Some 70 people attended the Annual Members Meeting of The Manor Conservancy held on November 2nd at St. James, Monkton Church Hall. Ron Maher, Thorne Gould, Susanna Brellis, Patrick Smith, Joan Norman, and Doug Behrens were re-elected to the Board. The evening's speaker was Dan Coates, president of the Archeological Society of the Northern Chesapeake. Dan gave a well received presentation on the natural resource features of the Manor region and their influence on the early (pre-contact) people of the area. Ron Maher, Jr. was presented with the Sergeant Murphy Award for Land Conservation. The award is given only periodically to an individual who has shown extraordinary service to the Conservancy and its mission. Ron was recognized for thirty years of service as a board member, officer, and Chair of the Conservancy's three major annual fundraising events. Pictured below with Ron are his wife Peggy, their son Jack and TMC President, Henry Pitts.