The Wildlifer, June 2013

The Wildlifer | June | Issue 399

President’s Podium

Putting The Wildlife Society on a pathway to financial health
About a year and a half ago, it became clear to me and others on Council and staff that our Society was affected by some previously undetected financial issues — largely born of ambitious growth — that lead us into a deficit position.

Some of you have heard about this, some of you have not, and there is much misinformation circulating. So I’m writing this column to clarify what we’ve learned and what we’re doing to restore strong financial footing that will lead the way to continued growth.

Annual Conference News

Early Registration Promotion – Win a Kindle Fire HD Tablet
The Wildlife Society Annual Conference is taking place October 5-10 in Milwaukee. Registration for The Wildlife Society Annual Conference is open. Current members can register online through the Member Portal. Non-members registration is available. Read more.

Pre-Conference Community Volunteer Opportunities
The Milwaukee Arrangements Committee has organized Pre Conference Community Volunteer Opportunities for TWS Conference Attendees which will take place on Saturday, October 5. This is a new initiative for the Annual Conference which we are trying this year and replaces the Carbon Offset Fund. Read more.

Save the Date!! 2013 Conservation Affairs and Subunit Leadership Workshop
Are you currently serving as a Section, Chapter, or Working Group officer? Have you ever considered being an officer for a TWS subunit? Are you interested in engaging in conservation affairs or committee work for your subunit?

If you’ve answered YES! to any of these questions, then we’ll see you at the workshop! This in-depth, hands-on training will provide tools for wildlife professionals to use while serving in their current and future capacity within The Wildlife Society. Read more.

Photo Contest
Now is a great time to start thinking of what photos you want to enter for The Annual Conference Photo Contest. Read more.

Register Now for the Quiz Bowl at the Annual Conference in Milwaukee
The quiz bowl committee has nearly filled the brackets for the annual Quiz Bowl and would like to assure that everyone who wants to compete has the opportunity to do so. Sign up now to reserve a spot. Read more.

News from Headquarters

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