SOG held their annual AGM on February 16th at the Holiday Inn, Copdock. A slight change in format, with this year instead of a guest speaker, a quiz was provided by Steve Abbott. President, Steve Piotrowski and Chairman, Roy Marsh gave an account of SOG over the previous 12 months and looking towards the future of SOG. Bill Stone presented accounts and Phil Brown gave an overview presentation of the SOG questionnaire that was carried out in 2011. Mick Wright, the Projects Officer, talked about the Bird Atlas and the forthcoming Nightingale survey.
The Dennis Ockelton Trophy was then presented to Mick Wright, not only for all his work in organising the recent Bird Atlas in Suffolk, but for all his years of dedication to conservation and surveying in Suffolk.
"This was a lovely surprise for me; I would like to thank the committee for nominating me and for Steve's complimentary comments"
|Steve Piotrowski (left) presenting the Dennis Ockelton Trophy to Mick Wright|