I am looking forward to bring the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation closer to our affiliate clubs and sportsmen and women.
I would like to thank Janice for all her great work over the past 7 years as our director, Janice has been the backbone for the officers, director and affiliate clubs. I wish her the best for all her future endeavors and I am sure she will continue to be a strong supporter of the Federation.
One of my main goals is to keep a close relationship with our affiliate clubs, members and our legislation body so the NHWF will be recognized as the strongest voice for all our New Hampshire sportsmen and clubs.
Secondly I will be out looking for financial support from private and corporate sectors so the Federation will be able to retain and use a lobbyist for all our legislation needs; by getting a fulltime lobbyist on board this will relieve our officers and directors of many hours that are spent working on bills and attending hearings and testifying.
The future outlook for New Hampshire sportsmen is not very good, year after year many legislative bills are submitted by anti groups and organizations.
At the 2017 annual meeting over 15 Legislative Bills were analyzed and voted on by the federation and our affiliate clubs to either support, oppose or to monitor, all these bills affected the New Hampshire sportsmen in some way. Many of us do not have the time to attend these hearings and testify on these bills and that’s where the Federation will be there for you.
I hope you all have time to enjoy some of New Hampshire nature resources.
Have a safe summer,