FEDERATION REPORT AUGUST 2017

FEDERATION REPORT AUGUST 2017

Postby RonTheDon » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:15 pm

AUGUST 3 2017 @ BLACKROCK
DEC/NATE ERMER- DISCUSSED THE YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT PREPARATIONS. ALSO DISCUSSED THE PFOS CONTAMINATION OF WASHINGTON LAKE AND 8 POSSIBLE BODIES OF WATER ADJACENT TO WASHINGTON LAKE. BLOOD TESTING AND LITIGATION ONGOING.
DEC/ECO- PLEASE ADVISE THE DEC OF TRAINING SESSIONS AT YOUR CLUBS, SO AN ECO CAN MAKE AN APPEARANCE/PRESENTATION CONCERNING HUNTER SAFETY.
FISH- FISHING IS SLOW DUE TO THE HEAT AND LOW WATER.
GAME- EXPECT A WRITTEN REPORT NEXT MONTH CONTAINING FINAL NUMBERS AND POSSIBLE STOCKING DATES.
DINNER- SEPT. 9 @ KUHLS IN MIDDLETOWN. WE WILL BE HAND DELIVERING INVITATIONS TO PUBLIC OFFICES TO REDUCE MAIL COSTS. THERE WILL BE NO WALL OF GUNS THIS YEAR. NO REASON GIVEN? WE MAY PURCHASE A FEW GUNS TO RAFFLE OFF. WE WILL CONSIDER ITEMS OTHER THAN GUNS. ALL IDEAS WELCOME. STILL SELLING TICKETS AT AVAILABLE VENUES(GUN SHOWS ETC.)
NRA- SEEKING CLUBS TO APPLY FOR GRANTS. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPT. 7 2017. THE ORGANIZATION MUST BE A NOT FOR PROFIT. SEE THE FRIENDS OF NRA.ORG WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO. CLICK ON GRANTS BUTTON. ALSO JAY RUSNICK, GRANT INFO AT GRANT PROGRAMS AT NRA.ORG. RANGE IMPROVEMENTS SUCH AS BACKSTOPS, BERMS AND BENCHES QUALIFY.
FISH DERBY- VERY FEW ANGLERS SHOWED UP(4)? FOOD LEFT OVER WILL BE USED FOR THE YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT. THIS EVENT WAS FUNDED IN LARGE PART BY A GRANT OBTAINED BY AILEEN GUNTHERS OFFICE FROM THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES. A CHANGE OF DATE AND MORE ADVERTISING ARE PLANNED FOR NEXT YEAR TO ATTRACT MORE PARTICIPANTS.
DOGS- THE EVENTS ARE STILL EXPERIENCING CONFRONTATIONS WITH OTHERS USING THE FOREST(HIKERS,BIKERS AND HORSEMEN). THE TIMING OF THESE EVENTS MAY BE PART OF THE PROBLEM. THERE ARE MANY OTHER USERS DURING WARM WEATHER.
RAFFLE- CONTINUING TO SELL TICKETS. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED DEC. 7 2017.
FLEA MARKETS- VENDOR AND FOOT TRAFFIC WAS DOWN THIS YEAR AT BLACKROCK. SHAWANGUNK DATE IS AUGUST 19.
OLD BUSINESS- RE-CERTIFICATION, NOW OR WAIT? PLAY IT SAFE, RENEW NOW. MAKE SURE ALL YOUR INFO IS ACCURATE. SERIAL #s, ADDRESSES ETC. MAKE A POLITICAL STATEMENT, RENEW AS LATE AS POSSIBLE AND PLUG UP THE SYSTEM. YOUR CHOICE!
NEW BUSINESS- NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS,BOARD, SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AND CLUB OF THE YEAR WERE TAKEN. ALSO, DISCUSSION TO CANCEL THE YOUTH HUNT DUE TO LOW PRE-REGISTRATION. THE FEELINGS WERE SPLIT. TO CANCEL OR TO GO AHEAD REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF ATTENDEES. A FINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE AT THE SEPT. MEETING.
OC TRAPPERS- THIS CLUB WILL HOST A TRAPPING EVENT AT CAMP DEBRUCE OCT.6-9 2017. AGES 12-14. COST $40.00. INFO AT DEC. AND OCFSC WEB SITES.
DUCKS UNLIMITED- SELLING GUN RAFFLE TIX. ANNUAL DINNER WILL BE FEB OR MARCH 2018. TO BE DETERMINED. LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO BE BIG BROTHERS AND SISTERS. WE WILL ASK THEM TO ATTEND A MEETING TO TELL US ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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