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MTA President's Awards 2019

Awards presented by Todd Rogenkamp, President (2019)

MTA President’s Award
(Chris Holm)
The first president’s award goes to an individual from District 4 who has been a trapper most of his life. He enjoys spending time trapping rats, beavers, and bobcats, along with a variety of other animals. For the past several years, he has volunteered in various areas, assisting the MTA at the convention, winter meeting, and the LDF Banquet.  He has helped with past wild game feeds, assisted in setting up the camping and vendor areas, and worked on putting up and taking down the tables and chairs for the winter meeting events. In addition, he has served on the LDF Banquet committee, taking on various responsibilities while assisting the committee chair. He is always willing to pitch in and help whenever he is called upon. His easy-going demeanor and can-do attitude have been a great help to the MTA and the people who work with him. His dedication to the MTA, with his continued volunteer efforts on behalf of all, must be commended.
Please help give a round of applause to our first President’s Award recipient of 2019, Chris Holm.

MTA President’s Award
(Randy Goldenman)
The next President’s award goes to an individual who recently came on board as a volunteer by getting involved at the board level. He has been a life-long trapper, trapping various animals, with beaver being his favorite. Even before becoming involved directly with the MTA, this man has been very active down in our state capital, spending countless hours talking with Representatives and Senators about trapping and its’ importance in helping manage wildlife populations in our state. In the past couple of years, he has taken this passion for educating about trapping to a new level by serving as the MTA’s MOHA representative. He has attended the MOHA meetings and banquets representing the MTA and its’ views and positions. Along with this, he has organized and helped put on MTA’s Trappers Day at the Capital, helping to increase the MTA’s exposure to the state capital with Senators and Representatives. He has helped organize meetings with legislators for his district and others to help educate them on the importance of trapping. His passion for trapping and teaching people about it in the political arena is to be applauded. His continued work at our state legislation as a trapper defending our rights is paramount to helping trappers continue to have meaningful trapping in MN.
I am pleased to recognize Randy Goldenman, MTA MOHA representative, with an MTA President’s Award.  

MTA President’s Award
(Tim Spreck)
The final President’s award goes to a gentleman who has been only recently associated with the MTA. His background in defending people and their interests outdoors in MN is extensive. He has been involved with several organizations, supporting their rights to trap, hunt, and fish in MN. He has done this by working with organizations to build relationships with our state legislators, educating them about the importance of outdoor sportspeople and their role in helping manage our state’s resources through the regulated take.
He spends countless hours every year down at the state capital doing this. He constantly monitors what is happening with any bills that could positively or negatively impact trappers. He is quick to inform the MTA of these and gives input on how to best navigate these for positive impact for trappers, traps, and trapping. His knowledge of how state politics works regarding trapping, hunting, and fishing issues is critical in helping get the best outcome possible for trappers related to keeping meaningful trapping for the trappers of this state. He does all this by serving as the MTA’s lobbyist in the capital. Due to his work and dedication to trappers and trapping-related issues, the MTA can maintain trappers’ rights in this state.
Help me recognize MTA Lobbyist Tim Spreck with a round of applause as he is presented with this MTA President’s Award.

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