October 17th 2020
Held at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds in Valley Falls, Kansas
Meeting was called to order by President Cassey Kirkham at 1:01 PM with 10 members present.
Roll call was done with Tom Anderson and David Peterson being absent.
Minutes were read and approved.
Treasures report was given with a balance of $8333.24 with all bills for 2020 being paid. Treasures report was approved.
State Reporter Report was given no vote necessary.
No Social Media Report was given. However, Luke Dexter stepped in and took pictures and got information to be sent to the various hunting magazines.
Pratt Negotiation Report was given by Kin Hickman, with expand the federation, right to retrieve, and trying to get an open season on racoons being the major topics, along with a discussion on coyote call at night still being a major concern. This was a good report with good and positive discussion.
Hunt Report was given by Terry Porter with the hunt costs being less than $250.00.
D.J. Bales Scholarship winner Wyatt Reyer and his family were present and Wyatt explained how he used the scholarship money and what his future plans were.
Discussion of having a banquet was held with Brain Gerhardit being in charge and all Board members being a part of a committee.
Changing our meeting times and place was tabled.
State Hunt and Show will be April 8th, 9th and 10th of 2021, with April 8th being a slam hunt. All hunts will be at Valley Falls.
Changes to our Constitution requiring our lawyer was tabled.
Another discussion of coyote hunting was done and the meeting was adjourned at 1:47.
July 19th 2020
(Rescheduled from April 11th, 2020)
Held at the Osage City Community Center in Osage City, Kansas
The meeting was called to order by President Bruce Anderson at 2:00pm with 24 members present.
Roll call was done and all broad members were present except Too Lux.
Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
Treasures report was given and with all bills paid we have a balance of $9133.24 This was approved.
State Reporters report was given by Terry Porter, no approval needed.
There was no Social Media report given.
Kin Hickman gave a Pratt Negotiators report no approval needed. Biggest issue in his report was the consideration by the wildlife department of allowing coyote hunters to use night vison and such to shoot at the same time as coon hunters are out. More information to come on this issue later. Check our website for more from Ken on this issue.
Due to several members having to leave early election of officers was held next with the following being the results.
President: Cassey Kirkham
Vice President: Brain Gerhardit
Secretary/Treasurer: Terry L. Porter
State Reporter: Terry L. Porter
Social Media: Tom Anderson
Skyler Mick 2021
David Patterson 2022
Jerald Parker 2023
Pratt Negotiator: Kin Hickman with Bruce Anderson helping with an open invitation to any member who wants to take part.
It was decided that NE Kansas Coon Hunters would be the hunt directors of the upcoming hunts.
Our scholarship winner was Wyatt Reyer of Cottonwood Falls, KS his $500.00 will be awarded later.
It was decided that the money needed to do the youth hunt would now be $500- $750 , this will match the figures for the adult hunt. The youth hunt and show will be held at the Jefferson Co. Fair Grounds in Valley Falls, Ks on Saturday October 17th 2020.
A round of applause was given to the outgoing President Bruce Anderson as Bruce took the job when no-one else wanted it and he revised our current Constitution.
There were no additional items to be considered and the meeting was adjourned at 3:02.
Our next election of officers will be in April of 2022.