Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor Association WHEIA
2014 Statewide Hunter Education Training Conference and WHEIA Convention! May 3rd, 2014. Holiday Inn and Suites, Rothschild, Wisconsin
The Agenda for the 2014 Statewide Hunter Education Training Conference contains two tracks.
Track 1 is Internet Hunter Education Field Day Certification. This track is for instructors who are not internet class certified to work with mentors and students by conducting an actual Internet Field Day Class. This class will use a newly revised field day format that does not require a live fire event. The Wis DNR has the goal to conduct at least 100 Internet Hunter Education courses in 2014. Note the start time for instructors to be present!!
Track 2 is Instructor Re-certification, program updates, instructor discussion sessions, and guest speakers on topics important to hunter education
Conference Agenda (Subject to change)
Friday May 2nd.
4 PM Conference Setup Begins and WHEIA Audit Committee Meets
5:00 - 6:45 PM Conference Registration in Lobby
7:00 PM WHEIA Business Meeting
8:00 PM Hospitality Room Opens
Saturday May 3rd
7:00 AM Registration Opens for Conference Attendees Photos for Instructors needing Photo ID’s.
Track 1- Internet Hunter Education Field Day
8:00 AM Track 1 Opens – Welcome, Conference Procedures, Safety Announcements, Nominations for WHEIA Office
8:10 AM Instructor training for Instructors needing Internet Class Certification
9:30 AM Set-up of internet field day stations in Crystal II
9:30 – 10:15 AM Students arrive and register
10:30 AM Begin Internet Field Day Class
12:00 PM Box lunch for instructors during warden presentation
4:00 PM End Internet Field Day Class
Track 2 - Instructor Recertification and Program Updates
9:00 AM Track 2 - Welcome, Conference Procedures, Safety Announcements, Nominations for WHEIA Office
9:10 AM Program Vision, Issues, and Direction & Goals – Warden Jon King, Wisconsin DNR Hunter Education Administrator
9:20 AM Hunter Education Instructor Recertification and Program Updates – Warden Jeffrey Dauterman
12:00 PM Working Lunch (Box Lunch) - Discussion on Tree Stands and Suspension Trauma. Using the right Fall Arrest System (FAS) and are we teaching the right information! Moderated by Joe Lacenski, WHEIA President
1:00 PM Transition from Hunter Education to the Learn to Hunt Program –Mr. Keith Warnke, Wisconsin DNR Learn to Hunt Coordinator
2:00 PM Opportunities for Woman to Further Outdoor Skills – Ms. Peggy Farrell, Director, International and Wisconsin BOW Program
3:00 PM GSW (Gun Shot Wounds) – Why you need to have a first aid kit on the range during live fire events! – Guest speaker invited.
(Note - This topic builds on last year’s conference topic of range safety for live fire events. While we hope we will never have to use this information, it is intended to present critical immediate actions instructors need to do before First Responders/EMT’s arrive. Each year we intend to build on the range safety topic.)
3:30 PM Introduction to Crossbows - Basic nomenclature, parts, safety, etc. - Guest Speaker invited.
4:00 PM End Track 2
5:00 PM WHEIA Business Meeting
6:00 PM Dinner, Guest Speaker, Statewide Instructor Awards, and Election of WHEIA Officers.
8:00 PM Raffles and Fund Raising Auctions
9:00 PM Close
2014 Instructor Awards
Instructor Awards were due in Madison on or before March 1st. Award recipients and nominees will be notified and recognized during the awards portion of the 2014 Statewide Hunter Education Training Conference.
Instructor Interface Update - Student Online Registration
A partial fix was rolled to production on December 18, 2013, the email and phone requirement is now in place. When students register online they will be required to enter both email and phone.
Please let the instructors who use the system know so they can start using the online student registration option again.
Brenda L. Von Rueden
Hunter Education Administrative Assistant
Instructors Needed!!! April 4 - 6 for the 2014 WIS Deer & Turkey Expo, in Madison, WI.
Instructors are needed to staff a Hunter Education Information Booth. This is an excellent opportunity to promote Hunter Safety and work with the public, future students, current and potential instructors. Use the contact WHEIA sidebar link or contact Joe Lacenski, if you can help.
WHEIA would also like to send a THANK YOU to the Bonnier Corp for their support of the Hunter Safety Program.
2013 ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP AWARD MEC SHOTSHELL RELOADERS
2013 Associate Membership Award Presentation. At the 2013 Deer and Turkey Expo, WHEIA presented to MEC Shotshell Reloaders a plaque and letter thanking them for their years of support to our organization.
WHEIA MEMBERS, BYLAW & ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION CHANGES
The Association approved changes to our Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws at the annual meeting. Updated documents will be posted shortly. Next we will be updating our Policy and Procedures manual.