Minnesota Trappers Association
1427 Hwy. 14 West
P.O. Box 55
New Ulm, MN 56073
MTA President’s Report
Hello my Friends,
With only six months as MTA president, I want to say thank you to all the members that help make this organization function smoothly. Especially those members that hold a position on the Board as directors, committee, and program chairs. Working with you all has been a pleasure. I also appreciate the lines of free and open communication we are continuing to develop.
The MTA Board of Director’s meeting was held on Oct. 2nd, 2021 in Brainerd. 2021, was an election year and as a result, new additions to the Board are, Terry Mc Elmury-District 8 Director, Tyler Thompson-District 7 Director, Pete Jonas-District 5 Director and Paul Zieroth Director for District 1. All of these individuals have served the membership in other capacities and are no strangers to the organization. I want to welcome them to the Board and look forward to the opportunity to work alongside these dedicated individuals. I do want to thank outgoing directors/co-directors, Brad Wobbrock, Dave Curtis, and Dan Parson for their time on the Board working tirelessly for the benefit of the membership.
I will not rehash our October BOD Minutes but please take the time to read the draft published in this edition of the Newsletter. Katelyn Jindra has accepted the Secretary’s position officially and has done an excellent job. All appreciate her professionalism. Accurate and detailed Minutes are an effective way to communicate the business function of a sitting Board. It is my hope that the membership will be have a greater awareness and appreciation of the routine work the Board performs on their behalf and perhaps motivate additional membership engagement in the process.
MTA’s Annual Goals for the 2022 are reflected in the BOD Minutes draft. Focus on New Membership Recruitment and Retention, Foster a Spirit Unity Among Trappers, Increase Association Revenue, Solidify our relationships with MNDNR, NTA and FTA and Continuing to support and foster mutually beneficial relationships with like -minded outdoor sporting groups on both a State and Federal level. Connecting with and mentoring youth and all interested individuals, by active promotion and advocacy to preserve of our trapping heritage for future generations.
Setting goals is a simple matter but tracking progress in these efforts requires review at specified timelines. Anticipate a report to the membership on our progress in these areas in a future Newsletter in 2022.
The Board is focusing on five 90-day goals to be reported on by winter General Membership Meeting Saturday January 22, 2022 in Brainerd.
Next MTA BOD meeting 6:00pm, Friday evening January 21st in Brainerd.1.) Fundraising
2.) MTA’s Goals 2022
4.) Preparation for Winter General Membership Meeting
5.) Preparation for Legal Defense Fund Banquet
General Membership Meeting 11:00am, Saturday January 22nd.
See VP report for details on the day’s events on January 22nd. The Legal Defense Fund Banquet will be held the evening of January 22.
Thank you for the opportunity to lead. Anyone wanting to help out give me a call.
Pass It On. Brian
“Know a fellow trapper that’s not a member? Encourage them to join the Minnesota Trappers Association”