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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Volunteering for the RMEF is a Win-Win

Volunteering your time and effort for something you believe in is always a winning formula, especially for volunteers of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. President/CEO David Allen proclaimed many times over the years that volunteers are the fuel that fires the RMEF engine.

Volunteers can feel both great pride and satisfaction for their part in helping the RMEF protect or enhance more than 6.6 million of acres of vital elk habitat over the organization’s three-plus decades of work. They organize and execute chapter banquets and membership drives which raise the funds for projects that benefit elk and elk country in their own backyard and across the country. They also volunteer at youth camps or other mentoring clinics and roll up their sleeves for boots-on-the-ground projects such as fence pulls, wildlife water guzzler projects, noxious weed treatments and other efforts to benefit elk habitat.

But sometimes their reward is more than just a pat on the back.

Congratulations to Ken Johnson of Knoxville, Tennessee. As one of 1,577 new or recruited volunteers last year, Johnson had his name drawn as the winner of RMEF’s 2014 “New Committee Member” contest and received a UTV donated by our conservation partners at Cabela’s. Johnson received the keys at the Cabela’s story in Acworth, Georgia. 

RMEF Atlanta Chairman Ernie Swift, Acworth Cabela's Retail Marketing Manager Alicia Ferguson,
Ken Johnson, Acworth Cabela's Power Sports Manager Randy McBride and RMEF Georgia State Chair
Glenn Williams (left to right)
In addition to the grand prize, there are actually 23 more new RMEF committee members who also received prizes—eight Buck Knife package winners (five different Buck Knives), five Danner boot package winners (one pair of Danner boots, socks and hat), five Team Elk Pack winners and five Vortex binoculars winners.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of our more than 11,000 dedicated and passionate volunteers. Your hard work allows the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to make a measurable difference as we work together to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Thank you!

Go here to learn more about becoming an RMEF volunteer.

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