2018 Minutes

Minutes – Jan 11, 2018 Annual Members Meeting

7:30 PM Jenkins Arboretum Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo. Minutes from last meeting approved by members. Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 28 Guests: Paul (Lillian’s husband) Mattie from Jenkins Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Thanks Jenkins Arboretum for hosting the meeting again. Minutes from last meeting approved by membership Marty reports 32 new members this year and great field trips.…

Linda Widdop

Minutes – JAN 18, 2018

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences (Commons) Call To Order: President George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved. Attendees: 43; guests: Liz Armistead; Dan Kobza; Josh Copland; Bull Gervasi; Walter Hart; guests with the evening’s speaker, Jason Weckstein, included Therese Catanach (a post-doctoral fellow at ANS-Drexel) and Emily Ostrow (Drexel University Bachelor’s/Master’s Student) Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Linda Widdop New Members: Bernard (Billy) Brown; Lucille Larkin; Krista Wolk New…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Feb 1st, 2018

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences (BEES Classroom) Call To Order: President George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Members present: 32; Guests: Randall Sindlinger; Terri Adams Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Bonnie Witmer New Members: Dan Efroymson (present); Michael Morell; Moed Gerveni New applications received: none Bob Billings Big Year Competition: Art McMorris All members are urged to sign up for this birding competition by March 31st,…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Feb 15, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club 7:32 PM Academy of Natural Sciences (Commons) Call To Order: President George Armistead Vice President: Linda Widdop Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. And, the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory was loudly approved by all after President Armistead exclaimed about it. Attendees: Members present; 31; Guests: 1 (Daniel Kobza) Reports from Council: DVOC Trustees’ Report for 2017: Chris Walters gave a summary account of the financial status…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – March 1, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:50pm Meteorological Note: The electrical power went out before the meeting could start, and we learned that the entire area was also without power—likely due to a Nor’easter called Storm Riley that was sweeping into Southeastern PA. So instead of holding the meeting in the BEES Conference Room on the 3rd floor, we moved down to the Commons so attendees who were grounded on the 1st floor due to the…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – March 15, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:30pm Call To Order: Marty Dellwo (filling in for Pres. George Armistead) VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees Members present; 36;  Guests: none identified Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Gregg Gorton New Members: Pamela Barton (who joins her husband, Michael Walter, in a household life membership); New applications received: none Bob Billings Big Year Competition: Linda Widdop The winner of this year’s competition, Debbie…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – April 5, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:36pm (in BEES Conf Rm) Call To Order: Marty Dellwo (filling in for Pres. George Armistead) VP: Linda Widdop;  Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees Members present; 37; Guests: 7–Jess Secrest, Becky Laboy, Kris Benarcik, Rick Stehlik, James Burlage, Bob Michener, Karen (Billings) Walter (daughter of Liz and Bob Billings) Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Bonnie Witmer New Members: Douglas Fry New…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – April 19, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:32pm (in Commons) Call To Order: George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop;  Secretary: Navin Sasikumar, filling in for Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees Members present: 25; Guests: 4 Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Bonnie Witmer New Members: Julie Greenberg, Kris Benarcik New applications received: none Field Trips: Linda Widdop Linda Widdop led a trip to Belleplain State Forest, Cape May County, NJ, that…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – May 3, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:36pm (in BEES Conf Rm) Call To Order: Acting President: Phil Witmer VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees: Members present: 23; Guests: Mark Greenberry Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Bonnie Witmer New Members: none New applications received: Mark Greenberry Cassinia: Matt Halley –>Please send any written submission to Matt for consideration by the December 31, 2018 deadline. Field Trips:…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – June 7, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Minutes for June 7, 2018 Time: 7:32pm (in BEES Conference Room) Call To Order: President: George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees: Members present: 25; Guests: Dave Sharp Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Bonnie Witmer New Members: none New applications received: none Cassinia: Matt Halley Please send your submission to Matt for consideration by the December 31, 2018 deadline.…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – May 17, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:38pm (in BEES Conf Rm) Call To Order: President: George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees: Members present: 22; Guests: John Lemonick, Bob Michener Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Bonnie Witmer New Members: none New applications received: none Cassinia: Matt Halley –>Please send any written submission to Matt for consideration by the December 31, 2018 deadline. Conservation Committee:…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Sept 20, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:37pm (in Commons) Call To Order: President: George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop (absent); Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees: Members present: 20; Guests: Lev Frid & Katie Eberhart Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Bonnie Witmer New Members: Olivia Snyder, Max Blaustein, Carl Marcus, John Lemonick, Jonathan Crawford, Ari Rice, George Gerton, Kelly Johnson New applications received: none Field Trips: Discovery Center at…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Oct 4, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:33pm (in BEEs Conf Rm) Call To Order: President: George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees: Members present: 38; Guests: Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Bonnie Witmer New Members: Alan Simon (present), Julie Greenberg, Ayyappan Nair New applications received: Emily Choudhry, Bob Michener (present) Field Trips: Haddington Woods, Cobbs Creek Park               …

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Oct 18, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:36pm (in Commons) Call To Order: President: Marty Dellwo (for George Armistead) VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees: Members present: 22; Guests: 2 Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Gregg Gorton (for Bonnie Witmer) New Members: Ayyappan Nair, Bob Michener, Katie and Geof Margo New applications received: Debra Wexler Conservation Committee Anne Bekker There will be a work day at…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Nov. 1, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:35pm (in BEES) Call To Order: President: Marty Dellwo (for George Armistead) VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees: Members present: 18; Guests: 2 Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Bonnie Witmer New Member: Joanne Woods Conservation Committee [Secretary’s choice to post below:] Note the ongoing planning for the renovation of FDR Park.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday, November…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Sept 13, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club SPECIAL MEETING in the LIBRARY of the ACADEMY: Witmer Stone’s “Bird Studies at Old Cape May,” sets 1, 2 & 3, plus other Related Items, including Original Art for the Book, Original Letters, some Witmer Stone-collected Specimens and a Lecture by Bill Uhrich Time: 7:30 This remarkable meeting was catalyzed by Bill Uhrich’s finding the third copy of Witmer Stone’s book (published in October, 1937),  which had been signed to Conrad…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Dec. 6, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:34pm (in BEES) Call To Order: President: George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees: Members present: 54; Guests: Geoff Veith, Ben & Elliott Dziedzic, Sheryl Johnson, Sara Busch, Ian Nauroth, Samantha Palhano, Liz Armistead, and Diane & Thomas Leonard Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Bonnie Witmer New Member: Brian Byrnes Nominating Committee: Art McMorris Slate of nominees for…

Gregg Gorton