2017 Minutes

Minutes – January 5, 2017 (Annual Member’s Meeting)

7:30 PM Jenkins Arboretum Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 47 Guests: Lauren Diamond Opening Remarks Phil Witmer “Gee – I have a funny feeling that I’ve been here before It has been an honor to lead DVOC for another year; although, I think you will all agree that it was tragic that it was necessary. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steve Kacir’s family and…

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Minutes – January 19, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 34 Guests: Lauren Diamond, Dr. Charles Wurster, Marie Gladwish, Rob Horton Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Committee Reports Billings Big Year: Art McMorris Art asks members who participated in the 2016 contest to hand in checklists by end of January and describes the Bob…

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Minutes – February 2, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 34 Guests: Lauren Diamond, Randall Sindlinger Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Meeting minutes from the last meeting are approved by membership. Committee Reports Billings Big Year: Art McMorris Deadline for 2016 submission was 1/30. Committee will review checklists shortly and announce the winner. Full…

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Minutes – February 16, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 34 Guests: 5 – Madeline Ray, Tara Ray, Bill Stewart, Josh Lachewitz, Amy Leshner   Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Meeting minutes from the last meeting are approved by membership. Anne Reeves announces that Lower Merion Conservancy has asked DVOC to cohost the documentary…

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Minutes – March 2, 2017

7:40 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Secretary: Navin Sasikumar filling in for Linda Widdop Attendees: 21 Guests: 4 – Cliff Koos, William Ross, Vita Litvak, Jeff Carpineta   Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Meeting minutes from the last meeting are approved by membership. Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie Witmer announced the new members since the last meeting:…

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Minutes – March 16, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 27 Guests: Bruce Blade Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Minutes from last meeting approved by membership Committee Reports Billings Big Year: Art McMorris Deadline for signing up for 2017 is end of March. Full information on the Bob Billings Big Year is on the…

Linda Widdop

Minutes – April 6, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 18 Guests: Karen Walter Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Minutes from last meeting approved by membership Committee Reports Billings Big Year: Art McMorris Presentation of the 2016 award to be presented during the meeting. Full information on the Bob Billings Big Year is on the DVOC website: http://dvoc.org/wp/about/committees/billings/…

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Minutes – April 20, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 34 Guests: Sally O’Byrne, Jennifer Holmes, Bob Berghaier Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Minutes from last meeting approved by membership Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie Witmer announces new member applications and welcomes recent new members. Wissahickon Wood Duck and Warbler Festival needs volunteers to work at the…

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Minutes – May 4, 2017

7:30 PM Cherry Street Tavern – Quizzo! President Martin Dellwo Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 23 Guests: Barbara Nevin, Dan Lane, Cannie Shafer, Diane Widdop Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Minutes from last meeting approved by membership Special Meeting – Quizzo Hosted by George Armistead Members form teams to answer questions in 3 categories: Club and Member Trivia Birds and Birding in Popular…

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Minutes – May 20, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences (Bees Classroom) Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 31 Guests: Bob Sharp, Joseph Bernstein, Cindy Bourgeois Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Minutes from last meeting approved by membership Reports of Council – next Council Meeting scheduled for June 29th Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie welcomes new member Michael Walter.…

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Minutes – June 1, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 28 Guests: Sarah Yost, Zoe Yost, Mike Hartshorne, Maribel and Randall Sindlinger Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Minutes from last meeting approved by membership Marty announces that the annual picnic is being planned. Tentative date is Aug 5th at Guris house. Reminds members that this is the last…

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Minutes – October 19, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences (Commons) Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo. Minutes from last meeting approved by members. Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 27 Guests: Tom and Donna Halley, David Erterizes, Mkhar Walter, Tiffany Kersten Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Minutes from last meeting approved by membership Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie reports on table at Heinz refuge…

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Minutes – Sept 21, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences (Commons) Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 31 Guests: Connie Shafer, Liz Armistead, Joe Wunderle Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Minutes from last meeting approved by membership Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie welcomes new members : . Leigh Altodona – Wyncote PA Leigh Ashbrook – Conshohocken PA Eileen Murphy…

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Minutes – Nov 2, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences (BEES) Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo. Minutes from last meeting approved by members. Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 15 Guests: Moed Gerveni Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Minutes from last meeting approved by membership Committee Reports Membership: Linda Widdop New members: Georgia Spangenberg Laura Herschel New Membership Application: Allison Memmo Question for attendees: Does…

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Minutes – Dec 7, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences (BEES) Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo. Minutes from last meeting approved by members. Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: substitute – Barb Bassett Attendees: 30 Guests: Steven Samuels Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. A Thank you card was received from John Heinz NWR for participating in the Fall Nature Fest. Minutes from last meeting approved by membership Reports…

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Minutes – Dec 21, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences (Commons) Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo. Minutes from last meeting approved by members. Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 28 Guests: Sarah Busch, Cannie Shafer Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Reports of Council Nominations – Barbara Granger Our nominees for the election which will be held at the first January meeting (our “Annual Meeting”) on…

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