CENTRAL FAYETTE COUNTY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT CO-OP
October 10, 2009
Norman Schultz opened the
meeting and welcomed all that were in attendance.
Norman Schultz requested
that Fred Wernette read the minutes from the last
meeting, 2008. The minutes were accepted as read by
acclamation by the Co-op members present.
Norman Schultz then asked
the Barbara Wernette read the Treasurerís report. Due to
her being busy, Fred Wernette read the report. The
report was accepted as read by acclamation by the Co-op
Norman Schultz noted that
the metal Co-op signs that were once provided by the TP&W
without cost to the Co-op are no longer available.
Currently the cost of a new sign is around $14 but that
cost is not set and will more than likely increase. With
this in mind, it was relayed that the cost of sign would
be half to a member with the Co-op absorbing the
difference. The actual cost will be whatever the market
Norman Schultz brought up
the need to increase the annual dues starting in the
year 2011. Norman suggested an increase of $5 for a
total of $15. The discussion was then directed at the
members for their input. They agreed that the dues
should be increased to $20 instead of $15. It was
pointed out that other Co-ops are charging more than our
current $10 rate and some are at $20 or $25. It was
motioned and seconded that the dues should be raised to
$20 annually. The members voted in favor of the
One of the Co-op members
asked how the income was being spent. Norman Schultz
pointed out that along with the cost of the newsletter,
food plot seed, and other expenses, the Co-op would be
donating $250 each to the Carmine VFD and to the Brazos
Scott Willey, our County
Agent, gave a short presentation regarding his role in
the county and the ways he could assist the Co-op
members in wildlife management.
Willie Rotter gave a
presentation regarding his classes on youth hunting.
Fred and Norman
recognized the Co-op Directors for their hard work in
setting up the meeting. Also recognized were Calvin
Harbough, our Game Warden, Greg Pleasant, our Wildlife
Biologist, Scott Shafer with AirEvac, and John Hoelscher
and Ronnie Pflughaupt, the SPJST/ENC representatives.
Fred Wernette mentioned
the passing of one our members, Judy Allen.
Norman Schultz introduced
Linda and Mike McMurray as the featured speakers.
Calvin Harbough gave a
short presentation on the hunting regs for 2009. And
following Calvin, Greg Pleasant gave a presentation on
the just completed deer count. Without all the numbers
being processed, he indicated that the count appeared to
be less than 2008. Greg also relayed that he had doe
permits for anyone interested.
Norman Schultz introduced
the Rev. Willie Rotter who gave the invocation. With
that the meeting was adjourned.
Fred E Wernette,
Secretary Director, NCFCWM Co-op