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OLC Pre Registration, Meet and Greet

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – 4 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

OLC Pre Registration Meet & Greet

Main Level Conference Center at the Graduate Eugene

After a long day of attending seminars and viewing logging equipment, OLC conference participants are more than ready to kick up their heels and have some fun. Starting with the social networking at the Wednesday evening OLC Pre Registration, Meet & Greet and the “Kick Off” of the Oregon Women In Timber Auction and Buffet, the Sawdust Bowls and the Friday Evening 84th Celebration Party with Cocktails & Buffet Dinner!  There’s something for everyone!


OWIT “Talk About Trees” Fundraiser Auction,

Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
4:00p.m. – Doors Open for Silent Auction

6:30p.m. – Dinner and Live Auction
Playwrights Hall, Graduate Eugene

Oregon Women in Timber would like to invite you  to help them “kick off” the 84th Annual Oregon Logging Conference with the Oregon Women In Timber’s 31st Annual Auction Event to benefit our forest education program,Talk About Trees!  This year the Auction will be part of the OLC Pre-Registration, Meet & Greet festivities at the Graduate Eugene and Conference Center on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  The evening will “kick off” at 4:00 PM, where the fun begins with visiting old friends and enjoy hosted beer & wine, while viewing the amazing silent and live items offered at the evening’s auction.  Tickets include a hearty buffet and a relaxed atmosphere to start the bidding for forestry education.Over 3 MILLION Oregon students and adults have participated in a Talk About Trees classroom program since 1991! Talk About Trees is a statewide forestry education program. The purpose of the program is to increase student’s knowledge and awareness of forestry and related issues, including the life cycle of trees, forest health, trees as a natural resource, forest as habitat for animals, and careers in forestry. The on-site, hands-on science unit of study is offered to pre-school through eighth grade students free of charge and is presented by Talk About Trees facilitators. Oregon Women In Timber is a volunteer organization.  Your support makes a difference!  A contract with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) is the primary financial support for the program, but just as critical is the support from our annual auction, grants, and many generous donations from individuals and business. This support and confidence enables Talk About Trees to continue educating Oregonians, young and old, about the valuable resource of our renewable forests.Oregon women In Timber will be partnering once again with the Oregon Logging Conference to raise funds for both the OLC Foundation Scholarship Fund and Talk About Trees by selling a commemorative lapel pin for $100.  The sale of each pin gives you an opportunity to support future generations and also a chance to win a $500 Meredith Lodging gift certificate.  The winner does not have to present to win.  Remember – all donations and purchases are tax deductible.Your attendance at our auction, a cash donation or donation of an auction item will help us to maintain our success and reach even more students this school year. Remember – All donations and purchases are tax deductible. Oregon Women in Timber is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Please note that your cash or item donation (s) and or table reservations must be received by  February 1st. Thank you for your continued support for forestry education! For more information about Talk About Trees or the fundraiser auction, contact Oregon Women in Timber and Diann Washburn at 503-831-1593 or PO Box 760, Dallas, OR 97338

Annual Thursday Opening Session Breakfast and Friday Breakfast

Paid Registered members of the conference are invited to attend the annual Thursday opening session breakfast and Friday members breakfast. Tickets are included with your paid registration fee. At the Thursday and Friday breakfast, we will hold a fundraiser auction each morning with 100 % of the proceeds going to benefit the OLC Foundation Forestry Scholarship Program. Check back for a list of great items that will be available.  The auctioneer for both of these events will be Jaime Yraguen of Basco Logging.

Thursday Opening Session Breakfast

February 24, 2022 – 7:00a.m. – 8:00a.m.

Wheeler Pavilion, Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds


Keynote Speaker

Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 9:30 a.m.

Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds

Blake Manley, Sweet Home High School Natural Resources Teacher, Founder of Manley Jobs, and Chair of Oregon Natural Resources Educators Association will be the keynote speaker at the OLC in February 2022. He will address the OLC on Thursday, February 24th at 9:30 a.m. in the Wheeler Pavilion (Lane Events Center & Fairgrounds)

Manley grew up in Oregon, graduating from Cove High School in 2000.  He loved teaching and would teach-assist lower-level math classes while attending high school but after taking college math classes, realized that was not his calling. He graduated from University of Idaho in 2008, with a degree in forestry.

After college, Manley worked for the U.S. Forest Service and Sauder Mouldings Inc., before returning home and working for seven years with the family business, Manley Brothers Logging. He also was involved in coaching athletics at Cove High School during that time.

He has been teaching at Sweet Home High School since 2018 and is at the helm of the High School Forestry program.

The “Manley Jobs” series, a natural resources career video project, was born when Manley and Sweet Home High School Principal Ralph Brown came up with the idea of shooting videos with cellphones and a GoPro. However, after the first one, Manley said, “it wasn’t good enough.”

Better equipment was acquired and to date, multiple videos have been done on logging, forestry, truck driving, and other natural resource careers.

This year, Manley partnered with the Oregon Logging Conference and Oregon Logging Conference Foundation to produce two logging-related videos following the cancellation of 2021 OLC due to COVID-19.  The OLC Foundation wanted to do something different for its Future Forestry Workers Career Day, which had been an annual gathering of 700 to 800 students at the Oregon Logging Conference in Eugene to learn about logging-related careers.

Manley said of being selected as the Keynote Speaker at the OLC, “This is a huge honor for me.”

Manley and his wife Miranda have two daughters, Abigail 8, and Eleanor 5, and live in Sweet Home, OR.


Friday Members Breakfast

February 25, 2022 – 7:00a.m. – 8:00a.m.

Wheeler Pavilion, Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds


Ladies Desserts For Dreams Charity Event

Friday, February 25, 2022 – 12:30p.m. to 3:00p.m.

Main Level Conference Center at the Graduate Eugene

First Lady Wendi Melcher invites you to join her at the18th Annual Ladies Desserts for Dreams Charity Event, Friday, February 25, 2022, at the Graduate Eugene.  The 2022 event will include a light lunch to go along with the delicious desserts from the many bakeries in the Eugene and Springfield area.

A light lunch, desserts, wine, champagne and an alcohol-free beverage choice will be served from 12:30p.m. until 3:00p.m.  Tickets for this event are $30 with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity of her choice.

This year, Wendi has selected the Sweet Home High School Forestry Program.   This is an organization that is very dear to Wendi…100% of the funds from the Desserts for Dreams will go to support this wonderful organization.  High Schools throughout the State of Oregon each have programs similar to this one.  Programs like these provide information and opportunities to high school students who have an interest in Oregon’s natural resources.  Click here to be linked to view video and to learn more about Sweet Home High School’s Forestry Program.

Click here to view other videos promoting career opportunities in the timber industry.

Enjoy delicious desserts and salads from the Valley River Inn / Sweet Waters, Olive Garden, Oregon Electric Station, Coburg Pizza,  Jazzy Lady Cafe’, Hotel Eugene, Cornucopia, Steelhead Brewery, Ambrosia, Excelsior Inn, Billy Mac’s, 6th Street Grill and many more.

Again this year will be a shuttle bus from the Lane County Fairgrounds to the Graduate Eugene  where Desserts for Dreams will take place. This will provide transportation for ladies who are at the Fairgrounds, and want to attend the event. The shuttle will run between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and then return to the Fairgrounds from the Graduate Eugene at 3 p.m. when Desserts for Dreams concludes. More details will be coming soon!

Join us to celebrate the diversity that makes us all unique and help support an awesome cause. A special thank you to the wonderful restaurants, bakeries and the Graduate Eugene.  For information on how to purchase tickets please call 541-686-9191.

Sawdust Bowl – 4:30pm- 6:00pm

Thursday, February 24, 2022 and Friday, February 25, 2022

Located in the Performance Hall of the Main Convention Center

The Sawdust Bowl will be held in the Performance Hall located in the Convention Center. Enjoy hosted beer and wine while you visit with other conference members.  The food concession will be open serving a variety of tasty menu items.



OLC 84th Celebration Party, Buffet Dinner

and Dance

Friday, February 25, 2022 – 7:00p.m. to midnight

Playwrights Hall – Main Level Conference Center at the Graduate Eugene



Back by popular demand!  Plan to join us at the Social Reception, Buffet Dinner and Dance at the Graduate Eugene (formerly Eugene Hilton) Playwrights Hall from 7pm until 12a.m.  Enjoy a fun evening of dancing to live music by Bump In The Road.
If you enjoy finely crafted beers and wines, you are in for a treat!  The night will begin with a wine and beer tasting from 7pm to 8pm and will feature popular local wineries and breweries.  From 7:00pm until 8:30pm“hearty” Buffet will be available with beer hosted by Steelhead Brewery and Hop Valley Brewing for the rest of the evening.  Dancing will begin at 7:30pm until midnight. To purchase tickets call the OLC 541-686-9191 tickets are just $55 per person.