Congratulations to the winner of the TTFHA Scholarship, J.B. Alexander. He is pictured above with scholarship committee members Jay Krottinger and Hollee Applegate Warren. J.B. is the grandson of Mark Davis and will be pursuing a degree in Agriculture Education at West Texas A&M. (go Buffs!)
Jim Brooks and Keith Jackson are again recognized for their service as instructors for the On Line Trapping Demonstration.
TTFHA would also like to thank everyone who took time to present demos on site both days. We could not provide the caliber of convention we hosted without the following people: Gary Jepson, Dave Hastings, Cletis Richards, Tom Beaudette, Sterlen Kirschman, David Simpson, Andy Weiser, Brian McKee and John Beaudette.
If you needed further education, you could always pull up a chair and visit.
District Directors Dan Hepker and Jay Krottinger get words of advice and encouragement from Past President Bill Applegate
From Mark and Donna June - TTFHA President and Treasurer
Dated April 4, 2017
To the TTFHA Board of Directors,
This email formally informs the TTFHA BOD's that as of today, both Donna and I resign as your association President and Treasurer, effective immediately.
This action is the result of a decision Donna and I are making to become more involved on our church, LIFE Church of La Vernia's ministry programs, and to facilitate this we need to step down from our roles as officers in TTFHA. Prayer has led us in this direction and I trust everyone will understand our personal decision in this regard.
It has been Donna and my pleasure to assist TTFHA in the following ways during the previous year;
Submitting the paperwork necessary to get TTFHA designated as a non-profit 501c3 organization
Submitting the paperwork necessary to get TTFHA designated non-profit by the state of Texas
Helping to craft a revision of the bylaws
Complete examination of every member's information in 2016 to update inconsistencies ensuring all members receive TFT magazines and voting ballots
Rewrite of the "welcome" and "renewal" letters members receive with their association materials
Focus on acquiring member emails as a means of quicker and cost-effective communication
Auditing the financials and submitting suggestions on cost effective measures at all levels
Rewriting the treasury Charter of Accounts to better track assets and expenditures and ensure a more accurate P&L
Rebuilding of the TTFHA website complete with online payment capabilities
Creation of a TTFHA Blogsite and merchandise store
Securing 12 corporate sponsors for the website generating $3,000 annually
Working with Dave Hastings to generate more income from the TFT magazine, including contacting advertisers to generate increased ad revenue
Working with TFT editor to move to a color cover creating increased revenues based on color ad rates
Securing donations from industry leaders to benefit auction proceeds
Holding the first district meeting in District 5 and then suggesting other districts follow suit to better facilitate local issues
Holding a meeting via teleconference to show how a board can better function
Developing artwork and production of a new association color brochure
Overseeing the process whereby March 2017 bank funds are approximately 100% higher than twelve months previous
Contacting Jonah Evans to build a bridge of communication with this critical position within TPWD
As we summarize our decision to resign, we wish TTFHA great success in the future. It has been our pleasure to serve this association and I hope everyone will wish us God's Blessings in our decision to better serve Him.