2022 Annual Banquet

November 17th

Congratulations to Lauren Diamond for putting together such a memorable event.

Around 60 people registered for the first in-person Annual Banquet since the start of the pandemic. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the good food and camaraderie.

Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton

8:00 pm – Gregg welcomed all to the banquet and introduced the officers and council. A special thanks went to Lauren Diamond for all her work setting up the banquet. His opening remarks included thoughts about the value and diversity of the club …

… and introduced long-time members of the club…

… and mourned those we lost in the last year.

He also thanked Lauren and others who made the banquet possible this year.


Congratulations to our award winners!

The Rosalie Edge Conservation Award, is given to non-DVOC members, not necessarily a part of the birding community, in recognition of work done that has made a significant contribution to conservation of the environment. The award was presented to Chloe Cerwinka for her work in raising awareness of bird-window collisions and making the University of Pennsylvania’s campus a national model in the creation of bird-friendly habitat.

The Witmer Stone Award, for the best publication which embodies the results of ornithological research not undertaken in the course of professional duties, was given to Holly Merker for Ornitherapy.

The Julian Potter Award is given to one or more DVOC members who have made an outstanding contribution to Field Ornithology. This year’s award was given to Nate Rice who couldn’t be present in person to collect the award because he was in Jamaica doing fieldwork.

Annual Photography Contest

Remember the meeting on December 15th will be the annual photography presentation. All photos will be displayed. The LAST date that photos can be submitted is Friday, Nov. 20th at 11:59pm. Don’t delay!

Evening ProgramThe Great, Amazing, Wonderful Birds of the World Trivia Quiz

This year’s banquet presenter was Mark Garland. This year’s “talk” was unique – it was an interactive trivia quiz with postcard prizes for participants who won each round. Everyone had a lot of fun playing along.


After the presentation, the meeting was adjourned. Some of us went to For Pete’s Sake after the banquet for drinks.