Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat Program
Deborah Green to Speak at
January General Meeting
Meeting January 13
to the MIWA
Needed For Sightings of Color Banded Painted Buntings
Program and Field Trip Schedule
May I take a moment to call your attention to fund raisers in general,
and Spaghetti dinners in particular. I know! I know! Every organization
you ever heard of is in need of money. The Indian River Audubon
Society (IRAS) is no exception. However, we are different in that
we only have one fund raiser for the whole year!
Our educational program, which is distributing bird books to all
the elementary schools in Brevard County is going forward as planned.
We have already laid out the cash to purchase the books the cost
of which amounted to just over $1,300. Our only hope to break even
on this enterprise is to call for your support of our one and only
fund raiser. That is the Spaghetti Dinner, at Mister Beaujeans Restaurant,
Sunday, February 23, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.
Your Board of Directors established the price hoping that it was
not too high or too low. People have approached me to comment on
both sides. Some say, “Why so low?” and others say,
“That is a lot for spaghetti!” Well, fellow Auduboners,
it is a fund raiser and our only one this year!
I ask for your support. Please buy your own tickets (we would like
you to come, but if you cannot, please, buy a ticket anyway!) Help
IRAS sell tickets to your friends, neighbors, relatives and anyone
who believes in the Audubon cause. Workers are needed the day of
the event and we need cooks to prepare and donate desserts for the
event. Signup sheets will be at the January meeting. The success
of any fund raiser is measured by the number of persons who are
involved. How about you?