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Please click here for the 2008-2009 FCDEA Newsletter.

Dear Soil and Water Conservation District Employee:

 

My name is Jackie Bailey, I was elected President of the Florida Conservation District Employee Association (FCDEA) at our annual meeting held in August in conjunction with the Association of Florida Conservation Districts (AFCD) meeting.  Following in Barbara Gill’s footsteps is going to be a tough job.  Barbara was the force behind forming our association.

 

In the past three years we have accomplished the following:

Through membership fees and silent auctions our banking account has a balance of $1,157.05.

We have paid stipends of $150 for three district employees to attend AFCD’s annual meetings.

We have been present at the AFCD annual meeting each year.

We have been present at the Southeast CDEA annual meeting each year.

Our President has been present at the National CDEA meeting.

 

At the AFCD and the CDEA meetings employees attended training workshops.  A variety of subjects were covered including: how to take better pictures, how to keep your district legal, how to get your success stories published in newspapers, how to recruit and utilize volunteers, how to write grants, how to find funding, how to speak to an audience.  Share fairs were presented and success stories were shared. Each district is different and just getting to know each other, hearing what the other districts are involved in and meeting the other district employees is exciting.

 

My goal for the next year is to create a newsletter to be sent out bi-yearly to share the successes of Florida’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts. 

 

The strength of any organization is in its members.  As a larger body, we can offer opportunities for SWCD employees to play a more active role in the successes of their Conservation Districts. 

I have attached the membership form, please join us in making Florida’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts stronger.

 

If you have any questions or comments please call me at 863-402-6545 or email me at jbailey@hcbcc.org.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jackie Bailey

President

Florida Conservation District Employee Association 

 

                                     

 

Officers          President – Jackie Bailey, Highlands SWCD

                        Secretary – Laura Fincannon, Palm Beach SWCD

                        Treasurer – Corine Burgess, Highlands SWCD

                        Past President – Barbara Gill, Suwannee River SWCD

                        Area I Rep – Mellody Hughes, Choctowhatchee River SWCD

                        Area II Rep – Lola Allard, Jackson SWCD

                        Area III Rep – Darlene Smith, Dixie, Levy, Gilchrist SWCDs

                        Area IV Rep – Becky Tindale, Marion SWCD

                        Area V Rep – Deborah Prestridge, Peace River SWCD

                        Area VI Rep – Audrey Driggers, Okeechobee SWCD

 

The FCDEA has 20 founding members and 6 founding associates.

Founding Members

Lola Allard

Jackie Bailey

C. Gail Cone

Teresa Darnell

Terri Davis

Laura Fincannon

Patty Fletcher

Barbara Gill

Phil Giorno

Morgan Levy

Glenda Lewis

Mindy McCracken

Linda Meeder

Deborah Prestridge

Brad Russ

Joanna Sherman

Darlene Smith

Cindy Strickland

Michelle Thatcher

Wilma Newton

 

Founding Affiliate

Nancy Barnes

Mike Barr

Jerry Joiner

Lake SWCD

Suwannee SWCD

Edward Wright

 

Accomplishments

In the past three years we have accomplished the following:

Through membership fees and silent auctions our banking account has a balance of $1,157.05.

We have paid stipends of $150 for three district employees to attend AFCD’s annual meetings.

We have been present at the AFCD annual meeting each year.

We have been present at the Southeast CDEA annual meeting each year.

Our President has been present at the National CDEA meeting.

 

Goal

To create a bi-yearly newsletter featuring success stories of the districts in Florida.

 

Support your State Association by becoming a member today!!!

Memberships for District Employees is only $10.00!!
Download Registration Form HERE

More information about the FCDEA and Membership Rates can be obtained from the FCDEA ByLaws

 

Florida Conservation District Employees Association 11375 122nd Trail
Live Oak, Florida 32060
Phone: 386-364-7784 Fax: 386-364-1189

 


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Highest item bid - croton $145 THANKS to Supervisor Susan Clary



FCDEA President Gill presents thank you gift to AFCD Executive Director, Michelle Thatcher

 

 

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