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20th year anniversary of the Garden State Taxidermy Association of New Jersey

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Paul B, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    I"m still re couperating from the long weekend that seemed to last 5 minutes. Many people To thank, our judges, Rich Christoforo, Mike Briganti and Ray Fontana, the officers and board for all the help throughout the year and the fast set up and take down. Rich Bauman for getting a home and delivering /returning the backboards there. We are also in need of a trailer for them to make storage and transport easier and less costly. Big thanks to Butch Bragg from the N.E.A.T. association for donating one of his mounting stands for our auction (which I won). All monies goes to our trailer fund and Butch said will donate another one. His stands are bullet proof, nothing is to big for this stand to hold, thanks again Butch. John Bollman for all you do at convention time, thank you. To all of the people and companies that sponsored awards and donated supplies, thanks. We will have everone who helped make this show a success on our web sight as soon as my wife has a chance to sit down and go through a hundreds of pics and all the names we have to list.
    Our awards banquet had the most attending in as many years as I have been a member. The hotel did everthing a association could ask for and the awards dinner was exceptional. John Janelli made a nice reading from Henry Wichers Inchumuk and a presentation of a bronze bust of a cat Henry made, a mounting stand used by Henry and a serving tray made from an Elephants foot which I was served a drink from by John. The last person served a drink from that tray was Teddy Roosevelt, thanks John, it was an honor from this little association President.
    To all the awards winners, great job. All the hard work that you show has paid off. I hope the seminars that you attended over the years has helped in some way to achieve the top honors you so deserve, congratulations to all. Also I have to give props to Brian Bolmann. This guy ran around all weekend helping with bringing in mounts. settin up, getting anything the board needed and was our very own pack mule LOL, and he also won a bunch of awards, thanks Brian.
    Artie Mags, Fred Barilla and Gary King has joined our board, so I see nothing but the best for this state show. Date for next year is going to be the last weekend in July or the first weekend in Aug. We will post on our web when its finalized.
    I have been on the board since 2002, served as Vice President and the last 2 years as President. I always say its just to much work trying to work a full time day job, a full time taxidermy night and weekend job, doing all the family things that make life worth something and have time to keep the GSTA in my life somewere. But who am I kidding, when its in your blood, your not going anywere, Congratulations Garden State Taxidermist Association on your 20 year anniversary and show,
    Paul Bacskoczky
  2. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    Thanks for a great show Paul and you are an assest to the GSTA!!!I'm working on the raffle thing so we can do another stand


    JOHNNY B New Member

    Re: 20th year anniversary of the Garden State Taxidermy Association of New Jerse

    THANK YOU to all who attended this years show it turned out great meeting some new people and reflecting with old friends
    the mounts looked great with some great quality this year
    special thanks to all officers and board members for an outstanding job and a special thanks to
    RICH BAUMANN and Steven lapinski for handling all of the backboards for the entire convention
    ALSO a special thanks to our judges who did a fantastic job
  4. Fred Barilla

    Fred Barilla Member


    That was well stated. You, John Bollman and the rest of the GSTA Officers and BOD are a class act. I congratulate you for what you are all doing for this Association, and for our industry. Thanks for a great show! I look forward to working with you in the coming years.

    Fred Barilla
  5. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

    Paul, John , Mark and all who worked hard , ( wives and sons too) to produce a GREAT show.
    It was a honor to judge the 20th anniversary show of the GSTA. I was at a GSTA show 19 years ago, boy time flies. It was great to see Ray Fontana and Mike Briganti again.
    It's a great how , well managed ,good location, good banquet food and alot of good work was there .
    Gsta has another good board member in Fred Barilla . He and his officers and BOD did a great job with the NEAT show. Good Luck Fred.
    My wife has a great time also. Thank you all for everything.
    Richard Christoforo
  6. NJTrapper

    NJTrapper Member

    This years show was a great send off to our 20th year. We had a lot of hard workers, and the judges were excellent. A big thanks to Gary King and Fred Barilla for jumping on to the board, this can only mean great things for the GSTA. A big Thank-You to the outgoing Pres. Paul Bacskoczky for all the hard work, and a congrats to John Bollman who is taking his place.

    Richard C, it was very nice to meet you and your wife. Glad you had a good time.
  7. catskillmtn

    catskillmtn New Member

    Damm :mad: i missed another good show, gotta get back into going to these shows i sure miss seeing all you guys and meeting new people. I see you had some great judges and glad to see Fred and Gary on the board. Hope to see you all next year. Ron L
  8. X10, it was a great show, sorry I could not attend all the seminars, however I was able to make the dinner, which was also well planned.Will be back next year for sure.
    Charlie Sahanas
  9. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    Next years show is now set for July 25-27 2013. I see this show getting bigger and better next year, hopefully we will have enough room.
  10. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    We will just have to take over the whole hotel then Paul!!!LOL
  11. buckshot10

    buckshot10 New Member

    HEY EVERYONE, Just would like to say thanks to everyone for our 20 th year show. Wow i was there at the first show as a newbie made alot of great friends you guys and girls have been great and lots of fun . Enjoy Mark V P