Annual Meeting

Fall Party and Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 21, 2023

4:00-8:00 PM

Thank you to those that attended our Fall Party & Annual Meeting!

Update 10/18/2023: The Fall Party & Annual Meeting will be held inside the Main Lodge! Please park in the Citizen Science Center parking lot or along the bus parking on our North Campus. Handicap parking will be available in the staff parking spaces located in front of the Main Lodge. You are welcome to to park at the Wise Nature Center & walk to the Main Lodge using the tunnel under Highway K.

Join us for this year's Fall Party and Annual Meeting! We will announce 2022 volunteer and donor award winners, hear from our Citizen Science and Education Director, Jeanette Kelly, about their busy fall season of owl banding, as well as highlight what we've been up to over the past year! The Annual Meeting presentation will reflect back to 2022 and discuss our plans for 2023-2024 as we hear from our Executive Director, Erik Keisler and some members of our Friends Board.

During the Annual Meeting presentation, we will have kid's activities for those to enjoy! We plan to host a fall movie showing and pumpkin decorating as we prepare for Halloween.

There will be a "classic autumn" dinner served, as well as a beer, wine, and soda bar, and other sweet treats throughout the night. We welcome you for a night of comradery and nature activities for both kids and adults; music, and good company. We hope to see you and your families there!

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2023 Annual Report

Volunteer Award Winners

  • Bruce Willett Service Award - Steve & Lois Raether
  • Friend of Education - Jim Schwiebert
  • Friend of Citizen Science - Besty Sippel
  • Friend of the Birds - Tom Cousin
  • Friend of the Butterflies - Jean Dwyer
  • Friend of Flora & Fauna - Renee Johnson
  • Board Member in Motion - Warren Gallagher
  • Business in Volunteering - Hello Adorn


4:00-5:00 PM - Check In & Social Hour (Main Lodge or Outdoor Classroom depending on weather)

5:00-5:30 PM - Dinner (Soup & Sides)

5:30-7:00 PM - Annual Meeting & Volunteer and Donor Awards
*Kids will have the option to join a BCR Naturalist for a kids' program during the Annual Meeting portion (Fall movie showing & pumpkin decorating)

7:00-8:00 PM - Social Hour, Campfire, and Music

8:00-9:00 PM - Optional Nighttime Activities

Live music will be performed by the local trio band "Songa." Mario and Sherry Friedel will take you on a journey with their unique vocal and instrumental blend of folk, country, bluegrass, blues, country rock and jazz.