MGFTU Annual Meeting

The 2014 Chapter Annual Meeting was held on February 1 at the Mainstream Steak and Ribs restaurant in Grayling. A capacity crowd of fifty-five members attended the social hour followed by dinner, a brief business meeting, presentation, and awards.

Chapter member Carol Vidreo provided wonderful, homemade deserts for the enjoyment of all.

Jim Anderson, Boyd Dillon, Karen Harrison, and Mark Hendricks were reelected to the Chapter's Board of Directors.

MDNR Forester Patrick Mahoney presented Chapter Advisor Howard Johnson an Outstanding Project Award from the Michigan DNR Forest Resources Division for his stellar work with the Cedars for the Au Sable project that seeks to bring young White Cedars back the banks of the Au Sable and Manistee rivers.

Steve Sendek gave a talk with pictures about the Chapter's habitat improvement project in the William's Tract above Grayling and the structure repair project below Grayling. The presentation included work in 2011 and 2012 that was done in preparation for these 2013 projects.

President Karen Harrison presented the Chapter's Rainbow Trout  Award for Organization of the Year to Northpoint Fisheries Management, a company owned by retired MDNR Fisheries Biologist Steve Sendek that is providing excellent oversight for river projects.

David Smith presented the Chapter's Brown Trout Award for Resource Professional of the Year to MDNR Fisheries Biologist Neal Godby.

Paul Mesack presented the Chapter's Brook Trout Award for Volunteer of the Year to Mark Rais for his ten years of selfless service as Chapter Treasurer.

pictures from the meeting

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