2016 Minutes

Minutes – January 7, 2016 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Attendees 33Guests Brittany Stewart, Bob Sharp Opening Remarks Phil WitmerOutgoing President Phil Witmer thanked the club for supporting him as president. Told the members in attendance that the club is in a strong position. Thanked Bert Filemyr for his continued dedication to the club serving as Treasurer and historian. Committee Reports Nominations Art McMorrisOfficers Transition – new officers accepted by membership vote:Steve Kacir – PresidentGeorge Armistead – Vice PresidentLinda…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – January 21, 2016

Meeting called by President Steve Kacir Attendees 21Guests Barbara Smith Opening Remarks Steve KacirMinutes from last meeting approved by members in attendance. Committee Reports Banquet Steve KacirSteve Kacir announces that the committee chair is still vacant and asks attendees to contact him if they are interested. Barbara Granger will provide assistance to new chair when selected. Membership Bonnie WitmerBonnie Witmer announced 2 new members – welcome Manyann O’Leary and David Wilbur. Application submitted by Margaret…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – February 4, 2016

Meeting called to order by President Steve KacirAttendees 23Guests Liz Hoffman, Barbara Smith, Lisa Smith and Jill Ann LimMinutes from last meeting approved by members in attendance. Committee Reports Banquet – Steve KacirSteve Kacir announces that the committee chair is still vacant and asks attendees to contact him if they are interested. Anita Guris and Barbara Granger will provide assistance to new chair when selected. Membership Steve KacirApplication received via USPS from Jochen Baurmeister. Will…

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Minutes – February 18, 2016

7:35 PM Academy of Natural Sciences – Serengeti RoomMeeting called by President Steve KacirSecretary Linda WiddopAttendees 20Guests Joe Rucker, Terese Catanitch, Brittany Stewart, Nancy Hoffman, Liz Hoffman, Ken Walsh Opening Remarks Steve KacirMinutes from last meeting approved by members in attendance. Committee ReportsBanquet – Steve KacirSteve Kacir announces that the committee chair is still vacant and asks attendees to contact him if they are interested. Anita Guris and Barbara Granger will provide assistance to new…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – March 3, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural SciencesMeeting called by President Steve KacirSecretary – Linda WiddopAttendees 22Guests none Minutes from last meeting approved by members in attendance. Committee Reports Banquet Brittany StewartBrittany Stewart reports that she has been in contact with Barbara Granger and Anita Guris and is gatthering background information. Membership Bonnie WitmerBonnie Witmer welcomes Brittany Stewart as the newest DVOC member and congratulates her on diving right in as Banquet Committee Chairperson. No new member…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – March 24, 2016

On this date, members and friends of the DVOC gathered to remember our President Stev Kacir who passed away suddenly on March 22, 2016…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – April 7, 2016

Starting early at 6:30pm, we’ll get together to grab some grub (sardines if you like), a beer and gab about what birds are around. We do plenty of birding and so it’s time for some birdering; to take some time just to hang out. Come see your friends and make some new ones upstairs at the Sardine Bar.…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – April 21, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary Linda Widdop Attendees 14 Guests Keishla Almadover, Brian Dow, David Hewitt, Lukas Brummer, Elena Gable, Jason Kelsey, Alexis Demitroff Opening Remarks Phil Witmer announces that he will assume the duties of President through Dec 2016 due to the death of Steve Kacir. The membership committee will select a special 1 year President term to take over in January 2017 in order to…

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Minutes – May 5, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary Linda Widdop Attendees 26 Guests Nic Scogna, Jeanne Speir Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Meeting minutes from previous meeting approved. Committee Reports Membership Bonnie Witmer Bonnie Witmer reports no new applications received this week. Introduce Sandy Bauer (in attendance) as new member. Asks members to take DVOC business cards to hand out in the field. Conservation George Armistead George Armistead announces that Annie…

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Minutes – May 19, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary Holly Merker Attendees 19 Guests Juxi Zhao Opening Remarks Phil Witmer The meeting was called to order by Phil Witmer at 7:32pm, when Phil welcomed all, and thanked everyone in attendance. Our guest, Juxi, was invited to introduced herself and was welcomed by attendees. Juxi is a Wheaton College (Illinois) student, home here in the Greater  Philadelphia for the summer break. Meeting Minutes from previous meeting were…

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Minutes – June 02, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Bonnie Witmer Attendees: X Guests: Liz Porter, Jake Norton, Caitlyn Norton, Dave Hewitt and Frank DeFazzio Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Call meeting to order by Phil Witmer. Guests introduce themselves and are welcomed by attendees. Meeting minutes from previous meeting approved. Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer New members entered into membership: Sage Crystal, Yuxi Zhao, and Jenny Uehling. No new member applications submitted. Conservation: Ann…

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Minutes – September 15, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Bonnie Witmer, filling in for Linda Widdop Attendees: 40 Guests: Jill Saul, Liz Porter, Nina Desianti, Laura Montagna, Brad Montagna, Elaine Whitman, Raja Stephenson, Julia and Danny (did not sign guest list in book) Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Phil Witmer welcomed everyone back from the 3-month hiatus and asked that members give feedback regarding the lapse in meetings over the summer. Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie…

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Minutes – October 6, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 16 Guests: Nina Desianti Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Phil Witmer welcomes members and guests to the meeting. Committee Reports Membership: Phil Witmer on behalf of Bonnie Witmer Phil Witmer announces the names of all those admitted to membership since the last meeting including Ken Walsh who was in attendance. Programs: Phil Witmer Next meeting – social meeting in conjunction…

Linda Widdop

Minutes – November 3, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Bonnie Witmer filling in for Linda Widdop Attendees: 14 Guests: Lauren Diamond Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Phil Witmer welcomes members and guests to the meeting. October 6 meeting minutes were approved by members in attendance. Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie Witmer announced the new members since the last meeting: Perri Strawn Stuart Wilder They were welcomed into membership in October. Banquet:…

Linda Widdop

Minutes – December 1, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 29 Guests: Lauren Diamond, Randall Sindlinger, Maribel Sindlinger, Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Phil Witmer welcomes members and guests to the meeting. November 3rd meeting minutes were approved by members in attendance. Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie Witmer announced new applicant, Robin Irizarry and the new members since the last meeting: Bill Kunze – family membership They were welcomed…

Linda Widdop

Minutes – December 15, 2016 (Annual Member’s Photo Night)

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 26 Guests: Lauren Diamond Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Phil Witmer welcomes members and guests to the meeting. December 1st meeting minutes were approved by members in attendance. Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie Witmer announces new member Tom Reed. A membership application from Todd Alliger is announced. Field Trips: Navin Sasikumar Navin announces a field trip to Mt. Moria…

Linda Widdop