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April 2011

This month’s issue of OU…

Outdoors Unlimited April 2011



8 Character Sketch: Tom Wharton
by Hannah J. Ryan

9Citizen journalists in OWAA
by Peter Schroeder

12Road trip marketing
by Tim Christie

13Seven deadly sins of a writer
by Mary J. Nickum

14Close the gap
by Kris Millgate

16Liven up your writing: Listen to local voices
by Dan Small

Also in this month’s issue:

4 … President’s message
6 … From the executive director’s desk
7… Former OWAA President Mike Levy dies
10 … 2011 conference promo
11 … Goldenrod: Your creative shock collar
16 … Business: A show is born
18 … Departments
22 … Portfolio

And more!

3 Responses to April 2011

  1. Gene Hester April 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    I think you are doing a great job! I am really pleased with what you are doing. I think we are moving in the right direction.
    Best wishes,
    Gene Hester

  2. Peter Schroeder April 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    Keep VP #3

    I encourage OWAA members to vote against the Bylaws Amendment to eliminate the 3rd VP (in other words, to retain the 3rd VP position) for three reasons:

    –To learn – Even longtime members have much to learn when they join OWAA’s Executive Committee. Newly elected 3rd VPs have one year to get their feet wet by watching and learning how the organization functions before taking on full responsibilities a year later.

    –To assist – The 3rd VP’s break-in period includes minimal duties serving as chair of the Sections Committee and assistant chair of the Conference Program Committee, thus easing the work that would otherwise fall to the 2nd VP.

    –To Back-Up – Even if there were no other duties, the 3rd VP position should be retained simply as a back-up in the event that any of the other officers are unable to serve out their terms. Several such instances have occurred just in the past 10 years alone.

    This point of view is offered from one who has previously served both as a board member and officer on the Executive Committee.

    -Peter Schroeder

  3. Peter Schroeder April 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    Great format for OU – easy to read, fun to navigate, and full of useful information. Nice job, Ashley.

    Peter Schroeder

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