Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Mule Deer.Org (AMD), whose focus is the recovery of Mule Deer in the state, conducted their first official Board of Directors’ Meeting in Deer Valley, Arizona on March 1st. The Board had a busy night, adopting the organization’s bylaws, electing its first-ever slate of Officers, and attending to other organization business. Annual membership dues were set at $40 for Individuals and $1000 for a Lifetime membership.
The organization’s first standing committees were created including Projects, PR and Marketing, and Youth Education and Recruitment and Membership. President Jim Lawrence gave his first report, as did Field Director Terry Herndon. Ken Alexander was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors, Marshall MacFarlane was elected Vice Chairman and Dave King was elected Secretary /Treasurer. Board Members include Jenni Riggo (Sportsmans Warehouse), Karen Fletcher (51 Ranch), Tom Booth (BoothBuilt Patio Products), Tom Woods (Arizona TradeMasters), Kelly McMillan (McMillan USA), Marshall MacFarlane (University of Arizona), Mike Hemovich (Bar X Ranch), Brad Hardy (Signature Homes), Bob Fletcher (51 Ranch), Dave King (Crown King Property Investments, LLC) and Ken Alexander (Honeywell).
The Board agreed that the Organizations will have six Regions, aligned with the Regions utilized by Arizona Game and Fish.
Prior to the meeting the group approved the AMD Logo and the Mission Statement: "The Conservation of Arizona's Mule Deer, their Habitat and Resources".
The Board set the regular meeting schedule as the first Thursday of each month and committed in principle to have at least two Board meetings per year hosted by a different Region.
The Board already has a busy schedule of projects ahead of them in the coming year, along with a full slate of fundraising activities, across the State. Arizonans will have a chance to meet AMB Board Members at the AFGFD Expo scheduled for March 23-25; the Organization will man a booth throughout the Expo but available members will be there specifically on Saturday, to meet the public.
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