News from the 2018 General Membership Meeting:
Mark Visneski was elected as the new UTNY President.
Curtis VanDewerker was elected as the new UTNY Vice-President
Lore Lozier was elected as the new UTNY Secretary.
Matt Pigliavento was elected as a new UTNY Board member.
Welcome back to the board Matt!
Tyler Cornish was elected as a new UTNY Board member.
Josh Saville and Robert Daniel were re-elected as UTNY Board members.
After surveying the general membership, the UTNY Board voted to
eliminate the Division of Excellence from future competitions.
The 2019 United Taxidermists Competition & Convention will be held
Thursday, April 4th until Sunday, April 7th.
Our event will be held at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, NY. We hope to see you there!
The UTNY Board is already hard at work getting ready for next year's show.
These are some of the seminars that are already being planned!
1) We are planning another all day seminar for Thursday, April 4, 2018.
The seminar may be a hands-on casting and sculpting seminar.
2) We are planning an additional all day seminar for Thursday, April 4, 2018!
We are planning a hands-on habitat seminar with a focus on forming water and ice scenes.
United Taxidermists of New York
On April 5, 2018, the United Taxidermists of New York had an all day Whitetail mounting seminar with world renowned Whitetail taxidermist Hilton Eppley. Eight people took part in the hands-on seminar and everyone finished their mount by the end of the seminar. The UTNY would like to thank Hilton Eppley for providing his expertise, supplies and manakins. We would also like to thank Tim Jordan and Todd Capitano for assisting Hilton with the seminar.
The UTNY also had an all day Duck mounting seminar with Josh Saville. Six people took part in the seminar at Josh's shop and everyone finished a duck by the end of the seminar.
These photos were from those seminars!