2019 Minutes

Minutes – Jan. 3, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Location: Discovery Center Time: 6:30 pm  –  Members enjoyed food and beverages from the potluck 7:30 pm – Formal meeting Call To Order: President: George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Navin Sasikumar (covering for Gregg Gorton) Attendees: Members present: 57 George Armistead talks about the history of the East Park reservoir and how the Discovery Center came to be. Linda Widdop traces the location of the Annual Meeting over the years…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – Dec. 20, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:37pm (in BEES) Call To Order: President: George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees: Members present: 33; Guests: Maya Langer Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: none Nominating Committee: Barbara Granger: First, Barbara graciously acknowledged the hard work of all the officers this past year. Slate of nominees for Officer positions: George Armistead, President           …

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Jan. 17, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:36pm Call To Order: President: Marty Dellwo (for George Armistead) VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 26; 1 guest: Sena Singer Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership: Gregg Gorton (for Bonnie Witmer) New Members: Maya Langer (present), James & Candace Fritz, Bernard Foy Report for 2018: The club took in 30 new members in 2018.  Just over half of those are women. Four memberships were “household”…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Feb. 7, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:30pm Call To Order: President: George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 27; three guests: Susan Peterlin, Barbara Nevin, Eva Marie Shahade Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer New Members: Matt Hardy, Janie Hill, Kevin Burkoff New Membership Application Received: Islam Naimul Field Trips: Linda Widdop West Laurel Hill Cemetery February 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd,…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Feb. 21, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:35pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: George Armistead/Gregg Gorton; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 33; four guests: Ross and Melissa Gallardy, Maria Miller, Candice Detore.  Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer New Members: Islam Naimul New Membership Application Received: Rob Fergus Conservation:  Anne Bekker: Please alert her or Holger Pflicke to any local place that you have conservation concerns about, so the committee can consider…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – April 4, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:36pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 33; no guests Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer New applicant: Mr. Leor Veleanu New Members: Liam Hart and Carol Weisl Field Trips: Linda Widdop Cape May Area BirdwalkMeet at Concrete Ship (USS Atlantus – western terminus of Sunset Blvd.)April 06, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm500 Sunset Blvd, Cape May,…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – April 18, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:34pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 54; 16 guests: Mariel Taggart, Ray Codair, Eileen Ming, Seamus Hood, John Hill, Jessica Thomas, Steve Verde, Michael Rodes, Rachael Small, Susan Lindee, Valerie F., Breanne McGovern, Isaac Murphy, Sara Busch, Mike Hemcher Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Gregg Gorton (for Bonnie Witmer) New member: Mr. Leor Veleanu New applicant: Eva Marie Shahade…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – May 2, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:36pm Call To Order: President: Marty Dellwo (for George Armistead)VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 20; guests: Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer New member: Eva Marie Shahade (present with her niece, Janey) New applicant: Carol Haufler; Carol Beam Field Trips: Linda Widdop Discovery Center Bird Walk May 4, [email protected] Leader: TBA John Heinz NWR Bird Walk May 4, [email protected]:00 am–12:00pm Leader: Gregg Gorton…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – May 16, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:35pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 51; guests: 7 – A. Susan Harrison, Luc & Therese Jacobs, Jeanne Fritz, Clyde & Donna Younkin, Liz Billings Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Phil Witmer (for Bonnie Witmer) New members: Carol Beam, Eva Preston, Liz Pettit Applicants: Vernon LaVia, Bull Gervasi Field Trips: Linda Widdop Discovery Center Bird Walks May 19, June…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – June 6, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:34pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 35; guests: Sara Busch, Will Bassett, Joel Wolfram, Georgia Spangenberg, Felipe & Silvia Garcia (Tori Sindlinger’s Grandparents), Jessica Im, Dan Conway Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer New members: Edwin Coyle, Vernon La Via, Bull Gervasi Applicants: none Field Trips: Linda Widdop Discovery Center Bird Walks June 8 and June 22, [email protected]

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Sept 19, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:41pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 50; guests: Ross & Melissa Gallardy, William Bassett, Jonathan Volinsky Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer New members: Stephanie & Mark Griffin, Peg Shaw, Nilesh Patel, Sarah Cleary, Joseph Timoney Jr. Nilesh was the only one present, and he was welcomed. Applicants: Ian Schramm Field Trips: Linda Widdop Fall Migration Walk Henry…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Oct 3, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:40pm Call To Order: President: George Armistead(with VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton) Attendees: Members present: 30; guests: William Bassett, Rachel Adler Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Linda Widdop New members: Ian Schramm (who was present and warmly welcomed) Applicants: None Field Trips: Linda Widdop Pennypack Park Walk Oct 6, [email protected]:30am 8600 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA Leader: Holger Pflicke If gate is not open, you can park along…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Oct 17, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:30pm Call To Order: President: Marty Dellwo subbing for George Armistead(with VP: Linda Widdop; ) Attendees: Members present: 23; Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Linda Widdop on behalf of Bonnie Witmer New member – Kuenhi Tsai in attendance New applicant – Richard Ziegler Conservation Committee – Anne Bekker Need nominations for Rosalee Edge Award – for a non-member doing conservation work. 2 nominees so far. Deadline is today…

Linda Widdop

Minutes – Nov 7, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:38pm Call To Order: President: Phil Witmer (subbing for George Armistead)VP & Secretary: Gregg Gorton (subbing for Linda Widdop) Attendees: Members present: 33; guests present: 5 (Karyl Weber, Rich Horwitz, Amanda Dey, Lanny Niles, Janet Lippincott) Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer New member – Rich Ziegler New applicant – none Conservation Committee – Anne Bekker Nothing to report Field Trips: Barb Bassett Glen Foerd On the…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Dec 5, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:36pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 47; guests present: 2 (Dieter Schifferli, Randall Sindlinger) Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer New members: Tom Johnson, Owen Sindler, Barlow Herbst New applicants: Daniel Long, Chris Richter Conservation: Nothing to report Nominating: Art McMorris Slate of Nominees for 2020-2021 President – Linda Widdop; VP – Gregg Gorton; Secretary – Barb Bassett;…

Gregg Gorton

Minutes – Oct 17, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:30pm Call To Order: President: Marty Dellwo subbing for George Armistead(with VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Linda Widdop subbing for Gregg Gorton) Attendees: Members present: 23; Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Linda Widdop on behalf of Bonnie Witmer New member – Kuenhi Tsai in attendance New applicant – Richard Ziegler Conservation Committee – Anne Bekker Need nominations for Rosalee Edge Award – for a non-member doing conservation work. 2…

Gregg Gorton