Chapter Leader Workshop at the BHA Rendezvous
Apr 12 - Apr 13
Starting at 12pm
Boise Center









117 Attending

Chapter Leader Workshop at the BHA Rendezvous

Chapter leaders from across North America are invited to gather for a 1 ½ day chapter leader workshop, directly prior to the Rendezvous in Boise, April 12th and 13th.  This year’s workshop will include roundtable discussions, trainings, chapter break-out meetings and a chapter BBQ Thursday night.  Chapter leaders who plan to attend should RSVP no later than March 23rd here.  Below is a working draft of the agenda.

Thursday, April 12th

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Welcome & Introductions

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM The State of The BHA – Land Tawney

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – BREAKOUTS: Chapter Finances, Membership Development & Reporting

-Membership Development Tools – Ryan Silcox

-Finances & Reporting – Caitlin Frisbie

-Merchandise & Promotion Materials – Ty Smail

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM – BREAKOUTS: Chapter Events

-Hike to Hunt: Ty Stubblefield and ID Chapter Leaders

-Best Practices: Storytelling Night – Jesse Salsberry and WA BHA Chapter Leaders

-Best Practices: Tabling at Events & Sport Shows – Chris Hennessy and PA BHA chapter leaders.

-Best Practices: Summer Chapter Campouts – Jason Meekhof and MI BHA Chapter Leaders

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – BREAKOUTS: Online Engagement & Communications

-Best Practices: Congressweb & Online Action Tools – Tim Brass, Josh Kaywood and SD BHA Chapter Leaders

-How to Talk to Reporters – Katie McKalip

-Highlighting Chapter Work in the Backcountry Journal – Sam Lungren

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM – BREAKOUTS: A Well-Functioning Board

-Best Practices: By-laws & Rules of Order – Ty Stubblefield

-Best Practices: Board Roles & Plans – Jesse Salsberry & Oregon BHA Board

5:30 PM – Chapter BBQ – Idaho BHA Hosts


Friday, April 13th

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM – BREAKOUTS: Chapter Development

-Chapter-led Fundraising – Ty Stubblefield  

-Best Practices: Collegiate Club & Chapter Partnerships – Chapter Leaders, Club Leaders & Sawyer Connelly

-Ladder of Membership Engagement – Tim Brass

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM – Policy Discussion

-Stream Access – Rob Parkins

-Public Land Defense, Access & Signage/Reward Programs – Tim Brass

-Sage Grouse, Monuments & Priority Landscapes – John Gale

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM –  Administrative & Congressional Strategy, Updates & Discussion – John Gale

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch with the National Board

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Q&A with BHA Directors (open to all) – John, Land, Katie, Frankie, Tim and Ryan Busse – National Board Chair

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Chapter meetings (open to all) – Chapter leaders, members and coordinators.  Chapter leaders are encouraged to invite other Rendezvous attendees to attend.







April 12, 2018 at 12:00pm - April 13, 2018
Boise Center
Tim Brass · · 651-206-4669
Darren Limesand Jeffrey Klausmann Lukas Leaf Garrett Titus Jason West Christopher Jenkins Kylie Schumacher Michael Lithgow Barry Whitehill Joseph Drake Thomas Hammond Brandon Holub Johnathan Kelley Matthew Eischens Joy Billings Travis Icardo Kevin Farron Connor Bailey Brad Athmer Garrett Burback Abe Henderson Buzz Hettick Jarrett Babincsak Jeffrey Jones Ryan Cavanaugh John Squires Chad Fealko Luke Weingarten Katherine Cardoza Tyler Wicks Kirk Port Bill Hanlon Jesse Riggleman Joseph Doll Howard Whiteman Tyler Kroh Jeff Barney David Terrion Brock Wahl Robert Mirasole Merritt Horsmon Aaron Hebeisen Ashley Kurtenbach Brandon Skiver Russell Kuhlman Aaron Blakely Adam Ratner Justin Bubenik

Who's RSVPing

Darren Limesand
Lukas Leaf
Christopher Jenkins
Kylie Schumacher
Joseph Drake
Matthew Eischens
Joy Billings
Travis Icardo
Brad Athmer
Garrett Burback
Abe Henderson
Buzz Hettick
Jeffrey Jones
Ryan Cavanaugh
Chad Fealko
Katherine Cardoza
Tyler Wicks

Will you come?