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NCSAF Annual Business Meeting
With Special Guest Speaker, Rachel Reyna, Section Chief, Rural & Community Forestry at the PA DCNR And District VII SAF Representative

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Fire Camp Room, Yates Building, 201 14th Street SW, Washington DC (BRING PICTURE ID)

Rachel will share her background with the Society, her thoughts on National SAF Business, and her role in representing District VII. It will also be a great opportunity to meet Rachel, or reconnect.

Additionally, NCSAF will recap the 2015 year with a summary of programming, budget, membership, and more.

In accordance with the NCSAF Bylaws: Article 11 – Meetings: At least one annual business meeting consisting of no less than five percent of the voting membership of the NCSAF shall be held each year to consider business of sufficient importance to require careful consideration of the membership at large. Such meeting shall be held at the time and place designated by the Executive Committee with at least 30 days’ notice to the membership.

Cost:                   N/A - Brown Bag Lunch (vending machines available)

Time:    Arrive at 11:15; Lunch will be from 11:30-12:00 pm. Our business meeting will start at 12:00 pm
Rachel’s presentation will be from 12:20-1:00 pm, with time for questions.

RSVP and Questions:   Contact NCSAF Program Co-Chair: Rocco Saracina,


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What is the National Capital SAF?

The National Capital SAF is one of thirty-two State Societies that make up the national organization of the SAF.  Our members generally live and work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  However, there are two other State Societies located in our metropolitan area - the Appalachian Society in northern Virginia and the Allegheny Society in Maryland.  We have over 300 members in the National Capital SAF. Members may join any state society they wish by paying the appropriate state society dues.

Our NCSAF members serve in positions with Federal and local governments, forest industry and affiliated organizations, non-governmental conservation and environmental organizations, colleges and universities, and small businesses, including consulting foresters.  In addition, some of our members are now retired.

L to R:
Ted Beauvais, Past Chair; David Gwaze, Fundraising; Jeanne Kavinski, Membership; Bryan Petit, Past Program; Tim Resch, Web Master, Darrel Pendris, Past Treasurer; Christine Cadigan, Treasurer; Jake Donnay, Secretary; Daina Apple, Science and Technology Coordinator; Chris Farley, Newsletter and Andy Mason, Chair.
Not pictured: Jeff Bradley, Chair-elect; Eric Norland, Program; Chinling Chen, Service; Terri Bates, Communications; Nadine Block, Nominations and Recognition; and Doug MacCleery, Historian

What is the Society of American Foresters (SAF)?

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States.  Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society in the world for foresters and other professions interested in forestry.

The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and, to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society. SAF is a nonprofit organization meeting the requirements of 501 (c) (3). SAF members include natural resource professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.

For more information on SAF, please explore the national SAF website

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