Planning for the NOC 150th anniversary celebration in 2023 is gathering shape under the leadership of committee chair David Donsker. In November 2019, it became clear that our original plan of celebrating in concert with the American Ornithological Society’s annual meeting was not a viable option for AOS due to the costs of holding a meeting in the Boston metro area. The NOC Council, while regretting that we could not arrange a joint meeting, are relieved that the Club will be able to celebrate our anniversary as, when, and where we choose. Both AOS and NOC plan to do something at their meetings to acknowledge the long connection between the organizations and invite a delegation to the other’s meeting to celebrate that connection. The Club will be publishing a multi-author volume, edited by Scott Edwards and Michael Reed for the anniversary celebration, a great tribute to our 150th!
We will be planning a series of presentations, a gala dinner, and other celebratory events for 2023. Stay tuned.