Friends Workshop & the FWSP Awards Banquet

workshops-infoFriends of Wisconsin State Parks would like to invite you to register for the Friends Workshop & the FWSP Awards Banquet being held on Saturday – November 5, 2016. Both events will be held at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Stevens Point. We encourage you to send several members from your group to attend the workshop sessions in the afternoon and then stay for the awards banquet in the evening.  Please return all of the registration forms by FRIDAY – OCTOBER 14, 2016.

Click here to download registration and program times - PDF copies.

Workshop Sessions - Arrive and check in: 12:00 pm– 12:30 pm

Welcome and Opening remarks: 12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00- 1:45 pm

Session 1- Fundraising for Friends groups: presented by Kelly Fischer – KFischer Consulting – Wausau

Session 2- Non- Profit Financial Responsibilities: presented by Bruce Mayer – Wegner CPAs – Madison

Session 3 - Working with local/state legislators: presented by Mike McFadzen – FWSP board member

2:00 – 2:45 pm

Session 4- Recruiting members/volunteers: presented by Shelly Kaiser – VolunteerWI - Marshfield

Session 5 –Friends Roundtable – Best Practices: presented by Jan Primus & Mike Samsa – FWSP board

Session 6 – Non- Profit Financial Responsibilities: presented by Bruce Mayer – Wegner CPAs – Madison

3:00 – 3:45 pm

Session 7Fundraising for Friends groups: presented by Kelly Fischer – KFischer Consulting – Wausau

Session 8 – Roundtable: Friends of Wisconsin State Parks & local Friends groups working together: presented by Bill Zager – FWSP president and Terry Jensen – FWSP board

Session 9 – Promotion of local Friends groups – multi-media approaches: presented by Randy Paske & Jonathan Ringdahl – FWSP board

4:00- 4:30 – Wrap up and final comments

Cost for attending all workshop sessions - $15 per person

Hero Awards - 2016

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Make your NOMINATION now thru Friday, October 7, 2016 

Each year, the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks recognizes DNR land managers, individuals and Friends groups who have been instrumental in contributing time and energy at a state park, forest, or trail.
The HERO awards  recognize a DNR Land manager, a local Friends group and an Individual Friends member who has shown outstanding dedication to support state parks, forests, and trails
Nominations are open to all Wisconsin State Parks, Trails, and Forests - managers, members and Friends groups.
HERO awards will be presented at the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks annual awards banquet at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center,  Madison, Wisconsin,

Click here to Vote.

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Friends of Wisconsin State Parks 20th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Banquet

Friends Workshop –Saturday – Nov. 5, 2016 from noon – 4:30 pm at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center – Stevens Point
Friends of Wisconsin State Parks 20th Anniversary Celebration and Awards banquet – Saturday – Nov. 5, 2016 from 5:00-8:30 pm at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Stevens Point