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Election of Officers & Vote to Adopt New Constitution and Bylaws

Friday, April 26, 2019
6:00 pm7:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest

Noah Strycker Program to follow at 7pm.

Audubon Society of Omaha will hold its annual election of officers and board members at our April general member meeting. There will also be a vote to adopt a new Constitution and Bylaws. Please see the link below to review these documents.

President Bob: Wells (Current 1st Vice President)
1st Vice President: Jackie Scholar (Long-time Board Member and Committee Chair)
2nd Vice President: Virginia Stauffer (Current 2nd Vice President)
Treasurer: Betty Fullerton (Current Treasurer)
Secretary: Shannon Engberg (Current Secretary)

The Nominating Committee selected these candidates based on fulfilling ASO’s mission and vision. Since you may not know these nominees, here are a few facts about each of them:

Elizabeth Chalen
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Southwestern College
Other: Certified Interpretive Guide, National Association of Interpretation, Nebraska Master Naturalist
Current Position: Keep Omaha Beautiful, Volunteer and Programs Coordinator
Previous Positions:
- Education Director with Fontenelle Forest
- Naturalist with Fontenelle Forest
- Environmental Educator for Audubon Society of Portland (Oregon)
- Onsite Programs Coordinator with Audubon Society of Portland (Oregon)

Grace Gaard
Bachelor of Science Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife, Minor in Animal Science from University of Nebraska
Current Position: Naturalist at Fontenelle Forest
Previous Positions:
- Pioneers Park Teacher Naturalist
- Naturalist at Ponca State Park
- After School Coordinator with Henry Doorly Zoo

Anne Maguire
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design, Minor in Anthropology, Kansas University
Retired, Member of Audubon Society of Omaha, Member of ASO Art Contest Committee
Previous Positions:
- Director of Marketing and Sales at Omaha Equestrian Foundation
- Director of Creative Planning and Design at Mutual of Omaha
(20+ years)

Additional nominations can be presented at the April meeting provided permission has been obtained from the nominees. Thanks to all involved for their time and attention on this effort.