Happy Fourth of July to all of you!
The LVAS Board is stoked about our Guest Speaker for July. His name is Martin Tyner, founder and CEO of Southwest Wildlife foundation. The foundation was created to provide wildlife rehabilitation and to promote wildlife education. Mr. Tyner bears the distinction of being the first man in North America to be licensed to train a wild Golden Eagle in the art of falconry. Indeed, I did say Golden Eagle. Martin will be bringing copies of the book Healer of Angels, available for purchase after the meeting; the book is a collection of true stories of a young boys struggle to overcome personal challenges, and how he became dedicated to the rescue, healing, and subsequent release of the wild creatures of the desert southwest, authored by Susan and Martin Tyner.
The foundation itself has grounds located in Cedar City, Utah; The Southwest Wildlife Foundation’s Nature Park is right off of State Highway 14. You may check out their website:http://www.gowildlife.org to get a glimpse of what is to come!
Please join us at the July General meeting to hear Mr. Tyner speak about his work and give us a look at some of the amazing creatures he deals with on a daily basis.
Due to the type of birds that will be shown at the general meeting, and the super-hot temperatures Las Vegas is experiencing, we recommend you leave your birds at home for this meeting. Or at the very least bring them in a carrier that can be secured so they are not frightened by the predatory birds that will be visiting.
Next subject! November is rolling towards us, and is never too early to begin thinking about the Club’s 2014 Officers and Directors. Nominations are in November, election to follow in December. You will be hearing more, but if you think you may be interested, just pull one of the Directors or Officers aside and ask any questions you may have!!
One more note, the Club dues have been set at $20 per individual with an additional $10 associate membership for adults sharing the same address for a very long time. The current Board has decided that we must raise the amount we charge for dues. Beginning in the calendar year 2014, individual memberships will be $25, with associate membership at $35. LVAS has no large source of funds; we receive monies from membership, raffle sales, Bird Mart, rummage sales, etc. We run a tight budget, and we want to continue to improve the quality of your meeting experience, as well as engage great speakers and put on informative programs for you as a member.
Have a safe 4th of July, and see you soon,
Snack table is letters A – M.