President’s Report to the Membership

Arlington Regional Master Naturalists
President’s Report to the Annual Meeting
given by Caroline Haynes
December 7, 2011

Thank everyone for coming out tonight on a wet evening.  Especially want to thank our guests for joining us this evening.

Many members sitting in chairs looking at speaker in front of room

ARMN President Caroline Haynes presenting the 2011 Annual Report

This past year
2011 has been a banner year for ARMN.  As of this coming Monday, we will graduate the seventh class of ARMN volunteers.  Coming up with accurate statistics is a bit difficult considering that hours were still coming in this afternoon. As of about 2:00 pm today, our active volunteers totals 137.  Our return of trainees who become active volunteers is close to 90% .  As of this afternoon, ARMN volunteers logged in almost 8000 hours so far in 2011 and we still have three weeks to go!  Sixty-two members have reached certification or recertification levels in 2011.  That is impressive indeed and we should all be proud of our collective efforts. Continue reading