Announcements from the August General Meeting

Announcements and supporting documents for the August 2018 NTMN Chapter Meeting.

There are also links to websites, contacts, and VolunteerSignups to give you a little more background on some of the topics listed. You shouldn’t have to type anything – just click.

Announcements for August Meeting
The announcements given during the August meeting were only a fraction of the complete list in the link below.

August Meeting Announcements.

New Board Position
The board added a new director’s position by dividing the duties for Outreach. The new positions are Educational Outreach Director and Public Outreach Director. Both positions are board level positions and we will vote to fill all board positions at the November chapter meeting. Details on the New Outreach Director Position are here.

Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting scheduled for October 24 to 26
A The TMN Annual Meeting was the focus of the announcements given on Wednesday. Registration for the meeting opened on Monday and by Tuesday the Sheraton Geogetown as well as the overflow hotel nearby, the Candlewood Suites, were booked; no more rooms available at the conference site.

This should still be a great opportunity to attend the annual conference in spite of the fact that we all won’t be on site for the weekend. Embarrassed that I didn’t have a room at the inn, I booked a guest house through AirBnB that is three miles from the Sheraton for $90 a night. Driving back and forth won’t be fun, but it should be fine.

I have included links to sites that list campsites and hotels in the Georgetown area as well as AirBnB and VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner). I have used both AirBnB and VRBO and have found that if you carefully read the description of the property and the amenities provided (is there WiFi, a hairdryer, etc.?), you can find an alternative to a tent or a hotel room; the proprietors of these properties rely on positive reviews so you will find that they are motivated to make you happy so you will give them a positive review. Carefully read the reviews.

The chapter will provide a limited number of scholarships for members who attend the conference. We also have a number of people presenting seminars or projects and we would like to give them some assistance too if they would like it. There is a form that you may fill out and submit to Rose Mercer our Vice President and we will give out a few scholarships to encourage attendance and presentations. If you choose to apply for a scholarship review the form as we expect you to give back to the chapter that in some way relates to your experience at the conference. Detail are on the application form.

Download the scholarship application form here.  It is a Word document so you may key your information right on the form and send it to Rose Mercer. You may find the download in your browser somewhere – this is handled differently by different browsers.

Download the pdf version of the  scholarship form for the Annual Meeting if you have problems with the Word version above.

Thank you,
Bruce Stewart

 

Newsletter

Posts by Catogory

Calendar

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
30
1
7:00 PM - Chapter Meeting
2
3
6
7
8
9
10
12
13
14
15
17
20
21
22
23
24
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Wildflower Walk - (AT) Sunday, April 28, 2024   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Join us for a walk through the...
April 29, 2024    
7:23 pm - 8:23 pm
Board Meetings are open to all members and to the public. Please contact the Vice President at vicepresident@ntmn.org for meeting details if you want to...
May 1, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Chapter Meeting Placeholder. A further description monthly meeting will appear here as the scheduled meeting draws near. Join us in north Dallas at Dallas College...
Walk & Talk Bird Tour at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  730am-930am Join us as we go on a...
Native Plants and Prairies Day 2024 will be held Saturday May 4th at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake, 521 E. Lawther...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
1st Saturday Nature Walk – Friends of LLELA (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  10am-12noon Fees:  There is no additional fee for this class, just...
Night Hike at the Heard Museum (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  8pm – 10pm Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with...
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Kids’ Bird Walk- (AT) Sunday, May 5, 2024   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Join us for a walk through the...
2nd Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 2nd Saturday Bird Walks are intended to help beginning and...
World Migratory Bird Day - Guided Hike || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8:30am-9:30am CST Join us for a guided...
World Migratory Bird Day – Guided Bird Walk || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8am – 9am || 9am –...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
World Migratory Bird Day – Wild DFW Hike || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  11am – 12noon World Migratory Bird...
3rd Thursday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Thursday, May 16, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 3rd Thursday Bird Walks in the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary are...
Morning Bird Walk || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 18, 2024  |  7:30am-8:30am Join us for a monthly bird walk to enjoy the trails...
May 18, 2024    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Dallas County Texas Master Gardener Association is holding its 2024 Garden Tour on Saturday, May 18th, from 10am - 5pm, rain or shine. Many...
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks || Tree ID Walk - (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024   9am – 11am Join us for a walk through the...
Thrive Nature Walk –Lewisville Parks & Rec (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 9am-10:30am Sights of plants and wildlife, smells of fresh air and trees,...
Chandor Nature Trail Guided Hike, NPSOT Cross Timbers Chapter (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024  |  12noon – 2:30pm As a thank you for Cross Timbers...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 25, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, June 1, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
Events on April 28, 2024
Events on April 29, 2024
Events on May 1, 2024
01 May
1 May 24
Farmers Branch
Events on May 5, 2024
Events on May 16, 2024
Events on May 25, 2024
Events on June 1, 2024