Announcements from the Summer Social on July 12

We had a great time at the Summer Social at the Texas Discovery Garden!  Thanks to everyone who helped with the event:

  • Tamara Brooks
  • Andie Comini
  • Rose Mercer
  • Bob Richie
  • Elizabeth Rosenauer
  • Elaine White

There were great food and smiles all around.

The games were fun and the table directions were outstanding.

If you helped with the tables and chairs don’t forget to post your volunteer hours.  Report VH to NTX: Administrative Work/Chapter Administration – Hospitality (Summer Social)

 

We had only a few announcements.

Texas Master Naturalist 2017 Annual Convention

  • The annual meeting for the Texas Master Naturalists will be in Corpus Christi October 21 to 23 (Friday to Sunday). The details:
  • Registration will be in August.
  • It is important to register as soon after it opens as you can. The good stuff fills up fast. We will send out an announcement when registration is open.
  • Tentative agenda is attached to this email. I have highlighted presentations by NTMN associates.
  • General information about the annual meeting is on the Texas Master Naturalist website.
    There will be plenty of rooms available. Do not register for a room now – it will be included with your registration.

Registration With Hotel Room Included
The registration fee includes all conference fees for the full three days of advanced training, a hotel room for two nights, all hotel amenities as listed on the website,  and all meals included on the agenda for the three days.
Single room $475
Double room $350
Triple room $325
Quad room $300

Registration for Commuter with No Hotel Room
This registration fee includes all conference fees for ONE person for the attendance of ALL THREE days of the Annual Meeting, including the meals being offered that day on the agenda. This option does NOT include any lodging or any hotel amenities as listed.
Single Day Commuter $150
Two Day Commuter $200
All Three Day Commuter $230
You may drive in each day if you want to stay somewhere else or camp nearby. The fee for this is $150 to $230.

  • The basic registration fee is $475 which includes the conference, room, and board (double occupancy).
  • Single and triple rooms are available. See the tentative Registration Costs here.
  • NTMN will have $200 scholarships available for members. There are a limited number of scholarships.
  • For more information about the annual meeting, this is the 2017 booklet:  Annual-Meeting-2017-Booklet-FULL-7.17

Entomology Specialist Training

  • The specialist training for Entomology will be held this fall in Dallas.
  • September 18 to 21 (Monday to Thursday)
  • Registration fee is $200.
  • We will have $100 scholarships available to defer some of your costs.
  • Applications are now being accepted.
  • The class will be held at the AgriLife Research facility on Coit Road in Dallas
  • Find out more about the program online here.

The form to apply for a scholarship for either of these is on the NTMN website and is attached here.
 Appendix-F-2-Form-of-Scholarship-Application (5)

 

Clymer Meadow Workday (VH)

We have reactivated the NTMN project for Clymer Meadow. Wayne Coltrane, an NTMN member, has taken an interest in the Clymer Meadow and he and Brandon Belcher, site manager, have organized a workday there.

When: July 15, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Clymer Meadow Preserve
Contact: Brandon Belcher – 903-752-0676 (c)

We have several plant species ready for harvest and would be very grateful for assistance in collecting ripe seed by “wild harvest” in the prairie. This is a great opportunity to see some areas of Clymer not typically visited during tours. You will see some of our recent work, as well.

Volunteers should arrive at 7:30. Meet at the gate to the barn. Sunscreen, hat, long pants, gloves, bottled water and insect repellent are all recommended. Other materials needed will be provided. We expect to wrap up around noon.

RSVP to brandon.belcher@tnc.org or 903-752-0676 (c) by July 13, if possible.

Location: Clymer Meadow Preserve, 4318 FM 1562, Celeste, TX 75423

33.300251, -96.237713 can be entered into Google maps for the correct location, or this link can be used:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B018’00.9%22N+96%C2%B014’15.8%22W/@33.300251,-96.2399017,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d33.300251!4d-96.237713

The meeting place is on FM 1562, east of the intersection with FM 1140 but west of FM 1093.


Stephanie Varnum had Hip Replacement Surgery

Stephanie Varnum had hip replacement surgery this week and should be home now.
If you would like to wish her well you might want to send an email or mail a card. Call her on the phone at your discretion.
14524 Tamerisk Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Day Phone: (972) 243-4098
Cell Phone: (214) 543-0748
Email address: srsvarnum@gmail.com

Thank you,
Bruce Stewart
President

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