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I hope everyone has had a great summer. We have had some fantastic weather this year and I hope you all have had the opportunity to spend some time outdoors with family and friends.
It was great to see the return of our local chapter Presidents workshop weekend this past July. Chapter leaders from across the state met in the State College area for some fun, fellowship and a very informative meeting. The weekend kicked off with a trap shoot and barbeque at the Tyrone sportsmen's club with a get together at the Ramada Inn to cap off the evening. Sunday was a daylong meeting with some very good information shared with all the chapter leaders in attendance. This year was very well attended by our local chapter leaders and we hope to continue to build on it and grow for next year.
Chapters across the state have been very busy this summer holding outreach events and doing habitat enhancement work. I would like to thank all the volunteers for their time and dedication with these very important programs.
I would like to remind all the PA NWTF members that the State Chapter has two ongoing fundraising raffles. First our outreach raffle which most should be familiar with and our all new ATV raffle. Please remember for every outreach raffle ticket sold that participating local chapter will receive credit. This is one of the State Chapters largest fundraisers for the year so please do your best to take part in this raffle. The ATV raffle is something new that Pennsylvania along with just a few other select State Chapters across the Nation were chosen by national to take part in. The NWTF has partnered with Yamaha to offer a 2013 Yamaha Grizzly 4x4 ATV to the lucky winners of each selected state. All proceeds raised stay right here in Pennsylvania. If anyone would like tickets to sell or purchase please contact myself or any other State Board member or your local chapter RD. Please support your State Chapter by taking a few of these tickets.
I would like to welcome four new members onto our PA NWTF Board of Directors. Please welcome Howard Myers, John Sorbe, Greg Isabella and Ralph Martone. Thank you all for stepping up to the next level and donating your time for our hunting heritage and the wild turkey resource.
I had the pleasure in attending the PA NWTF and PA State Game Commission partnership meeting this past June. A lot of good discussion and future cooperative working plans were set in place between the two organizations. We are very fortunate to have such a close working relationship with the PGC and you can be assured the PA NWTF will continue our great partnership.
With fall right around the corner all our minds are switching over to the upcoming hunting seasons. I wish you all a safe and successful fall hunting season. Try and make it a point to introduce someone new to our great sport of hunting.
Thanks again to all for your contributions of time and effort to keep PA one of the leading states in conservation.
PA State Chapter President