From the desk of OWAC Executive Director, Bob Semerau

With all the bleak forecasts for climate related issues hanging like a bone-dry, gloomy cloud over all of the outdoors, we can all truly make a difference.

After a drought lasting two-years we are now set to have our Fall Conference at an exciting location, one that really has some torrent of great stories for us to tell.

November 15, 2021, OWAC will convene at the beautiful and inspiring town of Sonora, California, hosted by Tuolumne County’s Go Tuolumne organization.

There will be pre-and-post conference opportunities, informative craft improvement sessions, dinners with old friends and new members, and of course our general meeting, where your voice can be heard.

Here in the gateway to Yosemite and the Sierra, the real star of the show will be the outdoor environment itself. Our hosts have lined up a raft of exciting activities for members and guests to experience which will give you fuel for your creative engines over years to come.

Registration opens August 15, 2021, on a first come first served basis.

Watch for announcements and save that date, Nov. 15 through Nov. 17!

You simply can’t miss this one!


Bob Semerau

Executive Director, [email protected]


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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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