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    Video!: Greetings from the Governor and Thank You from the Kids!

    George Armistead did a wonderful job earlier today with his photos from the weekend’s ABA events in Delaware. As a companion, here are two short videos, one from the Mid-Atlantic Young Birder Conference and one from the Annual Membership Meeting.

    First, the Sep 23rd Membership Meeting: when I introduced Collin O’Mara, Delaware’s Secretary of Energy and the Environment, he proceeded to play this welcome message from Delaware’s Governor, Jack Markell!


    It was wonderful to have a head of state welcome the ABA, and birders, so directly and so warmly. Think of it, when have you ever heard a governor even try to pronounce, “dowitcher?” And, of course, I was pleased to be mentioned by name. I think Delaware’s Bayshore Initiative, and the way the state is reaching out to birders as the project is still in the planning stages, marks a wonderful evolution. I’m pleased that the ABA is playing a role in moving it all forward and I very much want us to do the same in other states and provinces.

    I want to especially thank Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Eagle Optics, ABA’s optics sales partner, for providing generous sponsorships for our Membership Meeting, and to the Delaware Nature Society for providing a lovely space for us to have it.

    And here’s a quick shout-out, literally, to the Leica Sport Optics and to all of you ABA members, from the kids and adults who attended the Mid-Atlantic Young Birder Conference on Saturday the 22nd. I wish you all could have been there. Between George’s photos and these clips, maybe you can at least get a feeling for the positive energy directed towards birding and the ABA. Thank you so much for making this all possible.

     

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