Welcome to the Website Home of the
Virginia Outdoor Writers Association!
Fall Event: UVA’s Blandy Experimental Farm
November 1, 2019 Save the Date!
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Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board: Robert Thomas, Richmond VA
President: Terry Lewis, Gloucester VA
1st Vice President: Frank Mundy, Broadway, VA
2nd Vice President: Marie Majarov, Winchester VA
Secretary: Nancy Sorrells, Greenville VA
Treasurer: Milan Majarov, Winchester VA
Member-at-Large: Lynda Richardson, DGIF, Richmond VA
Member-at-Large: Dan Genest, Midlothian VA
Member-at-Large: Linda Mundy, Broadway, VA
Member-at-Large: Jennifer Hensley, Grottoes VA
Member-at-Large: Amanda Creasey, Chester, VA
Member-at-Large: Patricia Poffenberger, Luray VA
Member-at-Large:Bill Funk, Staunton, VA
Executive Director: Matt Schwartz, Woodbridge VA
The Board of Directors meets three 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.
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 precepts governing their consumption and recreational use. Above all, we pledge to maintain the highest ethical standards in the exercise of our craft.