the 50th Anniversary Conference's location and date are set!

The 50th Annual Washington State Search and Rescue Conference is going to be held:

  • June 18-24, 2018 in
  • Ellensburg, Washington.

Please note this on your calendars since it is a month later than previous conferences.  

Pre-conference courses will be offered June 18th-21st and the main conference will be June 22nd-24th.

We have chosen Central Washington University in Ellensburg as the location for the 2018 conference.  

We are hoping that by mid-November or early December we will have our website updated and ready for people to begin to register for classes and suggested locations for lodging ready.  We are now working on the classes that we may offer, so if you have suggestions please let us know.  Also if you are interested in being an instructor please check the conference website in early November as we will have the process in place.

We would like to stress that 2018 will be the 50th anniversary of the Washington SAR Conference.  Our conference is the longest running continuous conference in the United States.  We also draw people from all parts of the world to attend, South Africa, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, Iceland, and other countries.  The reason we are stressing this is we would like to have a slide show for the dinner Saturday evening showing Washington SAR over the years.  So we would like ask that you send us pictures of your SAR groups over the past 50 years.  We also like to honor the people who pioneered SAR in Washington and are no longer with us.  We are asking for pictures of these people so they can be honored through-out the conference.
So we need your help to make 2018 another great year for Washington State SAR.

Please feel free to e-mail or come to one of our SARVAC Meetings and let us hear from you about what you would like to see at the conference.

W.O. (Bill) Gillespie
SARVAC President 

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