American Woodcock, by Chuck Fullmer
Update on club officer candidates. Rob Blye has agreed to replace Bill Fintel as Vice-President for Field Trips. The proposed slate of officers will be:
President Ed Crawford, VP for Programs Sharon Lynn, VP for Field Trips Rob Blye, Treasurer Susie Ball, Secretary John Long.
If you wish to be considered for one of these positions, please contact Ed Crawford and we will hold a formal vote at the upcoming meeting in lieu of a voice vote.
A Delaware Conservation Access Pass will be required beginning July 1, 2017, for access to all Delaware State Wildlife areas. See www.de.gov/fw for more info.
The League of Women Voters strongly encourages clubs and citizens to testify before Sussex Planning and Zoning board regarding the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan. Meetings of the zoning board are held twice a month on Thursdays and everyone is encouraged to present their views. The next meetings are scheduled for March 9 and 23. The comprehensive plan also has its own website-www.sussexplan.com.
2/21/17 Because of her busy work schedule, Sharon Lynne has decided to step down as President and will switch roles with Ed Crawford who is now serving as Vice-President for Programming. In addition, John Long has agreed to replace David Weber as Secretary. John is an active member who brings along some useful computer skills that will come in handy for the club. David is a past President of the club and has been a major contributor to the club in various capacities over many years. When you run into David, please give him a big thank you! Susie Ball will continue as Treasurer and Bill Fintel as Vice-President for Field Trips.
According to the club by-laws this proposal, which has been approved by the Executive Board, must be approved by the membership at the next meeting on March 12. If anyone else wishes to be considered for an officer position, or has objections or recommendations of any sort, they should contact an officer as soon as possible.
Club dues have been raised from $10 to $20 for individuals and familiy membership is now $30 per annum. Full time student memberships are free.
Please check our calendar page for updates. We have booked great speakers for March and April, and a warbler walk and picnic is being planned for the first Sunday in May.
Please make sure we have your current email address. Susie Ball has gotten the club on the email marketing service MailChimp. It is free to small clubs such as ours and will help us to get out important information and notices to club members.
Sussex Bird Club now has a Facebook page and we invite all club members who uses Facebook to "like" it. We intend to post information on walks, meetings, and everything else on our Facebook site and if you "follow" our page you will get a notification everytime we post something important. If you need more information on how to do this and how to avoid too much Facebook activity, contact an officer or other club member. It can be done pretty painlessly.
Club Officers 2017
President - Ed Crawford
VP Programming - Sharon Lynn
VP Field Trips - Rob Blye
Treasurer - Susie Ball
Secretary - John Long
Diane Kane is in charge of publicity, and also supports Facebook and our website.
A survey of our members was recently completed on March 15, 2016, and the results are now available: CLICK HERE.
2017 Dues are due!
Sussex Bird Club annual dues are:
If you wish to join or renew, please make checks out to Sussex Bird Club. Click HERE for a membership application. Renewals do not need to fill out an application, unless your contact information has changed.
Mail (Or give to her at a meeting) applications and checks made out to "Sussex Bird Club" to our treasurer:
15 Fairway Dr
Rehoboth DE 19971
Be sure to include your mailing address and email address so that you can receive periodic newsletters. (Note: We do NOT share email addresses.)
Meetings are held 9 times per year, the second Sunday of the month, with no meetings scheduled for July, August, and December. (Note change of date for May, 2017) The location is the conference room at Cadbury at Lewes, 17028 Cadbury Circle, Lewes, DE.
See the Calendar Page for dates and details.
Field trips visit top local birding spots, such as Prime Hook NWR, Cape Henlopen State Park, Trap Pond State Park, Indian River Inlet, Delaware Seashore State Park and other good local birding areas. Occasionally, longer trips are made to Blackwater and Chincoteague NWR's. See the Calendar page for details.
SBC picnic at the Great Cypress Swamp
Men's and women's t-shirts and baseball caps featuring our NEW logo now available--$20/each . . .
Please contact our treasurer, Susie Ball, firstname.lastname@example.org, to purchase yours now!!!