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As Fall settles in, I enjoy morning coffee and reflect on the change in seasons. The grandson stayed over the weekend and is now able to reconfigure the TV for either great kid shows or to play video games. He is seven. He is changing at what seems a break-neck pace, but I can rely on the regular change in seasons. 

ARCSE is striving to stay the same while also changing with the seasons. The ARCSE Newsletter is our mainstay. We are also working toward a Retirees’ Facebook page and adding a button on the ARCSE web page to pay dues through PayPal.

A PayPal button is available on the web site. Using PayPal, the dues are $18 via PayPal. The one-time lifetime payment is still available. Mail-in memberships remain an option and can be mailed to the new address: ARCSE, USPO BOX 8965, Moscow, ID 83843.

We are open to additional ways to connect and share through the seasons. Additional ideas for ARCSE to consider include connecting volunteer retirees with the NRCS and SWCS mentoring programs. Please give some thought and reach out with your ideas to your retirees' local, State, Regional Rep. or any Board member.

Fall is a great time for memories - Feel free to share some with us.



Paul Benedict, Membership Chair

New for 2020. For your convenience ARCSE annual dues and hard copy fees can now be paid by credit card: You still can pay by check as in the past. Mail checks to: ARCSE, PO Box 8965, Moscow, ID 83843

2020 Dues Notice to Members receiving the newsletter by printed copy. A dues notice is included with the hard copy newsletter (green page insert). Please follow the instructions on the notice concerning the address label information to determine if your dues are due.

2020 Additional Fee for Printed Copy. All members (life members, honorary members and those who pay annual dues) who desire a printed copy of the newsletter must pay an additional fee of $12.00 per year. Since many of you have already paid, please follow the instructions on the dues notice concerning the address label information to determine if you must pay the additional fee. This $12.00 will help offset ARCSE annual costs of over $20.00 per member to print and distribute the printed newsletter.

2020 Dues Notice to Members receiving the electronic newsletter. A dues notice is not included with the electronic newsletter. Members receiving the electronic newsletter whose dues are due will receive a separate email from ARCSE with a dues notice attached (WATCH FOR IT).

Life Members, honorary members, and members who have already paid their 2019 dues will receive an email assuring you that your membership dues are paid.

ARCSE Complimentary membership. When you have retiree social functions or any other time that you see new retirees from NRCS, be sure to remind them that they are eligible for a one-year complimentary membership in ARCSE, if they have not previously been a member. All that is required is that they submit a membership application. This one-year complimentary membership includes receiving the bimonthly electronic newsletter. Membership applications and the ARCSE brochure may be printed at:



These are just a few of the pictures from the current edition of the ARCSE Newsletter
available to Members of the Association. 

We have been doing an annual trip to a Phillies game for over 10 years.
Top (Left to Right): Paul Yankovich, Rob Sweppenheiser, Don Murray, Mark Groshek, and Kevin Rohe. Bottom (Left to Right): Farmer Martin Smith, Joe Rutkoski, and Jack Clark.

Kentucky Retirees Front Row L-R: Cil Marcum, Jimmy Marcum, Billye Haslett, Connie McKinney, Drucilla Hatchett, June Alcott, Fred Alcott, and Diane Croney-Turner.
Back Row L-R: Greg Stone, NRCS State Conservationist, Tom Marcum, Ira Linville, Glenn Kelley, Charles Turner, Billy Hartsell, Greg Stephens, Tom Butcher, Doug Hatchett, Joel Legris, Doug Hines, Kenneth Overhults, David Stipes, Steve Crabtree, Charles Farmer, and Anthony Burns.

Jane Hardisty, Indiana ARCSE Representative, and other Indiana Retirees

Love of Plants Botanizing Trekkers on Mt. Taylor, Albuquerque, NM (Mosca Peak Lookout): Larry Holzworth, Jack Carlson, Greg Fenchel, Wendell Hassell, Fred Gaffney, Earl Hassell (Wendell’s brother), Curtis Sharp, and Wendall Oaks

ARKANSAS SCS/NRCS Retirees Fall 2019
Back Row: Bob Price, David Tencleve, Larry Ward, Tom Fortner, Jerry McGary, Bob Young, Robert Cantrell, and Wayne Richardson.
Second Row: Sid Lowrance, Bill Garner, Linda Ward, Richard Babeu, Rick Miller, Glinda Miller, Dru Cantrell, and Myrna Richardson.
Seated: Ralph Mashburn, George Dahlke. Not Shown: Rose Webb, Burthel Thomas, Bill Townsend, Mike Sullivan (State Conservationist), and Anderson Neal Jr



TO CONTACT US: write, phone, or email

Association of Retired Conservation Service Employees (ARCSE)

PO Box 8965, Moscow, ID 83843

Phone: 703-503-9219     Email:

New Officers:  President of ARSCE is Cheryl Simmons.
Jack Carlson as Secretary, Paul Benedict as Membership Chair and Donna Beggs as Treasurer.

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Updated Tuesday, October 29, 2019