Kitsap Audubon's President - Sandy Bullock
Notice: No inspiring letter this month. President in shop for maintenance.
After a thorough inspection, at 75,000 plus miles, the verdict was, “engine still running well, but knees need to be replaced.” So for the last 2 weeks your president has been relegated to the bench, watching the rest of the team play. And from what I’ve heard, the team did an exceptional job on April 14th.
All seems to be going well, and I should back in the lineup for May. Thank you to all who gave the current officers a vote of confidence by returning them for a second term. Be sure to mark your calendars for the Kitsap Great Give on May 3rd, and the movie, THE MESSENGER on May 19th. More details follow in this issue.
Notes from the Board :
2015 recipient of the Kingfisher Award is:
Janine Schutt will be presented with the 2016 Kingfisher Award at the May meeting of Kitsap Audubon. The Kingfisher Award is Kitsap Audubon’s highest honor, and is awarded each year to an individual or couple for outstanding dedication and service to Kitsap Audubon and its mission for at least five years.
Janine has been an officer on the Board for five years, including two as President, two as Vice President, and one as Immediate Past President. She has also served for the last two years as Compiler for the annual Kitsap Audubon Christmas Bird Count. She has helped monitor and maintain the Seabeck Purple Martin colony, and has led bird walks for Girl Scout and Cub Scout groups, as well as given PowerPoint presentations on birds for local groups.
Janine has also served as a chapel volunteer at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor and the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women in Belfair, where she currently serves as Catholic Chaplain.
Janine is a skilled wildlife photographer
who has won recognition for her bird photos in the Kitsap Sun. Her upbeat
personality and enthusiasm never fail to buoy those around her.
The KINGFISHER AWARD is Kitsap Audubon Society’s annual recognition of the member or members who gave extraordinary effort to the KAS mission throughout the year. This award is given to a KAS member who has been an active supporter of KAS for at least five years and has been an advocate for the environment and wildlife.
Put on those thinking caps! The KINGFISHER Award Committee welcomes your suggestions for next year's recipient of KAS's highest honor. This award, to be presented at our annual general membership dinner meeting in May, honors a KAS member who has a history of volunteer excellence with our organization. To be considered, the candidate should have demonstrated the following characteristics:
Please submit any suggestions for the Kingfisher Award to the email@example.com. Many people work very hard to make KAS the great chapter it is, and we want no one to be overlooked. Thanks! We appreciate your help.
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