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FSSR Newsletter - November 2007

"QUESTS AT THE MARGIN OF THE OCEAN WILDERNESS"

    Our guest this month will be Dr. Blair Witherington, who is a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Marine Research Institute (FMRI).  He is also the author of numerous books and publications on sea turtles, shells and the beach environment, especially along Florida's east coast.  His latest book is entitled "Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber."  Previews of the book are available on Amazon.com and Google Book Search.
    As the title of his presentation indicates, he will telling us about the some of the wonderful, curious and amazing things that can be found along our local beaches.
    The program will be on Tuesday, November 27, 7:30 PM at the North Indian River County Library in Sebastian and all are welcome to attend.

VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED

    As we have mentioned before, we are always looking for volunteers to help out with committees and projects we are involved in.  We also are always interested in what expertise you may have and issues you think we should be more involved with.  This time of year we are also looking for any member who is interested in being a Board member.  Our annual election of Directors will be held at our January General Meeting, so if you are interested in being a Board member, please contact any one of us, send us an email, or call Tim Glover at 772-589-0636.
    The St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park is also looking for volunteers to help with their new Visitor's Center.  They are looking for folks who can donate any amount of time to volunteer at the center to greet visitors and provide information.  You can contact the Preserve at 321-953-5005.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

    October is membership renewal time. All memberships run from October through September each year.  We consider memberships delinquent if not renewed by January, so please renew now.
    The date following your last name on the mailing label of our newsletter is the month in which our records reflect that your membership either did or will expire.  If have any questions about your membership, please call our treasurer Sherry Shipley at 772-589-4979 or Tim Glover at 772-589-0636; or send an email or write to us at the addresses in this newsletter.  Please include a phone number or email address where you can be reached.
    Thanks again to all of you for your support!