2019 PRESIDENTS REPORT
It is hard to believe another year has gone by so quickly. It has been a busy year and hopefully we start seeing some results with our new Minister that our Liaison Committee Chairman has achieved. Thank-you JP and Debbie on the hard work the two of you have accomplished. As always happens when you get a new Minister of Natural Resources many of our issues and concerns need to be re-addressed and JP and Debbie have done an excellent job on relaying this message. We have met 3 times with ERD in which we were encouraged to have had an hour plus with Minister Holland. Minister Holland being an avid hunter and angler will be devoting his time in promoting and supporting hunting and fishing in New Brunswick to the best interest to the residents, outfitters and guides and we await the approval of some or most of our recommendations. We realize some members think our Board has been idle the past year, but this is far from being accurate. The ERD LIAISON COMMITTEE “WAS” designated to be the spokesperson by NBPOGA to ERD and has done an excellent job in doing so. They have not leaked out any information on the meetings so as the saying goes “Loose Lips Sinks Ships” and have chosen the direction of keeping this information Secure and Private until the time comes to hopefully have the announcement made public by the Minister. IF all goes as it seems then most or ALL of our members will consider 2019 as a very important year for the Hunting and fishing Industry and your businesses. I have met with many Ministers over 20 years and this is the first time I am excited with the outcome of our meetings so far. As members of NBPOGA please remember that The ERD LIAISON COMMITTEE speaks on behalf of NBPOGA and please refrain when dealing with ERD on” YOUR” concerns to NOT put our hard work in jeopardy, all material or questions on behalf of NBPOGA needs to be approved by our Board and passed over to the Liaison Committee to deliver as we don’t wish to confuse ERD who speaks on behalf of NBPOGA. Kristin Moore along with Minister Holland it certainly looks like it will be a great year in our formation in getting results to better enhance the Hunting and Fishing Industry.
Our AGM will once again be held in Moncton in conjunction of the Sportsman show the same as last year along with a luncheon and guest speakers. This year we will be graced with MINISTER HOLLAND delivering the message to our members so please attend the luncheon and AGM.As this will be our AGM I will be preparing the AGENDA to post soon. As this is our AGM it is time for Members to submit any RESOLUTIONS to me at (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be reviewed and voted on at AGM. Time will be short for AGM so we will deal with the most important items first and those left will be addressed at a meeting in the latter part of April and date will be set for time and place at AGM. Hope to see you all there.
One very important item to mention is that we lost our Secretary (LOUIS LEGER) to our new Government as top official to the Premier and we wish to congratulate him on this new role but assure you all Louis is still there for us. CONGRATULATIONS Louis.
Hope to see everyone at the AGM and that we will be having a booth in the Outdoorsman show so any volunteers to assist are more than welcome. Once again your membership renewal can be done on our website and the luncheon meal tickets will be available on line.