The Annual Meeting drew a big crowd to the refuge headquarters on Saturday March 24. The Deputy Regional Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Mark Musaus, was among the visitors. Thanks to all the Annual Meeting volunteers and to Michelle Pearson and Sean Dowie for photos.
The Welcome Team had revamped the sign-in process and it went smoothly, with few bottlenecks this year. Forty-five members joined or renewed their memberships that day bringing the membership total for 2012 to 220, compared to 210 at the end of last year.
The HUGE Silent Auction was a great success and brought in almost $1200, as well as generating lots of fun and competition. Special thanks to Donna Bushnell for taking the lead on the auction. Thanks to all the Silent Auction donors.
We all missed Chef Kenny's cooking, but the catered part of the meal provided by Ada Blue Cafe was praised by all. Many, many members contributed to the Pot Luck side dishes and desserts, making the meal a definite highlight.
If you missed it...you missed a good time. Mark your calendar for next March!