This week we recognize Chairman Brian Henry who began his volunteer service with the Eastern Upper Peninsula, Michigan Friends of NRA just one year ago.
Throughout his year of service with the program, Brian sold 100 banquet tickets bringing in $6,000, raised $4,000 in pre and post-event raffles, arranged underwriting for ten items totaling near $2,000, and acquired twelve donations valued more than $1,500.
“Brian has been a breath of fresh air for the Eastern Upper Peninsula team,” shared Al Herman, NRA Michigan Field Representative. “After 23 years of activity, the team prepared to fold up, but thanks to Brian, the committee had major success in 2016.”
Although it was Brian’s first year as Chairman of the committee, he took to it like a duck to water. His initiative to lead the committee was well supported, he asked questions, brought the team together, and before you knew it, there were more than enough volunteers in place to help run the event. “Brian has been a breath of fresh air for the Eastern Upper Peninsula team.” “He’s both enthusiastic and well organized,” boasted Herman. “His leadership qualities are like no other.”
Not only did Brian help expand the committee’s presence in the area, but he also put himself to work. He worked two gun shows, made numerous cold calls, took care of printing needs, and assisted with stuffing and mailing over 1,000 letters to help grow the event.
When Brian isn’t dedicating himself to Friends, he’s serving the community as the Secretary of the Chippewa County Shooting Association, is the Match Director for all Benchrest Matches at the CCSA, is a 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor, a Hunter Safety Instructor, a member of his local Elks club, and volunteers at the Upper Peninsular MYHEC event.