for the Gulf
States Mycological Society, and is a
regular contributor to other clubs' Forays, including serving last year as
Foray Mycologist for the NAMA Foray in Arkansas.
The fee of $110 per person covered 4 meals (Friday and
Saturday Lunch & Dinner) and Foray costs.
Breakfasts were included with Room Rental at the Plaza
Hotel (and not included in the Foray Fee).
Those Not staying at the Hotel could purchase breakfast for an
Participants were responsible for reserving their own
Registration Form or Lodging info below).
The Foray Committee planned
destinations and recruited volunteer leaders for Friday's Field Trips, but
participants were to either provide transportation to and from Field Trip
sites, or if riding in another participant's vehicle, be prepared to share
transportation costs with that driver.
Who May Attend NMMS Forays:
NMMS welcomes participation from current members of
the North American Mycological Association
and its affiliated
organizations. NAMA-affiliates include (but are not limited to)
and of course
Non-members (of NAMA or a
attend by paying an
fee, which covered NMMS membership for the remainder of 2o14.
Delinquent NMMS Members were asked to pay their annual $20 dues.
List of Foray
Participants (Requires login)
Headquarters for the 2o14 Foray was the Historic Plaza Hotel in
Las Vegas. Foray Participants received a discounted room rate at the Plaza.
The Plaza quoted us the following nightly room rates. Prices did
not include tax.
Standard 1 Full
Victorian 1 Queen
Standard 2 Full's
Victorian 2 Queens
Premium 1 King
Plaza View 1 King
Plaza View 2 Queens
Plaza Suite 2 Queens
Charles Ilfeld Suite (Bridal Suite)
to and from the Foray
NMMS Members can log in to the Members' Forum to discuss the
Due to space limitations, we limited this event to 50
participants. (However, we ended up being provide a much larger
facility--the Ballroom--than we had expected.)
As of July 20th, we reached (actually exceeded) that limit and closed
Registration for the Foray.