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"The Eighty-First Annual Meeting," from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1982) 50(2).


Copyright 1982, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


The first two thirds of May 1982 were much wetter than usual in Nebraska, and many of the people coming to the meeting drove in rain Friday until they got to within 150 miles or so of Chadron, and after they got home after the meeting encountered rainy weather again. But 21 and 22 May were dry and sunny in the meeting area. There was the usual get-together Friday night, at the meeting headquarters at Camp Norwesca, just south of Chadron State Park. At the business meeting Saturday afternoon the following officers were elected: Mrs. Ruth Green, Bellevue, president; Mr. Gary Lingle, Grand Island, vice president; Mrs. Emma Johnson, Omaha, secretary; Mrs. Jack Shafer, Wood River, treasurer; Dr. Neva Pruess, Lincoln, librarian, and Dr. R. G. Cortelyou, Omaha, editor. It was decided to hold the fall meeting at Halsey if a week end there was available, and to hold the next Annual Meeting at Lincoln. An increase in dues was discussed, but no action could be taken because proper notice had not been given before the meeting. It was suggested that a change in the by-laws on this point be submitted to mail vote. Sixty-seven people registered for the meeting, and 78, including guests and visitors, were at the banquet, after which Les Baylor, S.D. School of Mines, showed slides to illustrate his talk on "Fun with Birds in Photography". The directors decided that the Whitetailed Kite (NBR 50: 10) was the best bird recently reported. Dr. Pruess had brought out from the archives three photographs, one being of those at the Chadron meeting in 1960. Of the 63 in the picture, 10 were present at the 1982 meeting, and two spouses, who were present but not in the 1960 picture, were also at the 1982 meeting.