Director - Buzz Neprud
I am starting out with the passing of a good friend and long- time member of the MTA, Steve Jelencich. Steve was a quiet person who enjoyed our sport as much as all of us. He attended several conventions and marveled at all the knowledge you our members have, and asked me to tell everyone thank you for all you do. Steve, you will be missed.
Our winter convention has come and gone. Some fur was being sold at modest prices, but it sold. The vote for NR trapping passed on a vote of 200-163, a very poor showing in my opinion as we have over 2400 members. Our Legal Defense Banquet was the same evening. Thanks go out to all who attended and donated. We raised $18,500 for a six-year total of $95,500. Next year is in the works already as donations are already coming in. The winter convention will be at the East Central High School and the Legal Defense Banquet in Askov on January 7, 2017. Mark your calendars now.
I am getting ahead of myself. Our spring meeting will be March 19th at the Page Township Hall, 21804 149th Avenue in Milaca. Doors open at 9:00am and the meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. We will be discussing any issues that will be brought up at our board meeting the week before.
Now about our summer convention. It will be held in Fergus Falls, August 11th - 13th. Convention doors open at noon on Thursday and the convention ends on Saturday night. Grounds will be open so you can stay Saturday night and clean-up will be Sunday. District 4’s work schedule is as follows: Gate Duty is from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Thursday, Souvenir Booth 11:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturday, and Ball Toss from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on Friday. If you are attending the convention and can help any part of any shift it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
In closing, I hope you have a great spring season.
Till next time,