Director - Pete Jonas
I want to thank everyone who helped make this convention possible. Everyone just jumped in to help wherever they were needed. I can't begin to name everyone, and I won't try, as I don't want to miss someone. I got to the fairgrounds Wednesday morning around 5 a.m. and within minutes we had a crew ready to go. Same with the cleanup Sunday. It went very quickly and the fairgrounds looked great when we left. Thank you to all the volunteers who kept things running smoothly throughout the convention, we couldn't have done it without you. I want to thank all the lead people that took care of the gate, tailgaters, campers, dealer buildings as well as opening and closing up buildings as needed. You all took a big load off Jerry’s and my shoulders. I would also like to thank the fairground caretakers, Perry and Carol. We made many trips to the fairgrounds and they were helpful and patient with us. The weather was great, many people came and I hope everyone had a good time.
Our fall meeting will be at Mark & Heidi Melby's place on Saturday, September 28th. The doors will open at 8 a.m., with the meeting starting between 10:00 and 10:30. Lunch will be about noon. I will send out reminder postcards close to September 15th. Please bring your postcard to the meeting for a special drawing
This is an election year. We will have elections for a Director and two Co-Directors.
I will be doing a field training class again this fall at the Kimball Rod & Gun Club. The date is not set yet, I will put in on the MTA website, and advertise it. The class will probably on a Friday evening.
Next year’s convention is in Barnum, August 1st through the 3rd. I am looking forward to having a little more time to enjoy it but have told Bert, Frank and Mike that they can count on my whole family to help.
Take care and thanks again,