Master Gardeners Review 2021 Accomplishments, Install 2022 Officers
Kaufman County Master Gardeners held their annual Appreciation Dinner on December 6. contributed 2,155 hours of volunteer and training valued at $61,514. The value of volunteer hours is set at $28.54 for this year by the State Comptroller’s Office.
Again this year, the pandemic placed significant restrictions on planned activities. Association meetings continued by Zoom video conferencing. The Spring Plant sale was done online, with a time scheduled for picking up orders. A few organizations took advantage of our speakers bureau through Zoom meetings, and in the fall, a few others began having in-person meetings again.
Kaufman County Master Gardeners won a 2020 award in the Medium County (25-49 members) Youth-Other category for “The Science of Gardening.” The program was produced in cooperation with Poetry Community Christian School and was directed at students in Kindergarten through the eighth grade.
Master Gardeners who contributed 100 or more hours of volunteer service in 2021 were Allen Hiller, Kris Kumar, Beverly Curtis, Rebecca Morrow, and Linda Wells.
Master Gardeners with ten or more years of service are: Marline Ballard, Jim Burt, Samantha Keats, and Tamara Stahlman with 10 years; Judy Barton, Rebecca Morrow, and Lisa Nalls with 12 years; Inez Williams with 16 years; Brad Ackerman and Nancy Bowman with 17 years; Hildegard Smith with 18 yers; Fraces Holmes and Ada O’Steen with 20 years; and Pam Corder and Sandra Stahlman with 21 years.
The officers installed for 2022 are Billie Henderson, President; Zahnd Schlensker, Vice-President; Vickie Aken, Treasurer; Karel Holloway, Secretary; Rebecca Morrow, Educational Coordinator; and Beverly Curtis, Parliamentarian.