Membership Notice for OHEIA Nominations and 2016 Elections
The 2-year terms of three Executive OHEIA Board Officers expire April 30, 2016, so we are seeking candidates from our membership for President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer positions. The President Elect serves an initial two-year term (2016-2017) and steps to the helm as President for the 2018-2019 biennium. Our outgoing President remains as a Past-President Board member for one year following term expiration. OHEIA's bylaws outlining these policies are available at:http://oheia.org/Board%20Amended%20Bylaws_4-25-2015.pdf for review.
This is your opportunity to help shape and direct OHEIA's activities. Members may nominate themselves for candidacy or submit the name of another party. Please do not offer nominations, however, without first securing permission from the affected individual.
Nominees are asked to submit a letter of interest briefly introducing themselves to the membership and expressing their desire and credentials for the selected office. That text will accompany ballots for our mail in election. We ask that letters of interest not exceed one single-spaced 8 1/2 X 11 inch page assembled with 1-inch margins and a 12-point font.
Nominations and/or accompanying letters of interest should be submitted by US Postal Service to Jeanne Littleton, OHEIA Secretary, at P.O. Box 434, Creswell, OR 97426 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org arriving no later than close of business March 1, 2016. Election packets will be mailed to our membership by March 15, 2016 with instructions that returned ballots be postmarked no later than April 15, 2016
Again, this is your opportunity to shape OHEIA's direction and activities, and we encourage your participation.
Updated Membership forms - go to our membership page
If you took some photos our your classes, feel free to post them to our facebook photo page (click here) (of course, get permission from the persons in the picture before posting)
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To All OHEIA Members, Hunter Education Instructors, and Website Visitors:
The OHEIA Board strongly encourages our members to explore and take advantage of the Grants section on this site. ODFW supports Hunter Education to the greatest degree possible, but there are facility and equipment needs for classes that are outside of their realm and beyond typical class funding abilities. Portable benches, clay bird launchers, video equipment, or permanent facility developments serving numerous classes are potential examples. Nothing ventured is nothing gained.
Dave Ganskopp, President OHEIA
How many of you have heard the term: "Free Money?" Too good to be true, right? Not so fast. In this case it is both good and true. Need teaching aids for your class? Need supplies for your class? Need partial funding for a large project? As an OHEIA member you are entitled to grant money.
MESSAGE FROM THE TREASURER
By Diana Ackerman, OHEIA Treasurer,
(541) 480-5377 email@example.com
OHEIA • P.O. Box 263 • Prineville, OR 97754
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS: Did you renew your OHEIA membership? Our annual membership remains at $10, and our Lifetime Membership at $100. These dues are used through our grant program to help Instructors with financial assistance for their Hunter Education classes. All instructors are eligible for these funds.
On the website you will also find a grant application form with rules and guidelines on procedures to apply for a grant. Plan to take advantage of OHEIA’s assistance in your efforts to continue the success of your hunter education program.
If there are any questions or concerns with your membership, please feel free to contact me at my email address. I realize some of you are life members and others have already paid your dues, but I wanted to contact you just the same. Again, thank you for your support and involvement in our Association.
The mission of the Oregon Hunter Education Association (OHEIA) is to continually strive to improve the teaching of safe, ethical, and responsible hunting through the Hunter Education Program.
Assist Hunter Education instructors to obtain training, teaching aids, and equipment for Hunter Education courses, presentations, and related activities.
Provide funding and/or equipment for improvements at shooting ranges or facilities that will assist Hunter Education instructors to provide more effective courses.
Provide a forum to discuss Hunter Education program policies and issues.
Advocate for and support a Hunter Education program that continues Oregon's safe hunting traditions. When necessary, express the membership's views to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) or media as appropriate.
Work with other organizations, businesses, and individuals to help fund projects and activities that enhance Hunter Education programs in Oregon.
Buy hunting/fishing licenses now
For information about purchasing your 2015 hunting licenses, visit ODFW’s licenses and regulations page.
Hunter Education Instructor ODFW catalog - http://www.dfw.state.or.us/education/hunter/instructors/catalog.asp
Instructors: For students and parents inquiring about available classes - send them to https://or.outdoorcentral.us/or/License/Classes
- Application and Student Release (pdf)
- Liability Release (pdf)
- Student Walk-In Form (pdf)
- General ODFW Facility Use Agreement (pdf)
- Class Scheduling and Materials Request (doc)
- Photo Release (pdf)
- Hunter Education Instructor Catalog
Reporting Child Abuse (note: H.E. Instructors are not mandatory reporters but strongly encouraged to report suspected child abuse)
Instructors: Send photos of your classes and field days to the webmaster to be added to our albums.