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RMOWP Conference 2017: Sunday – Thursday, April 23 – 27
in Sierra Vista, Arizona
Meetings & Group Meals at Sierra Suites except as noted.
Prices are all inclusive.

Sunday, April 23
6:30am            Pre-Conference Half-Day Bird Photography Field Trip with Linda Martin
1:00pm            Board of Directors Meeting (open to all members)
4:30pm            Welcome, Announcements & Last Minute Info – President Kent Taylor & Friends
5:00pm            Registration, Opening Reception, Happy Hour and Light Buffet
7:00pm            Presentation of Photo & Video Contest Submissions

Monday, April 24
8:15am            Carpool to Fairbank ghost town & cemetery
9:00am            Guided Fairbank Tour by San Pedro Riparian Nat’l Conservation Area Docent
11:00am          Depart for Tombstone for lunch on your own.
1:00pm            Meet at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park for Guided Walking Tour
of Tombstone
6:00pm            Dinner Buffet (meatloaf & baked chicken, $20)
7:00pm            “Fred’s Photography is for the Birds,” with Fred Lord
8:00pm            Showcase of Selected Members Photography with Jack Olson: Jim Baker, Diane Deming and Peter Kummerfeldt

Tuesday, April 25
5:00am            Sunrise Photo Shoot with John Thornton and Bob Luce
8:15am            Carpool to Ramsey Canyon Preserve
9:00am            Guided Walk in Ramsey Canyon with Nature Conservancy Docent
12:00pm          Lunch Buffet (soup with chicken & pasta salads, $12)
1:00pm            General Membership Meeting
1:30pm            Anne Sullivan Writers Forum with Kenita Gibbins
3:30pm            “Bringing Stories of the Natural World to Life” with Beth Orozco
4:30pm            Break
4:45pm            “Creating a Photo Essay” with Virginia Staat
5:45pm            Break
6:00pm            Dinner Buffet (Italian specialties – Florentine-stuffed shells with marinara
sauce & chicken fettuccini Alfredo $18)
7:00pm            Photo Critique with Jack Olson and Fred Lord
8:00pm            Tom Ulrich – A Celebration of His Life with Kent Taylor and Al Perry

Wednesday, April 26
6:30am            Carpool to San Pedro House for 7am guided Birding Walk
7:30am            Carpool to San Pedro House for 8am guided River Walk
10:30am          Brunch at San Pedro House (breakfast sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, etc., $12)
12:00pm          “The Birds and Beasts of Tanzania” with Ron Belak
1:00pm            “Introduction to Video” with Al Perry
2:00pm            Afternoon Snacks
2:15pm            Auction
6:30pm            Happy Hour
7:00pm            Banquet Buffet (chicken cordon bleu & roasted pork loin, $25) and
Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 27
6:30am            Post-Conference Half-Day Bird Photography Field Trip with Linda Martin