Latest Member Certifications
Jan Barth, Sally Shroyer
Judi Braman, Anton Yastrebov
Sara Emry-Arthur, Pat Loyd, Jamie Upson
Phil Guthrie—500 hours & Carl Strange —250 hours
Time to Pay Your 2021 Dues
The dues for 2021 are unchanged at $20 for an individual and $35 for a couple.
Your dues support all Chapter activities, meetings and volunteer projects. Our dues are below those of almost all Texas chapters.
Because of the virus restraints on meetings early in 2021, please mail your dues to: ETCMN, P. O. Box 131184, Tyler, TX 75713-1184 – Attn: Treasurer
Post Your Volunteer Hours NOW!!!
Post all 2020 activity as soon as possible! You have 45 days from your last 2020 activity in which to post but no 2020 activity will be accepted past February 15th, 2021. Don’t lose your hours! Post now.
Initial Certification, Double Certification, & Recertification
Every new class member strives to earn Initial Certification within the allowed time frame. CONGRATULATIONS to those who have reached that goal in 2020:
Dawn Bahr Pat Loyd Mike Ballew Lindsey Marion Nan Bateman
Kari Steph Paul Bateman Jamie Upson Amy Cumbie Caryn Vorsas
Sara Emry-Arthur Joe Vorsas Patty Gray Bobbie Williams
Jason Pike (2019 class)
Four of the 2020 Class members have achieved Double Certification and won the reward of earning the recertification pin for 2020. Special congratulations to:
Dawn Bahr Kari Steph Patty Gray Bobbie Williams
Each year every Master Naturalist begins the year with 0 volunteer and advanced training hours. Once the member has earned at least 40 VSH and 8 Advanced Training hours, he/she becomes certified and has won the right to wear the recertification pin of that year. Even in this COVID year, many members found ways to contribute. CONGRATULATIONS to those who have acheived Recertification for 2020:
Erica Dunn Wanda Rauscher Beverly Guthrie Ann Reynolds
Phil Guthrie Kathy Riffe Lance Homeniuk Ray Rottman Vickie Hoppis
Karen Rueb-Hall Robert Lumpkins Quita Russell Crystal Mann
Lindsey Smith Greg Marshall Carl Strange Mike Price
Dale Wade Paul Wick
Recognition of Achievement
Historically Naturalists kept careful records of their sightings and observations. Master Naturalists follow their example today resulting in the Milestone Level Recognition of Service. Honoring those who serve is important.
In addition to the green and white enamel dragonfly that all Master Naturalists receive when they certify initially, colorful pins are awarded annually to those who recertify each year.
Once a volunteer has reached the first milestone, he or she will receive a special dragonfly pin.
250 Hour Milestone – Bronze Dragonfly pin
Jan Barth Ann Reynolds Paul Wick Karen Rueb-Hall
Phil Guthrie Vickie Hoppis Cynthia Smith Crystal Mann
Neal Stilley Wanda Rauscher Becky Whisenant
500 Hour Milestone – Brushed Silver Dragonfly pin
Kathy Riffe Lindsey Smith
1,000 Hour Milestone — Brushed Gold Dragonfly pin
Kay Jenkins Mike Price Tamara Kratzer
Lydia Rottman Jerry Martin Regina Ulmer
2,500 Hour Milestone — Polished (shiny) Silver Dragonfly pin
Lance Homeniuk Helen Mar Parkin
4,000 Hour Milestone — Polished (shiny) Gold Dragonfly pin with Ruby and US Presidential Volunteer Service Award
5,000 Hour Milestone — Polished Gold Dragonfly with Diamond and Letter of Achievement from State Program Coordinator
10,000 Hour Milestone — Polished Gold Dragonfly with Emerald
The recipient also receives a letter of achievement from the State Program Director, special recognition at the Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting, and other recognition through social media. Many Chapters provide a plaque and additional special recognition locally for this grand achievement.
15,000 Hour Milestone
A special award of choice produced by the State Texas Master Naturalist Program Office. The recipient also receives special recognition at the Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting and other recognition through social media. Chapters may also provide a plaque and additional special recognition locally for this grand achievement.
20,000 Hour Milestone
A special award of choice produced by the State Texas Master Naturalist Program Office. The recipient also receives special recognition at the Texas Master Naturalist State Convention.