MCBA Annual Membership Meeting

MCBA Annual Membership Meeting October 20, 21 & 22, 2017

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Working With You For A Better Charter Industry . The 2017 Annual Michigan Charter Boat Association Business Conference will be held over the weekend of October 20, 21 & 22, 2017 at The Double Tree Inn at Holland Michigan

Over the weekend October 20, 21 & 22, 2017 at The Double Tree Inn at Holland Michigan MCBA has reserved a block of rooms, DoubleTree by Hilton Holland, 650 East 24th Street Holland, MI 49423 $94.00 a night plus taxes (special price only valid if reservation is made prior to September 20, 2017)
Reservations call: 616-394-0111 Code: MCB

The Association has made arrangements with the hotel for a special room rate
for those who wish to stay overnight for one or two nights.
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. Holland is a great area!

Salmon Lake Trout, Predator Prey update, catch rates, Lake Michigan Management Updates Jay Wesley – Lake Michigan Basin Coordinator, Michigan Department of Natural Resources & more..

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. 

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.

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MCBA Conference Agenda, Saturday, October 21, 2017
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 Todd Grischke, Assistant Fisheries Chief, MDNR – GL Basin update 10:00- 10:20 AM Break

10:20 – 11:00 AM Jay Wesley, Salmon Lake Trout, Predator Prey update Lake Michigan Basin Coordinator

11:00 – 11:40 AM Jay Wesley, Lake Michigan Management

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 Dr. Harvey Bootsma – School of Freshwater Sciences – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee – Great Lakes food chain, what is happening.

2:00 – 2:30 PM Dan O’Keefe, MSU Sea Grant studies charter boat economics

2:30 – 3:00 PM USCG License Renewal & Updates: USCG Lt. Commander (retired), “Chuck” Kakuska, Sea K’s Maritime Service

—- Break —-
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 – Dr. Harvey Bootsma

8:30 – ? MCBA Award, Pistis Awards, “Special Award” ; MCBA Tackle Raffle

The Hospitality Suite will re-open following the conclusion of the Tackle Raffle

MCBA Program, Sunday, October 22, 2017
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; Raffle.

At the adjournment of the meeting, there will be a free drawing for the Hospitality Room cooler and its contents and a GoPro 5 Camera. Each registered member present will be given one ticket for the drawing. You must be present to win.

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