Membership Report

May 2022

Paul Benedict, Membership Chair

New Life Members

James E. Hannawald – Denton, Maryland

Edward Schmit – Davis, California

George H. Comer – Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Bruce E. Green – Vandalia, Michigan

New Members

Stephen Musser – Auburn, Alabama

Kenneth Howell – Southside, Alabama

Philip Abney – Hokes, Alabama

Conversion from Affiliate Member to Full Member

Rafael Guerrero – Benbrook, Texas

Diane Gelburd – Falls Church, VA

Membership Dues
I would like to thank all the ARCSE members who have paid their 2022 dues and hard copy fees. Please remember, if you wish to maintain your ARCSE membership and get the next ARCSE Newsletter and 2022 ARCSE Directory, you must pay your
2022 dues by April 15, 2022. For your convenience ARCSE annual dues and hard copy fees can be paid by credit card: https://arcsecommunications.wordpress.com/renew/
You still can pay by check as in the past. Mail checks to: ARCSE, PO Box 8965, Moscow, ID 83843.

I hope everyone will take time to scan through the 2022 ARCSE Directory that you are receiving with this newsletter. We have many new members, many members have moved, and some have changed their email addresses. You may want to save a copy in a place where you can readily find it. The directory has a section on current NRCS Leadership. There are a lot of new names at National Headquarters and many new State Conservationists.

Please remember that all SCS/NRCS retirees are eligible for Senior Conservationist recognition at age 83. Also, if you have been a member of ARCSE for at least 5 years before turning age 91 you will automatically become an Honorary Member the following year and for the rest of your life and not have to pay annual dues (Honorary Members are still required to pay $12 annually for the hard copy if they choose to have it mailed to them). There are about 140 members that I do not have a birthday for. This is fine, but I will not know if you are eligible for Senior Conservationist recognition or Honorary membership without it. Birthdays are never published, and I never give them out. They are stored in a secure cloud site that only our Secretary Jack Carlson and I have access to. If you are getting close to age 83 or age 91, you may want to let me know. Our Association is always looking for volunteers. Several states need a state representative to help coordinate information for the newsletter and assist members in your state. Marc Safley, who has been serving as the Senior Conservationist Chronicler for many years, has announced he will be stepping down in July; so if that is something you might want to do, please let us know. We also need a Historian to replace Doug Helms who passed away in 2018. You don’t have to be a historian, just someone with an interest and decent writing skills

ARCSE Complimentary Affiliate membership Now Available to Current NRCS Employees – The ARCSE Officers and Representatives have recently voted to allow current NRCS employees to receive a first year complimentary Affiliate
Membership. After the first year, membership dues are $18 per year. Affiliate Members who are NRCS employees become voting Members upon retirement. Information is available here:
https://arcsecommunications.wordpress.com/join/

For your convenience ARCSE annual dues and hard copy fees can be paid by credit card: https://arcsecommunications.wordpress.com/renew/
You still can pay by check as in the past. Mail checks to: ARCSE, PO Box 8965, Moscow, ID 83843