Our members had been asking us for years to have a conference in Alaska since their work is tied so closely to outdoor adventures, but the costs of just getting there made it seem too impractical," OWAA Executive Director Robin Giner says.
Giner said that although OWAA conferences usually draw about half of its 1,000 members, they felt it was worth the risk of having fewer attendees in order to celebrate its 85th year in style.
Other notable personalities who have received the OWAA Excellence In Craft award include Gene Hill, Ed Zern, Pat McManus, Homer Circle, Erwin A.
All OWAA members are dedicated to creating a public awareness of the need for wise use of the outdoors by hunters, fishers, campers, conservationists, and others who enjoy nature.
OWAA members have compiled a 94-page outdoor style manual, available for $5 a copy.
OWAA members enjoy a monthly newsletter, membership directory and an annual convention, all dedicated to improving communication and managerial skills, setting high standards for communicating outdoor subjects, promoting outdoor communications in all media, and encouraging appropriate natural resource use and conservation.
Other notable personalities who have received the OWAA
, Excellence In Craft award include Gene Hill, Ed Zern, Pat McManus, Homer Circle, Erwin A.
It was a very tight vote," said Bill Monroe, vice-president of the OWAA.
By hosting the OWAA, the Columbia CVB expects to see an increase in both visitation and media exposure for the state.
This year's finalists and winners were selected by a judges' panel of leading authorities in the outsourcing industry, some of whom were former OWAA
Nominations for OWAA
2001 can be completed and submitted via the Internet by visiting www.