WRT is going to be the recipient of the Conservationists of the Year Award from the Nebraska Wildlife Federation. Due to the award banquet being the same night as our regular October membership meeting, we are going to cancel the October 14, 2014 meeting. Come in November and we will install new officers and discuss our yearly thank you baskets to people who have helped WRT over the year. The baskets will be made during the December meeting.
You are welcome to attend the awards banquet! The Wildlife Conservation Awards Banquet is Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at the Main Lodge at Mahoney State Park in Ashland, NE. The Nebraska Wildlife Federation will be honoring Ione Werthman (of Omaha's Heron Haven), Wildlife Rescue Team, Dr. Mary Harner and Green Bellevue. 5:00 p.m. cash bar 6:30 p.m wild game dinner and program Tickets are $40 each, $75 for two or $275 for a table of 8. Make your reservations by Oct. 6 by calling 402-477-1008 or email Duane@NebraskaWildlife.org. You can send your check to Awards Banquet PO Box 81437 Lincoln NE 68501
They are also raffling off a beautiful antelope print by D. Enright. This is named "Different Generations" and is signed and numbered. $5/ticket or $20 for 5 tickets.
For parking purposes, a permit is usually required, but you can tell the gate attendant that you are there for the banquet and they will let you in. If you have a permit, that is fine also.
Hope to see you there!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS FOR THE 2014-2015 YEAR!
Elections were held at the September meeting. The results are: President - Cindi Arthur Vice President - Heather Wilkes Treasurer - Mary Beth Lienemann Recording & Corresponding Secretary - Vikki Henry
Board Members Shelly Bruntz Dale Malcolm Sherri Pendergras Kelly Richter Nancy Schuster
Thank you to all of you who ran for office, who voted either in person or via absentee ballot and a big thank you to all officers and Board members willing to serve WRT!
TERRACYCLE UPDATE The Cheese packaging and the dairy tub packaging brigades are being phased out and we have to send in any items we have by the end of October. If you have any items, please contact us so that we can coordinate getting them from you. Thank you for your continued support of that recycling program!
Thank you to the Zoology Club at the Columbus Middle School! WRT recently did a presentation to the Club. Thanks for your time and the invitation to speak to you about what we do!
What is Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. ?
Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer-based organization dedicated to the raising and rehabilitating of orphaned and injured wildlife from the state of Nebraska, with the goal being to release them back into the wild.
Our volunteers are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, including all holidays. The Hotline Number is a 24 hour answering service available for after hours, to take messages. There are some volunteers that are available for after-hours care, depending on the type of animal. Please call the Hotline if you have questions about a wild animal, need assistance with an injured or orphaned animal or you would like more information on becoming a member of WRT!
During the spring and summer months our volunteers are very busy with animal care. If there is any way you can transport the animal to a WRT member, it would be very helpful and much appreciated. The on-call person can direct you to the closest WRT volunteer available based on your location.
If you have any questions or concerns about injured or orphaned wildlife, please call the Hotline at (402) 473-1951.
Working under state and federal permits, Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. is a non-profit, independent, all volunteer-based organization dedicated to raising and rehabilitating Nebraska's orphaned and injured wildlife for the eventual release back into their natural habitat. Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. operates with no federal, state or city funding, but depends totally upon private contributions, membership fees and donations of supplies and services. No salaries are paid to any member of WRT.
Or, send your donations to: WRT P.O. Box 80127 Lincoln, Ne 68501