Birds of the Middle Fork River Forest Preserve: An Ongoing Photographic Study
Thursday, March 6, 7 PM
Urbana Free Library Auditorium
Presented by: Brian Stearns, CCAS Co-President
In addition to talking about the birds found on the preserve, Brian will share his methods used and adventures in capturing his photographs.
April Program: "Plight of the Monarch," by Cindy and Kirby Pringle
Thursday, April 3, 7 PM
Sunday Morning Birdwalks
Sundays, March 2- May 25, 2014
Meet at the Anita
Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana, at 7:30
AM. Walks in the nearby Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park officially
last about 1 1/2 hours (though some intrepid birders stay later).
Download a copy of the revisions
Dear members, the Bylaws Committee has been working hard for the past 6 months to draft updates to the CCAS Bylaws (last updated in 2002).
In the document, you will see that changes are highlighted in yellow; underlined words are those proposed for addition, with deletes noted with strikethrough.
In sum, this round of revisions includes: grammatical edits, typo corrections, updates so that the Bylaws reflect what we currently do, updates to membership to align with changes at the National Society level, and further formalizes important procedures.
Members will have the opportunity to vote on these changes at the March program (March 6).
The committee plans to continue their work through the next year or so. After much discussion, we decided to recommend revisions in logical 'chunks' and bring those to the Board and membership as discussions progress. Thus this first round includes the basic changes mentioned above.
Many thanks to the Bylaws Committee for all their hard work on this project thus far!
(Please contact Pam Leiter at 896-2455 if you need a printed copy.)
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