The annual meeting of the Rathbun Bird Club was held April 7 with the following member present: President Tom Johnson, Ray Cummins, Vicky and Mike Stephens, Rob and Nancy Klum, Leo Schlunz, Virginia Padavan and Dewey McConville.
The club voted to contribute $50 to Appanoose County Conservation Board in memory of Mary Murphy, a longtime club member. The funds will be used for a nature project.
The following officers were elected for the 2013 year: president, Vicky Stephens; vice president, Paul Eglund; secretary/treasurer Ray Cummins.
The following birding events agenda for 2013 was adopted: Saturday, May 11 Appanoose County Big Day; Sunday, May 19 bird club meeting at Sharon Bluffs, 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 15 resident bird count; Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30–31 birding Lucas County; Saturday, Oct. 5 Dean Bottoms for sparrows/rails; Sunday, Nov. 24 club meeting Sharon Bluffs 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14 Christmas bird count.
The Rathbun Bird Club would like to invite any interested persons to join them on any of these dates. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call Dr. Tom Johnson at (641) 895-2434