WWOA’s 2020 Annual Meeting Weekend Postponed to 2021

The WWOA Board of Directors, after much discussion, has decided to postpone the 2020 Annual Meeting weekend to 2021. The Board is concerned for members’ health and safety. There is so much that we still do not know about COVID-19.

The 2021 Annual Meeting weekend dates will be September 16-19, 2021.  The Hudson House Grand Hotel in Hudson has agreed to offer us the same hotel rates as this year – $70 plus tax per room per night. If you booked a hotel room for the 2020 meeting, the hotel staff has moved your reservation to the new dates. If you do not want to keep the reservation for now, you can call and cancel your reservation at 715-386-2394. Remember to mention that you are with Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association and your reservation is now under the new meeting dates.

The Board greatly appreciates and recognizes the hard work of the West Central and Chippewa Valley Chapters in creating a wonderful meeting weekend. Because of their efforts, the decision was made to keep the meeting in Hudson in 2021. We are looking forward to visiting that part of the state next year!

WWOA In Person Activities Cancelled Through June 1

As of March 19, 2020, the WWOA Board of Directors has decided to CANCEL ALL IN PERSON WWOA activities running through June 1, 2020. This includes all WWOA Chapter events listed on the calendar of events or in the magazine, Women of WWOA gatherings, and committee meetings. Please assume events are cancelled. The WWOA Board will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with an update by June 1, 2020. Please share this information with WWOA members you know who do not have electronic communications.

In keeping with these guidelines, the WWOA office staff will now spend most of their time working from home. We will continue to provide you with the services you have come to expect from the office – answering your questions through the mail, over the phone (715-346-4798, we will check voicemail often) or using WWOA email (it may take us a bit longer to get back to you), keeping WWOA’s website and Facebook updated, sending you messages, and keeping things running behind the scenes.
We wish all of our members good health, please follow the CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health guidelines for your situation. If you need assistance, call 211 or 877-947-2211. The health and safety of you, our members, and our staff are of the utmost importance to WWOA.

WWOA Board of Directors Call for Nominations

The WWOA Nomination Committee is looking for you or someone you know to fill three WWOA Board of Director positions that will become vacant at the close of the 2020 Annual Meeting in Hudson in September.   Directors whose terms are expiring are Keith Dobberstein, Lois Raether, and Arlene Roehl.

To qualify as a candidate for the WWOA Board of Directors, one must be a woodland owner and voting member of WWOA, and agree to uphold WWOA’s Purpose and ByLaws.  Candidates must be willing to give time and energy to help enhance and achieve the goals of WWOA through their work on the board, WWOA committees, and chapters.  Good communication skills and the ability to use email are essential for communication purposes.

Biographical sketches must be received by May 16, 2020 at the WWOA Office, PO Box 285, Stevens Point, WI 54481.  Ballots will be mailed to all voting members in June 2020.  If you are interested in serving on the WWOA Board or nominating someone, please contact the WWOA office at 715-346-4798 or wwoa@uwsp.edu for an informational packet or Nominating Committee Board members Arlene Roehl (see board listing) or Lois Raether (see board listing) for more information.