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Virginia Outdoor Writers Association!
VOWA 2020-2021 Annual Contests Now Open!
Annual Meeting Postponed Until Fall
VOWA’s Annual Excellence-in-Craft, High School and Collegiate Contests are open! Full information/rules for each contest is available under our contest tab. Due to the coronavirus pandemic VOWA is extending contest deadlines until June 1, 2021 and postponing our 2021 Annual Meeting, to be held in Charlottesville, until the fall. We will keep you posted as details are finalized!
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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: William Funk, Staunton, Va.
Member-at-Large: Ashley Unger, North Chesterfield, Va.
Executive Assistants: Ann Williams & Ricki Bennett
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.
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