Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

Forest Products Legislative Reception to be held on January 22, 2015

Washington State Society of American Foresters is hosting the third annual Forest Products Legislative Reception in Olympia on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Please plan on attending. We are well supported by several companies and organizations and have reached out to smaller non-profits encouraging them to attend. 

What we really need now is all WSSAF members to invite your individual legislators and their staff. The best is to invite them to meet you at this fun event. This is a great opportunity to network with a wide range of others in the forestland management business and to get to know on a personal basis our legislators and their staff. This lays the foundation for future partnerships. 

Locate your legislator: http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

Sample email invitation:

Dear Representative/Senator,

As one of your constituents, I want to personally invite you and your staff to meet me at the Forest Products Legislative Reception. This is an informal, meet & greet style event providing an opportunity to network with a range of forestland managers. The essentials:

Date:    Thursday, January 22                                                                               Time:   6:00-9:00 PM

Place:   Hands On Children's Museum

            414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia

Food:   Catered by Ramblin' Jacks

Park:    Free Parking behind the museum off Marine Drive

Tours:  Staff lead tours of the museum

This event is hosted by the WA State Society of American Foresters, of which I am a member. It is supported by a variety of Washington forestry businesses and organizations. I know your schedule fills up quickly, but I do hope you will make this even a priority.

Sincerely,