We had the pleasure of hosting Fred Krakowiak, a former investment banker who left that world many years ago to become a Nature & wildlife artist & African safari expert.  Fred showed off samples of his artwork and provided copies of several of his books, including "Tracking Your inner Maverick."  We thank Fred for his wonderful stories, pictures, and insight.
We also had the opportunity to do some membership updates.  First, we welcomed Steve Thorn, Dick Thorn's better looking brother, as a new member.  We also had the chance to recognize Rob Ceno on getting his Blue Badge.  Pictured, along with Membership Chair Gus and Prez Alex, are  the two Thorn Brothers, Dick and Steve, then Rob Ceno, along with Prez Alex, accepting his Blue Badge.  We congratulate Steve and Rob.