October 5, 2019
Minutes, Convention Meeting and Election
Attendance: Fred Becker Jr., Fred Becker Sr., Fred Rich, Rob Lee, Scott Kneeland, Bob Andryzeck, Jules Perreault, Laure Perreault, Bill Harrell, Tip Garrett, John McGrath. Al Potter. Many members and guests.
Called to order @ 10:00 A.M.
First order of business was the raﬄe drawing.
Guest Rick Schoonover spoke on the importance of continued vigilance on our ﬁght to preserve trapping in Connecticut and help stop the threat to all the remaining New England States. How important it is to grow our membership.
Treasurers report was read, Fred Rich moved to approve, Scott Kneeland second. Motion passed pending audit. Minutes of the last meeting were read, Fred Rich moved to accept, Bob Andryzeck second.
Old Business; Fred Rich spoke on the Woodstock Fair and Ag Day and the importance of our attendance. He thanked everyone for their help and support.
New Business; Jules donated a Fisher and mink mount for our display. A special thank you to David Whitney for donating his time and skill to complete the mounts and to Jules Perreault for paying for the materials and providing the animals.
Bob Andryzeck spoke on the need for fur clothing display and posters for our booth at the Hartford and Springﬁeld shows. Our motto will be “Nothing Wasted”
Guest Speaker DEEP Paul Rego spoke on the bobcat program and said there will be no tag and collar this season. Next season will most likely be only the Farmington Valley. Paul also spoke on the on going bear problems and the rapid growth of the bear population. He also said there appears to be a decline in Fisher population and the harvest next season will be reduced from 4 to 2.
Awards were presented. Junior Trapper Will Lee, Trapper of the year Nate Sherry, Trappers hall of fame Rob Lee, George Finch Fred Becker Sr.
Election of Oﬃcers, only nominees were Fred Becker President, Jules Perreault Vice President West, Bill Harrell Vice President East, Laure Perreault Secretary, Laure Perreault Treasurer. There was no discussion or nominations from the ﬂoor. All oﬃcers were elected to a full term.
Motion to adjourn Scott Kneeland, seconded Bill Harrell motion passed
Adjourned 11:19 A.M.
Scott H Kneeland