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San Diego - Imperial Council Eagle Recognition Dinner
Greetings ESSA Members and friends. 

On April 30th we are convening our annual Eagle Recognition Dinner.  We still need mentors to sign up and sponsor our new Eagle recipients. I ask that you please sign up and be a mentor. This is one dinner that our new Eagle recipients will always remember.

A week ago I was in Florida and had the opportunity to view an active Eagle nest. There was the readily recognizable adult Bald Eagle. Also in the nest was an adolescent Bald Eagle.  It appeared full grown but was still brown and white and had not yet developed it's Bald crown. As I watched the nest it was reported  that the adolescent Eagle was just learning to fly.  Although it is common sense that even an Eagle needs to learn how to fly this was the first time I had the opportunity to actually witness the learning process.  The adolescent Eagle put it beak to the wind, stretched it's wings, and the wind just lifted it above the nest. It was amazing to watch the adolescent Eagle rise 10-20 feet above the nest floating in place. The adolescent Eagle then pulled in its wings and dropped back into the nest. The whole time the adult Bald Eagle sat and watched its offspring develop it's flying skills.  Witnessing an Eagle learn to fly was inspirational. 

Our adolescent Eagles also appear to be full grown, but they still need to learn to fly.  Our adolescent Eagles are still living in their nests.  Mentoring our adolescent Eagles to spread their wings and learn to fly is a duty we all need to fulfill. 

Please sign up HERE as an Eagle mentor for the Eagle Recognition Dinner on April 30th. When we see our young Eagles soar it is it's own reward for which we can all be proud.

Dan Mazzella
2019 ESAA President
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