Letters to PERM

To all our loyal supporters,

The Arden Hills Sportsman's Club would Like to extend our thanks to you for your support of our 48th annual free kids ice fishing contest which was held on Feb. 11th, 2001 on Lake Johanna. Due largely to our contributors, the event was again a success and much appreciated and enjoyed by the children and their parents.

Without the support of the many organizations and businesses involved, this event would not be possible.

Again, we send our thanks and appreciation for being one of our supporters.

The Arden Hills Sportsman's Club
Arden Hills, MN

(Editors note: The PERM Board, and all our members, recognize how important it is to introduce kids to the outdoors. PERM donated a set of limited edition wildlife prints to be used to make money for this great event put on by the Arden Hills Sportsman's Club.)

Dear PERM,

The enclosed letter (about the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance annual meeting in Washington D.C. on May 20-21, 2001, and PERM's brief to the Supreme Court in the Atkinson Trading v. Shirley case) was sent to about 40 organizations around the country that are involved with federal Indian policy. I hope we can raise a few bucks to help out with the Amicus you did for Atkinson. And i hope you might be able to make it to Washington in May.

Curt Knoke
Shawano County Concerned Property Taxpayers Association
Gresham, WI

(Editor's note: Due to space requirements the letter sent by SCCPTA to other organizations was not reprinted. According to that letter, the SCCPTA board of directors has voted to contribute $1,000 to be used toward the Atkinson brief at the Supreme Court.)

Dear PERM,

I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts to protect our proud hunting and fishing heritage. I read the great article about the engraver who does the PERM Commemorative Winchester M94 30/30 Rifles by Joe Fellegy in our last PERM Newsletter (January, 2001). I am pleased and proud to say I have collected three so far. One for each of my sons pictured holding them last fall at deer camp. My sons and I will always treasure these one-of-a-kind collectors items. Each is specially engraved with the date and name of the event at which I purchased them. Bud Grant and Howard Hanson's signatures in gold pen make them all the more special. Keep up the good work!

Earl Medema
Inver Grove Heights, MN

Pictured from left to right: Earl Medema (father), Todd,
Wade & Kurt.