Final Volunteer of the Year Recognized

One of the things we look forward to each year is recognizing a special individual who gives the gift of time to Operation Migration. The presentation at our Festival Kick-off dinner last week was extra special because it will be our last-ever Volunteer of the Year award.

We are thrilled, to this year honor someone who first came to the organization in 2014. This person, very quickly, made friends with CraneCam viewers and the Craniacs on our social media channels and over the next couple of years, absorbed facts and knowledge like a sponge.

They began sharing that knowledge on both our CraneCam chat and through the Crane Chicklets Facebook page and I’m sure those familiar with the Chicklets page, will confirm that she picked up their language very quickly. (Have you guessed who it is?)

By 2017, she filled in on the “chattery” for many hours each day and controlled the pan, tilt and zoom on the camera, ensuring there was always something interesting for other viewers. This talent, combined with her rapier wit made for some incredibly interesting – and informative – chat sessions.

Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless but because they are priceless. We at OM know that you chose to volunteer selflessly and without expectation of being recognized or rewarded, but today, we want to do just that.

Please help me to congratulate Operation Migration’s FINAL Volunteer of the year – Cathy Fouche! 

Congratulations Cat! Very well deserved!

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  1. CrabowneMd September 17, 2018 3:07 pm

    Well deserved ! Congratulations Cathy.

  2. Vanessa Dargain September 17, 2018 1:15 pm

    Thanks a million Cat ! Good birding !!

  3. GinnyL September 17, 2018 12:52 pm

    Congratulations Cat !!

  4. Babs – Seattle September 17, 2018 12:39 pm

    Hi, Cathy …

    I’ll add my *CONGRATULATIONS,* too!! And *well done!!* Volunteering is something special .. done by special people who make things better.

    Thank you .. and all the best .. (( hugs )) 🙂


  5. Dana September 17, 2018 10:31 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thank you for your commitment!!!


  6. Di Lowe September 17, 2018 9:15 am

    Congratulations Cathy, so well deserved. You ROCK! 🙂