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photo by Dan Trinidad
photo by G. McCausland
photo by Dan Trinidad
Over 150 people attended our 2016 Annual Dinner. The room had ample room for the chapter display tables and the tables containing the Special Raffle and Silent Auctione items. Everyone enjoyed the social hour before dinner with the no-host bar and the opportunity to look at the displays and make the rounds at the Special Raffle tables where the interesting items were so artfully displayed. Floral centerpieces graced each table, making the room look inviting and festive.

2017 Annual Dinner
Friday evening, March 17, 2017
at the Mile Square Park Banquet Center
Guest Speaker: David Yarnold

The Sea & Sage Annual Dinner will again be held at the Mile Square Park Banquet Center on Friday evening, March 17.  This year’s speaker will be David Yarnold, President and CEO of the National Audubon Society. Mr. Yarnold became Audubon's 10th president in 2010, charged with leading a turnaround that would expand Audubon's effectiveness while building on the organization's strong conservation legacy. With 463 local chapters, 22 state offices, and 44 Audubon centers across the country. Audubon connects nearly four million people using science, advocacy, and education. "We are all Audubon," Yarnold says. "No other organization has our wingspan when it comes to being able to drive conservation action, whether in individual backyards or in Congress." Mr. Yarnold is an excellent speaker, so I know you will really enjoy his program.

The evening will also include a silent auction and the presentation of our chapter's Fern Zimmerman Conservation Award and Letters of Commendation. The Mile Square Park Banquet Center is located at the south end of Mile Square Park, at the intersections of Warner and Ward in Fountain Valley. Free parking is available. Below is the schedule for the evening:

Table decorations
created by Gretchen McCausland

  Schedule for the Evening
  No host Bar: 6:00 p.m.
  Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
  Program: 8:00 p.m. sharp!
  Location: Mile Square Park Banquet Center
  Tickets: $49 per person for reservations received before March 1st; $54 per person for reservations received on or after March 1st.
  Entrees: Chicken or Vegetarian (see below for details)
California Chicken: Fresh Chicken Breast marinated with lemon, orange, lime and grapefruit zest seasoned with sea salt & fresh peppercorns, topped with mango and strawberry relish; chive mashed potatoes and fresh garden vegetables.
Vegetarian Entree: Jumbo portobello mushroom stuffed with an Asian vegetable quiinoa mix, topped with a tomatillo and D'Ajou Pear Sauce.
All dinners include a House Salad with Ranch and/or Italian dressing on the side and fresh rolls. Dessert will be a Decadent Chocolate Brownie with vamilla bean ice cream. Coffee and Iced Tea will also be served.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY. Seating will be assigned in the order the reservations are received. If you wish to sit with friends, make sure they send in their reservations on the same date you do. To reserve a seat, make your check payable to “Sea & Sage Audubon”; include the name of each person for whom a reservation is made. If you wish group seating, please indicate that on the reservation form; each table will seat 9 people. Mail your check to: Annual Dinner, c/o Nancy Kenyon, 32 Almond Tree Ln., Irvine CA 92612. A message confirming your reservation will be sent back to you along with directions and a map. Be sure to include your email address and phone on the reservation form. All reservations must be received by 12 noon on Friday, March 10th.
Reservation Form (a pdf document) - reservations are now open
? If you have questions about the Annual Dinner, please contact Nancy at
— Doug Lithgow, Programs Chair
updated Jan. 15, 2017



Sea & Sage Audubon Society
PO Box 5447 • Irvine, CA 92616 • 949-261-7963