Make plans to celebrate Native Plant Week

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What will you be doing during Texas Native Plant Week?

We hope you will be doing something to celebrate our state’s great heritage of biodiversity.

When is Texas Native Plant Week? It is the third week in October every year – October 19-26 this year.

To better help you and your fellow Texans find a way to celebrate, Cindy Stone has been pulling together a website full of ideas and information. Cindy is asking you to help make information on the site as complete as possible by sending information about events taking place that week. So if you know of an event being planned by your organization or in your city share it with this form.

If you don’t know of an event being planned in your town then maybe you should think about planning one yourself. Cindy’s website has ideas and information about planning and publicizing events so get on over there and start thinking.

Let’s spread the news about native plants and get everyone in the state involved.

Linda Knowles tagged for president-elect

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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 President Bill Hopkins Photo by Robert Kamper

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.

Candidates announced for board

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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.

Our Summer 2014 newsletter

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The Summer edition of our newsletter is out. Download the PDF for reading or become a member to get the magazine delivered to your mailbox.