The 2012 Kingfisher Award will be presented to Vic Ulsh at the May meeting of the Kitsap Audubon Society (KAS).
This is Kitsap Audubon's highest award, given for outstanding service over a period of five or more years.
Vic has been Program Chair for six years.
Typical attendance at our monthly programs has grown to 60 to 80 because of the outstanding speakers Vic
recruits and the growing popularity of the programs he
exemplary service to the community includes other organizations as well.
He has been a member of the East Bremerton Rotary since 1993, and its Program Chair since 1994.
He has been Co-Chair of the Stewardship Committee for the Illahee Forest Preserve since 2004.
Master Birder Aunt Idie Ulsh lead annual field trips there, as well as leading a team of birders in the annual Kitsap Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
and Idie have also helped survey the bird population of Newberry Hill Heritage Park But these aren't the only organizations that have benefited from Vic's boundless energy and dedication.
He has been a board member of the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce since 2009 and chaired the Armed Forces Day Parade for two years.
He was a team captain for the YMCA from 1991 to 2010 has been strong fund-raising advocate for kids programs.
has built and installed more than a hundred bird houses for friends, family and co-workers, and has worked to get more people interested in birding.
For the last five years he
has also been a volunteer Christmas Elf for military families.