Our Federation reached two very significant milestones this month.
This weekend (October 29 & 30) during Missouri’s special Youth Deer Firearms Season, members of MHHF will stage two separate Hunter Education Clinics simultaneously. This is an aggressive undertaking for an organization as small as ours and involves partnerships with the Boy Scouts of America and a private hunting club. This type of partnering is another big step for us and my hat is off to Steve Rulo, Aaron Guest and Phil Needham for bringing it together. Preparation has involved numerous meetings over many months. As MHHF grows, we’ll need to continue to look for partnerships such as these to help us expand our footprint. If you own private land owner (or know people who do) that’s suitable for hunting or have friends who enjoy the outdoor way of life and would like to volunteer, please send an email to Executive Director Susan Williams.
At our fourth quarter board of director’s meeting on October 6th, the appointment of Rehan Nana to Director-at-Large was approved. Rehan’s appointment commenced immediately and will run through December 2017. See more about Rehan in this Update.
The following nominations for the January 2017 elections were approved by the board;
J.D. Selby, three-year term at large-director
Scott Strickland, two-year term at-large director
Stacie Hubler, two-year term, president-elect
Lee Vogel, two-year term, president
If elected, Stacie will be the first president-elect of the Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation. In my opinion she has the grit, drive, knowledge, experience and desire to make an outstanding president. Words can’t express my enthusiasm about this development. The Federation’s future looks very bright!
Our Annual Federation Membership Meeting, which has been held in January the last several years, is moving to March. Plans now are to hold this meeting adjoining our 6th Annual Spring Fling Trap & Turkey Shoot. More details to follow.
I look forward to seeing many of you at our Gentlemen’s Wild Game Dinner: A Hunting Affare, Thursday, November 10. Tickets are still available at www.mhhf.us/events.
Look for pictures of our October events and Gentlemen’s Wild Game Dinner in next month’s update.
Thanks for all you do,