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« on: January 07, 2013, 07:23:31 PM »

AFTA General meeting - 01/02/2013 - start 7:00p.m.

Demo - Lure Making by Derek Hahn - demo ended 7:53p.m.

Treasurer's Report & Secretary's report read- Rick E. moved to accept reports as written, Derek H. second, approved unanimously.


          Amendments to bylaws were proposed at December 2012 meeting.
          Voted on amendments to bylaws - article 2 section 2 paragraph D - Rick E. moves to accept as amended, Derek H. second to strike completely from bylaws. 15 For, 0 Against, 1 abstain.
         Article 1 section 3 - "define present at meeting" - Steve S. moved to accept as amended, Derek H. second - carried unanimously. 
          Amendment was made to add affiliate membership and life membership for other associations. Steve S. moved to accept amendment, Les C. second, carried unanimously.
         Amendment was made to add business membership at the rate of an individual membership price with both magazines. Steve S. moved to accept amendment, Earl B. second, motion carried unanimously.

Demo's were discussed for future meetings:
February - fur handling and grading
March - wolf trapping
April - release non-target catch
May - trap modifications and equipment layup

Ken Barber asked to remind membership of meeting concerning 471 acre motorized use parcel. Meeting at Sherrod Elementary on Gulkana Street in Palmer at 6pm on January 7.

Discussed animal control board concerning proposed trail setbacks.

Discussed mat valley fish and game advisory committee elections. Elections to be held January 9 at 7pm at Wasilla high school.


         Motion was made by Rick E. and second by Steve S. to approve up to $50 as a gift for a member's ill family member. Passed unanimously.

          Motion was made to draft an amendment to the bylaws to cover donations and relief to members. Rick E. moved, Steve S. second, carried unanimously.

         Motion was made to approve $1,000 to purchase an AR 15 for fundraising. Steve S. moved, Derek H. second, carried unanimously.

         Motion was made to form a scholarship committee to award scholarships to students studying "wildlife" careers. Rick E. moved, Kyle W. second, passed unanimously. John C. to head committee - members include: Jennifer H, Rick E, Earl B and Doug S.

         Motion was made to donate $250/ea. to Iditarod mushers, Cym Smyth and Kelly Maxiner. Dave A. moved, Steve S. second, carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 9:18p.m.
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