E-Club Dallas Stars Family Day Game

E-Club Dallas Stars Family Day Game April 3rd!

Lower corner rink level discounted $55 tickets (normally $75). Limited number of tickets available while they last to end of Feb. prior to selling them to the public.

If you enjoy ice hockey, this is a great price for good seats – GO STARS!!

Posted by Ann Sides on January 27 2015 | Link

E-Club Easter Egg Hunt

Mar. 28 E-Club Easter Egg Hunt, Sat., 10 AM – 12 noon, Hunt County Fairgrounds, for E-Club mbrs children age 0 – 11

Posted by Ann Sides on January 27 2015 | Link

Email Updates

This past week our website migrated to a new server, which caused emails and e-trader ads sent within the last couple of days to not be consistently received. If you did not receive an email receipt of your submission, please try and submit your email or ad again now. If you see any further issues with emails or the website, please contact Jared Crookston. Thank you.

Posted by Jared Crookston on January 6 2015 | Link

2014 E-Club Photo Contest June Results

October Category - Sports.

August Contest Failed to meet the 10 Photo submission requirement. No awards for the August category.

June Contest Winners:

Winner: "Cat" by Lisa Berube

Runners Up:

"Long Day in the Car" by Debbie Howard

"Cool as Blue" by John Weidman

"Man's Best Friend" by Sherri Whitley

Honorable Mention:

"Fort Jefferson - Clear Water" by Kathy Petty

"View from Sunroof" by Michela Campbell

"Hard Days Work" by Nicole Weidman

"Bridge" by Nicole Thelen

April Contest Winners:

Winner: "Eye of the Frog" by Brett Pelham

Runners Up:

"Prickly Pear Storm" by Ken Stroud

"Shades of Blue" by Ryan Lange

"Sea Lion at 30 Feet" by Kevin Duignan

Honorable Mention:

"Eagle Alert" by John Weidman

"Yosemite National Park" by John Nelson

"The One that Got Away" by Ken Stroud

"Lost in the Caribbean" by Ryan Lange

Posted by Jeff Tyler on August 14 2014 | Link

2014 Photo Contest Rules

Categories for each month listed:

February: "Love"

April: "Nature" (Can be landscape to macro, as long as it is related to nature)

June: "Phoneography" (Submit a photo taken with a cellphone)

August: "Beautiful Blur" (Make some creative images using blur, such as motion-blur, out of focus, etc. Be creative!)

October: "Sports"

2014 Contest Rules



  • All photos must be business appropriate.
  • Entries are limited to photos taken by E-Club members (YOU, your spouse or children); no professional photographers* (see notes on Professional).
  • The picture may be from any time within the last year. Pictures that won prizes (from any year of the contest) may not be resubmitted at any time. We encourage you to get out and take new photos for the new contest year.
  • Maximum of two entries per person, per category;
  • Submit on photo quality paper with minimum size of 5x7. Sizes of 8x10 or 8x12 are recommended. No larger than 8x12 will be accepted for judging.
  • NO frames or matting.
  • Label the photo on the back with your name, home address, and phone number. If you are a dependent of an E-Club member, please put the primary member's contact info as well.
  • All decisions by the judges are FINAL.
  • The E-Club uses volunteer judges, and they reserve the right to award "no winner(s)" in a category.
  • Minimum 10 entries for a category to be judged and a winner awarded.
  • A person may not enter any more contests for the year after 2 first place wins during that year.

Entering your photo:

The opening and closing dates for each category will be announced in the E-Trader. Photos may be submitted to the receptionist in the Bldg 137 Lobby, or via company mail to CBN 136, c/o E-Club.


Judging will be by a panel of E-Club members. Any E-Club members that do not have a picture entered in a category may volunteer to judge that category. The top photos in each category will be displayed in the Bldg 208 and Center Court Cafeterias. All remaining photos will need to be picked up in 111-2.


The winner in each category will receive $75 and will be eligible for the grand prize. Runner-ups for each category will receive $15. The winning photos from each month will compete for best photograph at end of the year. Prize money is 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25.


The top five photos in each category will be displayed on-line with the photographer’s name. The winning photo in each category month will be retained by the E-Club until the end of the contest year. All other photos may be picked up by the owner after the following month contest is judged. If the photo is not picked up within 2 weeks after the end of the contest year, it may be destroyed.

Guidelines for professional vs. amateur:

If someone has a business name and/or is promoting their work or themselves for hire in any manner excluding word of mouth between friends, they should be considered a professional. For example, if a person has a website where the intent is for showcasing their work for profit, or if they advertise their work through business cards, newspapers, periodicals, or social media, they should be considered a professional.

If someone is getting paid for taking pictures on a rare occasion via word of mouth through mutual friends, or as a result of the E-Club photo contest; or they are performing an occasional "paid service" job (or selling a picture or two), and they are not promoting themselves in any way, they are not considered a professional.

Posted by Jared Crookston on March 6 2014 | Link

2013 End of Year Photo Winners

1st place: Ken Stroud – “Front Row Seat”

2nd place: Lee Barron – “Biker Gang”

3rd place: Ryan Lange – “Winter Wonderland”

Congrats to all of our winners from the entire year!

Posted by Ann Sides on January 7 2014 | Link

October 2013 Photo Contest Winners

“Travel/Vacation” Category Winner: Ryan Lange – “Winter Wonderland”

Runners up: Kris Kilhoffer - Mountain Landscape; Matt Plunkett – Holiday Motel; Walter Trigg – Mountain Camp

Honorable Mention: Matt Plunkett – Moulin Rouge; Barry Buchanan - “Sinai Vacation”; Ken Stroud – “Stormy Beach”

“Miscellaneous” Category Winner: Ken Stroud – “Front Row Seat”

Runners up: John Cassidy – “Dance Party”; Debra Jones- ”The Eyes Have It”; Debbie Howard – “Daisy”

Honorable Mention: Megan Nichols – “Hawaiian Sunset”; Ryan Lange – “Moab Sunset”

Posted by Ann Sides on November 20 2013 | Link

August 2013 Photo Contest Winners

“The American Experience” Category Winner: Matt Plunkett – “Rebuild World Trade Center”

Runners up: Steve Dozier - ”Freedom of Religion”; Ken Stroud – “Fireworks in Motion”

Honorable Mention: Steve Dozier – “The Pursuit of Happiness”; Matt Plunkett - “Blue Skies, Open Roads”

Macro Category Winner: Steve Dozier – “Green Longhorned Beetle”

Runners up: Joshua Engler – “Clockwork”; Marlene Phillips - ”Pretty Reflections”; Joshua Engler - Perspiration

Honorable Mention: Lisa Albritton – “Morning Nectar”; Matt Plunkett – “On the Dollar Bill”

Winning photos will be displayed in the Center Court and 208 Cafeterias.

October Contest Categories: “Miscellaneous” (can be any category) and ”travel/vacation”

Posted by Ann Sides on September 25 2013 | Link

June Photo Contest Winners

The Letter “S” Category: Lore’ Dickerson – “Blue Herron”

Runners up: John Nelson - ”King David’s Harp”; Kevin Duignan – “Historical Ranch Entrance”; Debbie Howard (daughter of Randy Howard) – “Sunglasses”

Honorable Mention: John Nelson – “Sleepy Flamingos”; John Weidman – “Just “S””

Flowers Category Winner: Lee Barron – “Close-up Jabora”

Runners up: Debbie Howard (daughter of Randy Howard) “Flower”; Steve Dozier – “Zinnia”; Lee Barron – “Pretty in Pink”

Honorable Mention: Lore’ Dickerson – “Daisy”; Meagan Nichols – Untitled

Winning photos will be displayed in the Center Court and 208 Cafeterias. Honorable mention photos and the rest of the entries will be displayed in 117-2 hallway.

August Contest Categories: “Macro” and ”The American Experience” (Photos that tell us what it means to be an American, provides a sense of what it is like to live in this country, or that makes you think of America.

Posted by Ann Sides on July 15 2013 | Link

April Photo Contest Winners

People Category Winner: Steve Dozier – “Scooter Girl”

Runners up: Lee Barron - ”Checking the Fuel”; Steve Dozier – “Mountain Man”

Honorable Mention: Ken Stroud – “Letters”; Brian Miller – Untitled

Landscape Category Winner: Ken Stroud - ”Moonscape”

Runners up: Lisa Buchanan – “Evening at the Grand Canyon” – Steve Dozier – “Lucy Park Bridge”

Honorable Mention: Larissa Buchanan (Daughter of Lisa) - Untitled; Steve Dozier – “Kilavea Point”

Winning photos will be displayed in the Center Court and 208 Cafeterias. Honorable mention photos and the rest of the entries will be displayed in 117-2 hallway.

Congratulations to all our winners!

June Contest Categories: “Flowers” and ”The letter S” (Photos can be of a subject that starts with S, something that’s shaped like an S, etc. Be creative!)

Posted by Ann Sides on May 13 2013 | Link

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