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February 3, 2021

Thank you to all of you that have donated to the Old Smokeys Elmer Moyer Emergency Fund to help those members of the Forest Service family that have been impacted by the unprecedented wildfires this past fall.   The response has been great, with over $25,000 in donations.  We have provided $17,500 in immediate financial aid to 26 employees and retirees impacted by the wildfires in 2020.  Old Smokeys is committed to keeping the Elmer Moyer Emergency Fund available to those of the Forest Service family that have emergency needs now and into the future.  

If you or if you know someone who needs assistance,
contact Kurt Wiedenmann at or 208-501-4258

Click here for information and a map of the Northwest wildfires

Evans Canyon Fire
Photo from IR Flight on September 3rd, 2020
Lights in the top right are from Yakima
Photo provided by Roland Emetaz

The Pacific Northwest Forest Service Assoc. had its origins in 1945
when the 30-Year Club was started in Portland. 

We're now a 501(c)(3) organization of 860+ strong
with members spread all over the country.

We stay in contact with colleagues & friends made during our Forest Service career.

Through grants, we help improve resources on National Forests
and provide educational opportunities about those resources.

When disaster hits, we help Forest Service employees
or retirees & families recover financially.

We stay up to date on National Forest management and issues
as well as Pacific Northwest Research accomplishments.

We gather for lunch the last Friday of each month at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Portland, OR, 
and each year at a banquet in May and a picnic in August. See Events for more information.

If you have some connection with the Pacific Northwest
(or would like to have)
join us. 
Membership is complimentary for new applicants.

A bunch of regional foresters at the Summer, 2017 picnic
Kent, Linda, Bob, John, Jim, Zane


Old Smokey Dick Bennett, our Treasurer for the last seven years, has RETIRED  (sort of).
We thank Dick for his years of distinguished service!

We're proud to announce that Old Smokey Ruth Voltz
has stepped up to be our new Treasurer. Ruth has years of experience in the financial world
Old Smokeys members -
See the minutes from our 1st Membership  virtual meeting. 

Guests included... 
-R6 RF Glenn Casamassa 
-PNW Research Station Director Paul Anderson

Given the COVID-19 Pandemic,
Lunch at 
The Old Spaghetti  Factory
for January, 2021

Fall Newsletter
A keepsake issue
focused on our
historic 2020 wildfire season
- is now online -
2021 Winter Newsletter

Cutoff date for articles
is tentatively set at
March 15, 2021

Publish date is set for
March 31st

Grant Proposals for 2021
Four proposals have been submitted and include:
Two fire Lookout restorations, the High Desert Museum and a trail maintenance project.

For more information
Contact Kurt Wiedenmann

See What's New With the 

National Assoc of
Forest Service Retirees

Want more info?
Contact Becki Heath 
Old Smokeys NAFSR Representative

Old Smokeys Hats
For Sale

Order online
or by contacting
Bob Williams

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