Member Events

Regularly scheduled member events include those that are more formal, less formal, and social.

The more formal category of events includes the annual business meeting, held each October in conjunction with the annual conference.  Organizational issues of an informational and business nature are addressed at this time, including the election of the Board of Directors.

The annual conference could also be considered a more formal event.  It is a large-scale undertaking requiring the efforts of many volunteers.  The annual business meeting and the annual conference are both open to the public.

Less formal events include bi-monthly meetings held in different locations.  These meetings are also open to the public at no charge.  The bimonthly meetings are not official organizational meetings in the sense of needing a quorum or operating by Robert's Rules of Order; they are informational in nature.  Those who are interested in the NAWAC can learn about the group and meet members.  PowerPoint presentations or discussions regarding a variety of topics are often included, and members have an opportunity to meet others in the organization, an important benefit when dealing with a membership spread over such a large area.

The NAWAC also offers weekend orientation/training workshops to Associate Members and Investigators.  As implied, these events are not open to the public.  The NAWAC attempts to offer these events on a quarterly basis in a variety of locations within the four-state region.  Believing that everyone, regardless of experience or professional background, should have an interest in continuing education, the NAWAC encourages all members to attend these events whenever possible.  Needless to say, these opportunities provide an excellent venue for members to network and forge strong friendships.

On the purely social level, the NAWAC sponsors a group campout each spring, usually during April or May.  These campouts are open to Asscociate Members, Investigators, and their families.

Non-regularly scheduled events include field operations pertaining to research projects and follow-ups to submitted sighting reports.  Involvement in these activities is generally limited to Investigators, although the Field Operations Coordinator reserves the prerogative of including Associate Members as circumstances warrant.

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Occurred 7/9/1988 in Sebastian County, AR

Published on November 3, 2017 Icon-photo-off Icon-video-off

Fisherman has close encounter on lake in western Arkansas. Read more...

Occurred 5/7/2016 in Atoka County, OK

Published on June 17, 2016 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Two NAWAC Investigators find interesting trackway.

Occurred 1/4/2016 in Walker County, TX

Published on March 22, 2016 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Husband and wife observe massive upright animal in Sam Houston National Forest on FM 1375 Baker Bridge at Lake Conroe one hour apart. Read more...

Occurred 6/8/2014 in Gonzales County, TX

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Couple has an encounter while hiking in Palmetto State Park. Read more...

Occurred 12/20/1983 in Walker County, TX

Published on December 21, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Hunter has close encounter in Sam Houston National Forest near Stubblefield Recreational Area. Read more...

Occurred 12/24/1976 in Tyler County, TX

Published on March 11, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Close highway encounter on Highway 287 near Woodville.

Occurred Fall 2003 in Polk County, TX

Published on March 7, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Couple has highway encounter near Big Thicket National Preserve. Read more...

Occurred 4/3/2012 in Liberty County, TX

Published on April 21, 2012 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Man out walking for exercise at local track has unexpected encounter with upright hair-covered subject. Read more...

Occurred 5/15/2009 in Burnet County, TX

Published on April 11, 2012 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Motorist has late-night encounter near Balcones Canyon Lands National Wildlife Refuge. Read more...

Occurred 5/1981 in Travis County, TX

Published on November 15, 2011 Icon-photo-off Icon-video-off

Airman reports night-time encounter on Bergstrom AFB.

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