By Jeff Osmundson
Greetings to our members and friends of Skagit Audubon and welcome to another year of planned meetings, events, field trips and hiking.
As we closed business for the summer the Board was working on an update of the by-laws that Katherine O’Hara had provided in draft form. One of the issues we discussed was term limits. A growing consensus is that we could use some additional help on the Board and committees. Many on the Board feel that our ranks of volunteers are not sufficient to permit term limits that would see some of our longest term volunteers have to leave the Board, at least for a year. Here’s where you can help:
- If you would like to try and lead a field trip (it is pretty easy) or have an idea for one, see Libby Mills and the Field Trip committee.
- If you would like to lend a hand spreading the word about Skagit Audubon and presenting programs to all ages of people, see Sheila Pera or join the Education Committee.
- If you have an idea or see another speaker or program that might fit for us contact Carla Helm, or join the Programs Committee.
- Tim Manns on the Conservation Committee could always use help, as can Mary Sinker with the newsletter, Pam Pritzl with Membership and the various committees that help us with our financial picture, see Phil Wright.
Thanks to all of you that have supported the meetings with cookies and treats and feel free to offer help with set up and clean up to support Pamelia Maxwell on the Hospitality Committee. There are plenty of ways to help support your Skagit Audubon chapter. We could use the help.
One of my favorite quotes is from E.E. Hale who said: I can't do everything, but I can do something!
Welcome to the New Year for Skagit Audubon!