Tuesday, March 23rd, members of the Satellite welcomed Suzanne Friemann, Executive Director, and Jennifer Nantais, Urban Bird Educator, from the Pelee Island Bird Observatory. 
Windsor has been designated a “Bird Friendly City”, one of the first in Canada to recognize the importance of helping birds. The goal is to have 30 cities signed up by World Migratory Bird Day, May 8, 2022.  Bird populations are in decline with some 3 billion birds lost in North America in the past 50 years.  Suzanne and Jennifer explained the various areas that this initiative recognizes: 1) Recognizing threats to Birds, 2) Monitoring bird populations and the rise of eco-tourism, 3) Establishing policies to protect birds, 4) Restoring natural habitats, 5) Creating events to educate, 6) Establishing teams to promote bird initiatives.  Currently, the top priorities are to address the threats, restore nature and educate and mobilize the population.  Local citizens can take part by conducting a backyard bird count (details at birdcount.org) and by nominating and voting for a “city bird”.
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The Rotary Minutes featured Rotary water and sanitation projects around the world and tonight’s “Professions at Your Service” (PAYS) featured Antonio Paine who gave a brief presentation on his role at Plasman.
The Satellite Club has taken on the role of mentoring the Rotoract Club.  A small committee was established and will work with new president, Robert Kidd.