A hearty Friends group Thanks! to all of you who made the 4th General Membership Meeting such a success.
First, thanks to our Guest Speaker Giff Beaton for his fascinating talk on animal migration. Be sure to pick up one of his signed books at The Gator Hole.
Thanks also to Project leader Jane Griess for her detailed report on the past year's activities on our refuges and about future plans.
The meeting could not have happened without the efforts of Friends members Dot Bambach (door prizes), Pat Metz and Connie Terrell (refreshments), John Edman (Info desk and The Gator Hole), and Allyn Schneider (registration table). Refuge Ranger Amy Ochoa came in on her day off to help at The Gator Hole. RV volunteers Arnie and Ellie Weisbrot were everywhere, it seemed. We'll miss you guys!
Our door prizes are always a hit with attendees. Thanks to Dot Bambach, Lindsay Coldiron, Mike Chapman, Connie and Dale Terrell, Dr Dennis Forsythe, Peter Range, and Kimberley Hayes for donating their time and expertise for the tours. Thanks also to Lydia Thompson for donating the beautiful etching.
Hope to see you all at our 5th Annual meeting next March!