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DDWS board recognizes Hardy for efforts

By REFUGE / DDWS - | Dec 9, 2020
PHOTO PROVIDED Doris Hardy
PHOTO PROVIDED Sarah Ashton
PHOTO PROVIDED David Jeffrey
PHOTO PROVIDED Wendy Kindig
PHOTO PROVIDED Bill Valerian

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge held its annual meeting on Dec. 2 via Zoom. Among the reports and other business items on the agenda, the board of directors voted Past President Doris Hardy to the emeritus board of directors and awarded her its Olympian Award.

Individuals who innovate and champion current and/or past initiatives that result in significant and readily recognizable advancements in fulfilling the DDWS’s mission may be nominated by members of the board, staff or the refuge manager for the DDWS’s Olympian Award. Hardy is the second recipient of the award, which was started in December 2012 with an award to Past President John McCabe.

The membership also re-elected Wendy Kindig to a third term on the board. The 2021 officers are: President Sarah Ashton, Vice President David Jeffrey, Kindig as secretary and Treasurer Bill Valerian.

To read the 2019-2020 Annual Report presented at the meeting, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/downloadable-files/5fc53828de30f3964a420d9a.pdf.