Lake Erie Bird Club
Members of the Lake Erie Bird Club will participate in the annual Buffalo Ornithological Society fall count on Sunday. They will be counting birds in Northern Chautauqua County. Joanne Goetz will serve as compiler for their count.
Twenty-eight members attended the September meeting conducted by Ray Budniewski. Terry Mahoney reported on the Ripley Hawk Watch and encouraged everyone to watch for golden eagles. Members reported sightings of bald eagles in the area. Carol Hardenburg reported on the clay-colored sparrows that nested in her area of Portland. Several turkey vultures are being observed around the Dunkirk power plant.
Nancy Stock of Forestville presented the exciting program for the evening on her mountain climbing adventure to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. She described the equipment she needed and the activities for each day, including the work done by the many porters. Everyone enjoyed her Power Point presentation. Ann Beebe and Chris Budniewski provided refreshments for the meeting.
John and Beverly Ruska recently attended the New York State Bluebird Society fall meeting held in Auburn. Tom and Joanne Goetz attended the New York State Ornithological Association annual meeting held in Owego. Dr. Kevin McGowan of Cornell's Lab of Ornithology presented the program for the meeting, "A Real Murder of Crows: Life, Love and Treachery in Your Own Backyard."
The next meeting of the club is Monday at 7:30 p.m. at BOCES, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Diane Clark and Bill Moran, directors of Greystone Nature Preserve, will present the program, "Alaska: Up Close and Personal." All are welcome to attend. For information about club activities, call 673-1627.
John T. Murray VFW Ladies Auxiliary
The John T. Murray VFW Ladies Auxiliary met recently for a meeting. An informal meeting was held and discussion about the upcoming fall conference was discussed.
Sisters are reminded of the items needed for fall conference, train items (anything to do with trains) as the club is are "all aboard for our veterans," flat Christmas ornaments so they can be mailed in envelopes, scratch off tickets and canned food are needed. If unable attend the meeting, these items may be dropped off at the post during operating hours. Members may also contact Rhonda and she will pick items up.
The next meeting will be held on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the post. All sisters are encouraged to attend.