President's Message

“Make a memory this summer”

Summer is almost here!  It’s the time of year when school is out for most kids and families are thinking of vacations and taking time off work for leisure activities.  For many, camping, swimming, hiking, bike riding, theme parks and ball parks are the activities of choice. 

For my family, we usually went camping.  Camping is something you can find just about anywhere you go and it’s usually pretty inexpensive.  The smell of the burning wood and glow of the flames seems to have a calming effect for most people.  Sitting around the campfire is also a great place to get kids to talk and take a break from their cellphones.

My kids are all grown up now but they still go camping and talk about the different places we went and the things we did.  These are good memories that are engrained in their hearts and minds.  I want to encourage you to make a memory for your family or a friend this summer.  Taking time for leisure is good medicine for your health.

Summer is also a great time to start thinking about attending our annual conference in Green Bay this October.   We have great activities, speakers and technical secessions planned for you.  Online registration will be ready by mid-June. 

It’s also a good time to get your nominations in for Regional Operator of the Year.  Nominations are due July 5th.  Also, the other annual awards are due August 1st.  Please start thinking about who you would like to nominate now and submit using the nomination form on our website: www.wwoa.org under “Organization” – “Annual Awards” or this quick link: https://www.wwoa.org/organization/annual-awards/  All the conference information can be found on our website.

Wishing you a safe and great summer hoping you will make some awesome memories with your friends and family.

Sincerely, Jeff “Juice” Simpson