Athol Bird and Nature Club
Millers River Environmental Center
100 Main St. Athol, MA 01331-2222
Greetings nature lovers and budding naturalists,
What a fantastic year 2019 has been for the Athol Bird and Nature Club and the Millers River Environmental Center! We were able to complete major projects including the Windows on Main exhibit, and the upgraded accessible lift at the Environmental Center. These projects could not have been completed without the help and support of our members, our community, and the Patronicity grant. The ABNC Board of Directors would like to extend the deepest gratitude to all those involved. It is because of you that we are able to continue to make improvements at the center, and grow our membership base to help preserve our regions natural history for generations to come.
The new fiscal year is upon us, and we will continue with projects to improve our Center, and expand our programming. We are also upgrading our membership database which will streamline our process and communications with members. Please bear with us as we learn the new software system.
Your membership renewal will help us continue with the upkeep and improvements, along with providing our community with engaging programs that celebrate the natural world. If you haven’t been to a program in a while, we miss you, and would love to see you at future events! If you regularly attend, help us spread the word- invite some friends and relatives to come to a program, or on one of our field trips. Let’s keep the momentum going, and ensure the club remains vibrant for future generations.
The Board of Directors thanks you for your continued support of the Athol Bird and Nature Club, and the Millers River Environmental Center. We deeply appreciate each of our members and donors, and we will continue working tenaciously to provide our community with programming that highlights our region’s natural history, and beautiful open spaces.
A note about membership: We are in the process of changing our membership database software and I’m sure there will be some glitches along the way. Please be patient your support is very special to all of us. We sent the full packet to each address in our database so if you have renewed or joined since April 2019 your membership will automatically Be extended to August 2020 so even though you may have been sent a form you are covered. I want to mention that starting with this mailing the base dues have gone up by $5.00 to $20.00 for individual and $30 family. Any questions please email Dave@atholbirdclub.org
Thank you for your continued support.
David H Small
President, Athol Bird and Nature Club