I am excited and honored to have taken the role of President/Editor of our fabulous club. As you all know, Jeff Hedrick has stepped down after 9 wonderful years as President and an addl 10 years as Director of our organization. He has been a dedicated leader, great organizer and friend to all. The good news is Jeff will stay on as Advisor to the club! I will rely on his wisdom and guidance as I enter my new role.
I would also like to take this time to recognize Bill Councell. Bill has served as our Treasurer for 20 years. He has effortlessly carried us through the years to keep us balanced. He has given up his title as treasurer but will continue to run the clubs finances until a replacement can be found. Bill will remain on the Board as a Director until next August.
A big welcome to Billy Nelson who has been appointed our newest Director! Billy is 16yrs old and has been active with birds since he was 8 years old. His passion is Golden Pheasants and has bred lines from the DNR Imports (MBGBA lines), Chegdu and Kurt Landig’s 2003 line. He also raises Impeyan, Cabot Tragopan and wild waterfowl.
As your new president, I will have a lot to learn and I will listen closely to all your suggestions and concerns. I found that joining this group introduced me to so many people willing to share their tips and expertise to learn from and a great sense of community. I promise I come with lots of ideas and much enthusiasm to move forward with the club, grow the membership and live the founding fathers values when they wrote the Statement of Purpose.
The next swap meet in Montrose is only a few days away, please stop at the members booth where we will have some hot coffee and donuts to share, and I can meet some of you in person.
The Montrose Meet on Sept 10th….
We had a great turnout in spite of the threatening rain all day!
We had over 50 vendors and the club received 16 new members too!
It was a pleasure meeting so many of you!
Next Sale in Hudsonville, MI
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 15th! 6am to noon
Hudsonville Fairgrounds, 5235 Park Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426