Photo Gallery

The following photos are included to show the diversity of work that members perform, and to promote a sense of camaraderie emanating from participation at Chapter meetings and on Chapter projects.

Kathy Tisdel Receives President's Plaque from Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett incoming President for 2003, presents Kathy Guindon-Tisdel the outgoing President's plaque.
A rear projection screen provides great AV assistancePresentations and posters to provide up-to-date research findings, management program results and food for thought on emerging issues relative to Florida's fisheries resources are at the heart of every meeting.
Attentive audiences pose questions to the presenters.Audiences listen to a broad array of presentations and pose intriguing questions reflecting their own backgrounds and responsibilities.
Lunch is served at the Forestry centerLunch is provided at the center and provides a great opportunity to discuss the morning's presentations.
Recreation includes horseshoes, basketball and more Evening recreation includes horseshoes, basketball, ping pong, pool and the nightly bonfire.  All great opportunities to meet old friends and make new acquaintances among Florida's fisheries professionals and the students that will lead the way tomorrow.
2002 ExComThe 2002 ExCom (left to right) consisted of Dr. Wayne Bennett, (President Elect, Professor, University of West Florida); Peter Hood (Past President, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission), Ms. Kathy Guindon-Tisdel (President, Florida Marine Research Institute; and John Benton, (Secretary-Treasurer, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission).
Doug Haymans now Past President receives his Traitor-Scum plaque from Pres. HoodTHE MID-TERM 2001 MEETING ENDED WITH PETER HOOD PRESENTING DOUG HAYMANS A SPECIAL "TRAITOR-SCUM" PLAQUE AS HE DEPARTED FOR GEORGIA
Poster demonstrates the quality of posters offered at AFS events.Posters are becoming an increasingly important way to share information at Chapter and Division meetings.
Martin Wunderly answering questions following his presentationOral presentations or research and management findings are typically scheduled for 15 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions and anwers. Martin Wunderly of UWF is shown here answering questions following his talk.



Part of the University of West Florida delegationStudent involvement is critical to the future of our profession and chapter. At the Southern Division mid-term meeting in Jacksonville (2001), Dr. Wayne Bennett of the University of West Florida was accompanied by many of his 13 grad students who actively participated in presenting oral presentations, posters and with supporting Chapter activities. Left to right are Bridget Tiffany, Dr. Wayne Bennett, Jodie Rummer, and Nann Fangue.


Kevin, Jenny, Carissa Seltrecht and Martin WunderlyStudents unwind at the raffle/social following a busy day at the 2001 Southern Division Mid-Term meeting. Left to right are Kevin, Jenny Downes, Carissa.


Cheyenna and another student man the raffle boothStudents help staff the raffle booth as a way to pay for a travel grant to cover registration costs. Raffle funds go to a student travel scholarship fund that help pay for room and board at chapter meetings. Left to right are a UF student and Cheyenna Reber from UWF.


Glenda Kelley and Bob Wattendorf at Raffle BoothGlenda Kelley of IGFA has been one of the stalwarts of the student raffle, here pictured with Bob Wattendorf in front of one of the grand prizes--a framed Diane Peebles Print.


Tom Maher and Cheyenna prepare for raffleTom Maher and Cheyenna Reber set up for the raffle.


Bob Wattendorf, Doug Haymans, Carl Burger, Peter Hood, Kathy Tisdel, Gus RassamFlorida's ExCom for 2000 with AFS President Carl Burger and Executive Director Gus Rassam.


Doug Haymans, Carl Burger, Wayne Bennett, Kathy Tisdel, Peter HoodThe Florida Chapter's ExCom for 2001 with AFS President Carl Burger.
Wattendorf, Tisdel, Hayman, HoodOfficers from 2000 were President Doug Haymans, President Elect Peter Hood, Secretary Treasurer Kathy Guindon-Tisdel, Past President Bob Wattendorf. Pictured left to right are Bob Wattendorf, Kathy Guindon-Tisdel, Doug Haymans and Peter Hood.


Bonding at the Bonfire, a Chapter TraditionBonding at the Bonfire, a Chapter Tradition.


Peter Hood, past newsletter editor, displays the raffle grand prizePeter Hood, past newsletter editor, displays the raffle grand prize. Raffles annually generate thousands of dollars for student travel to the Chapter meeting.


Doug Haymans, Secretary-Treasurer, and accomplises stir up the action at the raffle, which supports student travelDoug Haymans, Secretary-Treasurer, and his side-show act stir up the action at the raffle, which supports student travel.


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