Held on February 4 at Las Cascadas Restaurant near the Wilson Botanical Garden from noon to about 2:30pm, the Annual Meeting of the San Vito Bird Club for 2012 was attended by 30 members—an all-time high turnout!
Business transacted during the formal part of the meeting included approval of a revised version of the Bylaws and election of a new slate of Executive Committee members for the year as follows: Alison Olivieri, President; Kate Desvenain, Vice President; Lydia Vogt, Secretary, and Fred Schroeder, Treasurer.
Alison Olivieri then made a Special Presentation to the retiring Vice President, Julie Girard, who has served tirelessly and enthusiastically since the Club was founded in 2006—a gift of a tile-framed mirror wrapped in custom-printed paper handmade by member Gail Hull.
At the conclusion of the formal business portion of the meeting, attendees were treated to two slide-shows: a presentation by the new Vice President, Kate Desvenain, about her trip to a Bird Banding Workshop in a remote region of Peru called Madre de Dios in November 2011; and a preview of this website by Communications Committee chairman, Harry Hull.
Lunch at the meeting was delicious, thanks to the entire Las Cascadas crew led by George Alcott; and we were all delighted to welcome the youngest “junior member” of the San Vito Bird Club, Mikaela Esquivel Chinchilla, daughter of Heysen Esquivel and Nancy Chinchilla Rosales!