You can listen to the lecture Mitchell Byrd gave at the 40th anniversary program here.
One of Mitchell’s short stories from the lecture.
When the bird club’s Board of Directors got together for its first meeting of the year, it began to explore innovative pathways through our 40th anniversary celebration. Deane Gordon took on the responsibility of reaching out to local elementary and middle schools with a proposal to have students produce artwork that would capture our organization’s significant milestone. As of end of May, Deane had collected 56 pieces from the following schools—Abingdon Elementary School, Gloucester (47), Coventry Elementary School, York (13), Grafton Bethel Elementary School, York (1), Waller Mill Elementary School, York (1) Grafton Middle School, York (1), Tabb Elementary School, York (3). Groups of artwork were displayed on rotation at Wild Birds Unlimited in Williamsburg, The Backyard Birder in Williamsburg, the Yorktown Library, and the James City County Library on Croaker Road. For the Club’s anniversary meeting, all of the artwork was moved to the Williamsburg Library so all Club members could enjoy them for the evening.
October 2017 Flyer
Minutes from the 40th Anniversary Meeting
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