Western International Forest Disease Work Conference

Conference Activities

Silent Auction

We will once again be hosting a silent auction to raise money to help students with costs associated with attending WIFDWC. For the last 7 years, we have raised $1000+ every year! From the silent auction proceeds, we were able to provide travel awards to deserving students and we hope to keep on that tradition. We can’t do it without your wonderful contributions and participation. Not only has it been successful, it’s also a fun way for WIFDWC members to contribute to the monetary needs of our budding pathologists!
Donation ideas include, but are not limited to:
•Handmade items or products from your favorite hobby- such as sewing, wood working (wood crafted items are always a HUGE hit), jewelry making (there were some beautiful pieces auctioned off last year), etc.;
•Specialty food items- regional specialties (last year someone brought down some Canadian maple syrup!), homemade items such as wine, candies, sauces (Mike’s amazing hot sauces maybe….), etc.;
•Art work of any sort;
•Photos of the beautiful places we get to work in;
•Historical publications that are now out of print;
•Awesome tools of our trade! 

It’s not too early to start thinking about some really cool items to contribute for raising money for deserving students!! If not attending the meeting, Silent auction items can be mailed to Sarah Navarro, Oregon Dept. of Forestry, 2600 State St. Salem, OR 97310, BUT MUST BE RECEIVED BY September 26TH!

Please contact Sarah Navarro (sarah.navarro@oregon.gov) for more information related to the silent auction

The silent auction is on Tuesday Oct 3, from 7:00 to 9:00pm in the Grand Strathcona Room.

Photo Contest

Your chance to show off your photographer skills to all your fellow forest pathologists.  Bring your best snaps of galls, cankers, rusts, decays, and the like.  Don't forget to include your favorite pathologist as well!
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