The September 4 board meeting was held on Bob Lopp’s deck.
Kathy Ross, Bob Lee, Mike Fanning, Bob Lopp, Gail Linne, and Gael Bissell were all approved for one year terms. Sadly, Barb Summer has resigned from the board but will continue to be involved.
Currently Flathead Audubon has about 400 members.
The upcoming Birds of Prey Festival and Hawk Watch training were discussed.
Flathead Audubon received a $500 grant from the Whitefish Credit Union and a $1500 grant from the Maki Foundation to underwrite expenses. The Maki grant stipulated that there be a presence at the festival to allow people to receive information about the changes in the Migratory Bird Act.
At the MT Wings Over the Big Sky Festival, Lewis Young received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Steve Gniadek received the Conservationist of the Year Award and Denny Olson was honored with the Educator of the Year Award.
The festival dessert auction netted $2600 for FAS. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the festival such a big success.