We have just wrapped up another successful auction.. We had a total of 80 bidders sign up and 41 of them went home with a winning bid. Thank you all for your participation!
Many thanks to our volunteers: especially our auctioneers, Denis Kania and Jeff Chapman; fellow committee members Diann Bilderback, Mary Bastrentaz, Doris Dyer, Vicky Sroczynski, Linda Padera, and Jeff Reiter; and the rest of the crew: Margie and Alan Busic, Fillmore Dryden, Steve Dyer, Christian and Nicole Goers, Bonnie Graham, Jim Hedges, Lesa Hipes, Thelma Hulka, Susan Kaley, and Donnalyn Quint.
We must also thank everyone for their donations of time and talents. We had donations from the following talented artists : Marcia and Lee Nye, Bob Hutchinson, Dick Yamasaki, Denis Kania, Ray Kotz, and Jenny Vogt. And field trips donated by : Jody and Jerry Zamirowski, Joe Suchecki, Carl Strang, Ron Skleney, Mike Madsen, Denis Kania, Christian Goers, and Jeff Chapman.
Thank you to the many members donated items for the bazaar. Special thanks to longtime members Muriel Smith, Dave Carey, and the late Kay Hanson for their donations of entire libraries. Books which were not kept for the club library were sold at the auction.
And let us not forget the vendors: ABA, BirdWatching, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Buikema’s Ace Hardware, Cantigny Park, The Conservation Foundation, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Eagle Optics, The Growing Place, IOS, Int’l Crane Foundation, Jenny Vogt Fine Art, Ludwig’s Inc. in Lemont, The Morton Arboretum, Perceptive Systems, Pet Supplies “Plus”, PJ’s Camera, Roziemada Photography Art, Swarovski Optik, Wild Bird Center in Wheaton, and Willowbrook Wildlife Center.
Please patronize these vendors and let them know we appreciate their generosity. The Board has begun looking for ways to use the proceeds from the auction. We thought we would try something new. Each meeting we will choose a cause or an organization to support. We will have a donation jar at the meeting for those interested in supporting said cause. We will then match those donations with money generated by the auction. So bring a spare dollar or two to each meeting as it all adds up in helping our feathered friends. At the November meeting we will be collecting for The Conservation Foundation and their recent acquisition Dayton Bluffs. More information can be found at
See you soon, Jeff Smith
This and That…
Next Club Meeting
January 9, 2014 7:00 p.m
Topic: Hummingbirds - Our Flying Jewels
Speaker: Nancy Carroll
Those colorful, iridescent little bundles of energy are some of the most enjoyable birds to observe in nature. Our speaker, a member of The Hummingbird Society, will share many interesting and amazing facts about hummingbirds. Learn how to identify different species, what to plant in a yard to attract them, as well as helpful information about feeders. For fun, the speaker will also provide ideas about making hummingbird art, other whimsical ideas, and terrific handouts and give-away items. By the end of the presentation you’ll feel like a “Hummer Expert” and be excited to have these beautiful teeny-tiny birds zoom into your yard!
Who wouldn’t want to have rubies and emeralds in their garden?
Nancy Carroll is a Master Gardener Alumnus, Landscape and Garden Designer and Lecture Speaker. She loves to share information about hummingbirds and has had great success in attracting them to her Naperville garden every year. Birding trips throughout the United States, Peru, Costa Rica and the Amazon have enriched her knowledge of these delightful birds and she has lectured about Hummingbirds and gardening for many years. Nancy has appeared on Naperville television, spoken on WGN radio and been highlighted in the newspaper. She will share with us her expertise in attracting hummingbirds to our local gardens just as preparations for spring planting begin. Nancy will have available for purchase at the meeting hummingbird feeders which have been used successfully by The Hummingbird Society and which she uses herself.
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Welcome to the DuPage Birding Club!
Founded in 1985, the DuPage Birding Club is nationally known as one of the largest and most active birding groups in Illinois. Our mission is to promote birding among our 200+ members and the general public through education and field experiences that take advantage of the various habitats in DuPage County, the greater Chicago area, and other regional hotspots.
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