By Bob Kamper
Linda Knowles was named President-Elect for the Native Plant Society of Texas at the State Board meeting in Boerne.
President-elect Linda Knowles with Bill Hopkins
Photo by Robert Kamper
Linda organized the recent Spring Symposium at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and is currently president of the Houston Chapter. She will serve out the remainder of the term of President-Elect through October 2015, when she will take over the reins as president.
“I’m excited about everything that is going on in the Society and am looking forward to working with the board,” Linda said. Linda has been a member of the Society since 1993.
By Julie Allen
Deedy Wright and Theresa Thomas will be candidates for election to the State Board at the Annual Meeting in Texarkana.
Kay Jenkins, chair of the Nominating Committee, made the announcement during the quarterly board meeting in Boerne. The two will be nominated during the Annual Meeting in Texarkana on October 17 with election taking place by show of hands of those present.
Deedy Wright will be nominated for Vice President Education. Deedy is a former school teacher who has been a member of the Society since 1996. She is active in the Lindheimer Chapter which meets in New Braunfels, and helped organize that chapter’s NICE program. Deedy is interested in developing more programs for young people and organized the Youth Outreach Committee at the last fall symposium.
Theresa Thomas will be nominated for Vice President Administration. Theresa lives in Haltom City and has been a member of the Society since 2010. Since February 2013, she has served as president of the North Central Chapter, which meets at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.
Members of the board serve a two-year term. Only two offices are up for election this year. The remaining elected officers on the Board serve terms ending in October 2015.
Other members of the Nominating Committee include Carol Feldman, Jan Hanz, Ilse Meier, Rhoda Poenisch, and Carolyn Walden. Vice President Dennis Perz served as advisor.
By Julie Allen
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By Lonnie Childs
Members may vote for one of three nominees this year for the Benny J. Simpson Fellows Award.
Nominees are Janice Blackerby, Joan Mukherjee and Sue Wiseman. Information about them is shown below, including biographical information submitted with their nomination form.
The Benny J. Simpson Fellows Award was established in 1993 to recognize service and work by a Society member for the enrichment of the Society at the state, regional or chapter level. Recipients are chosen by fellow members. Read more about the award and see a list of all previous recipients.
Cast your ballot online here.