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M AY /J UNE , 2005

Mobile Bay
Audubon Society A CHAPTER OF THE N ATIONAL A UDUBON SOCIET Y SINCE 1971

VOLUME XXIV NO. 3

Not gone after all . . .


Contents Staff writer Thomas H. Maugh II of the Los Angelis Times says:
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker, a symbol of the fading American
wilderness that was thought to have been pushed into extinction has
been spotted by scientists for the first time in 60 years, taking wing in
the wild swamplands of Arkansas.
The reappear-
ance of the bird,
one of the world’s
Birdathon ............................. 2
largest woodpeck-
Alabama Coastal Birdfest ..... 3
ers was hailed
About the Speakers .............. 3
Thursday as a
Alabama Coastal Birdfest
validation of the
2005 Schedule ..................... 4
efforts to preserve
Up from the Egg: The
and restore
Confessions of a Nuthatch
forested areas
Avoider .................................
throughtout the
5Great Backyard Bird
country. “This is
Count ................................... 5
huge,” said Frank
Great Louisiana Birdfest ...... 6
Gill, a former
Threat to Major Alabama
president of the
Birding Site .......................... 8
Audubon Society.
US House of Representative
“It’s kind of like
Disappoints America ........... 9
finding Elvis.” . .
Calendar ............................... 10
.
New Members ..................... 11
The creature is sometimes called the “Lord, God Bird,” he said.
Membership Application .... 12
“It’s such a striking bird that when people would see it, they would
say “Lord, God, what a woodpecker!”

from Larry Schweiger, National Wildlife Federation:


“Today’s announcement of a confirmed sighting of the Ivory-
billed Woodpecker in Arkansas, a species last seen in the wild in the
1930’s and long considered to be extinct, is simply terrific.
The discovery is a wondrous glimmer of life that had been
feared forever dimmed!

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Board of Directors
2004
John Borom, Ph.D., President
P O Box 432
Fairhope, AL 36533
990-0423 (B)
928-5219 (H)
Mobile Bay Audubon Society
Elizabeth Williams, V ice President;
Birdathon and School Film Prog.
3616 Pepper Ridge Drive
Birdathon
Mobile, AL 36693 643-7257 2005
Bill Jones, Treasurer
742 S Mobile Street
Fairhope, AL 36532 928-8976

Eleanor Livaudais, Secretar y


P O Box 492 928-1901(B)
Point Clear, AL 36564 928-8967(H)

Ottilie Halstead, Membership


33 Paddock Drive
On Friday, April 8, three old ladies, Edith McClinton, Lois
Fairhope, AL 36532 928-9537 Cassity and I, with two young ones, Ginny McClinton and Diana
Delane Small, Editor Seaman, took off for Dauphin Island to count species for the annual
1 Fiesta Drive 460-2400 (B)
Spanish Fort, AL 36527 626-9700 (H) Bird-a-thon. We can’t see. We can’t walk and our ears are suspect, but
Edwina Mullins, Publicity we love birds. We love our beautiful, natural world and we love
4606 N Sunset Drive
Mobile, AL 36608 344-1175
children. We realize that if we’re going to protect our cherished natural
Cindy McDonald
wonders for generations to come, we need to start today. We feel that
P O Box 81371 raising funds to place Audubon Adventures into classrooms is an
Mobile, AL 36689 510-1279
important project. We need to teach students early about wildlife and
John Porter, Ph.D., Dauphin Island
Audubon Sanctuar y conservation issues. This classroom magazine does that. So we count
P O Box 848
Dauphin Island, AL 36528 861-2120
birds to raise funds to place Audubon Adventures into classrooms in
Elizabeth French, Ph.D., Field
Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
Trips
36 Ridgeview Drive
Chickasaw, AL 36611 452-1121 Everyone needs to get involved and help—no contribution is too
Roger Clay, Field Trips small or too large. Contributions are tax deductible.
P O Box 247 626-5474 (B)
Daphne, AL 36526 928-9047 (H)

Garland Sims, Special Projects


Make check out to Mobile Bay Audubon Society and mail it to
101 Laurel Street the address below.
Fairhope, AL 36532 928-6772

Melvin Long, Field Trips


P O Box 86 For the procrastinators who plan to contribute but just haven’t
Foley, AL 36536 943-8392
gotten around to it—here is a round tuit to help you.
Minnie Nonkes, Field Trips
50 Spring Run
Fairhope, AL 36532 928-0296

Celeste Hinds Elizabeth Williams


11321 Marshall Lane
Fairhope, AL 36532 928-6526 MBAS—Birdathon
Bob Ridgeway P O Box 483
3974 Hillcrest Lane West
Mobile, AL 36693
591-7531 Fairhope, AL 36533
Anita Br yant, Jr. Audubon Sponsor
2200 Tulipwood Drive
Mobile, AL 36605 443-8253

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Keith Carter
7362 Tara Drive N
Mobile, AL 36619 666-2506

Nancy Hora
416 LaBorde
Mobile, AL 36609 342-6824

Edith McClinton
170 N Lafayette Street
Mobile, AL 36604 432-4898

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speaker. The free Bird and Conser- much about them as possible.
Alabama vation Expo on Saturday at the Banding is one of the tools in that
Faulkner State Fairhope Campus effort.
Coastal has been expanded to include all Through memberships and
the divisions of Alabama Depart- numerous fund raising activities,
BirdFest 2005 ment of Conservation and Natural
Resources as well as many other
HBSG is able to support the
research of dozens of banders and
by John Borom
conservation organizations. There raise the environmental awareness
Building on the success of will also be free activities Saturday of many thousands of people each
last year’s inaugural festival, the at Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile. year. As of October 2004, the
second Alabama Coastal BirdFest For more information, call John membership totals over 2,000
is scheduled for October 20-23, Borom (251)990-0423 or visit members from 43 states and five
2005. It coincides with the alabamacoastalbirdfest.com. countries.
annual fall migration of many Come join us for some fantastic HBSG-trained associate
birds from North America to birding and a really good time. banders hold a high percentage of
Central and South America. all the hummingbird banding
Coastal Alabama is a critical permits in the world. These
stopover point during this federally required permits autho-
migration. There is something rize banders to capture and band
for all birders—from beginners to hummingbirds in over 30 states.
experts. Every trip features a very All of the banding activities are
special facet of the beautiful monitored by the United States
Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. Geological Survey, Biological
The Weeks Bay Reserve Founda- Resources Division, Bird Banding
tion is the new fiscal agent for Laboratory.
BirdFest and proceeds will be HBSG is an active partner in
used to acquire habitat for birds education with local school
in south Alabama. districts and places great emphasis
This year we have added on the environmental education of
several new trips and events to children. The long-term survival
enhance your birding experience. of birds and their habitat is
The most popular trips from last dependent upon the attitudes of
year are again offered for new
visitors and for attendees who
About the the young people of today. The
hands-on approach to educating
want to revisit these wonderful
locations. Speakers children allows each child present
to experience birds as living,
Last year birders raved about breathing creatures deserving of
the mix of wonderful birding Bob Sargent and his wife
our protection. The HBSG
sites, top-notch guides, and Martha of Clay, Alabama founded
banding station at Fort Morgan,
Southern hospitality. Be sure to the non-profit organization known
Alabama is open to the public and
join us on Thursday night at the as The Hummer/Bird Study
hosts over 6,000 guests annually.
reception at the Mobile City Group (HBSG) in 1994. It is
During these banding sessions the
Museum and IMAX. The dedicated to the study and
general public is exposed to all
seafood social and silent auction preservation of hummingbirds and
aspects of identification, behavior
on Friday night at the Nix other neotropical migrants (song-
and habitat needs of migratory
Center in Fairhope will be really birds). The only way to preserve
birds. Visitors of all ages have the
special. Bob Sargent, founder of all species of birds for future
chance to touch, hold and release
the Hummer Bird Study Group generations is to know what they
many of these birds. Preserving
that bands neotropical migrants require for survival. The best way
the birds and their habitat is the
at Fort Morgan, will be the to accomplish this is to learn as
mission of HBSG.

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Alabama Coastal Birdfest 2005 Schedule
12. Seafood Social, Speaker, 17. Gulf Shores, Orange Beach
Silent Auction, Nix Center Loop, and Gulf State Park
Saturday, October 22 18. Photo Workshop with
Free Bird and Dennis Holt
Conservation Expo 19. Lower Mobile Tensaw River
Faulkner State Delta Photo Shoot with
Community College Dennis Holt
Fairhope Campus
Sunday, October 23
13. Bon Secour National Wildlife 20. Blakeley Island Ponds, Mud
Refuge Lakes, and Polecat Bay
14. Mobile Tensaw River Delta, 21. South Baldwin County Loop
Blakeley State Park, and 22. Mobile Tensaw River Delta,
Defend the Arctic Refuge: Get Ready!
Thursday, October 20
1. Fort Morgan Peninsula
Delta Explorer Cruise
15. Dauphin Island, Sand Island
Blakeley State Park, and
Delta Explorer Cruise
Trans Gulf Migration A Shorebirds
Winning Strategy 23. Weeks Bay National
Flyway – Hummer Bird 16. Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Study Group Estuarine Research Reserve and Estuarine Queen Cruise
2. Weeks Bay National and Estuarine Queen Cruise 24. Dauphin Island Trans Gulf
Estuarine Research Reserve Migration Flyway
and Estuarine Queen Cruise
3. Dauphin Island Trans Gulf
Migration Flyway
4. Mobile Tensaw River Delta,
Blakeley State Park, and
Delta Explorer Cruise
5. Bellingrath Gardens, Fowl
River, and Southern Belle
Cruise
6. Reception Mobile City
Museum IMAX

Friday, October 21
7. Fort Morgan Peninsula
Trans Gulf Migration
Flyway – Hummer Bird
Study Group
8. Mobile Tensaw River Delta,
Blakeley State Park, and
Delta Explorer Cruise
9. Bayou La Batre, Forever
Wild Grand Bay Savanna,
Grand Bay National Wildlife
Refuge, and Point aux Pins
10. Weeks Bay National
Estuarine Research Reserve
and Estuarine Queen Cruise
11. Eastern Shore, Mobile Bay
Causeway, Meaher State
Park, and Battleship Park

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Up from the Egg:
The Confessions
of a Nuthatch
Avoider
By Ogden Nash
Bird watchers top my honors
list.
I aimed to be one, but I missed.
Since I’m both myopic and
astigmatic,
My aim turned out to be erratic,
And I, bespectacled and binocu-
lar,
Exposed myself to comment
jocular.
We don’t need too much
birdlore, do we,
To tell a flamingo from a to-
whee;
1 and never will,
Yet I cannot, Great Backyard Bird Count 2005
Unless the silly birds stand still.
And there’s no enlightenment so Tens of thousands of bird count than any other species.
obscure enthusiasts focused their eyes, Participants in New York (2,991)
As ornithological literature. ears, and cameras on North sent in more checklists than in
Is yon strange creature a com- America’s birds for a single week- any other state, and Pennsylvania
mon chickadee, end during the 8th Annual Great reported the most birds
Or a migrant alouette from Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), (623,317), boosted by counts of
Picardy? February 18-21, 2005. The Snow Geese. In Gautier, Missis-
You rush to consult your Nature results are now in. The event sippi, where the mayor issued an
guide produced 52,000 checklists, 24 official proclamation for his
And inspect the gallery inside, percent more than last year. It citizens to go out and count birds,
But a bird in the open never produced 613 species of birds the result was that Gautier was
looks surpassing the previous record of the town submitting the greatest
Like its picture in the birdie 567 and the birders counted number of checklists (433). Top
books— more than 6.5 million bids, Ten lists are all featured on the
Or if it once did, it has changed shattering the previous record of website www.birdsource.org/gbbc.
its plumage, 4.8 million set in 2002. They also There is a wealth of other
And plunges you back into sent in more than one thousand material and plethora of in-depth
ignorant gloomage. photographs of the birds they saw, stories and information the GBBC
That is why I sit here growing some of which can be seen at website at www.birdsource.org/
old by inches, www.birdsource.org/gbbc. gbbc. Check out animated maps
Watching the clock instead of While Snow Goose was the of bird sightings in your own
inches, most numerous bird counted this community. Be sure to save the
But I sometimes visualize in my year (835,000 birds counted), the date for next year, February
gin Northern Cardinal was seen by 17020, 2006, for the 9th Annual
The Audubon I audubin. more people (29,457) on the Great Backyard Bird Count!

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Great Louisiana Birdfest
by Delane Small
Once again I was lucky Santini, a local resident who has Great Blue Herons, Anhingas,
enough to attend the Great developed his own bird sanctuary Yellow-crowned Night Herons,
Louisiana Birdfest this year which with careful selections of plants Green Herons but the most
was held this year April 14-17 and many bird feeders. As an impressive to me were the beauti-
and all I have to say is WOW! extra bonus Mr. Santini offered ful and elegant Roseate Spoon-
Mobile was well represented with fresh shucked oysters to those bills.
Audubon members Elizabeth interested. It was the first time I’ve ever
Williams, Nancy Hora, Cookie As hard as it was, we were seen and Roseate Spoonbill and I
Darowich, John Borom and once again up and ready to go at saw hundreds! It was truly
Delane Small. 5:00 am the following morning fascinating to be so close to the
On Thursday we took the for the trip to Lake Martin and nest of all these birds. We were
long bus ride to Grand Isle and it Whiskey Bay Road. Our first stop able to see everything from
was definitely worth the ride. We was along Whiskey Bay Road mating, just hatched, fledglings
saw over 80 species of birds where we were able to view ready to leave the nest, on up. As
including pelicans, herons and warblers and vireos. As a matter an extra little aside we saw a few
egrets, White Ibis, King Rail, of fact, we were so close to the alligators hanging around to catch
Purple Gallinule, terns, Logger- birds (and there were lots of any babies that we unfortunate
head Shrike, Summer and Scarlet them) two Summer Tanagers kept enough to fall from their nests.
Tanager, hummingbirds, vireos, sweeping back and forth over our All in all, it was a wonderful
cormorants, Anhinga, Pied-billed heads almost close enough to trip. The weather was great, the
Grebe, Wood Duck, Gadwall, touch. As it got later in the birds were abundant, the trips
Mallard, Mottled Duck (with morning we were able to see more were well-planned and executed,
babies in tow), Blue-winged Teal, hawks and kites. and the guides were very knowl-
Sanderling, Willet, all kinds of After lunch we headed to Lake edgeable and helpful. I believe
warblers and grosbeaks plus many Martin Cypress Island which that anyone interested in bird
more. Some saw a Magnificent hosts an average of 10-15,000 watching would definitely find
Frigatebird but I missed the nesting pairs of birds on its 9,000 attending the Great Louisiana
sighting. acres. These include the Great Birdfest next year worthwhile
Most of us on the trip I think Egret, Snowy Egrets, Little Blue adventure!
agreed that our favorite birding Herons, Cattle Egrets, White Ibis,
site was the back yard of Bob

Trail in residentail area of Grand Isle Pier at Grand Isle

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Looking around on Whiskey Bay Road Elizabeth Williams, Nancy Hora and Cookie
Darowith looking at the exhibit in the Atchafalaya
Swamp Welcome Station

Roseate Spoonbill photo taken at Lake Martin

Nancy Hora, Elizabeth Williams and John Borom


John Borom ready for the shot Boarding The Cotton Blossom for a seafood social.
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THREAT TO MAJOR ALABAMA BIRDING
SITE — ACTION NEEDED!
A proposal has been made section has become a magnet beautiful songsters. While the
that would seriously degrade forbirders, walkers, and cyclists. remainder of the (mostly) hard-
birding at one of the most impor- This road is my favorite site in the wood forest in the park also is
tant sites in Alabama, Monte Sano park and is a joy to bird. Most productive, the old parkway is by
State Park. Tom Brindley of years I drive the 2-1/2 hours from far the most special.
Huntsville has researched the issue Birmingham just to experience it, Unfortunately, it is this area
and has worked to alert many sometimes more than once in a that is under threat. A proposal
birders to the threat. I wanted to spring, despite the many good has emerged to reconstruct the old
engage MBAS members, as your woodland areas much closer to road to permit vehicular traffic.
help is needed to thwart this home. According to available informa-
proposal in its early stages. Please The old parkway passes tion, including an article in the
pass this information to others through a beautiful area of tall “Huntsville Times,” $100,000 has
who may not have seen it. hardwood forest, with many tulip been allocated to study the
Monte Sano SP in Huntsville poplars and a wide variety of other proposal, with the construction
is an important site for birds at all plants. Abandoned for so many costs estimated at a minimum of
seasons, but particularly during years, the vegetation has grown $1,000,000. This at a time when
migration. Monte Sano Mountain right to the roadside, as if a paved the state is in a budget crisis!
towers above Huntsville and forms road had just materialized in the Obviously, reconstruction and
a high island of forested habitat forest without damaging it. widening of a road on a steep
irresistible to transient passerines. Birding is phenomenal in spring, mountain slope would result in
One of the best areas in the park with trees virtually bursting with significant habitat damage.
is the old Bankhead Parkway songs of transient and breeding Birding along this road, even if a
running obliquely from the warblers, vireos, orioles, tanagers, sidewalk was included, would
northeast corner of the grosbeaks, and others. Working then be difficult due to traffic
mountaintop over a mile down down the slope, you have the noise, and we would lose one of
the northern slope. Closed for opportunity to view many tree- the finest sites in Alabama to enjoy
many years to traffic, this paved tops at nearly eye level to see these masses of spring migrants in song.

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The current park entrance on preserve what is already “pro- Mark Easterwood
Nolen Road might be closed if the tected.” Director, Alabama State Parks
Bankhead Parkway was reopened. This is a similar situation to a Alabama Dept. of Conserva
Though Nolen Road may need recent proposal to pave the Red tion and Natural Resources
some repair, certainly upgrading Trail in Oak Mountain SP near 64 North Union Street
this entrance would be less Birmingham, except that the Montgomery, AL 36130-456
consumptive of taxpayers’ dollars current situation in Huntsville
than re-working the old parkway would have far more impact on Barnett Lawley, Commissioner
up the mountain. Traffic problems birders. The Oak Mountain Alabama Dept. of Conserva
at peak times in the park could be proposal was stopped by citizen tion and Natural Resources
alleviated by simply charging a action, and you can make a 64 North Union Street
small admission, as is done in difference here as well by taking a Montgomery, AL 36130-456
several parks in the state; this few minutes of time. I ask that
should tremendously reduce “joy you write polite letters to the Kent Wilborn, Manager
riders” just cruising the park. If following officials to object to this State Park
the two roads made a loop, this plan. 5105 Nolen Avenue
type of traffic would likely in- Joe McInnes, Director Huntsville, AL 35801
crease, having a negative impact Alabama Department of Thank you for your elp.ckson
on birding through much of the Transportation Birmingham, AL
park. 1409 Coliseum Blvd. g_d_jackson@bellsouth.net
It’s a shame we have to exert Montgomery, AL 36110
so much collective effort to

US House of Representatives Disappoints America


by Including Arctic Drilling in Energy Bill
On April 20, in a vote of feature to send an instant letter
231 to 200, the US House of to your lawmaker!
Representatives voted to keep Unfortunately, this is only
provisions in the Energy Bill one of the ways pro-drillers are
that open the Arctic National trying to pursue drilling in the
Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas Arctic Refuge! As you’ll recall,
drilling. Due to the tireless last month, the Senate voted to
efforts of countless Audubon add provisions to the FY’06
advocates and our conservation budget resolution allowing
partners in the Alaska Coalition, drilling in the Refuge. Negotia-
we came closer than we have in tions are ongoing between the
recent years to stopping this House and Senate on the budget
attack in the House of Represen- resolution and the Arctic Refuge
tatives, on our great natural is still in danger in that process!
heritage. We thank you for all of Stay tuned to future issues of
your efforts to help us move the Audubon Advisory as the
Congress in the right direction! energy bill moves to the Senate
To find out how your and budget negotiations con-
lawmaker voted, please visit our Refuge and let your representa- tinue. We will fight this every
Protect the Arctic website, tive know how you feel about step of the way!
devoted to protecting the Arctic their vote by using our website’s The Audubon Advisory, April 22, 2005
(Vol. 2005, Issue 8)

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Coastal Birding Association Schedule:
May
14 North American Migration Count. Teams are needed to document local birds for this nation-wide count.
Contact local coordinators for Mobile County, Mike Wilson, 251.649-5760, and Baldwin County, Venetia
Friend, 251.928-4437.
21 Weeks Bay area, including the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Reserve, Baldwin County. Howard Horne
will be our guide. The focus of the trip will be collecting data for this year’s Breeding Bird Atlas. Meet at 8:00
am at Mullet Point County Park (Alabama Coastal Birding Trail site 20A) Directions: From Fairhope, take
Scenic Highway 98 to Mullet Point where Scenic 98 takes a sharp left curve and County Road 1 goes straight.
Stay on County Road 1 and go approximately 0.4 mile to the park on the right (west) side of the road. (For
into: Howard Horne, (251)605-9043.
28 Dauphin Island End-of-Season Get-Together. Mike and Karen Wilson have graciously offered their house
on Dauphin Island for this get together. Meet at 11:30 am at their house, 910 Cadillac Avenue. Bring lunch
and a drink for a picnic meeting; we will discuss plans for next year’s events. (For info: Tom/Joan Siegwald,
(251)666-1762 or (251)605-2989)

Audubon Schedule:
9 Board Meeting 6:30 pm – General Meeting 7:30 pm
“Cat Island restoration and Rookery,” by Dr. John Dindo, Chairman of the Discovery Hall Programs and
senior marine scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Faulkner State Community College, Fairhope
Campus, Centennial Hall. Bring a friend.
14 Annual Picnic—Pavilion in RV park across from Weeks Bay Interpretive Center, Highway 98; 10:00-
2:00 Bring a picnic lunch to share at noon.
Activities: There are trails and a boardwalk, lots of interesting things
27 Field Trip to Gaillard Island in Mobile Bay to observe Brown Pelicans as well as gulls, terns and Black
Skimmers. Meet at Dog River in Mobile County. Going south, take the first left at Dog River Bridge.
There will be a $15 per person fee. Limited to 20 people. 9am-1pm. For reservations call John Borom
251-990-0423

Newsletter
Deadline
Any member is welcomed and
encouraged to submit articles
for the newsletter. I would be
happy to include anything
Dr. Bill Summerour spotted
this adult male Buff-bellied
Annual Picnic
you think would be of inter- Hummingbird at his feeder in May 14, 2005
est to the membership. Silverhill on March 27. RV Pavilion in RV park
Please send your articles for The Buff-bellied Humming- across from Weeks Bay
the July/August issue to bird is primarily a resident of Interpretive Center
Delane Small by June 24th. Mexico but occasionally wanders as 10:00 - 2:00
Address: far as the Gulf Coast. There have Bring some friends and a
1 Fiesta Drive been more sightings in recent years picnic lunch to share .
Spanish Fort, AL 36527 as more Mexican habitat is being Lots of fun, outdoors
Email: dhs9700@bellsouth.net lost to development. things to do

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New Members
Welcome to the Mobile Bay Audubon Society, the local chapter of the National Audubon Society. We thank you for
your support. A few facts about our chapter: Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday from September thru
May at 7:30 PM alternately in Fairhope and Mobile (See calendar for details of programs and locations.) Programs
of interest are planned for each meeting and field trips are scheduled regularly. We are a non-profit organization–all
donations are tax deductible. A list of officers is listed in the newsletter; feel free to call any of them for information.
Join us as often as you can–we want to get to know you.
Ottilie Halstead, Membership Chairman

Daphne Mobile Tracy Baker


June Martin Bill Bostic Mrs. Richard Frankowski
Jen Polewoda Meriam Angela Byrd Orange Beach
William A Ryan Shelia Conode Esther M Hellmich
Wallis Griffis Veronic Clark Perdido
Martha D Myers John W Hall Jo Vickery
Elberta J Hammac Robertsdale
Evelyn Evans William Heiter Janic Dyal
Fairhope Margie P Lord Lise Waters
Dexter Horton Henry Lytle Semmes
M T Michael Earl E Mason Mary & Charles Rodning
Foley Linda Maurer Silverhill
William A Fanchr james R McGahagin Luch B Morris
Gulf Shores Louise D Smith
Spanish Fort
Mary Gilbert Bill Stoudenmire
Maggie T Schnitzer
Dean Stracener
Lillian St Elmo
Pat Thompson
Judy Gaut Genevieve Johnson
Anna Weber
Mary M Muench Theodore
Eric Floyd
Loxley J Worsham
Linda Floyd
Anthony Cooper

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