2014 Youth Birding Scholarship Award Winner

The Youth Birding Committee and Scholarship Subcommittee have made their selection for the Adam J. Sabatine Memorial Scholarship Award.

We have selected James (Jay) Haley Familetti to be the recipient of the 2014 scholarship award. James has a great biography. He has 13 years of childhood energy and his passion for birding and bird related activities is deep and unyielding. You’ll learn more about James and his birding at the ceremony for this scholarship.

We will celebrate his accomplishments that deemed him worthy of this newest DVOC scholarship award at our SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014 Informal meeting of the DVOC at Green Lane Park, Snyder & Deep Creek Roads, Green Lane, PA 18054 at 3:00PM.

Mr. David Sabatine, the father of the late Adam J. Sabatine for whom this scholarship award was named, will do the honors of making the presentation.

During this delightful celebratory day, we will start with field trips led by local birders of Green Lane Park and the surrounding vicinity. The field trips will be led by Paul Guris, Andy Curtis, and others familiar with the area.

We’ll meet in the parking lot at the Green Lane Park on Snyder Rd, off of Deep Creek Rd, at 7:00AM. Coffee, donuts, and muffins will be available for sale to help fuel this day of fundraising for the scholarship fund and the annual photo contest.

At 3:00PM everyone will return to the pavilion to meet and greet James and his parents, and to meet with David Sabatine the proud father of a passionate birder that we lost to diabetes in 2012.

Youth birding committee members and photo contest judges will be selling hoagies, chips, candy, popcorn, soda, water, and other beverages, as well as gourmet baked goodies by Queen Bee Bakery in Manayunk (Anita & Paul’s pastry chef niece). All items for sale will be priced reasonably, and we hope you’ll ask friends to join you for this celebration. All profits will be donated to the scholarship fund and the annual photo contest. There will be no helium balloons at this event to prevent any possible bird injury.

We will expect to see you all at the Green Lane Pavilion on August 9th, 2014 for a Green Lane Day of Birding, and Fun! Afterwards, we can continue the party at the local Harleysville Bar – The Butcher & Barkeep. It will be a DVOC day and night to remember for sure!