Officers, Chairs & Directors – 2012-2013
President Gene Huggins
Vice-President Paul Richardson
Secretary David Nash
Treasurer Whitni Smith
Membership Whitni Smith
Conservation Maryanne Adams
Education Kim Farrell
Programs Tim McCoy
Derby Hill Ken Karwowski and Dave Muir
Birdathon Ken & Rose Burdick
Invasives George Spak
Field Trips Paul Richardson
Communications Thomas Riley
Development Gerry Smith
Editor Julie Covey
Directors Maryanne Adams, Niles Brown, Rose DeNeve, Kim Farrell, Ken Karwowski, Tim McCoy, Jason Mauro, David Perrin, Thomas Riley, Gerry Smith.
Honorary Directors Dorothy Crumb, Bob & Ellie Long, Marge Rusk
Bob and Ellie Long Honored
In March, 2012 Bob and Ellie Long received the Norman I. Stotz Award from the Audubon Council of New York State for extraordinary volunteer service on behalf of the Audubon Society and the environment.
With over 40 years of active participation in the chapter Bob and Ellie have been recognized for their exemplary leadership and dedication.
Bob served four terms as Vice-president and three terms as President of Onondaga Audubon. In addition he served as editor of The Kestrel newsletter for eight years. His leadership was instrumental in establishing the first Walk-a-thon for Save the County in 1972; the establishment of a board of managers for Derby Hill Bird Observatory in 1981; and the organization of a management committee for Noyes Sanctuary in 1994. Ellie served as President of the chapter from 1987 to 1989.
As editor of The Kestrel Bob initiated a series of birding hot spot articles and conservation issue editorials that ranged from local waste management challenges to the need for protection of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.
Both Bob and Ellie served on the board of directors for years and were always willing to take on any number of tasks running a chapter required. Bob and Ellie continue to provide guidance and inspiration to the chapter. We applaud them for this honor, it is well deserved.
Onondaga Audubon Service Area
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