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Annual Membership Meeting
May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join FOR staff, executive committee members and friends at our annual meeting and potluck to celebrate our 32nd anniversary. We honor outstanding volunteers from the previous year and discuss our recent achievements and future plans. We’ll cook the fried catfish and BBQ, you bring a dish to share. Old River Friends, bring new River Friends.
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Learn More About Our New Proposed Executive Committee Board Members
Andrew Dolby is a behavioral ecologist who holds a Ph. D. from The Ohio State University. He became a member of the department in 2000 and is now Professor of Biology. Dr. Dolby’s current research interests focus on behavioral thermoregulatory adaptations in birds. Andrew teaches Introduction to Ecology, Tropical Ecology, Ornithology, Animal Behavior, Evolution, and Senior Seminar. Additionally, he leads field trips to Panama and the Galapagos Islands. Dr. Dolby currently works with FOR staff and volunteers to learn more about the birds living in or visiting our area through a research project on the Rappahannock River. Also, on June 3rd, Dr. Dolby will lead a 2-mile walk along the Rappahannock with the Fredericksburg Birding Club, a chapter of the Virginia Society of Ornithology as part of the Rock the River event.
Robin Huddle is a Senior Vice President/Residential Loan Manager with Virginia Partners Bank. Supporting our community doesn’t stop at the end of the work day. Ms. Huddle has brought her love of the outdoors and the River to FOR with her leadership on our signature fundraising, Riverfest, since 2014. Robin, coordinates the nearly year-long efforts to led our Riverfest Committee for all of the event logistics (e.g., fun,crabs, refreshments, music, auctions and publicity) as well coordinates with staff regarding ticket sales and sponsorship.
Veronica Kelly has lived on the banks of the Rappahannock River since 2009, and has been struck every day by its extraordinary beauty. Watching its moods and changes, she could be in James Wright’s poem, “A Blessing:” “Suddenly I realize/That if I stepped out of my body I would break/Into blossom.” She has served on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region for 6 years, working particularly on Education and The Women and Girls Fund. Ms Kelly holds a PhD in Literature from Cornell University, and she and her husband Daniel Wack have two grown daughters, She believes in protecting our land and water resources through conservation and sound stewardship.