Associated Meetings and Working Groups

Greater roadrunner on trail sign above check-in parking lot for Historic District of Crystal Cove SP
Greater roadrunner on trail sign above check-in parking lot for Historic District of Crystal Cove SP

TWS-WS Executive Board Meeting:

  • Tuesday, 9am-4pm.  All members welcome!

Chapter Leaders Meeting:

  • Wednesday, 12Noon-1pm (Join other TWS-WS Chapter leaders to discuss and share Chapter operational ideas.  Led by Jeff Lincer and Jessica Martini-Lamb.)

TWS-WS Retirees Informal Gathering:

  • Wednesday, 12Noon-1pm (Bring a lunch and gather informally with other retired TWS-WS members.)

Western Wildlife Planning Meeting:

  • Thursday, 7:30-8:30am (All are welcome to discuss the Western Wildlife electronic publication.  Led by Bridget Sousa.)

TWS-WS Professional Development Committee Meeting:

  • Thursday, 7:30-8:30am (Help us brainstorm future PDC topics for the future.  Led by Jessica Martini-Lamb.)

Annual Business Meeting and Members Forum:

  • Thursday, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm (immediately following the Plenary)

Officers and committee chairs of the Western Section will provide reports for membership information and discussion, and new officers and Executive Board members will be introduced. Attendance by all members is encouraged!  Donated items will be raffled off throughout the meeting and a all in attendance will be entered in a drawing for a most excellent door prize.


NOTE: Reports summarizing Executive Board and contractor accomplishments and key highlights will be located in the back of the room. Minutes will be recorded during this meeting to track issues, ideas, and action items for the Executive Board. Members will receive a door prize raffle ticket at the start of the meeting and must be present to win.

4:35 p.m. Call to Order (President Yasuda)

4:40 p.m. Approval of 2015 Business Meeting Minutes (Past-President Dvorak/ Secretary Scruggs)

4:45 p.m. Review of Financial Status (Treasurer McNerney)

4:50 p.m. Election Results for President-Elect (Dvorak)

4:55 p.m. Review of Past Year Accomplishments (Outgoing President Yasuda/Section Representative Perrine)

          – Progress on Strategic Plan 2014-2019

          – Roadmap for the Future of the Section

          – Proposal for Dues Increase (introduction)

5:15 p.m. Review of President’s Agenda for 2016 (Incoming President Sprague)

5:25 p.m. Installation and Charge of 2016 Executive Board (Sprague)

5:30 p.m. Members’ Forum (members, led by Sprague)

          – Proposal for Dues Increase (discussion)

5:55 p.m. Review of Action Items Arising from Members Forum (Scruggs)

6:00 p.m. Door Prize Selection and Meeting Adjournment (Sprague)

WorkBrianDotters_smalling Groups:

The Western Section is pleased to help facilitate the meeting of working groups during the Annual Meeting, as has been done in the past. In order to ensure space is available and to help minimize scheduling conflicts, if you are interested in holding a working group meeting, please contact Candace Renger by December 1, 2015 at

  • Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Working Group – Tuesday, 1-5pm
  • California Fisher Working Group – Wednesday, 8-10am
  • Sierra Nevada Red Fox Working Group – Wednesday, 8-10am
  • Mohave Ground Squirrel Technical Advisory Group – Wednesday, 8-10am & 1-4pm
  • California Bat Working Group – Thursday, 10am-12pm