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The VOWA Mission
The Virginia Outdoor Writers Association is a coalition of writers, photographers, and video/film producers who inform through various media on the out-of-doors and its enjoyment. Through this association, we strive to improve ourselves in our craft and increase our knowledge and understanding of the outdoors.
We pledge our support to the conservation of natural resources and to the best percepts governing their consumption and recreational use. Above all, we pledge to maintain the highest ethical standards in the exercise of our craft.
Board of Directors
President: Marie Majarov, Winchester VA
Chairman of the Board: Terry Lewis, Gloucester VA
Vice President: Dan Genest, Midlothian, VA
First Vice President: Robert Thomas, Richmond VA
Secretary: Nancy Sorrells, Greenville, VA
Treasurer: Milan Majarov, Winchester VA
Member-at-Large: Glenda Booth, Alexandria VA
Member-at-Large: Sally Mills, Mechanicsville VA
Member-at-Large: John Ross, Abingdon, VA
Member-at-Large: Dana Sapp, Elk Creek VA
The Board of Directors meets four times a year. An Annual Membership Meeting and Conference is held each spring; other social and educational gatherings are scheduled periodically. The membership enjoys implementing their mission, learning from one another, and sharing experiences in the outdoors.