NH Audubon’s 98th Annual Meeting: September 29, 2012
Sponsored by Normandeau Environmental Consultants
This year’s Annual Meeting will be held in the historic Lawrence Barn in Hollis on Saturday, September 29. The Lawrence Barn is one of only a half-dozen double or triple English barns left in all of New England. This unique facility will provide a beautiful setting for NH Audubon’s 98th Annual Meeting.
Optional morning field trips will be followed by the annual business meeting. After lunch, awards will be presented, followed by our keynote speaker, Laura Erickson, host of NPR’s “For the Birds” and author of “101 Ways to Help Birds.” Laura will provide us with a fascinating look at owls and hummingbirds, their similarities and differences. You won’t want to miss this presentation!
Members will also be voting to elect new Trustees appointed by the Board in the past year to three year terms as Trustees. The appointees to be elected are Michael Amaral, Betsy Blaisdell, Jay Edwards, and David Howe. In addition, three current Trustees are up for re-election, all of them to their third full three-year terms: Art Mudge, Paul Nickerson, and David Ries.
In the past, the names of NH Audubon awardees have been kept secret until the awards are presented at the Annual Meeting.
Last year, we broke with tradition so that family and friends of recipients could plan to come, and we’re doing the same this year.
Tudor Richards Award: Art Mudge
Goodhue Elkins Award: Roger Lawrence
Volunteer of the Year Award: Bev Youree
President’s Award: Dragonfly Survey volunteers Holly Grant, Betsy Hamlin-Morin, Larry Potter, Martha Reinhardt, Tricia Saenger, Dennis Skillman, and Scott Young
And, while reconnecting with Audubon friends, you can also enjoy spectacular viewing of hawks migrating at nearby Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory! Download the agenda and registration form here. Field trip info can be found here.
Directions to Lawrence Barn can be found here.
The lunch order has now been placed, however you are welcome to attend the meeting and bring your own lunch. You may still register here.
97th Annual Meeting Wrap-up: October 8, 2011
New Hampshire Audubon hosted its 97th Annual Meeting at the White Mountain National Forest Headquarters in Campton on October 8, 2011. NH Audubon members and friends gathered on this sunny, summer-like day to take part in morning field trips, enjoy good company, and celebrate the organization’s recent accomplishments as well as this year’s annual awardees. Dr. Peter Marra of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center gave the keynote address on the life cycles of migratory birds and the connection between wintering conditions and summer breeding.
We congratulate all of this year’s award recipients for their many contributions.
The Tudor Richards Award was received by Geoff Jones of Stoddard. The award recognizes an individual who has worked tirelessly and effectively for conservation in the Granite State.
The Meade Cadot Award was received by Francie Von Mertens of Peterborough,. The award recognizes New Hampshire Audubon’s land conservation partners.
The Volunteer of the Year Award was received by Jack Gleason of Amherst for his tireless work at NHA’s Ponemah Bog Sanctuary. The award recognizes those who through their dedication and hard work have made an outstanding contribution to the success of NHA and its work.
The President’s Award was received by the volunteers who have played key roles at NHA’s two raptor observatories – Carter Hill in Concord and Pack Monadnock in Peterborough. The award recognizes a stalwart friend of NHA, be it a group or individual, whose actions and commitment over the years have significantly furthered the organization’s work. This year’s recipients were: Tom Brewton, Dave Howe, and Crawford Lyons at Carter Hill and Tom Bailio and Katrina Fenton at Pack Monadnock.