Monthly Meeting

We feature speakers from nature-related professions who present science-based programs on topics important to the Texas Hill Country. Our meetings are interesting and informative – there’s always something to learn.

Our meetings usually occur on fourth Mondays, excluding August and December. A few meetings are members only events, like our class reception and chapter parties.

Regular monthly meetings are held at the UGRA Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Street near downtown Kerrville. Socializing at 6:15p.m. Chapter business at 6:45. Presentation begins at 7:00p.m. Check our home page and calendar for speakers and topics.

Want to know what we learned each month? Here’s a listing of chapter meeting speakers and their topics from 2003 to present.

Chapter Meeting Presentations 2003-present


This Month’s Meeting  >> Monday 22 October

David Yeates, CEO, Texas Wildlife Association  will describe TWA programs and public policy initiatives.

David Yeates is chief executive officer of Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), a 33-year-old organization with approximately 10,000 members. TWA focuses on natural resource education, and hunter recruitment and retention while maintaining a robust advocacy presence at the Texas capitol. Yeates graduated with an agricultural economics degree from Texas A&M University and completed the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He worked in community banking for more than fourteen years, most recently serving as president of the New Braunfels and Seguin banking centers for Prosperity Bank. Yeates joined TWA in May 2014. He has volunteered for non-profits including Habitat for Humanity, Ducks Unlimited, and Coastal Conservation Association. Yeates and his family still own their fifth generation homestead and continue to farm and ranch in the Rolling Plains of Texas. An avid hunter and angler, he spends recreational time in the field or on the coast. He resides in New Braunfels with his wife and daughters.


The monthly meeting of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program is free and open to the public. Please join us. Meetings are held in the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Drive in Kerrville.  Join us at 6:15 for a social half hour, chapter business at 6:45, speaker presentation begins at 7.

  • November – Jeff Forman TPWD Technician at Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area
  • December – Annual Volunteer Recognition Event at YO Ranch Hotel

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