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    After 40-odd years meeting at the First Presbyterian Church, ASC will move to a new meeting site starting with the September 17 general members meeting. This move was prompted by large rent increases at the church, quadrupling over the past two years. After evaluating several alternatives, we selected the multi-purpose room at Chintimini Senior Center, located at 27th and Tyler. This move will cut our expenses dramatically. Part of the economy requires that we set up and take down chairs for the meeting, so we are looking for volunteers to help us out from 6:15 to 6:30 pm and after the meeting.

2015-16 Speaker Schedule

    October 15

    In late December 2014, ASC member Peter Moore traveled on a yacht to Adams Island, part of the Auckland Island group, south of New Zealand, to volunteer for a long-term albatross study and population monitoring program.

    Unfortunately, the albatross population has been in decline in recent years. This research was part of an effort to understand the decline and search for ways to reverse it. Entry to Adams Island is by permit only, so few people get the chance to see this largely pristine island. With slides and video, Peter will describe the work and wonderful wildlife

    Peter worked for 27 years on threatened bird species programs for the Department of Conservation in New Zealand, and spent many field seasons studying and surveying albatrosses on remote subantarctic islands south of New Zealand, particularly Campbell Island. Since moving with his wife Stacy to Oregon in 2009, Peter has worked for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and currently is a restoration ecologist with the Institute for Applied Ecology in Corvallis. Peter and Stacy live near Philomath and have both previously been board members of ASC.

Schedule for Remaining Programs

For your information, hereís the schedule of remaining programs for the 2015-2016 ASC general member meetings:

  • Nov. 19 Gail Langellotto, OSU, on Gardening for Bees and Butterflies
  • Dec. 17 Member Slide Shows
  • Jan. 21 William Proebsting on Birding the Manu Road in Peru
  • Feb. 18 Matt Lee on Birds of Belize
  • Mar. 17 Raylene Gordin on The Secret Lives of Bluebirds
  • Apr. 21 Scott Black, Xerces Society, on Pollinator Conservation
  • May 19 Matt Betts, OSU, on Do birds help trees grow in managed forests? Lessons from a long-term experiment in the OR Coast Range

  • Monthly Meeting Info:
    Join us the third Thursday of every month, September through May, at the Chintimini Senior Center, located at 27th and Tyler. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and visiting. Setup volunteers would be appreciated at 6:15! Social gathering begins at 6:30. Chapter Meeting commences at 7:00 p.m. followed by the guest lecture at 7:30 p.m. Questions about the series can be directed to Bill Proebsting 541-752-0108 541-754-1172

  • Open Meetings of the Board of Directors

    ASC board meetings are open to all ASC members, and the board encourages you to come and see what we do. Our monthly board meeting is on Thursday one week before the General Meeting. See the calendar on the last page of The Chat for the meeting location.

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