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President's Message

by John Day

Dear Members and Friends of Skagit Audubon Society,

In my President’s Message for the September 2022 Flyer, I noted that the National Audubon Society (NAS) had begun considering whether to drop the Audubon name. Last Wednesday, March 15, NAS announced its Board of Directors’ decision to keep the name.  You can find more information on the decision in a press release at https://www.audubon.org/news/national-audubon-society-announces-decision-retain-current-name and in an open letter from NAS CEO Dr. Elizabeth Gray at https://www.audubon.org/news/open-letter-ceo-audubons-name.  Now that NAS has announced its decision, our Board of Directors will discuss the implications of this for our chapter.

Our chapter Vice President, John Farnsworth, adds his personal commentary on John James Audubon the man and on the NAS decision in a separate column in this issue.

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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center (Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

The board of directors meets at the same location at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, except for the months of July and August.