HANDLAN CHAPTER, BROOKS BIRD CLUB NEWSLETTER FOR OCTOBER, 2000

NEXT MEETING Monday, October 9th , 7:OOPM, First Presbyterian Church Activities Building Room 204. Pat Holbrook will show "Hawkwatch: A Video Guide to Eastern Raptors'* by Walton & Dodge (approx. 30 min.). Refreshments will be provided by Allison Smith. The Executive Committee will meet at 6:30PM and all are welcome.

CONDOLENCES Senior member George Hurley passed away on September 20th in Fairfax, Virginia at the age of 82. He was active in the club beginning in the early 50's and was past president of both the Handlan Chapter and the parent club. He was also past editor of The Redstart. Many current members may not be directly aware of his contributions, but long-timers can certainly attest to these. John Smith will provide a new issue of The Swainson's Warbler journal that includes more detail on the accomplish ments of George Hurley. A planter was delivered to the memorial service on behalf of'our chapter in recognition of his dedication to the life of the club.

OUTINGS September 30th at Kanawha State Forest to find fall migrants; meet at the entrance at 8:OOAM.......October 21st at Greenbottom and McClintic to find early waterfowl migrants, various sparrows, etc.; meet at the Bob Evans, Winfield exit of 1-64 at 7:30AM.......................
call Russ Young @ 925-5668.

STUDY GROUP Monday, October 2nd, 7:OOPM, Russ Young's residence. John Smith will lead another "fireside chat" an evening of informal discussion, this time focusing on waterfowl migration in the Kanawha Valley.' Should be an excellent primer for outings in October and November. At the suggestion of Martha Shearer, tape recordings of studies will be made.

COONSKIN RALLY Monday, October 9th, 1:OOPM, German Shelter Area. The purpose will be to inform the general public of plans to expand the main runway at Yeager Airport and the probable effects this would have on the park. For more information, call 925-6124.

PARENT CLUB The annual meeting/fall outing will be held October 27th-29th at North Bend State Park featuring field trips, programs and business meetings. The deadline for reservations is October 10th.................
The Eastern Shore trip will be held November 8th-12th on the Delmarva Peninsula. Deadline for reservations is October 25th.

DUES One final written reminder j:hat dues for '00-,'01 can be mailed to treasurer Bev Wright at 1202 Camden Drive, Charleston, 25302; or see her at the meeting.

WEBSITES parent club: http://wwv.brooksbirdclub.org/
                          our chapter: http://www.brooksbirdclub.org/handlan

CLUB OFFICERS the Executive Committee is:
Rus.s. Young, President........... contact at 5533 Washington Ave. S.E. Charleston, West Virginia 25304 phone: 925-5668
Pat Holbrook, Vice President
Harriet Deel, Secretary
Bev Wright, Treasurer
Phoebe Ruckle, at large
Ruth Kirk, at large
Ginger Triplett, at large