VOLUME XXI, NO. 12
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MINUTES, REGULAR MEETING, ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, APRIL 5, 1973
Chairman Marilyn Crane called the meeting to order at 7:35 P.M.
The Treasurer's Report, February 1, 1973 to March 31, 1973, showed
total receipts of $37.58, disbursements of $52,59, and a balance of
$350.80, and was accepted as read. Members were encouraged to bring
their scrap aluminum to our meetings regularly.
Margaret Jones announced that 46 members were present, and she introduced our three guests. Miss Crane welcomed our guests and invited
them to join us.
Motion was properly made, seconded and carried that the reading of the
Minutes of the February Meeting, as corrected, be dispensed with, the
Minutes having been printed in THE SPOONBILL.
Our Chairman announced that the Annual Spring Picnic, usually held in
June, had been scheduled for Sunday, May 6, at Mary Tigner's place in
Dayton, Mary has invited us to come as early as we please and stay as
late as we like. She will furnish drinks and dessert. Instructions
on how to reach her place may be obtained from Marilyn Crane or found
in THE SPOONBILL.
It was reported that Mr, and Mrs. Paul Nimmons have been attending a
number of meetings relative to Armand Bayou and were this evening
attending such a meeting at Clear Lake.
Ewall C, Bradley reported that he had talked with the President of the
Chamber of Commerce, asking them if they would like to publish our
checklist. The President said that if we would get him all the facts
on how much it would cost and the number of copies to be printed,
together with any other pertinent details, he would present the matter
to the Chamber's Board. It was agreed that we would assemble the
requested information, which Mr. Bradley would then forward to the
President of the Chamber of Commerce.
Attention was called to the article in the Houston POST on the recent
oil spill in the Ship Channel, which featured the work Linda Snyder
and others were doing to rescue oiled birds. It was agreed that OG
would write the Parks & Wildlife Department to inquire if they had any
plans or authority to aid in this rescue work in the future.
Margaret Jones reported that OG had been invited to help identify the
birds, their habitat and food supply along some nature trails to be
constructed near Tomball. Additional details will be printed in THE
Melba Drake relayed Dr. Pat Sullivan's donation of two prints of
Audubon's cardinals, which were found among her mother's effects. It
was decided to have the prints, which are quite old, appraised. If
the prints are purchased, the money received will be donated to OG by
Dr. Sullivan. Anyone interested in buying them should contact Melba.