Effective August 21, 2019, Mesilla Valley Audubon Society will hold its meetings at the Creative Arts Room of Good Samaritan Village. The address is 3011 Buena Vida Circle. To find it, just turn east from Telshor Blvd onto Buena Vista Circle and drive one block (see Google Maps). There is good parking in The Good Samaritan parking lot or on the street.
Meetings will still be scheduled the third Wednesday of the month and begin at 6:30 PM with a Meet and Greet session, followed by the business meeting at 7:00 PM. Good Samaritan does not allow visiting organizations like Audubon to bring any food or drinks other than bottled water into the meeting rooms.
This change will continue until further notice. For more information, please call Sid Webb (575 - 915 5017) or any other board member.
Meetings and Special Events
Wednesday, October 16, Monthly Meeting. Creative Arts Room of Good Samaritan Village (see notice above on this page).6:30 PM Meet and Greet. 7:00 PM business. Our very own Nirmala Khandan will share his personal bird photos taken in Sri Lanka. We saw a sampling during our last meeting that was devoted to members’ bird photos, and his were spectacular.
Saturday, November 9, 1:00--2:00 PM. Intermediate Birding Class, at Wild Birds Unlimited (2001 E. Lohman Ave., Las Cruces, NM 8800, telephone: (575) 523-5489). Prior registration is required, as a full classroom is expected. The class will be taught by Wayne Treers and feature winter migrants, including their descriptions and unique bird calls. Open to the public.
Wednesday, November 13th: MVAS 40th Anniversary Celebration. Trails West. 6:00PM. (Note change of date and location from usual monthly meeting). To celebrate 40 years of Mesilla Valley Audubon Society we are having a catered dinner at Trails West Senior Community (1450 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces). John Hayes, Executive Director of New Mexico Audubon Society will be our main speaker. It is a members only gathering—another reason to join MVAS now! We anticipate this gathering of members to be very enjoyable, relaxing and informative. To register, call Diane Moore (575) 528-9164.
Wednesday, December 18: Monthly Meeting—6:30 PM Meet and Greet at Creative Arts Room of Good Samaritan Village. 7:00 Preparation for Christmas Bird Count. Wayne Treers will oversee this meeting with some slides of birds we might expect to see on our outing as well as assigning us to a team that will explore an assigned area within Dona Ana County on 12/21. The evening of the bird count will feature a dinner for all participants at Dions at 3950 E Lohman Ave. Details to be discussed at the meeting.
Wednesday, January 15: Monthly Meeting—6:30 PM Meet and Greet at Creative Arts Room of Good Samaritan Village. 7:00: Annual Meeting. Surely the most important part of this meeting will be voting for the 2020 members of the MVAS Board of Directors. Other business may include discussion of any suggestions that John Hays had for our membership at the annual meeting of November and developing a team to work together for the proposed MVAS Bird Monitoring project. Membership forum open to suggestions.