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The Pope and Young Club Announces 2020 Election Results

Chatfield, MN – The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce the results of the 2020 Board of Directors election. The Club would like to congratulate those individuals who were elected and

sincerely thank all members who stepped forward to serve on the Board of Directors.

Elected members to the P&Y board are as follows:

Kurt Ebers (Missouri) elected as President

Dallas Smith (Utah) elected to 1st Vice-President

Ricky Krueger (Nebraska) re-elected to 2nd Vice-President

Ken Rimer (Wisconsin) won a Directors seat

John Gardner (Colorado) won a Directors seat

I am honored and humbled to be the next President of the P&Y Club and continue the Ebers legacy of P&Y board involvement which started with my father Harv Ebers nearly 60 years ago.  The Club has elected a board of directors with incredible knowledge and expertise in the business, nonprofit and conservation fields. Their expertise will serve us well as we address and tackle the numerous challenges nonprofit hunting/conservation organizations are facing today.” – Kurt Ebers

Newly appointed P&Y board seats are as follows:

Treasurer – Brian Benyo (Ohio)

Records Chair – Roy Grace (Arizona)

Membership Chair – Augie Gray (Maryland)

Conservation Chair – Neil Thagard (Washington)

Secretary – Tom Vanasche (Oregon)

“I am honored to be selected as the appointee for the Chairman of the Pope & Young Club’s Conservation Committee. The future of our wildlife resources rely on voices from organizations like the Pope & Young Club, and its partners, to express support for policies that enable science-based wildlife management practices. The Pope & Young Club’s Conservation Committee is dedicated to ensuring that our wildlife populations remain sustainable for generations to come.” – Neil Thagard

You can meet P&Y’s new board members at the P&Y 2020 Convention held at the stunning Westfields Marriott, Washington Dulles in Chantilly, Virginia on March 26th – 28th. The P&Y convention is a celebration of bowhunting and North American big-game animals. All bowhunters are encouraged to join us and help us protect our shared bowhunting heritage.

To register for the 2020 P&Y Convention

go to https://tools.eventpower.com/reg/index/5wYhHctXUf

For convention information, go to www.pope-young.org 

The Pope and Young Club is a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of bowhunting by striving to increase awareness and appreciation of bowhunting foundations, principles and values. The Pope and Young Club is focused on Fair Chase hunting ethics that support the ethical pursuit of free-ranging, wild game animals without unfair advantage while promoting the conservation of both habitat and wildlife. The Club also maintains the universally recognized repository of records and statistics on North American big game animals harvested with a bow and arrow.

Contact the Pope & Young Club office at: www.pope-young.org or P.O. Box 548, Chatfield, MN 55923, Ph: 507.867.4144Media contact Rick Mowery at rick@pope-young.org, Ph: 989.884.3800

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