Report on the 75th Anniversary Fall Meeting
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
September 25-27, 1998
The 75th anniversary fall meeting was called to order by President Wendell Kingsolver. Posters depicting the history of KOS (prepared by Kathy Caminiti and Lee McNeely) adorned the convention center walls. Prints by Ray Harm and photos of notable recent bird findings were also displayed in the hall. The program for Friday evening was highlighted by an historical overview of KOS presented by Ginny Kingsolver. Other features of the program included a slide presentation of Notable Kentucky Bird Records by Lee McNeely, a slide presentation of Confusing Fall Warblers in quiz format by Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr., and a video of some unusual species recorded at the Transient Lakes of Woodburn by Lester Doyle.
On Saturday morning, Wendell Thompson took a group photograph:
Field trips departed at 8:00 a.m. for Land Between the Lakes (Hap Chambers, leader), Kentucky Dam and Northern Lake Barkley (Brainard Palmer-Ball, leader), and Smithland Dam (Mark Bennett, leader). A total of 122 species was tallied over the weekend.
Saturday evening's program was highlighted by a lecture from renowned wildlife artist Ray Harm entitled The Life of a Wildlife Artist. Mr. Harm enchanted members with an account of his early years in art and other endeavors as well as his Kentucky experiences.
KOS business was also conducted Saturday evening. Elected as officers for 1999 were: Wendell Kingsolver, President; Marilee Thompson, Vice-President; Mark Bennett, Recording Secretary; Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr., Corresponding Secretary; and Lee McNeely, Treasurer. Darrin O'Brien and Hap Chambers were elected as Councillors for two-year terms that run through 2000.
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