​United Taxidermist Association

Board Meeting via Teleconference

United Taxidermist Association

November 18, 2015

Vice Chairman Garland Lessley called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm M.S.T.


Roll Call                                                              

Present:                                                               Absent                                 Guest                   

Garland Lessley vice Chair                            Craig Lewis                                                        

Terry Bennett Secretary                                Mark Walker

Brenda Duvall                                                  Jeff Whitlock                                     

Bob Prewitt

Bill Bowen

Approval of the Agenda

A motion was made by Brenda and seconded by Bob to approve the agenda as presented

Motion Passed

Approval of the October 21, 2015 regular meeting minutes

A motion was made by Brenda and seconded by Terry to approve the October 21, 2015 minutes as presented

Motion passed


Chairpersons Comments




Treasurer’s report                                                          

No Report

Website Report                                                                                              Jeff Whitlock

No report

Marketing committee Report

Manny has resigned the board so the chair of this committee is now vacant.

The board discussed the duties of the committee chair, and Brenda asked Bill Bowen if this is a position that he might consider. Bill will consider it and let us know at a later date.                                                    

Membership committee report.                              Terry Bennett

Terry will do an email and snail mail campaign for membership renewal.

Brenda also requested that Terry send the letter to her. She will request that Headquarters send it out on their email list.

Be bear aware report.                                                   Terry Bennett

Utah is excited about hands on seminar. Terry will contact Mark Mclain to see if they will help with the form and supplies. 

Fundraising Committee Report                  

No Report                                          

Artisan Magazine report.                                                            

No committee or report at this time

Artisan award committee report                                                              Garland Lessley

All 50 rounts and 10 busts are in. We have a total of 16 ready to ship. 10 more busts should arrive in the next 2 weeks.

Donations Committee                                                                                                Lessley/Whitlock

Garland is Cooridinating with Jeff. Jeff may have Cabelas and SCI on board.

International director report.                    Mark Walker

No Report.


Old business

2016 expo          

Discussion on Manny’s resignation and a possible back up for the hands on Gamehead seminar if Manny is unable to attend. Bob Prewitt will take over if Manny can’t make the expo.

Mike Nakielski will head the hands on bird seminar.

There are still a couple of seminar slots open Brenda would like something in the Big Game/ Life-size line. She asked the board for ideas and suggestions.

Nicole will put together the show flyer.

Judges report-                                                 

Judges are all lined out contracts are going out.


Other business

For the good of the order

Announcement of the next meeting. The Next Meeting will be December 16, 2015 at 2pm MST.

Meeting adjourned at 2:30 PM M.S.T.


Submitted by

Terry Bennett UTA Secretary


                               Summary of Motions


                               Summary of Directives