Guadalupe was named Chapter of the Year during the 2014 Awards Banquet in Texarkana.
Membership growth, public outreach and publicity were the keys to the success of the Guadalupe Chapter.
Led by President Kathryn Berck the group placed among the top three in both number of new members and in the percentage of growth in the membership contest held in the first quarter of the year.
The chapter gave 13 Powerpoint-based presentations to outside organizations during the year, as well as organizing a plant sale in conjunction with Earth Day and a public seminar. They also participate in other community projects, maintain a butterfly garden and help operate a NICE! Program in partnership with the nearby Lindheimer Chapter.
Guadalupe Chapter also generated publicity for their efforts. When they donated books to three local libraries it was reported in their local press. They got publicity for their NICE! Program and produced numerous other articles in local media, newsletters and web sites. The chapter also makes good use of their own website which they set up using the tools available in our statewide Webmaster Helpdesk program.
The award for the Chapter of the Year is a quilted wall-hanging made by the late Kate Hillhouse. The chapter is entitled to display the award for one year.