Director - Buzz Neprud
September - 2017
Greetings District 4
As you all know, the summer convention was in Litchfield. District 5 did an excellent job with it. It was an election year for president and vice president. Your new leaders going forward are President Todd Roggenkamp and Vice President Duane Schmitz. They will do an excellent job. Let’s everyone work together to keep our organization going strong. Congratulations to Lloyd Baakkonen for being selected male trapper of the year.
I want to thank Jim and Marilyn Anderson, Rick Bork and Dennis Sowada for helping with booth and gate duties.
At our board meeting, some of the things talked about: in regards to the DNR, there will be a season for weasels to be the same time frame as fox, mid-October thru March. Fisher and marten will be the same as last year, you can also wear blaze pink to hunt and trap now, go figure!
We have several openings now in the organization. Brianna Jonas is stepping down as secretary, Dave Chmielewski is stepping down as NTA Director, the FTA Director is vacant and Jerry and Judy Rusert are stepping down as souvenir coordinators as of the end of next year’s summer convention. All of these individuals have done a fantastic job and I am sorry to see you all go. My sincere thanks for your dedication and service. If you have any ideas for replacements, please bring them up at the Fall meeting.
Our Fall meeting will be at Wealthwood Rod and Gun Club, 23573 420th Place, Aitkin, MN. 56431 on October 18th. Doors open at 5:00pm with meeting at 6:00pm. It is also an election year for director and co-director.
OK, now the big news. We will be hosting our 59th annual summer convention at the Carlton County Fairgrounds in Barnum, August 2-4, 2018. We will need lots of help as we are responsible for set up and clean up. So, help if you can.
In closing, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable season coming up.
Till next time