UFA had a teleconference on Thursday, December 20th. The current President, Arni Thomson is resigning as of December 31st. to take up his new position. UFA bylaws state the current Vice-President, Bruce Wallace, shall replace the President when there is a vacancy. That leaves the Vice – President position open, Paul A. Shadura II was nominated and voted as the new interim Vice President for UFA.
UFA has grown because of the outreach efforts of Arni; they have more presence in the southcentral area. I believe that the UFA membership in the future will try to have the President and Vice President represent southcentral and southeast as a way to diversify the leadership and to gather more fishing voices. Please support UFA and KPFA by renewing your yearly dues.