OWAA celebrates its 90th birthday next year. With such a big birthday looming (celebration preparations are in the works now), and as my year serving as your president winds down, it’s only natural to look back not only over the last year, but also over OWAA’s history.
OWAA is a special organization. Like other professional trade groups, we’re a collection of colleagues who go to conferences to network, gather information vital to our work and improve our craft.
As a freelance writer and photographer, every time a magazine changes editors, I feel vulnerable, and I wonder if the new one will want my work.
As I enter my third month as OWAA’s president (fourth by the time you read this), I continually marvel at the depth OWAA’s and breadth of experience you, the members of OWAA and its supporters, have and how generous you are to share your knowledge with the rest of us.
As President of OWAA, I feel our organization’s financial matters are among the most important things for me to monitor.
Sometimes you hear a presentation from someone who just “gets it.”
Thank you members of OWAA for trusting me with the helm of our organization. As Mark Freeman passes the gavel to me, I want to thank him most sincerely for his leadership over the last year.
My third conference as your executive director is in the history books.
OWAA turned 88 on April 9 and in celebration I took some time to reflect on the organization’s origins, what it looks like today and where it’s headed.
When I pay my $150 active dues annually to the Outdoor Writers Association of America, I know I always get my money’s worth.