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Attention Members: There is a date change for the April meeting!!

Our meeting will be held this month on April 28th due to a conflict with Aggie Muster at Aggie Park on our regular third Thursday, April 21st. Be sure to mark your calendars for this new date – Thursday, April 28 at 11:30 AM.

Our speaker for this April meeting is our old friend and former president, Helen Holdsworth. Helen, recently of the Texas Wildlife Association and Texas Brigades, will give a presentation about her new position as Curator of Texas Wild at the Witte Museum. Please see her bio below.

We also expect to have two guests from the Texas Brigades, Helen’s former position with TWA. Aimee Carrasco, the new Executive Director, will be introduced.

The area stock shows are over and Fiesta is upon us. The last weeks of schools and colleges are winding down. If you have any interesting stories, share them with us at the meeting. If there are any events happening in your county that may be of interest to our members, please let us know. Many people are sharing things on FaceBook, and hopefully we can get them to join our club. If you know these people, please ask them to join.

Our 2016 membership directories are available for pickup at the meeting. Make sure you get yours.

Also, please be aware that Texas has a new statute offering liability protection for agritourism operations. The Act, now codified as Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 75A, offers important protections of which landowners need to be aware. Order your sign today from the Texas Wildlife Association, 800-839-9453, for $25.

Thank you,
Barbara Wehe, President


HELEN HOLDSWORTH

November 2015 to present
Serve as the Curator for Texas Wild at the Witte Museum. Responsible for the development of the content for the new Texas Wild exhibit, including the dioramas and labs. Assist with development of the educational content (youth and adult) to be delivered when the Texas Wild exhibit opens.

May 2003 to October 2015
Served as Executive Director of the Texas Brigades, a wildlife education and leadership development program for Texas youth. Responsible for assisting each of the eight Brigade camps with commonalities (i.e., recruiting cadets and adult volunteers, marketing, some fundraising). Responsible for statewide promotion of the Brigade program (i.e., news releases, participation in state and national conferences and symposia). Work with the Texas Brigade Board of Directors on grant writing and fund raising. Responsible for communicating with the cadets of the Texas Brigades. Responsible for managing summer employees of the Texas Brigades.

Served as Director-Conservation Legacy for the Texas Wildlife Association. Manage the educational programs of TWA and staff of 12. Assist with planning and conducting educational programs for members and non-members, focusing on wildlife and habitat management on private lands. Conduct educational programs for youth audiences. Train educators in wildlife and natural resource curriculum. Assist with grant writing and reporting.

Previous employment

  • Executive Director, Texas Brigades, part-time (2002-2003)
  • Extension Associate-Texas AgriFood Masters, Texas Cooperative Extension (1994-2002)
  • Co-owner, Cattle Brokers, Inc. (1988-1994)
  • Brangus Development Services Coordinator, International Brangus Breeders Association. (1987-1988)

Education

Master's Degree in Environmental Science, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2007
Ranch Management Certificate, Texas Christian University, 1987
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University, 1985

Related Positions

Secretary/Treasurer – San Antonio Quail Coalition
Committee Member – Coastal Brigade
Past Secretary/Treasurer – Alamo Area Quail Coalition
Past President – South Texas Area Farm & Ranch Club
Past Board Member – Wildlife Alliance for Youth
Past Committee Member – Ag Literacy Committee, Bexar County Extension Service
Past Volunteer – San Antonio Livestock Exposition



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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lunch Served 11:30
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