Silent Auction, CBCs, and a Potluck at the December Meeting!

We have a lot going on at the TVAS December Member's Meeting, held in the Anderson classroom (in the Butterfly house) of the Huntsville Botanical Gardens on December 1st at 6:30. First, Lisa Gardner will give a brief talk on the Christmas Bird Count and we will provide sign-up sheets for people who wish to participate. Then Lizzie Condon, program coordinator for the International Crane Foundation's Keep Whooping Cranes Safe program, will give a brief talk about Whooping Cranes in north Alabama and what is being done to raise awareness of this elegant and endangered species. 

Next, we will host our first Silent Fundraising Auction, and will have many interesting donated items for you to bid on. We are calling for donated items as well! If you have something to donate, please bring it with you between 5 and 6pm, as we are setting up! Teaser: four framed, signed and numbered copies of Federal Duck Stamp prints that will be up for auction! Starting bid for each will be $50 - they are gorgeous! We will have donations from local organizations, such as Wild Birds, Unlimited, as well. Please come!

  1. RW43 1976 FEDERAL DUCK STAMP PRINT CANADA GEESE by Alderson Magee
  2. RW45 1978 FEDERAL DUCK STAMP PRINT HOODED MERGANSER by Albert Gilbert
  3. RW44 1977 FEDERAL DUCK STAMP PRINT ROSS' GEESE by Martin Murk
  4. 1975 FEDERAL DUCK STAMP PRINT, CANVASBACK by JAMES FISHER

Our educational and conservation activities depend on the dedication of our volunteers and the amount of funds we have available to carry out our agenda. Funds raised from the silent auction will go toward getting our education programs off the ground, as well as establishing our website and future publication(s) (print and e-newsletters).  

Additionally, this will be our first holiday potluck! Please bring a favorite dish to share, and any birding stories you would like to share as well. Contribute to the potluck!  http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=VTOI0988

With your help, there will be great food, friendship, and lots of great items to bid on. We already have some great items donated! Join us for all the activities!