Arizona Deer Association
Board of Directors Meeting
February 15, 2006
Domenick Lopano, President
Craig Dunlap, Treasurer
Joe Allen, Director
Kevin Harris, Director
Stan Johnsen, Director
Amanda Moors, Director
Pete Cimellaro, Director
Clay Delcoure, Director
Todd Julian, Past President
Chris Denham, Past President
Guests: Mike Cramer, Leonard Ordway, Brett Overson, Tracey Martin
The president called the meeting to order at 6:45 pm
Todd Julian moved, Craig Dunlap seconded, to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Leonard Ordway gave a presentation about the hunt recommendations. The board discussed this issue in-depth.
Mark Bool moved that we approve up to$1500 as seed money to begin the deer hunter survey. Todd Julian seconded. Motion carried.
The doe harvest will take place in March; exact dates to be determined. Working group meeting will be in May.
VI. New Business
Pete Cimellaro moved, Mark Bool seconded, that we approve $250 to send to MSC for the Antelope Eaters event. Motion carried. Event is March 4th.
Pete Cimellaro reviewed the Big Game Super Raffle accounting. It appears that we will be using the ADAs EIN to establish the Big Game Super raffle bank accounts. Pete Cimellaro moved, Todd Julian seconded, that the ADA consent to the use of the ADA EIN for this purpose. Motion carried. AZSBGR has $40,000 in income with nearly no promotions except the website. Pete reviewed the advertising and marketing plans. A CPA has been hired to process the day-to-day money. The drawing will be July 8th.
Region I has arrested a team of poachers and is in the process of asking that charges be brought against them. Three informants were instrumental in developing the information to arrest the poachers. Pete Cimellaro moved that we approve $500 for Game and Fish to use as reward money in this instance. Amanda Moors seconded. After discussion, Pete withdrew his motion and Amanda withdrew her second until the association has more information about the specific case.
Kevin Harris reported on his work with the BLM, G&F on the BLM management plan for the Arizona Strip monuments. This information is also posted on our website. The deadline for response is March 17th. Kevin distributed a document that outlined issues with the plans, concerns over access and road closures, and options for response. The board discussed how to get this information to hunters. The board committed to sending some type of mailing to the members and other selected hunters, the type of which will depend upon some answers and the cost of the various mailings.
Tracey Martin provided a bid for bookkeeping services for the association. Chris Denham moved, Todd Julian seconded, that the board approve $200 monthly to hire Tracey for a bookkeeping service. Motion carried.
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 10:30 pm