Date: 6/3/19 8:38 am
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] MOS: Successful Newsletter Project
Hello everyone:

I have some excellent news! We got great responses from our
solicitation for volunteers for the MOS Local Chapter Newsletter
Archives project. A number of people volunteered:

Six people offered to volunteer to help with the effort at various
level of interest and expertise:

- Sally Shoemaker/Tri-County
- Mary DeLia/Baltimore
- Mia Lamm/Baltimore
- Bonnie Pavlak/Anne Arundel
- Joy Green/Patuxent
- Jason Schultz/Frederick

Technical Advice
Several other people (Bill Hubick and Jared Fisher) offered technical
advice and Jared even offered to serve as a technical advisor.

Some more great news is that Janet Millenson (Montgomery) volunteered
to lead this effort. Janet has been away from the MOS scene for
several years due to some personal factors; however, she is ready,
willing, and able to come back in to the MOS orbit. Her experience is
perfect for this task. She is a avid ornithological history buff, she
has served as the editor of the Montgomery Chapter newsletter and
other birding publications. In the past, she served as the MOS
Publications Committee Chair, and very relevantly, she headed the
effort to load all of the Maryland Birdlife back issues (through 2000)
onto a CD ROM as PDF files. Those Maryland Birdlife archives were
later migrated by John Christy onto SORA, the Searchable
Ornithological Research Archives web site hosted by the University of
New Mexico. I use the SORA site all the time for both Maryland
Birdlife access as well as access to many of the other ornithological
journals that are hosted there. FYI ...

Status Recap
1. MOS President, Robin Todd, has appointed Janet as the Chair of this
ad hoc committee.

2. Janet will be away for part of June so she will miss the next MOS
Board meeting, but this summer, as she scopes out this project and
figures out what is necessary to move it forward, she will be in touch
with those who volunteered the help with the task (Sally, Mary, Mia,
Bonnie, Joy, Jason; and technical advisor, Jared).

Thanks, very much, to everyone who volunteered to either help either
directly or with technical advice. It is great to know that the
Maryland birding community has the interest and that the MOS has
members who are willing to support relevant ornithological tasks such
as this.


Phil Davis, Secretary
MD/DC Records Committee
2549 Vale Court
Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA

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