[nfbmi-talk] {Disarmed} Re: [nfbmi-talkMichigan Owl night-Birding by Ear2011

Donna Posont donnabutterfly50 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 15:05:12 UTC 2011

The 2011 class "Birding by Ear" will be meeting for the first time this year 
on Febuary 19 at the Environmental Interpretive Center in Dearborn, 
Michigan.  We will be studying winter birds such as the black capped 
chickadee and the northern cardinal. We have the privilege of enjoying these 
friends through the winter as they prepare for their noisy spring mating 
season. In order to properly kick off our new year of birding we are 
planning a special trip this Saturday to Nature Discovery in Williamston, 
Michigan. We will be learning about the Michigan owls and for a special 
treat, walking into the evening woods to interact with screech owls or 
whatever the night woods brings forth. The group has been kept small for 
obvious reason, but if you are still interested in joining us we have room 
for a couple more bird brains. Please contact me if you wish to attend the 
Michigan Owl night. Thanks for your interest and happy birding, Donna Posont
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Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Minutes state board meeting 1/20/2011

> Minutes state board meeting 1/20/2011
> By Michael Powell
> First vice president Michael Powell called the teleconference state board
> meeting to order at 8:41 Pm.    Board members present were Michael Powell,
> Treasurer Mary Wurtzel, Dave Robinson, Marcus Simmons, Donna Posont and
> President Larry Posont, who checked into the meeting briefly while on a
> train trip back home.
> The minutes from the previous meeting had been sent out and Dave Robinson
> made the motion to approve and the motion passed.
> Mary Wurtzel gave the treasurer's report.  We have $3,209.94 in our
> affiliate account.  We received $2,070     in the form of a grant donation
> that is to be deposited into the account as soon as all the signature 
> cards
> involved in the latest transfer of officers have been filed.  This will 
> give
> us a total of $5,289.94 in the affiliate account.  Marcus Simmons made the
> motion to approve and the treasurer's report was accepted.
> Other members and visitors on the phone with us were invited to introduce
> themselves.  There were about four or five others on line with us.
> Michael Powell gave a brief presidential report from information provided 
> by
> President Larry Posont.  We received a letter from President Maurer 
> thanking
> us for the donation we sent to our national office from the bequest we had
> received.  Dave Robinson asked if we received the informational packet
> concerning applying to be an exhibitor at our national convention.
> Michael Powell commented that he did see the email concerning it and
> believed that president Posont had all the necessary information, but 
> would
> double check to make sure.
> We then briefly discussed some of the details concerning the Washington
> seminar.
> Michael Powell gave a quick Newsline update.  He reported that he worked
> with Georgia Kitchen on the Newsline website learning to add and delete
> items as needed for our information channel as he will be helping with 
> this
> aspect of the service.  We also discussed some ideas regarding future
> funding of Newsline and letting our legislators know about it in any 
> packets
> we prepare in introducing them to our organization and the issues we are
> most concerned with.
> There was then a discussion of the email that had been sent out by John
> Scott concerning the proposed contract involving arrangements for bus
> transportation for our affiliate to national convention.  President Posont
> requests that all chapter presidents pole their members and have a report
> ready for our February 12 state board meeting so we can gage the amount of
> interest there is in this in order to make a final decision and pursue
> further as needed.
> The proposed contract would provide a 55 passenger bus at a cost of 
> $7,000.
> Dave Robinson then outlined some of the arrangements for the February 12
> state board meeting.  It will be held at the Guyer community center in
> Lansing, 2400 Hall Street from 11: am to 4: pm.  Lunch will be provided 
> with
> our usual arrangement of $5 per person.
> Under new business Mary Wurtzel reported that there was a meeting of the C 
> I
> C and that Fred Wurtzel could give a report on it at the February 12
> meeting.  Michael Powell reported that our membership committee chaired by
> Kim Mohnke had its first meeting and that a report would also be given on
> that at the February meeting.  Dave Robinson told us that as one of our
> members has moved to an area where there is no local chapter she would
> definitely be interested in working with us on coordinating and developing
> our members at large chapter.
> There was no further business.  We set a tentative time of February 3, at
> 8:30 pm for our next teleconference as our members should be back from
> Washington seminar.  Check your Emails for further details.
> Dave then made the motion to adjourn and Marcus seconded and the meeting
> adjourned at 9:15 PM.
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