Two TMN-COT members earn President's Call to Service Award

ANGLETON, TEXAS -- August 13, 2014.  At its monthly chapter meeting held today at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, two Chapter members were awarded the President's Call to Service Award.  This award recognizes Americans who have dedicated at least two years, or 4,000 hours over the course of their lives, to serve others.  The award includes of lapel pin, a certificate, and a letter of congratulations signed by the President of the United States.

The following members receiving the award:
  • Barbara Burkhardt, Class of 2003.  Barbara is currently the Chapter's Past President.  She has served the chapter in numerous capacities including State Representative (2005-06), Secretary (2007), and President (2011-13).  She is a certified Texas Master Naturalist and a certified Texas Master Gardener.   She is a dedicated gardener, and often opens her backyard garden to Chapter members for study and research.
  • Dave Brandes, Class of 2006.  Dave has served the chapter in several capacities including Training Co-Chair (2007), President (2008-09), and Past President (2010-11).  Dave is active participant in our Environmental Education programs where he has taught class sessions at DEEP, GCBO's Birds & Bottomlands Blitz, and our now-defunct program at INEOS.  Dave currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.  Dave is an active Amateur Radio operator at call sign W5DJB. 
The Texas Master Naturalist State Office was the Certifying Organization for these awards.  Chapter Membership Coordinator arranged for the presentations and Chapter President Mike Mullins presented the awards to Barbara and Dave.

  Mike Mullins, Barbara Burkhardt, Dave Brandes, Jerry Eppner.

 The cake