2017 Banquet Volunteer Awards
By Donna Legare
Tim Smith, pictured with his wife Heather (left), was awarded this great chef’s apron along with a gift certificate for planning and cooking our banquets for the last 10 years at Lafayette Presbyterian Church.
Secretary Donna Legare presented the Past President Award to outgoing President Budd Titlow.
The Dr. Huey B. Long Great Egret Award for over 20 years of service went to our Treasurer Harvey Goldman.
The Elizabeth J. Platt Meritorious Service Award was presented to Fran Rutkovsky (left).
Community Service Awards were presented to Jeff Hugo and Jackie Turner for their work at Wakulla Springs State Park and to Don Morrow who received this photo of a Vermillion Flycatcher.
In addition, Tammy Brown (right), who organizes the Wildlife Friendly Yard Tour, recognized two of this year’s yard hosts – Nona Dawson (left) and Fran Rutkovsky (middle).
The gorgeous photos that were presented to our volunteers were shot and selected by past board member Nick Baldwin, Chair of the Awards Committee. This last one was for Donna Legare– one of her favorite birds, American Oystercatcher.