Onward to a digital world

Executive Director’s Message : February – March 2021

This newsletter, produced by our newsletter editor, webmaster, and OWAC Board of Directors member, Gigi de Jong, introduces OWAC into the Digital Age.

Our new website will allow greater access for our membership, representing a giant leap forward for the organization. Many new features are available which make navigating OWAC.org easier and more productive for our membership.

Additionally, our webmaster has developed a completely digital Excellence in Craft awards program for 2021, which kicks off with this newsletter.

These changes, along with the revised membership renewals and application process through the website will help us grow OWAC as we move through this electronic landscape.

But let us not lose track of our steadfast goals of communicating our work about the OUTDOOR experience. Keep exploring and telling the great story of California’s natural grace and beauty, whatever medium we use. These are exciting times for us all.


Bob Semerau

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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