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Notice of 2014 Annual Meeting + Update on ABA HQ Move

Campers from the Delaware Nature Society's Young Ornithologists camp pose for a photo outside the not-yet-open ABA HQ in Delaware City. Photo ©Joe Sebastiani

Campers from the Delaware Nature Society‘s Young Ornithologists camp pose for a photo outside the soon-to-be-open ABA HQ in Delaware City. We hope you’ll join us for the annual meeting here on Sep 21. Photo ©Joe Sebastiani

Summer is often thought of as a time when things slow down a bit. Not here at the ABA, not this year. Among the dozens of other things we’ve got going on, we’re in the midst of a cross-country move. And if you will be in the Mid-Atlantic the weekend of September 2o, we’d like to extend an invitation for you to join us for our annual membership meeting at our brand new headquarters in Delaware City, Delaware. If you can’t be there in person, and are a current ABA member, we’d love to have you present by proxy. Here are some details:

The annual membership meeting will begin at 3 PM on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the new ABA Headquarters, 93 Clinton Street, Delaware City, Delaware 19706. The program will include election of board members,  and updates and discussion on ABA business, which we expect to last about 90 minutes. It will be followed by a reception with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

If you are able to attend in person, we would greatly appreciate your filling out this very simple RSVP form. Only 3 questions, promise, and no sign in or password required.

If you can’t be with us in Delaware that day, please fill out and return your proxy ballot. You can find that ballot in your July/August issue of Birding, which you should be receiving very shortly, if you haven’t already. If you prefer, or if your ballot is slow in arriving or somehow damaged, you can download a PDF of the ABA Proxy Ballot 2014, print out a copy, then sign it and mail it in. Yes, we’re asking you to mail it to Colorado Springs, not Delaware. We’ll still have key staff in Colorado and we want to make our transitions as smoothly and seamlessly as we can manage.

Speaking of which, the move is very much in progress. We’ve been busy winnowing through stuff for the last couple of months, but things have really reached a fever pitch of late. We expect to pack up the moving truck late next week and to actually move in sometime around the end of the first week of September. We hope to have things fully “up and running” in Delaware around mid-month, just a week or so before the annual meeting. Exciting times, to say the least.

Thank you for your support of the ABA. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.