2020 Charter Celebration
DOAS 53rd Anniversary Celebration – October 16, 2020
Mark Your Calendars for the 53rd Anniversary Celebration of the founding of Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, taking place on Friday, October 16, 2020 starting at 6:30pm. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will not be possible to host our usual Charter Dinner in person this year. Instead, the celebration will take place completely online. The familiar Bucket Raffle is currently underway and has gone virtual. It features many fine items generously donated by local artisans and patrons.
A donation of $25 is suggested (but not required) in lieu of dinner fees. You must register in advance for the celebration/webinar using the form below by 5pm on October 16th.
NOTE: At this time, space is limited to 100, so please register early. We may decide to expand if needed.
After submitting our DOAS Form (below), you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom Webinar Link that will allow you to join the celebration on October 16.
Photos of all raffle items and information for how to obtain raffle tickets are available below.
- 6:30pm Charter Celebration Welcome and DOAS Annual Report
Final Raffle Sales (ticket sales will end at 7:30pm)
- 7:30pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Conservation through the Lives of Common Loons
- 8:30pm Raffle Drawing Winners Announced
KEYNOTE: Conservation Through the Lives of Common Loons
This presentation is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm and provides an overview of loon natural history and behavior, threats affecting loon populations, and the work of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. Dr. Nina Schoch will share her passion for Loon conservation virtually.
The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring passion for the conservation of Common Loons. With the loon as our centerpiece, the work of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation encompasses scientific research, educational outreach, and conservation and management to help protect and support healthy populations of Common Loons in New York State and throughout North America.
Dr. Nina Schoch is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, and has studied loons in New York’s Adirondack Park since 1998. A wildlife veterinarian and rehabilitator, she also has a master’s degree in Natural Resources/Wildlife Management. Dr. Schoch practiced small animal medicine in New York’s Adirondack Park from 1991-2002, is a member of numerous conservation and wildlife health related organizations, and has written many scientific and lay articles about the results of the Adirondack loon research. She received the 2018 Adirondack Research Consortium’s Elizabeth Thorndike Adirondack Achievement Award, the 2011 NYS Outdoor Writers Association M. Paul Keesler NY Outdoor Citizen Award, and was inducted into the NYS Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame in 2014.
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Register and/or Purchase Raffle Tickets
Use the form below to register for the online celebration event and/or to purchase raffle tickets. You will be able to designate placement of your tickets on the form.
Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
P.O. Box 544
Oneonta, NY 13820
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