WAPOA Annual Meeting — June 29, 2019

WAPOA’s Annual Meeting — Saturday, June 29,2019

2019 WAPOA Annual Meeting

Close to 100 attended the WAPOA Annual Meeting. Front, left President Tony Colby is introducing speaker Vandegrift.

The WAPOA Board of Directors is pleased to announce
some exciting changes for the 2019  WAPOA Annual Meeting! 

   The meeting location will be the beautiful Social Hall at Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake on Saturday, June 29th.

 A continental breakfast will be served starting at 8:00 am

.  There will be time to visit with representatives from local organizations and businesses including the Pine River Watershed Alliance, the Crow Wing County Sheriff, US Army Corps of Engineers, Whitefish Chain Yacht Club and many others. 

 A short business meeting begins at 9:00 with an update on the past year’s activities and work of the Association.

At 9:30 our keynote speaker, veteran reporter Greg Vandegrift, will share stories, pictures and videos about the value of our area’s natural resources. Greg has over 25 years’ experience writing and reporting stories that affect all of us, the last 12 years as a reporter for KARE 11 in the Twin Cities.  Greg has shared his passion for storytelling across the country winning national, regional, state and corporate awards.

Since 2008, Greg has shared his reporting experience as a clinical professor of broadcast journalism at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota while continuing to freelance for KARE 11.   He has been a faculty member for the National Press Photographers Association’s News Video Workshop at the University of Oklahoma and in 2018, taught at the California Summer Arts Visual Storytelling Workshop at Fresno State.  We are grateful and excited that Greg will be sharing his stories with us at the Annual Meeting.

           WAPOA Members – please join us at the Annual Meeting on         Saturday, June 29th

The meeting is open to everyone and you are urged to bring a friend or neighbor

and learn more about the great work of WAPOA as we continue with our mission

to preserve and protect the rivers and lakes in the Pine River Watershed. 


Everything we do is related to protecting the quality of our waters!