President’s Message – May 2017

President’s Message – May 2017

Spring is upon us. I wish the sun and its warmth happened upon us more this winter. But alas, as I write this in late March, the forecast does not call for much of a change.

At our June 8th picnic we will host a discussion about “Diversity in Conservation Work” with a special guest. We will be at Priest Point Park in Shelter 4, for a bird walk at 5 p.m. and the meal at 6. I look forward to seeing you there and enjoying a lovely evening outside.

A new program will be offered during next year’s speaker series: “10 for 10,” with members showing 10 photos and talking for 10 minutes about them. This way we can hear about several trips or birds or special places in one program. Be thinking about what you want to share.

Our website has been updated and improved thanks to Jill Carter and Jim Wilson, making it easier to view on smaller devices, with the information clearly formatted. Thanks to both for the hours and hours committed to this work. Please go to our website and see their work and the myriad of offerings our chapter has for you.

After four years of being your president, I am stepping down. It has been an honor and privilege to serve you. Because you are now part of my family, it is not goodbye but only “see you soon” as I will still be on the Board and active in many ways assisting this chapter with the wonderful work we do. The people make the organization what it is, and this is one of the finest groups of individuals I have ever met.