Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting set for September 17-20

WWOA’s 2020 Annual Meeting will be held in a new location – Hudson, Wisconsin.  

West Central and Chippewa Valley Chapter members will welcome WWOA members from around the state and nation to Hudson, Wisconsin in St. Croix County.  In 1852, Alfred D. Gray, Hudson’s first mayor, petitioned to change the name of the city to “Hudson”, because the bluffs along the St. Croix River reminded him of the Hudson River in his native New York.  Hudson is located along I-94 just east of the Minnesota border and the beautiful St. Croix River.  

Make your reservations at the Hudson House Grand Hotel in Hudson for September 17-20.  Call 715-386-2394 and remember to mention WI Woodland Owners Association to get our special room rate of $70.00/night plus tax.   Complimentary breakfast is included with your hotel room.  The hotel is pet friendly, and offers microwaves and refrigerators in each room.

The Planning Committee is brainstorming ideas for tours and speakers for this special event.   As the Planning Committee moves ahead, additional information will be posted here and included in Wisconsin Woodlands magazine.

 

Tentative Schedule & Events 

Thursday & Friday

The meeting kicks off with a choice of tours on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday evening also features our Sharing Experiences presentations by members while Friday evening features a first-time attendees reception with the WWOA Board and Chapter Chairs, time with exhibitors, cash bar, silent auction and raffle, buffet dinner, and more!  

Saturday

Saturday starts bright and early with the opening of the exhibit hall. Then hear from our keynote speaker followed by WWOA’s 41st 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 Awards Banquet kicks off with the drawing of the Annual Fundraiser prizes and the Chapter Basket Raffle. WWOA’s Photo Contest will then recognize the winning photos, coveted Members’ Choice Award and chapter award.  Help us recognize the 2020 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. 

Sunday

WWOA’s Sunday Field Day is a fun day in the woods and includes a wonderful hot lunch and a variety of field stations to choose from.

WWOA’s four-day Annual Meeting will offer a variety of registration options. Come for a tour, a day, or the whole weekend. 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.

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Annual Meeting Fun! 

Deciding if you want to attend the 2020 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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