Category Archives: Meetings

Meet Our New Leaders

Congratulations to new officers installed at our 2018 Business Meeting:

President – Becca Scully
President-Elect – Karen Horodysky
Member-at-Large – Chelsea Krause

In addition, Michael Barbour was elected to a new term as Treasurer. Service awards were presented to outgoing president Joe Kirby (now serving as Past President) and  outgoing member-at-large Karen Horodysky.

New President Becca Scully gave a formal thank-you to outgoing president Joe Kirby.

A Gathering in the Heartland

It's All About ScaleOur 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting at Ponca state Park, Nebraska, was a great networking session, with members and guests from 17 states and one agency in Canada. The program included presentations by our 2016 Student Scholarship recipient, Kayla Key; as well as 2015 recipient Daniel Walker. Many attendees took home prizes from the raffle, which raised $250 for the scholarship fund. Visit the conference page for photos, proceedings, and an account of our almost-rained-out field trip to area conservation sites!

2016 Award Winners

These individuals and organizations received recognition at OFWIM’s 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting:

2016 Innovation Award
Missouri Department of Conservation – Waterfowl Hunting Harvest Data

Student Scholarships
2016 – Kayla Key, University of Missouri Columbia
2015 – Daniel Walker, University of Tennessee

Best Poster
Jeanette Jones, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Tennessee’s Update to the Protected Areas Database

Best Presentation
Jeff Kopaska, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Factors Affecting Fishing License Purchase Patterns and Angler Retention Strategies in Iowa