by Maynard Davis
We had a successful bird seed sale. Many thanks to our customers for supporting the Club in our major fundraiser! Sales were $12,374, down from last year’s record total of $13,324, but still the second highest sales ever. There were 130 customers, compared to 145 last year. Of these 130 customers, 62 were non-members, compared to 65 last year.
We purchased some seed to support our partner organizations. We’re giving bird seed to Ivy Creek Natural Area as well as to five classroom winners from last year’s Poster Contest. We’re also donating seed to Stone-Robinson and Venable School, our two long-standing school partners.
Our whole-hearted thanks to those who made the Club’s 2016 Bird Seed Sale a success. Dave Hogg, Janet Paisley, John Holden, Kevin Cwalina, Scott Connick, Tom Leback, Lou Tanner, and John McCauley volunteered on Saturday, November 5, to help load 8 tons of bird seed into the vehicles of our customers. Dan Bieker and Kathy Sudduth had volunteered earlier that week to count the order when it was delivered by our wholesaler, Lizzie Mae. Joanne Bricker, Lesslie Crowell, John Holden, Kathy Sudduth, Guy Babineau, Patty Kalbfleisch, Myrlene Staten, Amy Neale, Janet Paisley and Doug Rogers volunteered earlier in the sale to make “friendly reminder” calls to customers. Many thanks to Maynard Davis who ably coordinated and managed all of these efforts, along with Doug Rogers.
It was an incredible team effort. Our “profits” from this, our only fund-raiser, will fund our community outreach projects, our Club projects and give us the flexibility to make a difference. Many thanks to all!!!