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Friday, December 01, 2006

Ruffed Grouse Society Flushes Up Two New Regional Directors

451 McCormick Road,
Coraopolis, PA 15108
(412) 262-4044
December 1, 2006
For Immediate Release
Ruffed Grouse Society Flushes Up Two New Regional Directors

Coraopolis, PA -- The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) is pleased to announce that Wayne Roberts of Coplay, PA and Al Bowers of Oneonta, NY have joined the RGS team of Regional Directors.

Wayne comes to the RGS after serving just over five years as Regional Director for Ducks Unlimited in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Wayne has also served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, and as the Community Relations Manager of Wildlands Conservancy based in Emaus, PA.

At RGS his region will include, Eastern PA, Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey, Virginia as well as Strategic Events.

“This is a great opportunity for us, as my wife Katherine and I were looking to return to Pennsylvania. I look forward to my work here at RGS, and plan to be extremely active, both in our fundraising events and seeking out new chapters,” Roberts said.

Wayne now resides in Coplay, PA with his wife Katherine, son Christopher age 9, and daughter Rebecca age 7. He can be reached at (484) 553-7088, or by E-mail at

Al Bowers’ joins Team RGS as the Northeast Regional Director, serving Central and Eastern New York and New England.
Bowers comes to the Ruffed Grouse Society after a 33 year teaching career. An active outdoor enthusiast, who admittedly misses more grouse and woodcock then he harvests, Al has been a union leader, a football coach, and president of his area Little League. No stranger to fundraising dinners, Al has, during his tenure as Executive Director of the Conservation Alliance of New York, raised money for the “Venison Donation Program”, serving more than 100,000 meals to the needy over the past four years.

“I am looking forward to serving the Ruffed Grouse Society and the challenges of being a Regional Director in a part of the country that has such a rich heritage of grouse and woodcock hunting. I look forward to meeting each of the chapter officers, committee members and sponsors as well as pursuing the many ways possible to create and enhance grouse and woodcock habitat,” Bowers said.

Married for 34 years, he and his wife Nancy live in Oneonta, NY and have two adult sons -- Jarrod and Jason and one grandchild, Jackson Jason. Al can be reached at (607) 432-6398 or by E-mail at


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