Event: DRAC Annual Meeting

DRAC Annual Meeting

Please join us at the Dungeness River Audubon Center (DRAC) on Tuesday, June 19th, from 4:45-7:00 p.m. for our annual membership meeting and potluck.  Along with celebrating recent accomplishments, we will be sharing a new promotional video and providing the latest on the Center’s expansion.

Our annual meeting potluck is a long-time tradition. Please bring some tasty appetizer or dessert ‘finger food’ to share.  We’ll provide beverages and plates, etc.

Board member elections will also take place at the annual meeting. 

According to its By-Laws, the DRAC Board shall have at least 15 voting members, including at least three members each from the partner organizations — the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS).

Elected DRAC board members are Shirley Anderson,Dennis Dickson, Annette Hanson-Poor, Les Jones, Lyn Muench, Tuttie Peetz, Wanda Schneider, Carl Siver, and Greg Voyles.  Also appointed to the board for a portion of 2017-18 is Sara Cendajas-Zarelli.  The Jamestown Tribe representatives are Neil Harrington, Annette Nesse, and Ann Sargent.  The OPAS representatives are Marie Grad, Bob Phreaner, and Ken Wiersema. In addition to the 16 voting members, the current Board has one non-voting member:  Executive Director Powell Jones.  Stepping off the board, due to term limits, is Tuttie Peetz.

Nominees for 2018-2019 Board Year

Terms for elected members are three years.  The membership will vote on the following nominees on Tuesday, June19th.

Sara Cendajas-Zarelli
Education Committee

Sara grew up in Washington state and earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University.  She has lived on the peninsula for the past six years and has been working as a wildlife biologist with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe since 2012.  She is currently working towards a M.S. degree in Environmental Science from WWU and studying the role of avian seed dispersers and large woody debris in plant establishment following dam removal on the Elwha River.

Darcy McNamara
Capital Campaign Committee

Darcy has an undergraduate degree in botany and a master’s in forestry, both from the University of Washington.  She has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, community engagement, and project management, including serving on non-profit boards in leadership roles.  Darcy has worked in water quality education for WSU Extension since 2009.

Additionally we will be welcoming high school student representatives to our board this year.  Dungeness River Audubon Center members will have an opportunity to learn about these students at the meeting.

Annual Meeting: Appetizer & Dessert Potluck Reception and Program

Center members and friends are welcome.

4:45 p.m. –      Check-in and SocialGathering.

5:00 p.m. –      Accomplishments of 2017 and showing of new promotional video.

5:30 p.m. –      Appetizers and time with Center friends.

5:45 p.m. –      Attending to Business:  2017 Annual Report, Treasurer’s Report, and election ofboard members.  Plans for 2018 and an update of the Center’s expansion and remodel; and invitation to the public launch on June 22.

6:45 p.m. –      Group photo, dessert, and more time with Center friends.