Customarily at the President’s Dinner held annually and typically after the Annual General Meeting, the president has the prerogative to recognize a member of the Alberta Mycological Society who is not on the Board but who has made a significant contribution to the Society. This year, like last, there is no President’s Dinner, but there is still much appreciation for those who serve the Alberta Mycological Society.
This year I am going to recognize a disparate group of people who support communication in our society. Some of these people work together and some work individually but collectively, they communicate to the larger public what they know, and what we all love. Fungi. Michael Schulz, Candice Cullum and Catherine Jevic for their constant moderation of our Facebook page; shepherding 3601 members. Catherine Jevic for spearheading three issues of the Spore Print every year since 2019 and one issue in 2018. Without Catherine there were no Spore Print issues in 2017.
Christine Costello, Erica To, Lisa Oishi and Catherine Jevic for sending MailChimp emails, for answering at the least 2 to 3 per week ContactUs inquiries, for updating the website, for creating the events, updating photos, for updating and maintaining Foray procedures and forms, and for keeping us current.
And finally there is one more person who has communication with you, both on the Facebook Mycological Group and on our website, and deserves mention. Ken Dies. Ken has made it his personal goal to share 100 vignettes and photos of identified fungi before morel season. His photos are here Images – Alberta Mycological Society (smugmug.com) and his vignettes and photos are here Facebook
A fine and deserved appreciation goes to Michael, Candice, Catherine, Christine, Erica, Lisa, and Ken. The President, the Board and the Society thanks you for all your excellent work for the Alberta Mycological Society.