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Hope You Will Join Us for the 2015 SFWDA Annual Leadership Council Meeting & Webinar

Join us December 5th in Oak Ridge, TN for our Annual Meeting where we wrap up the progress of 2015 and discuss the challenges, opportunities, and upcoming events of 2016.

Everyone is invited. 
Whether your a life long member or just now heard of us, you are all welcome to join us at this important meeting. We'll meet at the DoubleTree Hotel conference room for our 9am meeting to cover all current events, budget & financials, web and social media growth, grant developments, current land use matters, plans for 2016, future events, and 2016-2017 elections. There are also several important BOD positions open. If you or anyone you know of might be interested please contact us. 

Special Guests.
We're very excited and fortunate to announce several special guests this year. We've scheduled a special call in guest and a couple of attending guests from the Blue Ribbon Coalition and United Four Wheel Drive Association. 

This will be an interactive event. Everyone is welcome to attend. For those attending in person take this opportunity to meet and interact with fellow enthusiasts, industry leaders, land use representatives, OHV park owners and more. Webinar attendees can ask questions online using the Citrix chat box, vote online for upcoming BOD positions, and follow along on each discussion topic. All active eligible SFWDA member attendees can even vote during our BOD elections. 

Online Meeting Broadcast. 
If you can't attend this important meeting in person  you can still participate. We want everyone who can't make it in person to join us online in our webinar. That's right, everyone can join us on your phone, tablet, laptop, smartphone, PC, or Mac.
 Register for the Webinar and attend the meeting from the comfort of your home. No other special equipment is necessary to listen and vote.

Register for Webinar

Discount Rooms.
Special room rates have been arranged at the host hotel, DoubleTree and are valid through Nov. 25th., so act now. The reserved block of rooms at the discounted rate are available for all attendees if you follow this link below.
Book a Discounted Room



We welcome everyone to the 2015 SFWDA Annual Leadership Council Meeting & Webinar


 Join us for our end of year meeting where we wrap up 2015 and discuss 2016. Everyone is invited. We want everyone who can't make it in person to join us on your phone, tablet, laptop, smartphone, PC, or Mac. You are all welcome to join in. We'll meet at the Doubletree Hotel conference room for our 9am meeting to conduct our annual meeting to cover all current events, budget, plans for 2016, future planning, and 2016-2017 elections.  There are several important positions open which we hope will be fulfilled by a qualified volunteer for a term of 2 years. If you or anyone you know of might be interested please contact us

 This will be an interactive event which all attendees can ask questions both in person and through the online chat box inside of the webinar.  We will also take votes online from attendees for our BOD elections who will be verified as active eligible members.

The plan for the SFWDA 2015 Annual Meeting is as follows:

9:00      Welcome
9:05      SFWDA Financial Review(Doyle Punches)
             TrailFest, Dixie Run 29, Balance Sheet, Operating Statement
9:30       Communication Analytics(Walter Shafer)
             Web Analysis, Social Media
10:00     SFWDA 2015 Grant Overview
             Educational Videos/Update, Rock Solid Windrock Park Pavilion, 
             ORFW/Daniel Boone Scenic Byway/Old Fincastle Road
             SFWDA 2016 Opportunities
             Regional Tread Lightly Training, 2016 Educational Videos,
             Daniel Boone Scenic Byway Mapping and Signage
             (Rugged Ridge and Tread Lightly)
10:30     Break
10:45     UFWDA, Jerry Smith, Director of Environmental Affairs
             ORBA/UFWDA Annoucement, One Voice Advisory Committee,
             and SFWDA Support
             Blue Ribbon Coalition, Todd Ockert, President
             BRC Challenges and SFWDA Support
11:15     Land Use(Flint Holbrook)
             Updates on Uwharrie National Forest, proposed Badin Lake Trail
             Updates on Daniel Boone Scenic Byway and 2016 (Jeffrey Dozier)
             Updates on Beasley Knob and 2015 RTP Grant  (Kevin Sutz)
             Updates on TN Council on Greenways and Trails (Bob Yarbrough)
             Updates on Georgia Trails and Advisory Committee (Dave Logan)
             2016 Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (Recreation RAC)
12:00     Break
12:15     2016 SFWDA Calendar  (BOD)
12:30     2016 SFWDA Commitments of Support  (BOD)
             Tread Lightly
             Blue Ribbon Coalition
12:45     2016 Budget Recommendations
             Web Maintenance and Technical Support
             Social Media Management
             Communications, Meetings and Public Relations
1:15       2016 Elections(Secretary)
             Director of Conservation and Land Management
             Director of Membership
             Director of Public Relations (1 Yr)
1:30       Closing Comments and Adjourn

Online Webinar registration will be available soon for all attendees that cannot make the event in person. 

A block of rooms at the host hotel have been reserved for December 4, 2015 - December 6, 2015. The special room rate will be available until November 25th

Click here for your special group rate at the DoubleTree for the Southern 4 Wheel Drive Annual Meeting

Photos from the 2014 Annual Meeting

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