I wanted to give out an introduction to the blog, and some announcements regarding changes and additions to club infrastructure.
This blog will serve as an outlet for those interested in the events, field trips, and other activities of our club. Field trip reports will be posted here after official club trips take place. Ezra Staengl will be in charge of maintaining this blog as part of his new duties as Club Journalist (see the announcements section for more details on the new youth leadership positions). Anyone wishing to contribute material for this blog should contact Ezra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. We will be increasing the frequency of club meetings to once a month! Every first Saturday, of every month, we will have a meeting, just as we have had in the past, at the education building at Ivy Creek, at 9:30 AM. Our next meeting is October 7th.
2. Eve Gaige has stepped down from her position of adult coordinator. She has offered to continue to help with club activities when available. With that, we now welcome Joanna Salidis (Ezra and Theo's mother) to the adult leadership of the club!
3. We welcome Ezra Staengl to the youth leadership position of Club Journalist! Ezra's job will be to maintain the reactivated Club Blog, to ensure field trip reports are posted there after each field trip, and to write about the club for local editorials and publications.
4. We welcome Logan Anderson to the position of Youth Outreach Coordinator! Logan's job will be to coordinate outreach initiatives, visits to other organizations, community events, and other such activities outside of field trips.
I can't wait to see what else we can accomplish together as a club! Please feel free to contact Mary, Ezra, or I with questions or comments regarding the blog, or any of the above items. We have planned many exciting field trips for this Fall - you can check them out on our field trip page. Stay tuned for a trip report from the Club's shorebird trip to Staunton River State Park, in southern Virginia.