2020 Annual Meeting Saturday, March 28, 2020
DoubleTree Hotel 
Charlottesville, VA 22901

VOWA will begin the new decade with an exceptional Annual Meeting! Included in the day’s activities will be hearing talented speakers, a raffle, awards to contest winners, the introduction of special guests, and time to socialize and meet new members. The day will conclude with the VOWA business meeting where we discuss some exciting new ideas and events for our organization.
All for a $10 Registration Fee!
Please RSVP by March 20th to Executive Assistant Mellisa Butcher
mellisavowa@gmail.com

Registration fees can be paid at the door, or mailed ahead of time to:
Treasurer Milan Majarov
104 Winnepeg Place
Winchester, VA 22603

Our Speakers: 

Bobby Whitescarver, his wife Jeanne &  their dog Val 
“Writing, Publishing, and Selling  a Book by an Unknown Author!”

This humorous but informative presentation by VOWA’s own Bobby Whitescarver is about what he learned during his three year journey to publish and sell, Swoope Almanac: Stories of love, land, and water in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. And a journey it was . . . and still is!

Bobby is a “watershed restoration scientist, farmer, award-winning writer and educator” with thirty-one years of field experience. Bobby has won numerous honors for his conservation work  regarding clean water, saving the Chesapeake Bay, and soil health. Bobby and Jeanne, with the help of Val, operate a commercial cow-calf operation in Swoope Virginia.

Bobby holds a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Virginia Tech and a master’s in public administration from James Madison University. You can read more about Bobby’s book which has been nominated for some prestigious awards on our VOWA News page.

Lynda Richardson
“Greenland 2019: Photographing an Adventure!”

Join Lynda Richardson as she takes you on a short trip to the island of Kulusuk in southeastern Greenland to experience a week of  native dog sledding over the sea ice, polar bear awareness training, as well as tasting the local fare, seal. Needless to say, it was a beautiful, scary, challenging, and cold experience!

Lynda, Art Director for Virginia Wildlife Magazine, is on the far left in the Greenland image wearing a blue hood with rabbit fur. In her thirty years’ experience as a professional photographer, Lynda Richardson has traveled to Africa, Central and South America, Cuba,  and throughout the United States on assignment. Her specialty is shooting endangered species, environmental issues, nature and wildlife. Her work has been featured by major magazines and organizations such as the Smithsonian, the National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy and the National Geographic Society.

Meeting Schedule

9 AM Registration: Breakfast pastries, tea, coffee & socializing
9:30-10 AM Welcome & Introductions
Morning Speakers:
Bobby Whitescarver, his wife  Jeanne & their  dog Val 
“Publishing, and Selling a Book by an Unknown Author!”

Lynda Richardson
“Greenland: Photographing an Adventure!”
Noon: Hot Buffet Lunch
Afternoon
Presentation: Fall 2020 Event at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Front Royal, Virginia
Special Guests & Speaker (will soon be announced)
EIC, High School, and Collegiate Contest Awards Ceremony
3:30 – 4 PM Business Meeting