KING DAVID VI REINS More than 30 enthusiastic and cheerful birders were on had at the Bristol Bird Club's 60th Annual Picnic at Steele Creek Park to see King David VI (Worley) take over at president of the club for a sixth term. His historic run as our leader has presided over 20 percent of the club's meetings since 1950. No other member has served as our president for more than four terms. The club presented Dave with a keepsake copy of the National Geographic Illustrated Birds of North America, Folio Edition in hard cover authored by Jon L. Dunn and Johathan Alderfer. Those in attendance wrote short messages of thank you and appreciation for his long, faithful and dedicated service inside the front hardback covers. He was most appreciative and had many kind words for those who have served with him and made the job easy and enjoyable. A cold front moved into the area after many blistering days in the 90's and a constant light breeze blowing thru the trees from the north brought everyone a relaxed and pleasant evening of fellowship. Many birders were present for more than nine hours as the event began to unfold at 3 p.m. and the parking lot emptied at 9 o'clock. The event has a long reputation for not eating and run. John "The Bootlegger" Hay brings a small bag of goodies. Admittedly soft drinks do not live up to his reputation but he doesn't know. Jennifer Kennedy's famous theme cake decorations once again was the talk of the picnic and a fortune cook cake with bird phrases was amazing. The BT Parks & Rec has renovated the shelter and birders were delighted at the bright look, new equipment, expanded pad and modern restroom. Without a doubt it was one of the best picnics in recent memory. A BBC winter shirt was auctioned to raise money. Many members helped decorate the pavilion as never before. The food by the BBC cooks was excellent and delicious.