About 40 members met at 7:00 P.M. We had three new people attend meeting.
The meeting began with members photographing 5 raptors being held by Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery staff. The raptors brought to the meeting were a Swainson’s Hawk, a Broadwing Hawk, a Kestrel, an Eastern Screech Owl and a Peregrine Falcon. After members photographed the birds the staff members gave brief descriptions of each raptor. At the completion of the presentations, Club President, Peter Carbonell, presented a donation check for $300 to Raptor Recovery on behalf of the club.
Around 7:40 the business part of the meeting began.
Club Board Elections
Pete conducted elections for club officers. Those elected were:
- President: Alex Wiles
- Vice President: Phil Mininni
- Secretary: Eric Scholar
- Treasurer: Kathleen Crawford Rose
Peter Carbonell will still be the Webmaster, Judy Dye will be in charge of photo displays and Donna Gray will continue to run the photo contest.
Donna Gray reported on the upcoming photo contest. Submissions were due in the gallery of the Bellevue University Humanities Building on 5/28 and are currently on display there.
Awards will be recognized at the June 15th meeting which will also be held at the Humanities Building. Electronic copies of submitted photos should be sent to Pete Carbonell via the firstname.lastname@example.org email box. During the meeting the judge, Pat Mingarelli, will provide a critique of all submitted photos using these files. All photos should be sent by 5/31 if at all possible.
Club members should try to be at the Humanities Building by 6:30 – 6:45 pm on 6/15 so that they have enough time to submit their votes for the Members’ Choice award before the meeting begins at 7 pm.
For May: Graffiti and flower photos were requested.
September: Photos of faces in nature and hoof stock.
Pete mentioned that the Forest is looking for someone to provide a presentation on how to photograph the solar eclipse. If anyone is interested in volunteering for this they should contact Pete at email@example.com.
Pete mentioned again that longtime member Ken Huber passed away from cancer on April 13. There was a celebration of his life at Fontenelle Forest on 5/23.
Allen Kurth and Jay Davis provided the treats for the night.
Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.