Make Plans to Attend
83rd Annual Meeting of Texas District Directors
Ft. Worth, TX
October 30 - November 1, 2023
Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts
1497 Country View Lane • Temple, Texas 76504 • 254-778-8741
September 19, 2023
Conservation District Directors:
The 2023 Annual State Meeting is less than 45 days away and I hope that you are making plans to attend. I am looking forward to seeing all of you in Fort Worth.
I believe a great meeting has been planned. I am reaching out to you to make sure you are aware of all that will be happening in Fort Worth. Prior to the meeting we will email a link to all the districts to download or print (which ever you prefer) all the Association materials for the meeting. This will include the resolutions, business session materials and much more.
Monday evening please join us for our Texas Tailgate. Once again, we will have our gun raffle as well as the Draw Down game and some fun auction items. If you would like to donate an item for the auction it would be greatly appreciated. The “Best Dressed” contest will be back but we will be selecting the “Biggest Fan” so pack your face paint and foam fingers and support your favorite team. Please feel free to decorate your table as well.
On Tuesday at lunch, we have the honor of recognizing all our Conservation Award winners. I always look forward to recognizing these great stewards of the land. This is one of the best ways we have to tell our conservation story.
On Tuesday afternoon we will have our business session where we will consider resolutions. We are looking forward to your input and participation in the business session.
These are just a few of the key points for the meeting. I hope that you will join me in Fort Worth in making this the best State Meeting possible.
Kent Batman, President
Conservation's a Team Sport!
ATSWCD Invites You to Join Us For A Texas Tailgate Party
Monday Night, October 30
The Association will host a Texas Tailgate Party Monday night. Show your school pride and wear your favorite game day gear from any school: your high school, college or university or favorite professional team. We will have prizes for the “Biggest Fan”, so break out those foam fingers and paint your face!
There will also be a prize for the best table, so feel free to bring decorations for your table. We will continue to host the “fan” favorite Draw Down and the Card Game, along with a live auction.
There will also be a Corn Hole Tournament with the winner receiving a custom Corn Hole set.
Hotel Room Block:
Hotel room block will open August 1st and close September 28th.
Room rate is $167 or prevailing government per diem.
Link to make reservations, WILL BE ACTIVE AT 7:00 am on 8/1: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/fort-worth/meetings/texas-soil-and-water-10292023
Call center will open at 7:00 on 8/1: 1-800-THE-OMNI (843-6664)
Cancellation policy: The cancellation policy is 72 hours days prior to the check in date or the credit card on file will be charged the full amount.
**We ask that on August 1st that you attempt to make a reservation by calling the number listed above or using the link. However, the block is likely to fill up quickly for Sunday, but please try to secure reservations for the days that they still have available.
WAIT LIST: - If you are unable to secure reservations for a certain night or any of the nights, please send an email to email@example.com to be added to the wait list. In the email, please be sure to include the following information:
- Name of SWCD
- Room Nights Needed
- Phone Number
Pre-Registration will open August 1st and will close October 4th.
Pre-registration costs for both director and guest is $205
Pre-registation form is attached
Link to register online (processing fee required) LINK WILL BE ACTIVE WITH CORRECT PRICING 8/1: https://feepay.txapps.texas.gov/tsswcb/annual-meeting/form/
The tour and auxiliary activity are limited to a certain number of attendees (listed on pre-registration form) the activities will be filled on a first come first service once payment and form have been received.
Deadline for refunds will be close of business on October 9th.
See the TSSWCB website also for additional information: https://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/annual-meeting-swcd-directors
82nd ANNUAL MEETING OF TEXAS SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT DIRECTORS
held October 24-26, 2022
at Moody Gardens, Galveston, TX
More than 550 Conservation leaders from across Texas gathered in Galveston for the State Annual Meeting of Conservation District Directors. They had the opportunity to honor conservation awards winners, learn from great speakers and network with other conservation districts and exhibitors. Bill Gray was honored as the 2022 ATSWCD President’s Award winner and Kent Batman was elected to serve as ATSWCD President. JC Mathiews was elected Vice President.
Monday Minutes, 10/31/2022
Tamara Daniel, ATSWCD Executive Director