Good News and Bad News Concerning Chapter Leadership
by John Shenot
This month I have good news and bad news concerning chapter leadership. First, dispensing with the bad news, Helmut Retzer had to resign from the FCAS Board of Directors shortly after joining us, because he is relocating outside Larimer County and it isn’t practical for him to continue serving. I wish Helmut the best in his new home and note that his resignation leaves one vacancy in our roster of at-large directors.
On a positive note, Lori Pivonka has volunteered to serve as our chapter’s Recording Secretary for the remainder of 2018, and the Board approved her appointment to that office at our March meeting. We’re very happy to have a secretary again, and especially to have someone with Lori’s enthusiasm and energy. This also means we have filled the two key positions that opened up when long-serving FCAS officers resigned at the end of 2017: Lori replacing Scott Cobble as our Secretary and Joe Polazzi replacing John Waddell as our Treasurer. I must confess I was quite nervous when Scott and John told me they didn’t want to continue in those positions, because I wasn’t certain we’d find volunteers to replace them and I didn’t relish the idea of trying to do everything myself. But once again our membership came through, and we found very capable volunteers to keep the organization sound and keep me sane!
So here we are, entering Spring 2018 with a nearly full Board of Directors and our finances in order. From where I sit, FCAS is in great shape–and with the help of all our volunteers, I’m looking forward to even bigger and better things.
Find FCAS on Facebook for Field Trip Information
FCAS has a Facebook page where we post announcements about upcoming field trips, last minute changes to scheduled trips, and high-lights of most of our outings. Just click on the “Like" button in the plugin to Like our page! Our announcements should then appear on your wall. You can also click on "Fort Collins Audubon Society" to be taken directly to the Facebook page. Note: All field trips are also announced in the Ptarmigan and on our website.