A Tribute to Caryn Gronvold

After many years of service to the Green Mountain Audubon Society, Caryn Gronvold has retired from the Board of Directors.  Since 1977, Caryn has been a member of the Board for all except 5 years.  She served for four years as the President of the Board in the past and has just completed a two year term as our Treasurer.  In between, Caryn has served the Green Mountain Audubon Society in many capacities. Back in the days when volunteers were the “staff” of the Green Mountain Audubon Center, Caryn was an ecology field trip guide.  For two years, she chaired the auction to raise funds to support the Audubon Center, an undertaking which required an enormous commitment of time and energy. 

For many years, Caryn co-chaired the committee which organized and ran the Sugar on Snow parties at the Audubon Center and she continues to volunteer to help staff that event. Caryn is one of the few people who can be called upon to cook syrup up to the proper temperature so it will “wax” properly when drizzled upon the snow!  For many years, Caryn was the chairperson of the Program Committee for the Green Mountain Audubon Society and she will continue to be a committee member after leaving the Board.  Currently, Caryn is a team leader in employee and labor relations for Human Resource Services at UVM.  We look forward to seeing her at many GMAS events in the future and wish her the best of luck in her retirement from the board. She leaves the Board with our heartfelt thanks for a job well done.