The WCTWS hosts two annual events open to members and non-members.
The winter meeting, usually held the first week of March, includes presentations and posters by professionals and students. The event also includes an evening social and presentation of Chapter awards. The winter meeting location alternates between north/central Wisconsin and the Madison area.
The Chapter also hosts a 1-2 day technical training in Sept/Oct each year which allows attendees to gain practical experience on the selected topic. Past topics have included: wildlife damage management, how to inventory and monitor wildlife, wildlife diseases, and working with the media & conflict resolution, and conservation decision making and planning.
2019 Winter Meeting
WCTWS Annual Winter Meeting Update
Building by Strengths from Within
Please save the dates, February 12-14, 2019 for the upcoming WCTWS Annual Winter Meeting. It will be held at the Stony Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Rothschild, WI. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Building by Strengths from Within,” which in part comes from a reflection on our last four Annual Meetings, three of which were joint meetings in which we had to look outward. This year, we feel it will be beneficial to look inward.
The agenda includes two plenary sessions, several breakout sessions, the WCTWS business meeting, several committee meetings, a banquet, fundraiser, and plenty of time to network with your fellow WCTWS members. Our opening Plenary Session will feature Jeremy Holtz, President of the WCTWS; Jodi Provost, President of the North Central Section of TWS; and Darren Miller, President of TWS. They will be sharing thoughts on our Society and how we can grow at various levels using the talent and energy of our members.
We have a Charter and recently conducted a strategic planning exercise. We have an energetic board that seeks your input regarding the day-to-day function and the future of the WCTWS. What can you do to help us achieve our mission? We look forward to interesting discussions and active participation at the meeting. ‘See you there!
Download the meeting announcement, which includes details on events, lodging, silent auction/small raffle, awards and more!
Volunteers Needed for Annual Winter Meeting
With the 2019 winter conference about 4 months away, we’re doing an initial call for volunteers. Without the help of volunteers, our conferences would not be possible or some pieces would fall by the wayside.
If you are interested in moderating a breakout session or help register attendees, please get ahold of Derek Johnson to get your name on the list.
Also, we need a new silent auction/small raffle coordinator, which Derek can help get you started on.
You can reach Derek at 715-661-4822 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your help making this annual event a success.