by Mike Fanning

Rychwalskis by Darcy Thomas

Barbara and Jim Rychwalski richly deserve the Volunteer of the Year award for their devoted efforts preparing and mailing the monthly Pileated Post. They have spent countless hours over the past six years performing this onerous task.

Each month except the summer months they have accomplished the following for about 250 newsletters:

  • Placed inserts into each newsletter
  • Folded each newsletter
  • Applied labels to each newsletter
  • Applied mailing tabs to each newsletter

In addition to these tasks, the Rychwalskis review the address labels and correct errors the membership chair is inclined to make upon occasion. Finally, they have delivered the package of newsletters to the Post Office for our member’s viewing pleasure.

In the past 6 years they have handled 13,500 newsletters. To their credit, Barbara and Jim have not only been completely reliable and dependable, but are also consistently cheerful and friendly. Please plan to attend the Flathead Audubon meeting on March 14 to see Barbara and Jim receive this well deserved award and express your appreciation of their volunteer effort.