A leading conservation and research not-for-profit organization dating back to 1911, Delta Waterfowl Foundation works to secure the future of waterfowl hunting through its network of chapters and volunteers. Through its Waterfowl Heritage Fund Program, local chapters of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation retain 25 percent of the net earnings from their local fundraising events and use these funds to reinvest into their respective communities. The Smith County Chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation awards a scholarship each year to a local high school senior and has awarded $4,500 in scholarships over the past nine years. They also utilize funds to offer an annual free Youth Hunter Safety Course and have educated more than 300 local youth to date.
The Smith County Chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation will hold its 10th Annual Banquet Dinner at 5:30 p.m., on Friday, August 19, at the K.E. Bushman’s Celebration Center in Bullard, Texas. The fun event features dinner, raffles, live and silent auctions, and more.
Lane McDaniel is the current chairman of the Smith County Chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation.
“I encourage the community to attend our Banquet to help continue the critical conservation programs and research conducted by our organization,” Mr. McDaniel said. “Your generous support will not only help secure the future of waterfowl and waterfowl hunting throughout the United States, you’ll also be supporting the waterfowl hunting heritage in East Texas.”
Mr. McDaniel also serves as a board member for the Northeast Texas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a Leadership Tyler Class 21 alumnus. He formerly served on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of East Texas.
“The strength of a community is driven by the involvement of its people and having served in a variety of volunteer roles in Tyler since 2005, I have seen firsthand how our community’s volunteers are making a difference” he said. “I am so thankful to play a part through my volunteer efforts.”
Born in Texarkana, Texas, Mr. McDaniel has resided in our community for 11 years. He and his wife, Brandy, have been married for two years and are the parents of Drake, age seven months. Mr. McDaniel is a graduate of Arkansas High School in Texarkana, Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in Texarkana. Mr. McDaniel is a vice president and branch manager for Texas Bank and Trust. The McDaniels are members of Green Acres Baptist Church.
“Tyler is a tight-knit community with a big heart, and I’m happy to call this community home and to be raising my family here,” Mr. McDaniel said. “I have been blessed beyond my imagination; therefore, it’s important to me to continue to serve the community that has been so supportive of me and my family.”