2021 Officers, Councilors, and Fellows

The election of DVOC officers and councilors is held each year at the “Annual Members’ Meeting” each January. The results of the election held at the January 7 2021 meeting are as follows:

Officers (for 1-year terms)

President: Linda Widdop
Vice President: Gregg Gorton
Secretary: Barbara Bassett
Treasurer: Martin Dellwo

Councilors-at-Large (for 3-year terms)

Linda Timlin
Mike Walter

DVOC congratulates the elected officers and councilors, and thanks retiring councilors Lauren Diamond and Rob Bierregaard and continuing councilors Anne Bekker, Brian Quindlen, Katrina Rakowski and Dan Efroymson for their service to the club.

Honorary members and Fellows were also announced at the meeting:

Honorary Member

Harry Armistead: Harry has compiled results of the Cape Charles, Va., Christmas Count for 48 years and has organized 131 migration counts at Blackwater NWR, Va. He was a regional editor for American Birds for 15 years (1979-1993), Book Review Editor for Birding magazine from its founding in 1968 until 1981, and he continues to pen superb book reviews for Birding, the ABA Blog, and other outlets. In fact, the current issue of Birding features one of his reviews and his photo is there among the issue’s authors, which is an unusual honor for a book reviewer: https://www.aba.org/the-great-global-quest-for-penguins/. For many more of his reviews, see: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?authorName=Henry%20T.%20Armistead.


Dan Efroymson – for commitment to Council and assisting in various capacities
Brian Quindlen – for commitment to Council, working with Youth Birding committee and various youth activities
Linda Timlin – for assisting with meetings, photo documenting meetings and banquets. She is also nominated to Council starting in January
Judy Stepenaskie – for commitment to Conservation Committee at DVOC and other clubs, work with Peregrine project and other volunteer involvement
Stephen Maciejewski – for his commitment to building collision documentation working mostly alone and tirelessly to retrieve and document dead birds in Center City Philadelphia

DVOC congratulates Harry Armistead, and all the new Fellows for their service to the club.