Co-Director - Bill Ruhland
Hello District 8 members,
I hope everyone has had a fun season so far, I know I did. I hope everyone had the chance to get up to the Winter Meeting in Askov. I spent most of the time pitching in at the souvenir booth, as Jerry and Judy Rusert had a death in the family. I'm sure all of our sympathy is with them.
If you didn't make it to the Legal Defense Banquet you missed out on a good one. The food was great and there were a lot of very nice prizes I would have liked to have, but luck was not with me. We can all be thankful the Legal Defense Fund was the winner as we raised $19,000. Buzz and his crew can all be thanked for putting on a great event.
I hope you all will find time to attend our District 8 meeting in Pine Island. It will be at the Pine Island Sportsman club on March 21st. It will be a potluck so bring something to pass and also bring a friend. If anyone has any fur for the Tanned Fur Project please bring it to the meeting, I will get it where it needs to go, even if it is the carcass.
This year is an election year so don't allow your membership to lapse. All elected Board Members are up for election this year. If you have an interest throw your hat in the ring you’re not getting any younger.
Bemidji is where our summer convention is this year. There will be some new things added. It looks as if we are expanding on our youth field training program as well as youth demos on Friday and Saturday. We are also looking for people to do demos, if you have an interest or something you would like to see please contact Pete Jonas. There will be more convention details in the Newsletter.
If there is anyone that is looking for a youth field day, I will be teaching one at Cumberland’s Northwest Trappers Supply in Owatonna on May 2 from 8:00 A.M. To12:00 noon. Please contact Cumberland’s at 507-451-7607 to preregister.
That's all for now