|MEMBER UPDATE |
TUESDAY NIGHT STROLL- PERSPECTIVE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Last night as I sat in the garden, I realized again that there was no better place to be in Orange on a Tuesday night in the summer. The temperature was perfect, no mosquitoes, birds flying over an advantage of this great membership benefit and as director that is too few to justify the expense of having three staff members working extra time. The café also is staffed during that period causing additional expenditures.
Therefore, unless we see a significant increase in attendance these last 3 Tuesdays in July, the Tuesday Night Strolls will end after the July 28th stroll. For the remainder of July, we will continue to open at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and from 7:00 p.m. to dusk for strolling. If we see a significant increase in attendance for the remainder of July, I will be glad to continue this benefit into August.
Thanks for your support. Michael Hoke
After Hurricane Ike, we extended all Shangri La Memberships for six months. For instance, if you joined in March 1st, 2008, your membership will expire September 1st, 2009. We will be sending you a renewal package soon so you can continue to be one of our cherished Charter Members.
Speaking of Charter Memberships, as a current member of Shangri La, because you joined during our first continual year, we consider you a Charter Member. In the future, Charter Members will be recognized with more special benefits; however, you should take pride in knowing that you were one of the first to support Shangri La’s education mission by becoming a member.
Please help us get the word out that anyone who wants to receive the distinction of being a Charter Member of Shangri La must join by September 1, 2009. After that date, no one can be classified as a Charter Member.
TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST-SABINE-NECHES CHAPTER
The Texas AgriLife Extension and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have formed a new organization dedicated to developing a corps of volunteers knowledgeable about the unique ecological conditions in the Sabine-Neches region. Participants will receive in-depth training in wildlife and natural resource management taught by recognized experts in each field. Classes are scheduled to begin in September and will continue once a week through January. Residents with a passion for the outdoors are encouraged to contact Roy Stanford, Orange County AgriLife Extension Agent at (409) 882-7010.