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PUBLISHED BY,THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB. HOUSTON, TEXAS
MINUTES, REGULAR MEETING. ORNITHOLOGY, GROUP. :;Jrfo&UST 3. 197%-y
Marilyn Crane, Chairman, called the meeting to esj&er at ?*35 P.M.
Approved as read were-the ml-nV.es of'%$e June- 3, 1972|cifleetifi.t?£"J
The Treasurer's Report for tfie^-Siod June !3%b July 3l,a4.^_,&,__.s'i:0
accepted as read.. It showed receipts of_il!Ir0.83j, disbursements of
149.08, and balafi!c_Eoh hand°_'f $394.B5. MelblrrDrake commented9(-hat
expenses for publishing the SPOONBILL have hit rockv-W-%__i!, thanks to t
T. Paul Joneses, who are rpun-n-ing the copies on the. mimeograph machine.
On behalf of the Group, she-^e^ress__*^prex!ia'»-n?if_-'' the work they
are doing. Melba also mentioned that we were running low on Gwen
Frostic stationery*-; Motion was made and seconded that Miss Drake be
authorized to reorder the s'tatrJamery, to befspld aV,-_. profit for the
benefit oJB.'.the Group. Motion mferried.. / */,'v.
Pat Sullivan reported thatefthe libraryiwasi;fche recipient of a number of
new slides, 40 of which she proeeeded.-4o^sS-ow, asjte_*jg everyone to
identify as many as possible. -Paul l&mmonaL. who. .identified 23, was
awarded a rtiadrunner armpatch. She a_ra6(,'f^o>mcOTAxha.t two books were
out on loan" from our library-ionS*-,
Melba Drake called attention, to the rear of the room where an enlargeme
of one of Marilyn Crane*snsllSes was'on display*;v ■
A brief*'discussion was held, concerning the vast numbers of Purple Marti
that are roosting at the Rof__* Haas chemical plant1 En the LaPorte Road
Linda Snyder said that she estimated their numbers-'tS run from 65,000
to 100,000 and speculated that most of them were.*tgigrants.
Margaret Anderson announced that no rare birds had been reported receni
She requested that if anyone wished his name ad-Jed to or delete*, ■''from
the Rare Bird Alert to l$6»t her know after the meeting. MjR^tame's F.
Murray reported what he termed a rajRe. occurrence ratheiVHshan a rare
bird: namely, the singing of a Woo_M_tS_f_!sh during a;rain .instead of
following a rain. bcl.J-tyi;
A number of guests were introduced during the evening and accorded a
warm welcome by our Chairman, who invited them to come again and to
consider joining the Group.
Xt was announced that the aluminum'din.ve was on again. For the benefi
of guests and new members, Marilyn explained that we have been colled
scrap aluminum cans and other containers to rais^. money for our Group
and to help clean up ii&e^ ^environment.
Harry Brister reported that Friehdswood has arranged.'^yfe^CaTl Aikin
to make a four-seasons survey of the birj-GLife air Armand's Bayou, whicl
many birders feel will be inadequate^.' Mr. Br&irefr'%aid that O'dFis stj
trying to get permission to j_ake a e^jryey as frequently ;jas every othei
weekend, so as to make a che'cglist "rff.,,^ff;.<&ffifc?,~!ff this cannot be woi
out, Harry;", suggested that we might'^ye?m resoj^t to a perimeter surve
A number of OG members have agiee'd to participate, ^ffee said.
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