A salute to our conservation volunteers
Read more about each of these amazing volunteers and why they have received the volunteer chair awards in the upcoming January/February 2024 issue of Bugle Magazine!
Randy Stalcup joined RMEF in 1989 when he sent in a volunteer sign-up card from a Bugle magazine he bought on a newsstand. He joined the Phoenix Chapter committee to meet like-minded people and support wildlife conservation and was inspired to continue to help lead the Phoenix Chapter to become the first chapter to raise over a million dollars. With 34 years of volunteering, he’s made an indelible impact in Arizona, starting a new chapter, organizing a volunteer work project and making lots of friends along the way.
When banquet season rolls around, Deb Jenner can be found setting up a table outside of Sportsman’s Warehouse in Williston, North Dakota, selling raffle tickets and telling people about RMEF’s mission, not because she was asked to, but because she wants to share her passion with others. Now the state chair, Deb has attended banquets since the Mondak Chapter’s beginnings some 30 years ago. Over the course of her involvement, she joined the chapter’s committee and has acted as the chapter chair and state chair for most of her tenure. The chapter has grown consistently under her leadership and often earns a spot in the top 25 chapters nationally.
Dan Paulson is an RMEF Life Member and a true leader in Washington volunteering. He signed up to volunteer 35 years ago and has been a force for good in the North Puget Sound Chapter ever since, holding almost every committee role. He currently serves as western Washington state chair. He leads the committee to organize the annual Washington Rendezvous and steps in to help oversee work projects like the spring work project at the Oak Creek wildlife management area. A member of the State Resource Team, Dan helps at most of the banquets in western Washington. He not only dedicates his time, but he also donates his hard-earned cash as well.
A volunteer since he was five years old, Carsen Chavez had spent 13 years pitching in to help RMEF before he was even a legal adult! He started by passing out tickets and drawing raffle winners from a bucket at his local banquet in Ogden, Utah, and now is recognized as one of the most dedicated youth volunteers in the country. By age 10 he was training other adult volunteers on how to run different stations at banquets and helping with five or six banquets each year. From check-ins and check-outs, to games, raffles, live and silent auctions and ticket sales, there is no banquet task he can’t handle. Carsen says that he is proud to be a life member of the Foundation.