The GNPA Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT on Zoom. Normally we would hold the Annual Meeting during the Expo, but those plans are impacted by Covid-19. This will give everyone a chance to attend.
We will be providing an update on GNPA. We’ll introduce the leadership team and cover key topics like membership, financial condition, upcoming events, and the communications program including the monthly webinars, newsletter, blog, and website.
You must register to attend. Login to visit the Member Home page for the link to register. After you register, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the webinar.
The meeting will be recorded.
GNPA Past President
After the GNPA general elections were held, the following officers and members at large were installed by unanimous board approval. Chairmen for standing committees were also announced. Please reach out to one of our board officers or members with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.
President: Bill White
Vice President: Tom Wilson
Secretary: Ken Dunwoody
Treasurer: Bill Hatherley
Past President: Eric Bowles
Website: Chris Dekle
GNPA Board Members At Large
Communications: Tom Wilson
Conservation: Marcia Brandes
Membership Chair: John Criminger
Newsletter Chair: Ken Dunwoody
The activities of each GNPA chapter are overseen by one or more chapter coordinators. You can find the current chapter coordinator on each Chapter’s page. View Chapters
GNPA Elections Open Now
The GNPA election of Board members and officers is open March 15 through March 22 at midnight. Every member was sent an email on March 15 with the link to vote. If you did not receive the link, it is posted on the Member Home page. Just click on the Member Log In button at the top right corner of the website.
The Nominating Committee proposed the following slate of candidates and these candidates were accepted by the Board. The Board approved expanding the number of At Large board members from five to seven positions to reflect the increased number of chapters and members GNPA has today.
|Member at large
|Member at large
|Member at large
|Member at large – New position
|Member at large – New Position
Candidate biographies are available for viewing: Download PDF Here
The Annual Smokies Weekend Photo Competition is over.
There were over 144 entries this year, here is the breakdown:
Here is the breakdown:
- Wildlife: 32
- Landscape: 74
- Macro/Closeup: 42
- Total: 144
and here are the winners:
Landscape (Judge: Jamie Anderson)
- First Place Steve Layman: Maple Splash
- Second Place Jimmy Day: Tremont
- Third Place Dianne Walters: Amazing Grace
- 1ST HM Edward Borosky: Smokies
- 2ND HM Carolyn Collmer: Parkway Sunset
- 3RD HM Lee Friedman: The Gathering
Macro/Closeup (Judge: Cheryl Tarr)
- First place Lee Friedman: Leaf Litter
- Second place Kenneth Gosden: Leaf2
- Third place Carolyn Collmer: River Abstract
- 1ST HM Kenneth Gosden: BigCreek
- 2ND HM Carolyn Collmer: Nature at Work
- 3RD HM Travis Rhoads: FallBokeh
Wildlife (Judge: Larry Winslett)
- 1ST Place Anna DeStefano: Pretty Mama
- 2ND Place Traci Dickson: Field Sparrow
- 3RD Place David Shively: Do You Mind
- HM Don Williams: Jaw Breaker
Here is the link to see the winners: WINNERS
Here is the link to see all the photos: ANNUAL SMOKIES PHOTO COMPETITION