Southeast Volusia Audubon Society, P.O. Box 46, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170;

April 2018 Prez Sez


It’s that time of year again when I ask for help from the members of the club.  People who have been in office for many years, would like a respite.  I know the Treasurer and Secretary would like to be replaced.  And believe me, for the last couple of years since the the filling of critical positions such as VP, Publicity Chair, Program Chair, etc, we have met under John’s leadership, to try to cultivate new, active members for the club, who might become board members in the future.  It has not been as productive as we would have hoped, but we are still actively working on it. 

In the meantime, there are still jobs that need to be done that do not necessarily devolve from a position on the board.  For example:

Coordinate Tomoka Science Fair

Coordinate Christmas Bird Counts and shorebird counts

Coordinate Lagoonacy and Turtle Day

Member of the Florida Shorebird Alliance involving Colonial  nesting surveys {pelicans), rooftop surveys (Least Terns) and four to five meetings per year

Membership chair, input new member checks.

Outreach programs: Birds of the Beach and Birds of Indian River Lagoon presentations at local libraries and Daytona Beach Breakers Park; Know Your Island beach bird walks from Myrtle Avenue Park under auspices of city of NSB. Even though I love doing these, it would be a relief to have a backup for some of them.

Though these don’t sound like a lot, when added to the normal requirements like newsletter editor (eSkimmer News), blog, website, reports to National Audubon, Prez Sez and meeting preps, I work an average of 40 hours per month throughout the year for the club. 

I would really appreciate a little help.  Please choose one or two of these tasks to take on. Please become an active member.