Saint John Naturalists Club

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Saint John Naturalists Club

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Started 1962

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The first meeting of the Saint John Naturalists Club was held at the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John on 9 May 1962. David Christie acted as chairman while Jane Hazen served as acting secretary. There were 22 people present. Several projects were proposed, including the Red Head Marsh area. Further meetings were planned and then a talk on spring warblers, accompanied by a slide show, was given by Austin Squires.

At the 12 September 1962 meeting, the executive were elected: David Christie, president; Mrs. Watters, vice-president; and Jane Hazen, secretary-treasurer. David Christie and Austin Squires were to act as co-field secretaries. Mrs. Watters was appointed to the refreshment committee. Fees were $1.25 per person or married couple and that fee would be in effect until the end of 1963. It was decided that meetings would be on the second Wednesday of each month at the New Brunswick Museum at 8:00 pm.

Monthly meetings consisted of the reading of minutes, business, and a programme which usually consisted of a speaker and slides or a movie on some aspect of natural science followed by refreshments. The Saint John Naturalists Club took part in the annual bird count held each December.

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