NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Susan Boarman, of Newburg, Maryland, has received national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation as the recipient of the Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award for her nearly 30 years of dedication to the organization and for her outstanding commitment to the NWTF’s Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative.
“The Roger Latham Award is absolutely an amazing honor,” Boarman said. “I'm blessed with so many great NWTF friends who give their time, talent and resources to making their communities, their states and this nation a better place. These dedicated volunteers have guided and encouraged me over the years, and I know this achievement belongs mostly to them. The NWTF mission brings so many diverse people together for common goals, and year after year the magic happens.”
Boarman received one of five Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service awards at the 44th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.
For the last 19 years, Boarman has served as Maryland’s NWTF treasurer, among various other roles, including her 30 years of service as a volunteer. In addition to her many crucial roles within the NWTF, Boarman is a wife, mother, grandmother, avid artist and dog trainer.
“Susan’s dedication serves as a prime example of what dedication and hard work can accomplish on the state level,” NWTF CEO Becky Humphries said. “We are thankful to have her as part of our team and look forward to her future accomplishments.”
The NWTF presents Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service awards to members who are not employed as professional wildlife managers but have made significant contributions to wild turkey conservation.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters' rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.