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"The Eighty-Seventh (1988) Annual Meeting," from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1988) 56(2).


Copyright 1988, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


The eighty-seventh Annual Meeting was held 20-22 May, at Camp Kiwanis in Scottsbluff, at the invitation of the Wildcat Audubon Society. There were about 85 effective registrations, including two from the state of Washington, one from New Jersey, and one from New Hampshire. There was the usual get-together and slide show on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday mornings were for birding, Saturday afternoon was the formal meeting, and Saturday night the banquet. In the afternoon R. George Corner spoke on Fossil Birds of Nebraska, II. (The II is in recognition of Myron H. Swenk's article. on fossil birds of Nebraska (NBR 1: 50-53). Eileen Kirsch spoke on The Ecology of Least Terns and Piping Plovers on the Lower Platte River, and Gary Lingle on Least Tern and Piping Plover Nesting Ecology on the Central Platte River. The following officers were elected: Thomas E. Labedz, ,Lincoln, President Douglas G. Thomas, Alliance, Vice-president; Mrs. Alice Kenitz, Gering, Treasurer; Mrs. Ruth Green. Bellevue, Secretary; Dr. Rosalind Morris, Lincoln, Librarian and R. G. Cortelyou, Omaha, Editor. It was announced that the fall meeting would be at the 4-H camp at Halsey on 8-9 October, and the 1989 Annual Meeting at the same site 19-21 May. There will be a work day a day earlier, in which those members who can will assist in creating a hummingbird and butterfly garden which will contain a plaque in remembrance of Vera Coons, and the memorial funds accumulated in her name will be used to pay for part of the plantings. At the banquet Dr. Stephen Kerr, who is recently back from assisting in transplanting black rhinoceroses in Africa, spoke on Current Wildlife Conditions in Africa. Wayne Mollhoff spoke on the status of the Bird Atlas project. Ray Korpi was presented a certificate of appreciation for his one year of service as Vice president; Dr. Neva Pruess was presented a certificate of appreciation. for her 24 years of service, 7 as Secretary and 17 as Librarian; and R .G. Cortelyou was presented a framed Dr. Johnsgard print of dancing sandhill cranes in appreciation of his 24 years as Editor.