Board of Directors 2015
KNPS is led by a Board of Directors and Officers that are governed by our Bylaws. The Board of Directors meets four times a year. Often board meetings are associated with outings to locations across Kansas.
KNPS also holds an annual membership meeting in the fall, which is linked with our Annual Wildflower Weekend (AWW).
KNPS members are invited to attend both board meetings and the board meeting outings.
Minutes are maintained for board and membership meetings.
The society has standing, action, and ad hoc committees that help expedite our business. Members are encouraged to serve on committees.
Standing Committees include the following:
- Budget/Finance (administrative)
- Executive (administrative)
- Membership (administrative)
- AWW (action)
- Awards (action)
- Public Policy (ad hoc)
- Education (administrative)
- Printed Newsletter (action)
- Plant Resources and Stewardship (action)
- Website, Events, Publicity & Outreach (action)
From 1992 to 1993 sponsorship moved from the Mulvane to the R.L. McGregor Herbarium at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The R.L. McGregor Herbarium serves as the archive for KWS/KNPS files, holding all of the past minutes, newsletters, and official documents. It also provides a point of contact for the public and provides basic administrative functions for the organization.
KNPS Board of Directors
The Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the KNPS. The offices of President, President Elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected from the Board. There are no term limits to service on the board.
Requirements and Expectations
An individual who serves on the Board:
- Is a current members of KNPS
- Is a resident of Kansas
- Actively promotes the goals of the society
- Serves on one or more KNPS committees
- Serves a 3 year term
Attendance at board meetings is strongly encouraged..
Nominations are made by the Nominations Committee and board members’ terms are approved at the Annual Meeting. If you would like to be considered for serving on the KNPS Board of Directors, contact us.
KNPS Current Board Members
|Earl Allen||Manhattan, KS||Treasurer||Sept 2006||15 years||2018 - 2021|
|Rondi Anderson||Ft. Scott, KS||Sept 2015||6 years||2018 - 2021|
|Shirley Braunlich||Lawrence, KS||Sept 2000||21 years||2018 - 2021|
|Nadine Champlin||Sabetha, KS||Sept 2012||9 years||2018 - 2021|
|Krista Dahlinger||Mulvane, KS||President||Sept 2004||17 years||2019 - 2022|
|Mickey Delfelder||Topeka, KS||Secretary||Sept 2009||12 years||2018 - 2021|
|Craig Freeman||Lawrence, KS||Sept 1988||33 years||2018 - 2021|
|Brad Guhr||Newton, KS||Past President||Sept 2001||20 years||2019 - 2022|
|Lorna Harder||Hesston, KS||Sept 2016||5 years||2019 - 2022|
|Mike Haddock||Manhattan, KS||Sept 2007||14 years||2019 - 2022|
|Michael Heffron||Reece, KS||Sept 2001||20 years||2019 - 2022|
|Karen Hummel||Manhattan, KS||Sept 2016||5 years||2017 - 2020|
|Michael Kaye||Topeka, KS||Sept 2016||5 years||2019 - 2022|
|Brian Martin||Hesston, KS||Sept 2015||6 years||2018 - 2021|
|Patti Ragsdale||Tonganoxie, KS||Sept 2019||2 years||2019 - 2022|
|Cynthia Rhodes||Whitewater, KS||Sept 2014||7 years||2017 - 2020|
|Matthew Richter||McPherson, KS||Sept 2012||9 years||2018 - 2021|
|Dee Scherich||McPherson, KS||Sept 2004||17 years||2019 - 2022|
|Phyllis Scherich||McPherson, KS||Sept 2004||17 years||2019 - 2022|
|Paul Showalter||Shawnee, KS||Sept 2017||4 years||2017 - 2020|
|Pam Tennison-Rindt||Maple Hill, KS||Sept 2018||3 years||2018 - 2021|
|Anthony Zukoff||Holcomb, KS||President-Elect||Sept 2014||7 years||2017 - 2020|
KWS/KNPS Past Presidents
The following have served as President of the Kansas Wildflower Society (1979 – 2004), and the Kansas Native Plant Society (2004 – present).
- 2020-21- Krista Dahlinger
- 2019-20- Brad Guhr
- 2016-18- Phyllis Sherich
- 2014-15 – Michael Haddock
- 2012-13 – Mickey Delfelder
- 2010-11 – Craig Freeman
- 2008-09 – Michael Heffron
- 2006-07 – Jeff Hansen
- 2004-05 – Valerie Wright
- 2003- Dwight Platt
- 2001-02 – Lorna Harder
- 1999-01 – Dwight Platt
- 1997-99 – Carroll Morgenson
- 1996 – Ralph Brooks
- 1995-96 – Stephen Timme
- 1993-94 – Ralph Brooks
- 1992 – Jack Walstrom
- 1990-91 – Rachel Snyder
- 1988-89 – Sheldon Cohen
- 1986-87 – Ted Barkley
- 1984-85 – Howard Reynolds
- 1983 – Roger Coleman
- 1981-82 – Ross Johnson
- 1979-80 – Mary Jo McClure