was called to order at 7:05 p.m. and the flag was saluted.
annual wild game dinner preceded our meeting.
Rhonda thanked everyone for all the work and wonderful dishes brought
in. Everything was delicious. Besides being the wild game night, it was
also awards night, and the following awards were given out.
Unsung Hero awards went to Maria Robshaw and Vinal Coffin, Rookie of the Year
award went to Sue Carlisle, and the President’s award went to Isaac Dorr. Congratulations to all of you and thank you
so very much for your dedication and service to our club. Dylan Bunker, who is the young Eagle Scout
whom we met last fall, helped Rhonda present a very special award to Don
Loncto. Don earned his Eagle Scout merit
50 years ago, and he was presented with a plaque and a cake which we all
enjoyed. Congratulations Don!!
report was accepted as read. Treasurer’s
report was accepted as read with total club funds of $20,764.71.
report: The first shoot will be the
first Sunday in June. Alton will need help setting up targets. Volunteers are needed for setting up, helping
with the food shack and clean up. Please
contact Alton Ames if you would like to help.
Contest: Six coyotes so far.
Hunter Safety report: There will be a
Bow Hunter safety course beginning on Friday, May 23 from 6 – 9, and ending on
Saturday, May 31 from 9 – 4. There will
also be a Hunter Safety course beginning on Friday, August 15 from 6 – 9, and
ending on Sunday, August 24 from 9 – 4.
Lunch will be served for these courses on May 31 and August 24 and the
fee is $5.00 per course. Contact Ed
Davis for more info and to reserve your spot.
Area On Aging Agency report: There are currently 16 to 20 people for meals.
Committee: A motion was made and
accepted to donate $150 for the Little League fund again this year. The scholarships for this year’s graduation
will be decided on in May.
GPMCT: In 15 months the organization raised $765,000
(the goal was $750,000). The money was
needed to buy the remaining land on the top part of the mountain. The purchase is complete, adding apx. 600+
acres to their trust.
Kitchen: Floyd replaced the heating element in the
Show: The annual gun show will be held
on the weekend of May 3 – 4 at the Orland Community Center (the old elementary
school). We still need a few more people to help with security. They need to have flashlights and will be
using portable radios. The set-up crew
will be meeting at 2 on Friday, May 2 to move tables to Orland. Individually wrapped sweets will be needed to
sell in the kitchen. Tickets are
available for the gun raffle – see Isaac for these. The drawing will be held on May 22.
sick or in need: John Evans is not
well. We passed the hat for Billy
O’Donnell to gather donations toward expenses after his daughter recently
passed away. There is a matching grant
through the Maine Education Association to help with these expenses as well.
The IF&W is looking for nominations for Maine land owners of the year.
would like to welcome new members Philip and Beverly Kelley who were voted in
this month, and were sworn in along with Dylan Bunker who joined last month.
on the bear referendum: our opponents
are raising lots of money! Our
politicians are supportive, so be sure to thank them when you see them.
– A motion was made and accepted to meet at the club on Saturday, May 10 from 9
to 3 for cleaning and painting. Volunteers were Isaac, Everett, Vinal, Ed
Newbegin, Betty, Barry, Ed Davis, Rhonda, Philip, Beverly, Sue, Floyd, Billy
and Cathy. Anyone else interested in
joining up and helping out on that day, don’t hesitate to come right over. Many hands make light work.
annual Wardens Night will be held on Friday, May 16. There will be an open bar from 5 – 6 for
happy hour, and dinner will be served at 6.
We will be enjoying our usual prime rib dinner and it will be a pot-luck
dessert, so members are asked to bring a dessert to share. The cost is $12 per adult and $6 for children
12 and under. Members are welcome to
bring a guest.
Maine Trappers Association has donated apx. $50,000 towards the bear
referendum. They are looking to increase
their membership, so any licensed trappers are urged to join.
was one last mincemeat pie left from dinner and it was auctioned off to Jackie
for $8.00 (and it was delicious).
raffle winner – Cathy Ames $56.
adjourned at 8:17. Respectfully
submitted by Jackie Saunders, Secretary