Highlights from the 26-August Outreach Meeting. Twelve-year TAS President Phil Krajewski formally turned over the presidency to a three-person collective of co-presidents: Bob Ross for one year only and during the summer months (since he lives part-time in CA); John Corcoran, and Liz Costanzo. Other officers will remain the same for the time being.
During the meeting, Phil outlined some of the president's duties: preparing a press release for each meeting; chairing meetings; working with and filing reports to the National Audubon Society and Pennsylvania Audubon, and ensuring that speakers will be found for regularly scheduled meetings.
There may be fewer meetings: September and October, Christmas Bird Count in December, meetings again in March and April, and Spring Migratory Bird Count and annual picnic in May. Instead of November, our annual "wine and cheese get-together" -- co-sponsored with Trout Unlimited and Pine Creek Headwaters -- will take place in October. The program for that event will be on fish biology.
John Corcoran suggested that we need more outreach programs outside of our regular meetings. He volunteered to see if he could get a bird rehabilitator for our September 16 meeting. If that does not work out, he will do a program with Francis Williams on bird feeding and bird housing.
There was much other discussion on various other environmental issues, including forest fragmentation which is having a strong negative effect on many woodland species, and what we can do to help matters.
Meetings. As usual, there will be no presentations or programs through summer. We normally start up again in September. More information will follow as speakers are found and a schedule determined.
President Position Vacancy. Please note that our president for 12 years -- Phil Krajewski -- has tendered his resignation, and no replacement is in view. In fact, all of our officers have held their positions for many years and would like a break. We cannot continue without change, and TAS's future does not look good without real participation. If you are interested in this issue, please contact us.
Eels and Mussels Project
Please take a look at our new page devoted to the Eels and Mussels Project. There are also links to some relevant YouTube videos and a link to our Flickr group which has many more photos of eel captures, tagging, and releases.
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Meetings are held September through May on the third Wednesday of each month at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center on 134 Main Street next to the Green Free Library in Wellsboro. A board meeting takes place at 6:30, and the general meeting is at 7:30; all are welcome.
(Updated September 2, 2015.)
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Thanks to Wayne C. Sierer for the new raven logo.