Annual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting – September 19-22

Join us for our 40th Year Anniversary Celebration! 

Make your reservations at the beautiful Hotel Marshfield in Marshfield for September 19-22.  Call 855-583-2700 and remember to mention WI Woodland Owners Association to get our special room rate of $85.00/night plus tax. 

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee has been busy searching the area for the best locations to tour.  Proposed tours include the Sandhill and Mead Wildlife Areas, Glacial Lakes Cranberries, Stevens Point area including the Stevens Point Brewery, an forest industry tour and fellow members’ properties.

Tentative Schedule & Events 


The meeting kicks off with your choice of two fun tours while the WWOA Board of Directors holds their meeting.  On Thursday night a few fellow members will share stories of managing their woodlands.


Friday’s four tours will highlight the area’s history, current forest management, and showcase members’ Tree Farms. We’ll finish off the day with visits to exhibitors including WWOA’s Gift Shop, a cash bar, silent auction and raffles, voting on the WWOA Photo Contest, a tasty buffet dinner and our evening program.


Saturday starts bright and early with the opening of the exhibit hall. Then hear from our keynote speaker followed by WWOA’s 40th Year Annual Business Meeting.  In the afternoon choose from four breakout sessions and visit our Landowner Cafe tables to get your questions answered.  Before dinner, visit with friends at the cash bar. Saturday evening’s award banquet kicks off with the drawing of the Annual Fundraiser prizes followed by the chapter basket raffle. WWOA’s Photo Contest will then recognize the winning photos and coveted Members’ Choice Award. Finally, help us recognize the 2019 Wisconsin Tree Farmers of the Year and fellow WWOA members who have given so much of their time to educate the next generation or to better the WWOA organization. 


Spend Sunday in the woods at a yet to be announced location.  The field day will offer a variety of natural resource based stations.

Again this year, annual meeting packets will be emailed out to members in early July. Please make sure WWOA has your current email address on file. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a packet in the mail. If you prefer a packet mailed to you, contact the WWOA office and let us know.

WWOA’s four-day Annual Meeting will offer a variety of registration options. Come for a tour, a day, or the whole weekend. New meeting attendees are welcomed by the WWOA Board and Chapter Chairs with a reception on Friday evening.

Photo Contest Themes Announced

Once again there will be two themes for the 40th Year Photo Contest.  Start reviewing your photos now.  Then you will be ready when the Annual Meeting registration packet comes out to enter your photos.

Ruby RedThe 40th anniversary gift is a ruby.  For this category, entries must contain something red in celebration of the milestone achieved by WWOA.  Will your “red” be rosy shades of woodland flowers, a toadstool, a cardinal on the move, scarlet sunsets or vibrant vermillion vegetation?  Search for the best photo opportunity that highlights celebrating the 40th anniversary.  Think Red!  (While ruby red is the best match for the category, shades of red qualify for the submission.)  Photos entered must not include people or captions.

Milestones in the Making – We have much to celebrate! In this category submit photos that exhibit milestones achieved in /by WWOA or in/by your woods.  After selecting your photo, take it one step further and place a caption that reflects on the idea of milestones.  Photos in this category only will be judged on both the photo quality and how well the caption and photo tie into “Milestones in the Making”.  Submitted photos may contain people.  Captions can be placed on the photo digitally or printed on the photo.  (Caption may also be included on the entry blank and we can add your caption to the photo for the display board so that during the meeting it will contain the caption with the photo.)

Don’t forget – there is also a chapter award for the chapter submitting the most photos for the photo contest!

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Annual Meeting Fun! 

Deciding if you want to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting?

Why should you consider attending if you’ve never come before? Hear what our members have to say:

  • “Wealth of information in speakers, members, and exhibitors. They will learn something new.”
  • “Meet new friends, old friends, & see other parts of the state.”
  • “To get ideas to improve your woodland & meet people or organizations to help you.”
  • “To broaden their knowledge of the value of good management & especially meet members with experience and also camaraderie.”
  • “We have attended many annual meetings and still learn new things at every one.”


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