MCBA Annual Membership Meeting
October 21, 22 & 23, 2016
Working With You For A Better Charter Industry
Register online for the conference here
The 2016 Annual Michigan Charter Boat Association Business Conference will be held over the weekend of October 21, 22 and 23, 2016 at The Treetops Resort in Gaylord, MI.
room rate for those who wish to stay overnight for one or two nights.
Call them; use this Group Toll Free Number: 855-261-8764 to secure your room reservation, and ask for the MCBA special rate (Inn Standard: $79, Inn Deluxe: $99, Lodge Business King: $139, Lodge Queen: $139, Lodge Queen Deluxe: $139) the address is 3962 Wilkinson Rd Gaylord, MI 49735
The fall conference is a great way to catch up on what’s going on and to enjoy a day or two away from the regular home routine. Bring your spouse or significant other, too. There are lots of things (shopping for the upcoming holidays) to do in the area.
The Annual Conference will begin on Friday evening with a social gathering in the hospitality room (6: PM – till?). This informal gathering will provide an evening long opportunity to mix with MCBA officers and board members; maybe some DNR personnel or Sea Grant staff, and of course, other captains from all over the state. There will be FREE snacks, pizza, pop and adult drinks.
Of course, attendance at this event is strictly optional, but it is a great way to start your weekend at the MCBA conference. And you might get a chance to talk to someone in the DNR who needs to hear your issue. However, you don’t need to attend the Friday evening session to enjoy the conference main event.
The main event will begin early Saturday morning, with coffee and Complete Deluxe Buffet Breakfast (included with your registration) during registration. The program begins at 9:00 AM. Various Speakers and panels will present information about issues of interest to our captains. There are question and answer sessions at the end of each presentation. The program for this fall’s conference agenda is located here.
On Saturday evening we will have a dinner at the hotel, followed by a short program including the Annual MCBA Awards and our honored dinner speaker (to be announced). After the short program, there is a spirited tackle raffle, usually raffling off some of the best current tackle from the best companies.
For those who stay over and we encourage you to do so, Sunday morning brings the official annual business meeting after coffee, juice, and BREAKFAST BUFFET (Free to all members & spouse). The meeting will cover all the current business of the Association and will end following the election of officers. Normally, the meeting is over by 10:30 AM or so, and folks begin to check out to travel home or take in local events.
We offer our annual business meeting as a benefit to our members for the sake of working together. We hope you will attend to learn more from your Association and what we have to offer your charter business. Why not take a little time off from your normal schedule and take in an interesting, informative and relaxing weekend for fun and camaraderie with fellow captains.
MCBA Conference Agenda, Saturday, October 22, 2016
8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast (Courtesy of the MCBA)
9:00 – 9:15 AM Introductory Remarks & Pledge of Allegiance Eric Andersen, President,
Michigan Charter Boat Association; Introduction of Program Moderator ,
Dan O’Keefe, SW District Educator, Sea Grant
9:15 – 10:00 AM Jim Dexter, Fisheries Chief, Michigan DNR
10:00- 10:20 AM Break
10:20 – 11:00 AM Predator Prey Salmon update, Randy Claramunt, MDNR
Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station
11:00 – 11:40 AM Tammy Newcom, MDNR, Aquaculture, update
11:40 – 12 Noon Charter Catch Reports Update: Donna Wesander, MDNR
Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station, Michigan DNR
12 Noon–1:00 PM Lunch (Courtesy of Michigan Charter Boat Association).
1:00 – 2:00PM Jason Manghum, Enbridge Pipeline – Mackinac Straits
2:00 – 2:30 PM Alan Bernstein, Coast Guard Happenings
2:30 – 3:00 PM USCG License Renewal & Updates: USCG Lt. Commander (retired), “Chuck”
Kakuska, Sea K’s Maritime Service
6:00 – 7:00 PM Social Hour – Cash Bar
7:00 – 8:00 PM Dinner
8:00 – 8:30 PM Introductory Remarks MCBA President, Eric Andersen
Dinner Speaker – Alan Bernstein
8:30 – ? MCBA and Pistis Awards; MCBA Tackle Raffle
The Hospitality Suite will re-open following
the conclusion of the Tackle Raffle
MCBA Program, Sunday, October 23, 2016
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Coffee, juice and Deluxe Breakfast Buffet
(Free to All Members and Spouses).
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Annual Membership Meeting: President’s
Report, Committee Reports,
New Business, Election of Officers
At the adjournment of the meeting, there will be a free drawing for the Hospitality Room cooler and its contents and a GoPro Camera. Each registered member present will be given one
ticket for the drawing. You must be present to win.