Western Division 2020 Outstanding Large Chapter Award to Cal-Neva

Every year, the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society recognizes the chapters that best exemplify a commitment to the AFS mission through their work to achieve the goals of the Society’s Strategic Plan. We are extremely pleased to announce that the Cal-Neva Chapter has been named the Western Division’s 2020 Outstanding Large Chapter! Cal-Neva last won this award in 2008 so this year’s award is truly cause for celebration! Typically, this award would be presented at the Western Division’s general annual meeting, which was scheduled to take place this week in Vancouver, BC. However, like our chapter meeting, the Western Division meeting has also been cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19. Arrangements will be made to determine an appropriate venue for recognizing the Cal-Neva Chapter for its outstanding efforts. Congratulations to officers, committee chairs, and the entire membership for its outstanding contributions to the Society and its mission during 2019, not the least of which was its role in the planning, organization, and implementation of the joint annual meeting between AFS and The Wildlife Society (TWS) in Reno, Nevada last fall. From here, the Chapter’s application will be forwarded to the AFS Outstanding Chapter Award subcommittee and will automatically be considered for the 2020 award at the Society level. That award will be given at the 150th anniversary meeting in Columbus, OH in August 2020.

Rob Titus
Chapter President