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COMMITTEE for RESPONSIBLE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

~Committed to Conservation, Education and the Preservation of our Natural Resources~

"Promoting Science Based Wildlife Management Decisions for a Better Massachusetts"

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COMMITTEE FOR RESPOSIBILE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Minutes of Meeting October 5 2008

 

Attendees

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Peter G. Mirick                                              Member MDFW/FAWNS, Member

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Tara L, Wooley                                              Environmental Poice, Member

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Laura Hajauk                                                 MDFW Furbearer Biologist

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Joesph Larson                                                Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board

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Don Heenan                                                   VP MACRWM

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Herb Bergquist                                               President MACRWM                                

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Ruth Kaminski                                                Member

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Alfred Bocchino                                             Recorder of minutes

Refer to Meeting Agenda

Meeting started at 9:30 am and adjourned at 4:00 pm

 The meeting was conducted in accordance with the published agenda except the following items were not discussed:

            VII. Membership and Funding

            VII. Executive Committee Members

            IX. Review and Discussion of Organization Bylaws

            X. Discussion on Training Sessions for Presenters

            XII. Establishing Credibility with Media

            XIV. Determination of Organizational Positions and Filling Them

 

The following are the highlights of what was discussed by the attendees

Herb Bergquist provided an overview of what he intended to accomplish and handed out folders containing the following items

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Membership/Donation Form

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E-Mail from Teresa Platt

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AN ACT safeguarding our natural resources

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Bylaws

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Application for Grant

Meeting discussions:

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Discussion of the Tax Exemption Provisions 501 (C)(3)

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Brief mention of donations, costs and expanding the donor base

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 Need to connect to a lawyer

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 Discussed the critical requirement to get information to the people

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 Discussed what members can/cannot do with regards to their employment (conflict of interest)

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 Discussed the Trapping Law Enactment

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 Discussed the need for broad based (Grass Roots) support

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 Discussed need too get framework in place to sustain movement

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 Discussed the need to get the ball rolling on the trapping issue

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 Watched and discussed the Power Point Presentation

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 Discussed the need and how to explain what “trapping” is to the general public.  Need to get creative

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 Suggestion was made to go out the various groups to get an idea of their view of what the problems are

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 Discussed looking for ways to get a large impact of little or no cost

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 Reviewed the ACT and discussed who should review it (Jack Buckley).  The discussion centered on how specific the law should be using, the regulation to provide the specifics

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 Ruth Kaminski will review/edit the bylaws

 

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