[CT Birds] Note from the COA Annual Meeting Co-chairs
David F Provencher
david.f.provencher at dom.com
Thu Mar 29 10:13:09 EDT 2012
In the "old days" the COA annual meeting was held at a different venue each year. This presented the program committee the added challenge of finding an appropriate location for the meeting, and all the attendant details of that issue. The whole package of work necessary in putting the meeting together was (and still is) quite a challenge for the committee and helped lead to the burn out of the committee sooner than might otherwise be! It was during my time on the committee, or during my tenure as president (so sad to say I cannot remember off-hand now) that we held the first meeting at Middlesex CC. It was intended to be just that year's venue, and the following year would be held at a different locale, as was the organization's usual practice.
During the preparation and execution of that meeting, John Coggins (who at the time held a significant position at MCC) provided such outstandingly generous and flexible support that it removed virtually all the hassle and stress that normally attended the venue component of the meeting. During that first MCC meeting John presented to me the opportunity to hold subsequent COA annual meetings at the college. I was thrilled by his offer due to the college's location, facilities, and the knowledge we would always benefit from his invaluable support and the pleasure of his company. The COA Board happily agreed. No longer did the program committee have to do the daunting "find a venue that works dance." So it is due to Middlesex Community College's continuing generosity, and John Coggins help and support, that each year COA can hold a successful and enjoyable meeting by focusing on the best programs and presenters without having to expend time, energy, and undue stress, finding a new venue. Much thanks is due to John and MCC from COA and its members, and from me personally.
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This electronic message contains
information which may be legally confidential and/or privileged and
does not in any case represent a firm ENERGY COMMODITY bid or offer
relating thereto which binds the sender without an additional
express written confirmation to that effect. The information is
intended solely for the individual or entity named above and access
by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not the intended
recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the
contents of this information is prohibited and may be unlawful. If
you have received this electronic transmission in error, please
reply immediately to the sender that you have received the message
in error, and delete it. Thank you.
More information about the CTBirds