‘Tis the season

Executive Director’s Message

Newsletter: December 2020 – January 2021 

We’ve come into Fall and soon Winter will be upon us. As the seasons change, the holidays cannot be far behind.

The hectic pace may have slowed a bit, what with all the challenges we face today. But our efforts at sharing the happiness of the holiday spirit with others should not be hampered by the restraints of social distancing or silenced by reduced readership.

The time is nigh to make an extra stride toward expressing our gratitude for each day, each other, and for this lovely state in which we live. Find new ways of getting your story across. Add some zing to the OWAC Facebook page, post some special photos, and scribe a few lines for the semi-monthly newsletter, OWAC Outdoors.

And most importantly, reach out to those you care about. A phone call, a letter, or even Zoom will do. While we do communicate California’s outdoor delights, let’s make time to express what we feel inside as well.

Best to all this Holiday Season.


Bob Semerau

OWAC Executive Director

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Bob Semerau

Bob Semerau

The many years I have spent running my own business gives me a unique perspective on managing projects and creating effective programs. Coupled with the ten years I have been writing for Western Outdoor News these experiences have allowed me a set of skills perfectly suited for the OWAC Board of Directors. During my tenure as OWAC Vice President we have achieved substantial progress in the way OWAC operates and how we serve our membership. These contributions have been some of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of my professional life. The further development of the craft awards program, working with each successive chair person, is among the many progressive developments I have accomplished as a volunteer on the OWAC Board. My interest in making OWAC work better, adding value both professionally and personally for each member, is the driving force behind my desire to stay aboard and complete initiatives recently begun. I seek your vote for re-election to the board so I may further the cause of OWAC and its membership and help it to continue to build as a unique, and outstanding, professional organization.



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