Lonnie Childs and Carol Feldman are the recipients of the Benny Simpson Fellows Awards for 2016.
The Society presents the Fellows Awards each year to those members who receive the most votes from their fellow members. The award recognizes members for service within the Society at the chapter or state level. Engraved plaques were presented during the awards banquet on October 15, following the Conservation & Climate Change symposium in Glen Rose.
Lonnie is an active member of the Fredericksburg Chapter and also served on the state board for five years, including two years as president in 2012-2013. While on the state board Lonnie helped organize three symposiums. He is also a speaker on the subject of early Texas botanists.
Carol also served five years on the state board in several positions, including president in 2008. For the past three years she has been chair of the steering committee for our popular Native Landscaping Certification Program. Carol is a landscape architect and is a member of the Dallas Chapter.
Linda Knowles also presented Presidents Awards to Ricky Linex for his work in organizing the symposium and to Kay Jenkins for leading the effort to build the Monarch Waystations on the Interstate 35 rest stops.
Linda also presented the Chapter of the Year Award to the North Central Texas Chapter which is located in Fort Worth.