Thanks to all who braved the pending weather forecast on Sunday and found their way to the Gamber Firehall for our annual President's Conference.
We had twenty-four clubs represented out of our total adult number of thirty-seven which was just enough to give us a quorum on our budget discussion and vote.
Kudos to all our committee speakers who, in light of the deteriorating weather,
pulled off some very efficient report deliveries and had us out of the door by
These would be Dick Berich with membership, Steve Carman for budget and web
site, Dick Brown with tournaments, Scott Sewell with conservation and Jim Kline
wrapping up with a youth and scholarship update. By the way even with a smaller
than usual crowd our auction and donation take for the youth and scholarship
programs still managed to generate $1,678.00.
A thank you to Pappy's Bait's who did have a little bit of an advantage.
Gambers hosted a fisherman's flea market the day before so rather than packing
and booking he just kept himself open for business. After a number of years of
conference attendance Pappy's will be relocating just a little too far out of
the district (like Canada) to continue to be an annual attendee. However his
great products will still be available so make sure you continue to look him up
and make those purchases.
Because of distance and weather Tom Cole and Ardent could not be present.
Ardent will continue to be a strong sponsor presence with the Nation in the
same fashion that they have been in the past so please dial them up with your
As always thanks to Jeannie Green for plenty of coffee, doughnuts and soda
throughout the event and to Savoy Catering for a great lunch. With plenty of
food on hand I practically forced seconds and thirds on everyone.
Finally a thank you to all you guys representing your clubs who realize the
importance of this event. This is the one opportunity that we are afforded to
have the Board, Committee Directors and Presidents come together with some
meaningful back and forth discussion. With the vast changes being put into
place these discussions this year were even more critical. The input and
feedback was excellent.
Check out pics of the Presidents Conference on the MBN Photos page!