Andrea Mueller Receives 2017 President's Award
By Diane Condon, President
Hot Springs Village Audubon is proud to announce that Andrea Mueller is our 2017 recipient of the President’s Award.
Andrea has given so much of her time and talent to our organization over the years. She moved to the Village, November of 2000, joined Audubon in 2001 and was the Vice President under Tom Fink in 2002. She was our President in 2003 and 2004. During this time she was diagnosed with breast cancer but stayed on as president with the help of her V.P. Carolyn Minson. During her time as President, she initiated the President’s Award in 2004, never knowing she would be honored 13 years later for all her dedication to the club. Andrea and Carolyn drew up the job descriptions for the various positions on the Board, so people would know what is expected of them when volunteering.
In 2010, our organization was in need of a President. Andrea once again stepped up to bat and said “yes, she would do it again “, when she was asked! She not only presided over the club in 2010 but stayed on in 2011.
Along with her executive help, she has taken part in many other Audubon activities. She helped clear out the brush and lay stones making the overlooks on Beaver Damn Trail, working with Al Behm and others on the project. She has been a bluebird monitor on Coronado back 9 many, many years with Teri LaBove. If you attend the ecology camp dinner (or brunch as it was years ago), you know that Andrea is the chair of it. When Lakeside High School was looking for Audubon members to visit their students and talk about birds, Andrea volunteered to do that for 3 years. She was instrumental in getting an Audubon built bird feeder and bluebird house at Mcauley Center, so people can enjoy looking out at the birds. She also purchases feed from our sale to help fill those feeders.
She is a regular on the Christmas Bird Count, and when her allergies aren’t flaring she enjoys the Migratory Bird Count and field trips. We thank Andrea for all she has done for Audubon!