We Love OurPatr
We Love OurPatrons!
“Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.”
––Johann von Goethe
As always, SWRA is tremendously grateful for the goodness of its donors. We especially appreciate two exemplary individuals who donate on a regular basis. They are: David Burkhart and Diana Gardener. Thank you, David and Diana, for your unceasing generosity! We also express our thankfulness to: Bob Bradley, Gary & Joanne Borges, Judy Brunkal, Mary Buzzell, Denise Cedar, Jim Conley, Maribeth Doran, Lori Fisher, Torrie Gordon, Carolyn Hahn, Will High, Dr. Richard Hillmer, Susie Ilman, Roger & Aileen Kaye, Kathleen Kirby, Francis Lombardi, Teresa Magee, Joan Nelson, Diane Palmer, Fred & Susan Peterson, Johanna Plansoen, Jon Pope, Annette Schmitt, Chad & Mary Sterling, Arcena Tocchini, Rudolf & Jacqueline Visket, Frank & Jackie Walker, Jan & Larry Williamson, and Ruth Zebb.
We’d like to thank Chris Brindle of Wild Birds Unlimited for allowing us to sell our NEW fundraiser tee shirts at the store. The SWRA tee shirts are available in medium, large, x-large and xx-large for only $12. Buy one at our monthly meeting or call Trina Brown at 503-371-0966 or stop by Wild Birds Unlimited at 1210 Commercial Street SE in Salem.
Dr. Shari Hensley is a veterinarian in the Jefferson area and has volunteered to help us whenever possible. Veterinarians are an integral part of our service to ailing wildlife, so we appreciate Dr. Hensley’s willingness to donate her time and expertise! Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Biologist Will High is also part of our network of wildlife advocates. Will is our supervisor and is never too busy to provide guidance. Thanks, Will!
LifeSource Natural Foods continues to donate fresh fruit and vegetables. Thank you so much!!
Our MEMBERSHIP MEETING is held on the first Thursday of each month, 5:30 PM, in the first floor conference room of the Acordia/Wells Fargo Bldg. at the corner of Madrona Avenue and Industrial Drive. Drive to the back of the building, and WE’LL be there to greet YOU!
Our new fiscal year begins in March, when we’ll elect new officers to our board of directors. Here is our 2005 slate of candidates: Cyndi Leech, President; Mary Sterling, Vice-President; Trina Brown, incumbent Secretary; Jay Seymour, Treasurer; and Tari Edmonds, Member At Large. SWRA extends warm thanks to the 2004 officers for their excellent efforts: Tari Edmonds, President; Joni Brewer, Vice-President; Trina Brown, Secretary, and Jan Williamson, Treasurer.
Fellowship and food were enjoyed in equal amounts at SWRA’s holiday potluck on December 2. Doorprizes were distributed to everyone who attended! Left to right in this photo are Tari Edmonds, Sherri Antieau-Fox, and Trina Brown. We thank Acordia-Wells Fargo for loaning us their cozy conference room for our party. SWRA Treasurer Jan Williamson was the recipient of a handmade quilt. Jan is recovering from major surgery, and SWRA members designed quilt patches with nature themes. Trina Brown organized this project. Thanks to all who participated!
During this frosty season, don’t forget to provide fresh, clean water to backyard wildlife. A reliable water source is critical in cold, dry weather.
Did you know? Skunk musk is composed of six different compounds of sulfur and hydrogen. The odor permeates hair and wool because it reacts with animal protein. Only three of the compounds smell at first. The other three kick in when they contact water, making washing counterproductive! –Thanks to Erin Barrett & Jack Mingo, authors of the Just Curious Ask Jeeves books
If you find an animal needing assistance, please contact the WILDLIFE HELPLINE, 503-856-8242. HELPLINE volunteers will triage your call and refer you to the appropriate rehabilitator if the situation requires in-care treatment. Many situations can be resolved through triage. SWRA can only treat and release native wildlife. However, we will help you find humane solutions for non-native animals in distress.