ANPR e-Newsletter

October 17, 2021

A periodic e-newsletter from the Association of National Park Rangers
Compiled by Elsa Hansen, Board Member for Internal Communications, and others.

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Winners Announced
Super Raffle 2021
Here are the winners!
   Cliff Chetwin ---- Grand Prize - "Roll-Your-Own" Trip - Value $1800 (or take $1400 cash) (#4306453255092).

   Nancy Ward ---- Cabin Stay Near Yellowstone - Value $1200 (#4306454638160) - thanks to Clair and Liz Roberts for donating.

   Lee Klepinger ---- Original Nature Photograph by Connie Rudd - value $200 (including shipping) (#4306448247017) - thanks Connie Rudd for donating.

    Nancy Ward ---- "Winter Wanderers" Wall Hanging - Value $650 including shipping (#4306451540020) - thanks to Ree Nancarrow for donating and Jeanette Meleen for arranging.

    Rebecca Harriett ---- A Stained Glass NPS Arrowhead - Value $525 (including shipping) (#4306452225235)

    Ed Rizzotto ---- Lodging at Ranger Rendezvous 45, Tucson, Arizona - Value $500 (or take $200 cash) (#4306451213352) - thanks to Bill Wade for donating.

    Nancy Ward ---- Woodcarving - Value $450 (including shipping) (#4306451540084) - thanks to Rob Arnberger for donating.

    Rick Mossman ---- Signed Book Collection - Value TBD (#4306453600873)

    Craig  Axtell ---- Bison Stained Glass Hanging - Value $60 (#4306454523932) - thanks to Reghan Tank for arranging.

    Rebecca Harriett ---- Airbnb Old Algiers Garden House - New Orleans, LA - Value $300+ (#430645222526) - thanks to Jeanette Meleen for arranging.

    Jane Hendrick ---- Hand Made NPS Plaque - Value $175 including shipping (#4306452369579) - thanks to Rick Seward for donating.

    Larry E Henderson ---- Books from Mountaineers Books - Value $200 including shipping (#4306451561781) - thanks to Jeanette Meleen for arranging.

    Ray Brende ---- Homemade Wine - Value $60 including shipping (#4306452525331) - thanks to Jim Milestone for donating.

$100 Gift Certificate for donating for the Grand Prize ticket - Cliff Chetwin (donated for his own winning ticket).

$500 Gift Certificate for donating for the most tickets - Nancy Ward (donated for 211 tickets).

There were 92 entrants; 3138 tickets donated for and $8050 revenue raised. Thanks to everyone who participated in the super raffle.
2021 ANPR Annual Photo Contest 
Here are the winners!
Thank you to all who submitted photos! Hosting the contest on Facebook allowed the greater public to participate and get a taste of what Ranger Rendezvous has to offer! 

We will contact the winners individually to coordinate your awards. Look to Facebook or the next issue of Ranger to see the winning photos!

We had a total of 23 participants, with photos receiving a total of 816 engagements/”likes”. Thanks to all who voted as well!
  1. Landscapes: A tie between Julie Kierstine, Glacier NP and Kendra Balazs, Bryce NP 
  2. Wildlife: Janvier Smith, Yosemite NP
  3. Historical & Cultural Resources: Matthew Enderle, Glacier Bay NP & Preserve
  4. People in the Parks: Greg Galloway, Glen Canyon NRA
  5. It’s in the Details: Claire Schuler, Everglades NP, Shark Valley
  6. Our Changing World (Covid, increased visitation, wildland fires, etc.): Kendra Balazs, Grand Canyon NP, North Rim
Best of Show
Greg Galloway, Glen Canyon NRA
Summary of ANPR Membership Meeting
October 16, 2021
Zoom Meeting

  • Welcome and Introduction – President Paul Anderson
    • Treasurer - Bill Wade
    • Secretary - Lauren Kopplin
    • Board Member for Membership Services - Reghan Tank
    • Board Member for Fundraising - Jeanette Meleen
    • Board Member for Professional Issues – Tim Moore
    • Board Member for Seasonal Perspectives – Lauren DeGennaro
    • Board Member for Training and Development – Tom Banks
    • Board Member for Government Affairs – Rebecca Harriett
    • Board Member for Internal Communications – Elsa Hansen
    • Board Member for Strategic Planning – Jonathan Shafer
  • State of the Association – President Paul Anderson
  • Nomination of candidates for vacant Board positions:
    • Board Member for Membership Services (three-year term)
      • Shannon Wilson was nominated.
    • Board Member for Fundraising (three-year term)
      • (No nominations received)
    • President Elect (one year as President Elect; then automatically assumes position of ANPR President for a three-year term)
      • Rick Mossman was nominated.
  • Open discussion from the floor
  • Announcement of Super Raffle winners 
We Are Still Looking for Candidates for Three ANPR Board of Directors Positons
Has ANPR made a difference in your personal and professional life? Would you like to help contribute to the continued success and growth of ANPR as the professional organization for employees of the National Park Service?
We are still looking for candidates!
This year, three key positions are open: President-Elect, Board Member for Fundraising and Board Member for Membership Services. Visit our website to see who’s currently on the board, and to review the “officer position descriptions.” Board of Directors | ANPR
Per the ANPR By-Laws: "Nominations for vacant positions on the Board will be received at each annual Ranger Rendezvous, or by mail, fax, or e-mail to the Secretary or any election committee member no later than 7 days following the Rendezvous." Since we didn't have a Rendezvous this year, nominations opened during the annual membership meeting on Saturday, October 16. Nominations will close on Saturday, October 23. 

If you have an interest in running for any of these positions or if you would like to nominate someone to run, please submit nominations by email to Melissa DeVaughn (ANPR Business Manager) at
Harry Yount Lifetime Achievement Award Presentations

ANPR President Paul Anderson travelled to Yellowstone National Park on October 14 to present two Harry Yount Lifetime Achievement Awards to Jack Morehead and Bill Halainen, both of whom were present to receive the awards. We thank Superintendent Cam Sholly and his staff for hosting and supporting the event. (Photo below shows the award bust presented to Jack and Bill.)

Soon after the first of the year (and the new ANPR BOD is seated), President Anderson will appoint a committee to review the criteria for the award and establish the process for future nominations for the award.
Ranger Rendezvous Management Team
We are still looking for volunteers to help with various functions at next year's Ranger Rendezvous in Tucson. If you are interested in helping with any of the following (either as lead or support), contact 
Examining Ranger Associations: A Mixed-Method Approach

The Association of National Park Rangers is cooperating with the University of Central Florida on a research study of Ranger Associations. Here are the details:

You are being invited to voluntarily take part in a research study. The purpose of this research is to examine perceptions and experiences with ranger associations. You are being asked to participate because of your experience working in, or in association with, conservation areas and ranger associations. The data you provide will be valuable for strengthening conservation efforts. 

You are being asked to participate in a survey. This survey will take place in a setting of your choosing and will be completed online. The survey is expected to range from 15-30 minutes, and your responses will be confidential. 
Link to survey:
You may also participate in an interview. This interview will be conducted online through virtual conferencing software (e.g., Skype, Zoom) or through telephone. You can conduct the interview in a setting and time of your choice. The interview is expected to last approximately 1 hour, and your responses will be confidential. 

If you would like to participate in the interview, or if you have questions, please contact:

Richard L. Elligson, Jr, Doctoral Student, Department of Criminal Justice, College of Community Innovation and Education, by email at
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