From the desk of: Bob Semerau, OWAC Executive Director

For the moment it seems the torrent has slacked, and the snowfall eased. Between storms, California can breathe a sigh for recovered water stocks and hold our breath worrying about flooding and wildfires to come.

Better that we all simply appreciate what we have and get out to enjoy the coming spring, knowing we are among the luckiest on earth to be a part of this Golden State.

Owac has the 2023 EIC contest for your work to shine, we’ve selected a new OCOY winner, and students are sending in their entries about the outdoors. Members are working and publishing many interesting stories to share what we have here. There is much to be pleased about and to look forward to.

Sorry to say, we were unable to secure a venue for our spring conference, but we are working on fall locations now.  If you have any thoughts on the matter, please let me know.

Be sure to keep posting your work on the website so we all may share in the experience.

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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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