of the Great Green Macaw, Inc
Friends of the Great Green Macaw, Inc
Newsletter 23 www.greatgreenmacaw.org 2984 Triverton Pike Drive
Vol..4, #2 [email protected] Madison, WI 53711
From The President
Hello again friends and supporters,
As some of you know I had a chance to get back to Costa Rica in March to visit first hand with our directors in Costa Rica Harmony Patricio and Blair Bumgarner. They are doing a fantastic job and have continued to assist with and push local conservation initiatives, and work closely with the San Juan - La Selva Biological Corridor. Both Harmony and Blair showed their dedication by taking on paid positions in the community to be able to continue the work of RBG in Costa Rica.
During my time in Costa Rica I was happy to see our organization has remained in good standing with the local community and region. We have also been communicating more with visitors as Blair and Harmony have been giving regular presentations on the Great Green Macaw and local conservation initiatives to eco-tourists staying at Selva Verde Lodge. Harmony and Blair also set up Amigos de la Lapa Verde as a Costa Rican Association, and local ticos will now run the Costa Rican branch of our organization. You should have received the 2004 Annual Report and we have attached the 2005 Work Plan for your review and information in this newsletter, which happens to be my last as President.
In 2005 along with our name change, we will also for the first time have a new president and executive director. Harmony Patirico was unanimously approved to take the reigns of the organization. I will remain on board, literally, as Vice President, Blair Bumgarner will be the 2005 treasuerer, and Bobbie Webster will remain as Secretary for the time being. Bill Volker, Russ Rothman, and Carl Leopold will head our advisory board and act as the tie-breaking vote if and when necessary.
Please note that as Harmony and Blair will be living in California, as I will be for the next four months, the organizations post address will probably change in the near future so please be on the look out for that change. We will
President and Executive Director