LOUISIANA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
 
Minutes of the 2007 Fall Meeting
Cameron, Louisiana - Friday, October 26, 2007

President Bill Fontenot welcomed members and guests.

Bill thanked Marianna Primeaux and Judith O’Neale for organizing the meeting. He also acknowledged the help of Elouise Mullen, Roselie Overby, Judy Fruge and Joyce Bennett for help with registration and sales.

Bill introduced the officers and board of directors of LOS: President Bill Fontenot, Vice-President Nancy Menasco, Treasurer Judith O’Neale, Secretary Joelle Finley (not present), Past-President Karen Fay (not present), Board members Ed Wallace, Joan Brown and Jackie Duncan, and Jim Ingold (not present), JLO editor and Bob Hamilton (not present) LOS News Editor.

This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of the beginning of LOS and Bill welcomed James Stewart from The Woodlands, Texas. Jim joined LOS in 1953 and was President in 1958-1959.

Bill introduced tonight’s speaker, Dr. Vanessa L. Hunt, Assistant Professor of Vertebrate zoology at McNeese. Vanessa gave a very interesting program featuring artists influential in the history of Ornithology. Starting with Aristotle and ending with present day LSU associates, John O’Neill, Dan Lane and Doug Pratt.

Bill announced that Saturday’s field trip would be led by Ed Wallace and will leave from the parking lot of the Cameron Motel at 8:00 AM

Cyndi Sellers mentioned that the “no parking” signs on Hwy 27 are new ordinances and are being enforced. She also listed places that were open for food and gas in Cameron.

Bill announced to please turn in badges if you were not coming back Saturday night.

Bill bid everyone a good night and good birding. The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.

Submitted by Judith O’Neale, Treasurer

Minutes of the LOS Annual Meeting
Cameron, Louisiana - Saturday, October 27, 2007

President Bill Fontenot welcomed members and guests

Bill thanked Marianna Primeaux and Judith O’Neale for organizing the meeting. He also acknowledged the help of Elouise Mullen, Roselie Overby, Judy Fruge and Joyce Bennett for help with registration and sales.

Bill introduced the officers and board of directors of LOS: President Bill Fontenot, Vice-President Nancy Menasco, Treasurer Judith O’Neale, Secretary Joelle Finley (not present), Past-President Karen Fay (not present), Board members Ed Wallace, Joan Brown and Jackie Duncan, and Jim Ingold (not present), JLO editor and Bob Hamilton (not present) LOS News Editor.

This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of the beginning of LOS and Bill welcomed James Stewart from The Woodlands, Texas. Jim joined LOS in 1953 and was President in 1958-1959. Bill then asked other past presidents to stand. David Muth, Dan Purrington, Marty Guidry and Rosemary Seidler were acknowledged.

Bill presented the recommendations of the nominating committee Nancy Menasco, Joan Brown, Ed Wallace and Jackie Duncan.

LOS officers 2007-2008:
President Nancy Menasco
Vice President Linda Stewart Knight
Treasurer Judith O’Neale
Secretary Joelle Finley
North LA Board Member Joan Brown.
Bill asked if there were any nominations from the floor. There were none.
David Muth moved to accept the slate of officers as presented. Seconded. Motion passed with none opposed.

Bill introduced tonight’s speakers, Donna Dittmann and Steve Cardiff. Donna gave a slide program on the Chandeleur Islands and the storm impacts on the nesting birds. It was a good history of the islands and their rise and fall.

Vice President Nancy Menasco read the checklist with a total of 192 species seen in Cameron Parish on Saturday.

Judith O’Neale thanked Bill for his two years as President and gave him an Ivory-billed Woodpecker pin.

Marty Guidry asked people to send him names of people to be considered for the LOS awards next spring.

Eleven door prizes were given out, courtesy of the Cameron Parish Tourist Commission.

Meeting was adjourned and Bill requested that everyone turn in their name badges.

Submitted by Judith O’Neale, Treasurer

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