Six candidates are running for positions on OFWIM’s Executive Committee. Members in good standing can read candidate bios and cast ballots through September 29. Votes will be tallied and new officers installed at the annual business meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Here’s a list of candidates for the open positions. Visit the elections page for more information.
- Craig Koller
- Joe Kirby
- Michael Barbour
At its Annual Conference OFWIM hosts a raffle to raise funds for the Student Scholarship program. Please consider donating an item for this year’s raffle! To ensure we have an inventory of available prizes, please use this online form to record your donation.
Raffle items may be mailed in advance of the meeting to:
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Attention: James Husband
7870 Villa Park Dr, Suite 400
Henrico, VA 23228
The June newsletter is out, with news about our 2015 conference, registration details, and information on how to apply for a travel grant or a student research scholarship. You’ll also find an Introduction to SQL and an update on the FAA’s proposed rule on the use of drones.
Special Offering at OFWIM’s 2015 Conference
Thursday, October 1, 2015 – 8 am-noon
When was the last time you used a picture to convey an idea? Join us for a four-hour adventure in the land of visuals, where you’ll work alone and in small teams to:
- Design a concise symbol-based vocabulary to use in brainstorming ideas,
- Apply basic principles of graphic design to visual images you create,
- Turn numerical data into an infographic, and
- Use graphics or images instead of bullet points to tell stories in presentations.
The workshop is being presented by Diane Knudson of the National Conservation Training Center. Diane has her BFA in graphic design/creative writing as well as training in graphic facilitation and teaches many courses at NCTC in both face-to-face and online settings. The workshop is included in the meeting registration, so please take advantage of this great opportunity to improve your visual communication skills.
Our spring newsletter is now available on the Publications page. Read about the FAA’s proposed rules on the use of unmanned aircraft, Travel Grants for OFWIM’s 2015 conference, and our collaborative work with the Information & Technology Section (FITS) of the American Fisheries Society.
Lynn Barrett from Tennessee captured the traveling trophy in the Geocache Contest at this year’s annual meeting in Arizona. Captain Jack has already visited the Call of the Canyon trail on the West Fork of Oak Creek, and we hope he’ll make it to a number of other notable sites this year. Visit his travel site to check his progress.