The Brookline Bird Club was founded in 1913, incorporated on January 1, 1993, and currently has over 1,100 members; it is governed by the BBC By-laws. The origin of the Club, as the name suggests, traces to Brookline, Massachusetts. In the spring of 1913, a notice in the Brookline Chronicle and the Boston Transcript invited all those who might be interested in the study of wild birds to attend a meeting at the Brookline Public Library. The result was the founding of the Brookline Bird Club. The first annual meeting was held in Brookline, the first President was a resident of Brookline, and most of the Club’s early members were from Brookline. Today, of course, Club membership reaches far beyond Brookline to all of Massachusetts and to many other states as well.