"In recognition of your continued dedication and outstanding service to the Brookline Bird Club and the birding community for more than thirty- five years. We are grateful for your contributions to the Club as Past President, Director, Committee Chairperson and Trip Leader, and for providing guidance to countless new members over the years".
Ida has been a member of the Brookline Bird Club since 1967, started leading trips for the BBC in the 1970's, has been on the Board since 1980, and served as the 2nd woman President of the organization from 1999- 2001. She has managed the BBC Phone Hotline almost since its inception, and established the BBC weekend trips to Maine’s Machias Seal Island. Many of you know Ida as a tireless trip leader. She has gone out of her way to introduce new birders, young and old, to birds and birding places in our wonderful region. Most recently, she has planned and run the club pelagic trips, including the "extreme pelagic" trips to Hydrographer Canyon and Veatch's Canyon.
In recognition, she was presented with a fleece jacket, with the BBC logo, to keep her warm as she continues to venture out in the field.
Congratulations to Ida for this well deserved recognition of her long-time service to the club!! The Board and club members applaud her and her efforts!