The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines celebrated its 11th Anniversary and annual General Assembly on 20 July 2014. One important task at the General Assembly is the election of a new set of officers to serve for 2014-2015.
The afternoon started off with the General Assembly. There were reports from Records Committee Chairman Arne Jensen, President Gina Mapua, and Treasurer Mike Lu.
Next was the Anniversary Program portion of the afternoon.
Screening of the video of the 9th Philippine Bird Festival in Zamboanga.
Andrew Sebastian of Malaysia Nature Society launched the 5th Asian Bird Festival in Langkawi
Past President Anna Gonzales reported on the Honey Lu Conservation Fund
Past President Mike Lu turned over the funds raised from the sale of Philippine Eagle shirts designed by Arnel Telesforo during Philippine Eagle week to Dennis Salvador of the Philippine Eagle Foundation.
Senator Cynthia Villar launched the LPPCHEA Field Guide designed by Jops Josef and Maia Tanedo. The guidebook features photos donated by WBCP bird photographers. Everyone present at the party received free copies of the LPPCHEA Field Guide.
Nilo Arribas launched the Birds of Cebu and Bohol guide book.
Mr. Tong Higashida of KENKO turned over 15 pairs of binoculars to the club
Food, Fun and Games
Linda Gocon won best bird themed outfit for her Scale-feathered Malkoha attire.
Other bird themed birders.
Bird Name Matching Game courtesy of Ixi Mapua won by Dyanne Realubit.
Comelc Chair Anna Gonzales announced the new set of officers. Gina Mapua was re-elected as President and gave a speech.
There was a silent auction, dinner was served, and fun was had by all!