Passport To Your National Parks 2018 Photo Contest Winners Announced
Eastern National is proud to announce the 2018 winners of the annual Passport To Your National Parks® photo contest. The contest is open to National Park Service employees and Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs). Ten photographs of national parks are selected and featured on the Passport To Your National Parks commemorative stamp set. Winning photographers receive a $500 award if the photograph is their own. If it is an NPS photo, the award is given to the park. Passport stamp sets have been issued each year since 1986.
The 2018 winners are:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Photo by Brent McGuirt
North Atlantic Region
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Photo by Rick Kendall
Steamtown National Historic Site
Photo by James Benetzky
National Capital Region
Vietnam Women’s Memorial
Photo by Paul Ollig
Biscayne National Park
Photo by Kelly Bounchareune
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Photo by Gavin Gardner
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Rocky Mountain Region
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
NPS photo by Joe Milbrath
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
Photo by Richard Maxwell
Pacific Northwest and Alaska Region
Minidoka National Historic Site
Photo by Gavin Gardner
The new stamp sets will be available for purchase in late November.
Kids Were Busy “Goblin” up Some Fun During Wicked Wednesdays at Eastern National’s Waite & Peirce Store
The Waite & Peirce store at Salem Maritime National Historic Site was the scene of Halloween fun for kids every Wednesday in October as part of Salem’s “Haunted Happenings” programming. Participation in these events is an example of how Eastern National is working with local tourism groups to help promote events and provide more interactive programming at our stores.
What in the World Does Our America’s National Parks Warehouse Do?
Did you know that the America’s National Parks Warehouse provides excellent customer service to Eastern National’s stores as well as online and wholesale customers? That the warehouse staff handles transfers of EN-produced books and other non-book items to the sites? That the ANP Warehouse is the fulfillment center for eParks.com and ArrowheadStore.com? That wholesale fulfillment of EN-produced products to other associations and retailers is also handled at this location? Well now you do!
Our friendly warehouse staff is always ready to help! They can be reached at 877-628-7275.
Our Funds at Work: Eastern National and Obed Wild and Scenic River
With support from an Eastern National Competitive Grant of $4,770 Obed Wild and Scenic River was able to purchase 30 digital cameras, memory cards, camera cases, and mini tripods for use in the Parks in Focus® curriculum-based youth photography program. These park-owned digital cameras are provided during ranger-led programs to help connect youth to nature through photography. Click here for more information on this and other examples of our funds at work.
Eastern National Employee Anniversaries
The following Eastern National employees have reached these milestone anniversaries in 2017:
Patricia Alcaro, Site Manager, Gateway NRA – Sandy Hook Unit; Heather Alexander, Store Associate, Sleeping Bear Dunes NL; Taymi Maldonado Arroyo, Store Associate, San Juan NHS; Ralph Casale, Site Manager, Cuyahoga Valley NP – Canal Visitor Center; Rosemary Costa, Site Manager, Castillo de San Marcos NM; Ana Dejesus, Store Associate, San Juan NHS; David Eberle, Marketing Assistant, Headquarters; David Hardin, Store Associate, Mammoth Cave NP; Pamela Hardin, Store Associate, Mammoth Cave NP; Elizabeth Linehan, Unit Manager, Boston NHP – Faneuil Hall; Nora Lynch, Store Associate, Boston NHP – Charlestown Navy Yard; Megan Mair, Store Associate, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP; Carolyn Morris, Store Associate, Fort Caroline N MEM; Patricia Orcutt, Store Lead Associate, Boston NHP – Faneuil Hall;Carlene Pittman, Unit Manager, El Yunque NF; Gregory Rudy, Store Associate, Blue Ridge Parkway – Blue Ridge Music Center; Anette Tavarez, Store Associate, San Juan NHS; and John Zimmerman, Software Developer, Headquarters
Ellen Bolin, Site Manager, Lincoln Boyhood N MEM; René Capizzi, Unit Manager, Assateague Island NS; Robin Davis, Site Manager, Outer Banks Group – Fort Raleigh NHS;Carlene Edwards, Site Manager, Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center; Patricia Hendrix, Site Manager, Blue Ridge Parkway – Humpback Rocks; Davidson Hobbs, Unit Manager, Washington Monument; Doris “Dee” McMahan, Office Assistant, Coastal Mid-Atlantic Regional Office; Aimee Meadows, Regional Manager, Appalachia Region; Deborah Morgan, Store Lead Associate, Blue Ridge Parkway – Folk Art Center; Lee Pettey, Assistant Regional Manager, National Capital Region; Jesus Piñero Rivera, Store Associate, El Yunque National Forest; Ron Rogers, Glassblower Journeyperson, Jamestown Glasshouse; Carlos Rosado, Store Associate, El Yunque National Forest; Erin Sweeney, Inventory Planner, Headquarters; Nereida Torres, Store Associate, El Yunque National Forest;Michael Vigneau, Site Manager, Blue Ridge Parkway – Waterrock Knob; and Joseph Wooley, Unit Manager, Arlington National Cemetery
Gina Amenta, Store Associate, Independence NHP – Benjamin Franklin Museum; Georgeanne Bogdan, Accounts Payable File Specialist, Headquarters; Miguel Collazo, Assistant Unit Manager, San Juan NHS; Ann Cummings, Unit Manager, Acadia NP; Crystal Graham, Donations Specialist, Headquarters; Marge McBeth, Accounts Payable Specialist, Headquarters; and Barbara Michelson, Assistant Unit Manager, Acadia NP
John Farrington, Assistant Unit Manager, Boston NHP – Charlestown Navy Yard; Susan Moore, Store Associate, Blue Ridge Parkway – Linn Cove; and Wilma Scoggins, Store Associate, Kings Mountain NMP
Charles Rich, Store Associate, Shiloh NMP; and Eric Schneider, Lead Glassblower Journeyperson, Jamestown Glasshouse
Kevin Kissling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Headquarters
Thank you for your years of service!