RPOA Texas Outreach Chapters
RPOA “Area” Chapters (Texas)
Austin Area: George Armstrong, Chairman
Bryan/College Station Area: Teresa Shisk-Saling, Chairman
Area (Waco/Temple/Killeen): Tina Patterson, Co-Chairman
email@example.com - Carole Zieris, Co-Chairman
Dallas Area: Martin Kralik, Chairman
Dog Hunters Association of Texas (Statewide): Douglas Mason, Chairman
El Paso Area: Roxanne Flores, Chairman
Fort Worth Area: Jonathan Elledge, Chairman
Houston Area: Sharon Steckler, Chairman
Kerrville/Fredericksburg Area: Mari Bailey-Villanueva, Chairman
Lone Star Working Dog Association (Statewide): Jo Lynne Stark, Chairman
Longview Area: Kathryn Beard, Chairman
Lower Rio Grande Valley
Area: Charles (Buster) Smith II, Chairman
Lubbock Area: Anne Humphreys, Chairman
New Braunfels/Seguin/San Marcos: Mary Ellen Najar, Chairman
San Antonio Area: RPOA Board of Directors
Tyler Area: Helen Thornton, Chairman
Victoria Area: Sheila Newland, Chairman
Wichita Falls Area: Charles Kernott, Chairman
Seeking chairmen to start up these chapters:
Abilene; Amarillo; Midland/Odessa/Big Spring; San Angelo
RPOA Texas Outreach Chapters
Area advisory chapters are
established under the banner of “RPOA Texas Outreach.” The chapter
memberships enable us to network statewide with our Pet Education,
Assistance & Rescue (PEAR) Program as a public service; requiring no tax
All activities are at the
discretion of the chapters – as much or as little as they wish to do.
RPOA Texas Outreach is an IRS 501 (C )(4) which allows us more lobbying
activity but we cannot support any individual candidate (as an
organization) for elected offices. This can be done as individuals
however. We can report voting records for all elected officials.
“Outreach” is organized to promote social welfare within the
meaning of Section 501 (C)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The chapter chairman is
responsible for maintaining a confidential record of membership for our
main office and setting up email communication with chapter members for
private discussions as necessary. Your local veterinarians may be
Some suggestions which are just that,
spokespersons in their area providing a voice of reason
regarding all animal issues. Educate local veterinarians and media,
including Letters to Editors, etc.
- Get to
know all area elected officials: local, state, and federal
Watchdogs – our eyes and ears - in their area for anti-pet
initiatives in any form: legislation, newspaper articles, TV
programs, etc. and keep RPOA advised.
Animal Control Advisory Boards/Committees. If possible find someone
to serve on them to have access to information and materials.
AKC Canine Good Citizenship (CGC)
Test and Certification
which strengthens the human/animal bond and reduces number of
animals killed in shelters.
Responsible Dog/Pet Ownership Days: AKC and RPOA have
excellent materials and many AKC clubs participate each year.
Distribute RPOA flyers at events with permission when and
wherever appropriate, including dog shows, cat and bird shows, etc.
- PUREBRED RESCUERS: Get listed with RPOA’s
statewide All Species Purebred Rescue Program, only such program in
the US. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Elementary School Children’s Education: Flip cards are
available from our RPOA office for those who want to do
everyone on the extreme agenda of the “Animal Rights”
Movement to end all use, breeding, and ownership of pets; preferring
that pet owners become pet “guardians” only. Flyers are available.
- Sign up
new subscribers to our announcement-only Texas RPOA E-News to
be informed on all local, state and federal animal issues. Email
email@example.com to subscribe.