Talk About Trees Receives Award From SAF

Talk About Trees, Program Director, Joan Mason Ruud received a surprise congratulations email from Dick Powell, announcing that TAT had been selected to receive the Oregon Society of American Foresters’ “Forestry Appreciation Award” and extended an
invitation for her to attend OSAF’s annual meeting. The awards banquet was held on April 25th at the Wild Horse Casino in Pendleton. Joan was pleased to attend and was presented with a plaque and a donation for TAT. She acknowledged Oregon Women in Timber and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute for their many years of support and thanked the Society of American Foresters for their knowledge and contributions from their members throughout the years.

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Auction to Support Talk About Trees

Oregon Women in Timber would like to personally invite you to our 20th annual auction held each year to benefit our education program Talk About Trees! Come Friday, February 25, 2011, for “The Main Event” during the Oregon Logging Conference. The evening will begin at 5:00 PM with conversation, appetizers and cocktails followed by an elegant sit down dinner, and a fabulous silent and live auction. You won’t want to miss this special evening with an Asian flair. Join us for some serious bidding to support forestry education and after the auction, we invite you to continue your conversations into the lobby where you can relax and visit with old friends, into the evening.

Over 2 MILLION students and adults have participated in a Talk About Trees classroom program since 1991! Talk About Trees is a statewide forestry education program. The purpose of the program is to increase student’s knowledge and awareness of forestry and related issues, including the life cycle of trees, forest health, trees as a natural resource, forest as habitat for animals, and careers in forestry. The on-site, hands-on science unit of study is offered to pre-school through eighth grade students free of charge and is presented by Talk About Trees facilitators.

Your support makes a difference! A contract with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) is the primary financial support for the program, but no less critical is the support from our annual auction, grants, and many generous donations from individuals and business. This support and confidence enables Talk About Trees to continue educating Oregonians, young and old, about the valuable resource of our renewable forests.

Take a moment to consider how you can help keep this program in our schools. Fill out the response form enclosed. Your attendance at our auction, a cash donation or donation of an auction item will help us to maintain our success and reach even more students this school year. Remember – All donations and purchases are tax deductible. Oregon Women in Timber is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Please note that your cash or item donation (s) and or table reservations must be received by January 31, 2011.

Thank you for your continued support!

Diann Washburn
Auction Co-Chair

Kay King
Auction Co-Chair


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