TOGA Annual Meeting set for January 25, 2020, at VIMS Gloucester Point

TOGA Annual Meeting set for January 25, 2020, at VIMS  Gloucester Point 
The education portion of the annual meeting will feature Dr. Stan Allen, Professor and Director of the Aquaculture

Genetics and Breeding Technology Center (ABC) at VIMS. The ABC hatchery currently operates the most extensive

breeding program for oysters in the U.S., and arguably the largest in the world. Stan will share his perspectives and

vast experience on oyster aquaculture locally, and beyond.  

All are welcome; membership is not required to attend. You are not required to sign in, but we would like you to wear

one of the name tags provided. Membership dues will be accepted at the event but not required. There will be no float

or apparel sales at this year’s meeting.  


Meeting agenda


1:00 –2:00 pm Check-in, meet with agency representatives (VMRC and VDH), and informal Q&A with

experienced Master Oyster Gardeners. 
1:30 – 2:00 pm TOGA’s Middle School Writing Contest readings and winner presentations. 
2:00 – 2:15 pm BREAK with light refreshments


2:15 – 3:00 pm TOGA Business


3:00 pm – 3:40 pm Dr. Stan Allen, keynote speaker  


3:40 pm – 3:50 pm – Joey Matt, PhD. Candidate


3:50 pm – 4:00 pm Kristen Prossner, PhD. Candidate 
After the meeting adjourns, we'll have time for some excellent food and camaraderie.  

Please bring a dish to share. Various oyster dishes are most welcome, but finger foods and desserts are also needed. On behalf of the TOGA Board, we very much look forward to seeing you and hope you'll join us at this special meeting. 
Proposed Executive Board for 2020: The following are nominated by the 2019 Executive Board and have agreed to serve.


President: Terry Lewis  

Vice President: Doug Schaefer  

Treasurer: Brian Ingram  

Secretary: Carl Zulick

Past President: Mike Saunders

At large members:  

   Lou Castagnola  

   Ken Hammond  

   Terry Halkyard

   Ken Paugh

President Emeritus: Brian Wood (nominated for life)  

Not elected-

President Emeritus/Engineer: Vic Spain  

VIMS Advisor: Karen Hudson  

President Emeritus: Jackie Partin (inactive) 

Photos from the March 30, 2019 Annual Meeting

(Photos by Kathy Haurand)

Terry and Karen
Treasurers Report
Connor Tadlock and family
Dr. Rowan Lockwood
Va Marine Resources
Volunteer sign up
VA Dept. of Health
Riley Tripp and family
Writing Winners and Judges
Jennifer Beckensteiner
Brennan Lane
Vic and Lindsay Cooper
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Dr. Stan Alen
Photos from the Jan 13, 2018 Annual Meeting

Educational Speakers-

TOGA/VIMS Endowment Recipent Joey Matt and VIMS Shellfish Specilaist Karen Hudson

Student Essay Contest Winners and Judges

L to R: Judges Bobby Morgan, Sue Morgan, Writers: Hudson McMinn (3d place),

Sydney McClelland (2d place), John Broccoletti (3d place), Brennan Lane (1st place),

Jennifer Dixon of Sponsor Peoples Community Bank, Judge Terry Lewis

Judges not shown- Ann Wood, Brian Wood, Mary Ann Lewis

Riley Tripp and family