Spring is rolling along, and summer is just around the corner. Our OWAC Spring conference commences next week on May 10, 2022, at Big Bear Lake, California and will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to get out and enjoy the outdoor mountain life.

Awards season is upon us and Excellence in Craft Award winners will be announced at the conference. Our high school writing and photography competition, the Pat Vachini Scholarship program, has concluded with a record number of entrants and winners.

Also happening at the OWAC Spring Conference, your OWAC Board of Directors elections will be held to fill open slots on the board. If you are attending and wish to be on the board, be ready to throw your hat into the ring.

If you are not attending the conference and wish to participate on the board send a note to me here at [email protected] and we will put your name on the ballot.

There are possible OWAC Fall conference venues in discussion at this time and announces will be forthcoming.

Keep getting the story told, making the Outdoor California experience memorable and rewarding for all.

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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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