Board of Directors

Officers

  • President: – Jim Robertson
  • Vice-President: – Robert Mallery
  • Secretary: – Jerry Bryant
  • Treasurer Robert Mallery….Susan Boone, Assistant Treasurer

Directors

  • Northwest: Tim Moore 816-616-3402
  • Northeast: James E. Robertson 660-342-4664
  • St Louis: Robert Mallery 636-463-1380
  • Central: Delmer Croka 660-529-2579
  • Kansas City: Jerry Bryant 816-419-0658
  • Southeast: Duane Schwent 573-579-6675
  • Ozark: Richard Boone 816-392-4729
  • Southwest: Brian Byers 417-840-8298

Deputy Directors

  • Northwest:
    • None
  • Northeast:
    • Larry Harlan 573-822-6185
  • St Louis:
    • Dennis Boerger, SR 314-921-4947
  • Central:
    • Earl Williamson 573-220-2516,
    • Dennis Desmond 660-886-5258
    • Kenneth Claspille 573-864-1803
    • Roger See 573-564-5268
  • Kansas City:
    • Mike Mansell 816-935-6330
    • Andrew Gerrard 816-447-1998
  • Southeast:
    • Duane Schwent 573-579-6675
    • Ron Valleroy 573-547-5708
  • Ozark:
    • None
  • Southwest:
    • David Karlstromer 417-771-7654

Committee Chairs

  • Conference- Entire Board of Directors
  • Membership -Jerry Bryant
  • Newsletter- Jim Robertson
  • Website- Jerry Bryant
  • By-Laws- Robert Mallery
  • Funding- Ron Valleroy
  • Awards- Jim Robertson, Bob Mallery
  • CFM- Don Harris
  • Historical- Jim Robertson
  • Member Benefits- Tim Moore
  • Budget Proposal-Projections- Robert Mallery & Committee Chairs
  • Smitty Bear Fund- Mike Mansell, Jerry Bryant

July Board Meeting Minutes

MHEIA BOARD MEETING MINUTES

10:30AM    July 29, 2017

Meeting held at Bass Pro, Columbia, MO

 Director’s present: Jim Robertson; NE Region, Jerry Bryant; Kansas City Region, Delmer Croka; Central Region,

Brian Byers; Southwest Region, Richard Boone; Ozark Region,

Deputy Director’s:   Dennis Boerger Sr.;  St Louis Region,  Mike Mansell; Kansas City Region, Ron Valleroy; Southeast Region, Kenny Claspille; Central Region, Andy Gerrard; Kansas City Region

 

Guest(s) present:     Susan Boone, Linda Valleroy

Jim Robertson called the meeting to order:

Welcomed extended to guest(s).

 OLD BUSINESS:

 Agenda for July 29, 2017 was read.

A motion to approve was made by Jerry Bryant and seconded by Brian Byers to approve as read.

Voted on an approved by unanimous vote.

 Meeting minutes from Board Meeting of April 2, 2017 were read by Jerry Bryant. A motion to approve was made by Richard Boone and seconded by Brian Byers after adding 2 commas.

Voted on and approved by unanimous vote.

 

Treasurer’s Report was given by Jim Robertson. This report was from April 2, 2017 thru July 29, 2017.   General Fund was $18,249.54 on April 2, 2017 and $20,785.54 on July 29, 2017. Smittybear Fund balance was $3,591.85 on April 2, 2017 and $3,591.85 on July 29, 2017. The Huntin’ like Heather fund was $398.70 on April 2, 2017 and $398.70 on July 29, 2017. . A motion to approve as read was made by Jerry Bryant and seconded by Richard Boone. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote.

 

COMMITTEES

  1. Conference

We discussed the Conference.  Richard Boone read a letter we are sending to Ronnie Phillips inviting him to speak to us at conference .He is with the Heartland Bow hunters. We have offered to pick up cost of lodging and meals for him. We have sent out other inquiries  for speakers.

 

  1.     Membership

Jerry Bryant reported that we have 140 current paying members. With some instructors passing away or becoming inactive, we are losing members. Please ask your fellow Instructors to become members. I also have finished our new flyer about our organization with sign up. I also have created a new letter for sending to new members. We would like every Instructor to fill out a Bio for themselves   We could then put into our Hunter Education site on face book.  If you know anyone wanting to become a Hunter Education Instructor, please send that Information to Kyle.   Please ask your fellow Instructor to Join the M.H.E.I.A.

 

  1.       Newsletter

                              The deadline for articles will be August 25th, 2017.   Please send articles to Jim Robertson. Remember that anyone can

                 Submit articles!!!!!!!!  Andy Gerrard has volunteered to take over newsletter.

  1.           Awards

 

                Everyone should start thinking about awards.

  1.          CFM Report

               CFM will host their 4th annual Affiliate Leader Summit on September 14, and 15th, 2017 in Osage Beach at the Inn at Grand

                Glaze.                 

 

  1.          Membership Benefits

                 We have decided to go with the package from Bass Pro Shops again.

  1. Website

Please send in Pictures to Jim Robertson. For the Members only page, the password will be Huntin’Safe.

 Gun Raffle

                Jim Robertson reported that all firearms have been picked up and paid for.  We really need to get out and sell our raffle

                tickets.  Last year was our lowest total ever. This year we have included a crossbow, and two hand guns.

 

  1. Smitty Bear Fund

                 Mike reported he has gotten with the gentleman hosting the hunt down in Perryville. It includes a hunter education class.

                MDC only gives them $600 to do this. It costs around $1,000. This is for inner city girls. This would be a good thing to     

                support. There is 50 girls involved. Richard Boone made a motion to approve request for funds to be spent on this event

                and seconded by Brian Byers. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote. A motion to spent $125.00 from the Huntin’ like

                Heather fund and $875.00 from Smitty Bear was made by Richard Boone and seconded by Ron Valleroy. . Voted on and

                approved by unanimous vote

  1.    State Fair

The State Fair will be held August 10th though August 20th, 2017.  Please contact Kenny Claspille to sign up. Kenny has every slot filled at this time. We can always use more help.

  1.  YHEC

                Things went real good.

             Unfinished Business-    

                Association Survey  

               We will have 7 questions. We will finalize in October.  Kyle will post in his newsletter to all Hunter Education Instructors.   

                 Also, Ron shared we can apply from now until December 15th for a grant from the NRA.            

               NEW BUSINESS:                       

                 By-Laws proposal.  We have made the possible changes and will propose at the annual conference for voting on.

 

     Next meeting date will be October 1, 2017. Meeting will be at 10:30am in Columbia, MO at Bass Pro Shops.

 

Adjournment of meeting.

A motion to adjourn meeting was made by Jerry Bryant and seconded by Brian Byers.

Voted on and approved by unanimous vote.

 

Subject to amendment and Board approval

 

                                                                         Respectfully Submitted By:                      Jerry Bryant, Board Secretary      

April Board Meeting Minutes

 

Missouri Hunter Education Instructor’s Association, Inc.

MHEIA BOARD MEETING MINUTES

                                                 10:30 A.M. April 02, 2017

Meeting held at Bass Pro, Columbia, MO.                                                             

 Director’s present: Jim Robertson, NE Region; Tim Moore, NW Region; Robert Mallery, St. Louis Region

 Deputy Director’s present: Mike Mansell, KC Region; Dennis Desmond, Earl Williamson, Kenny Claspille, Central Region; Dennis Boerger SR, St Louis Region

Guest: Tony Legg, Richard and Suzan Boone

Jim Robertson Call meeting to order.

Welcome extended to guests.

Old Business:

Agenda was read for April 2, 2017

Motion made to accept agenda after correcting spelling of Rob Brandenburg name on Committees line G and adding line item K for YHEC by Tim Moore and Seconded by Bob Mallery.

Voted on and approved by unanimous vote.

Meeting minutes from Board meeting Jan 22, 2017 were read by Tim Moore for Jerry Bryant.

Motion to accept after correcting name Schwedt to Schwent and adding the rest of Committee data. Motion to accept by Dennis Desmond and Seconded by Bob Mallery.

Voted on and approved by unanimous vote.

Treasurer’s report for time span of Jan 1, 2017 to April 1, 2017 was given by Bob Mallery. General Fund had a beginning balance of $14,248.26 and an ending balance of $17,694.12.

SMITTYBEAR FUND had a starting balance of $,3994.85 and an ending balance of $3,591.85

HUNTIN’ LIKE HEATHER FUND had a starting balance of $355.70 and an ending balance of $398.70

Discussion was made on Banking fees and what other options there might be.

Motion to accept reports as read by Tim Moore and seconded by Dennis Desmond.

Voted on and approved by unanimous vote

Committees:

            A: Conference

                        Jim gave a report on how the conference turned out. No complaint on services, rooms, food or hot water. Conference cost was $8,678.64. Camden on the Lake as well as Inn of the Grand Glaize had submitted bids for next year’s conference. It was decided to return to Camden on the Lake.

            B: Membership  

                        Jim reported for Jerry that we currently have 143 members.

            C:  NEWSLETTER

                        The Deadline for the next News Letter is April 15, 2017. Every director needs to submit something for the Newsletter, even if it is only a hello.

            D: Awards

                        Awards went well at the conference. We did discover that the KEN ANDERSON award, that was intended to be a once in a lifetime award, and that Mike Mansell had already received. We decided to let Mike keep this award and will address the different AWARDS when we have special meeting for reviewing the BY-LAWS/ AWARDS, etc.

            E; CFM REPORT

                        Bob and James attended the CFM Conference. Log into the CFM Website to monitor the different House Bills up for vote.

            F: Membership Benefits

                        The gift bags handed out to the members attending the conference cost us $8.00 per bag as Bass Pro gave us special deal.

            G: Website

                        We ask all directors and any members to please send pictures to Jim so they can be put on our web site.

            H: Gun Drawing

                        774 tickets were sold. This was an all-time low. Discussion was held to determine what we wanted to do for the coming year. We plan on offering 2 hand guns, one crossbow and several upscale long guns. We will decide in June or July as to the list of firearms to be offered.

            J: SmittyBear Fund

                        Two requests for funds were submitted. The first was from Matthew Spurgeon of MDC Central Region for food and supplies for a youth Trapping Clinic.

Voted on and approved by unanimous vote. The amount requested is $500. Motion to give funds by Mike Mansell and seconded by Bob Mallery.

                        A second request by Matthew Spurgeon of MDC Central region was requested for food and housing for a Discover Nature Girls Camp for Aug 7-9. The amount requested was $1000.00. We decided to table this until our July meeting. Mike will obtain more information in regards to what exactly they are requesting money for since this type of event should be funded by MDC.

            Motion to table until July meeting was made by Mike Mansell and seconded by Tim Moore.     Voted on and approved by unanimous vote

            K State Fair

                        Kenny Claspille reported that all shift except those of Aug 10 and 11 are filled. If you would like to work one of these dates, please contact Kenny.

  1. YHEC

                        Dave Brooks asked for $450 to sponsor the Safety Trail as we have in the past years.             Motion to accept this request was made by Tim Moore and Seconded by Dennis Desmond. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote

            Dave reported they still need help on the Safety Trail and other events. If you want to help, contact Dave Brooks at 417-839-0884

Unfinished Business               None.

New Business:

            We discussed creating a survey to be sent out in Kyle Larimore’s quarterly mailing to ask all instructors what type of incentives our association could offer to get them to join.  A sample of questions was supplied to the Directors to look over, reword and to add to. These need to be reviewed and submitted back to Jim so he can forward to Kyle at MDC.

            We voted to seat the SE and KC regional directors. Duane Schwent, SE and

Jerry Bryant, KC Regions respectively. Motion to seat directors was made by Bob Mallery and seconded by Dennis Desmond. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote

Board moved to appoint Tim Moore to vacant NW Region. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote with Tim Moore abstaining.

Board moved to appoint Richard Boone to vacant Ozark Region. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote with Richard Boone abstaining.

Election of board officers.

            James Robertson was nominated for President. Motion for nomination(s) to cease was made by Dennis Desmond and seconded by Tim Moore. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote.        Voted on and elected by unanimous decision with Jim Robertson abstaining.

            Robert Mallery was nominated for Vice President.  Motion for nomination(s) to cease was made by Tim Moore and Seconded by Dennis Desmond. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote.  Voted on and elected by unanimous decision with Robert Mallery abstaining.

            Jerry Bryant was nominated for Secretary. Motion for nomination(s) to cease was made by Tim Moore and Seconded by Dennis Desmond. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote. Voted on and elected by unanimous decision with Jerry Bryant absent.

            Robert Mallery was nominated for Treasurer. Motion for nomination(s) to cease was made by Tim Moore and Seconded by Richard Boone. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote. Voted on and elected by unanimous decision with Robert Mallery abstaining.

Bob Mallery made motion to appoint Susan Boone as Assistant Treasure. Tim Moore seconded motion. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote.

            Motion to waive surety bond for Asst Treasure was made by Tim Moore and seconded by Mike Mansell. Voted on and approved by unanimous vote.

Tony Legg made some suggestion about having regional banquets similar to what NWTF and Pheasants Unlimited does for additional Fund raising events and member recruitment. This is something the board will consider but will probably be at least one year before any actual banquet will be held.

            It has been decided that our BY-LAWS are out of date. We will hold a working session on June 17, 2017 at Bass Pro from 10AM till 5PM to review and submit changes to our BY-LAWS, AWARDS, etc.

            Next regular Board Meeting will be held at Bass Pro in Columbia on July 29, 2017 at 10:30 AM.

            Motion to adjourn was made by Tim Moore and seconded by Bob Mallery.

Submitted for Jerry Bryant, Secretary

 By Tim Moore, Director NW Region.

 

Lodging Reservations for Conference

Any one wanting to make room reservations with Camden On The Lake for the upcoming MHEIA Conference needs to do it ASAP. Our room block expires in just a few days!!! Use code HEIA0317 for our group rate. The phone number is 888-365-5620.
 
Do forget to send your MHEIA Conference registration in to MHEIA as well.
 
See you at the Conference
Jim Robertson, President
Missouri Hunter Education Instructors Association, Inc