2012 Annual Member Meeting Report

The Annual Meeting was a great time for all of us who attended. What with free dogs and brats plus slaw etc..

whata deal!

The Salmon in the Classroom instructional was edifying for everyone. It is amazing what this can do to educate not only the very young (i.e. kindergartners through high school level kids – let alone us under- edified adults) and inspire them to understand somewhat more of the world that surrounds them; simply put the monies we expend to support this program are well spent!!

The Annual Meeting was fun and provided some great discussions concerning where we are and where/what we perceive as the next steps on our mission. As always topics followed the same themes, but the most important one underscoring all is…

volunteer….volunteer… volunteer…..  It is the life source of our organization. 

The annual meeting report will be published soon; however, as the president of the LMWCC, I would thank you all who attended and request those who could not make it to come to next years meeting.  It is always the first Saturday after the 4th of July at 10:00am.

Kayak Package -- raffle 1st prize

First place prize for Raffle — 2-kayak package with paddles and life vests

Current Projects LMWCC

Display of current LMWCC Projects including Salmon in the Classroom

 salmon in the classroom presentation

 Presentation on Salmon in the Classroom

LMWCC Merchandise for sale

LMWCC tshirts, hats and river signs for sale…

2012 Annual Member Meeting

2012 Annual Meeting is Saturday July 7, 2012 at Skinner Park Hall in Irons, MI.

This year’s Annual Meeting will feature presentations from the members of the Board of Trustees on the state of the Council including its finances and progress on fish habitat and stream improvement projects. There will also be a discussion of the “Overview and Strategic Plan” completed by the Board of Trustees this past year.

9:30am – Registration
10:00am – Annual Meeting and Guest Speakers
12:00pm – Raffle and Lunch provided by the Indian Club — all members and guests encouraged to attend!

    • Guest Speakers – Students involved with “Salmon in the Classroom” program sponsored by LMWCC. Eight to 10 of the fifth grade students engaged in this program will discuss their activities and what they have learned through their experience in rearing salmon from fertilized eggs harvested at the weir.
    • Present members will be entered into a door prize drawing with prizes including a David Ruimveld framed print of the Little Manistee River and more!
    • Members who have volunteered in the past year will be entered into a volunteer door prize drawing for LMWCC prize pack including tshirt, hat and LMWCC sign.
  • Silent Auction will take place and will include hand-tied flies, David Ruimveld print, jackets from Wolverine World Wide and more!
  • Raffle Ticket prizes include (more ticket info here):
    – First Prize – 2 10′ Kayaks with paddles and life vests
    – Second Prize – Guided fishing tour from Schmidt’s Outfitters
       – Third Prize – $300 Gift Certificate to Wolverine World Wide Inc courtesy of Blake Krueger

For more information or to donate raffle or silent auction items, please contact: John Gorys at 231-266-8145.

River Signs Installed on Bridges

Sign Installation Report – July 2011

The LMWCC board contracted with sign maker The Jant Group for 35 road grade type signs which were delivered in May 2011. Subsequently, 16 signs have been installed so far as per above.  The additional signs will be installed after the Board secures sign posts in September. So take some time and look them over. The intention is to make more individuals aware of our organization and hopefully boost membership participation as well. If anyone has an idea of other sights that could benefit from installation of a sign, please contact any board member.

BRIDGE                              Signs Installed

Bridge below weir       1 sign only,  needs post or stake

6 Mile                                   2 signs

9 Mile                                   2 signs

18 Mile                                 2 signs

Poggensee                         2 signs

Fox                                        2 signs

DeWitt                                1 sign only

Johnson                            1 sign only

Indian                                 1 sign only

M37                                      no signs installed

M63                                      2 signs                     

Carrierville                     No signs, needs stakes

Luther                                No signs,  needs stakes

The board also has developed car stickers and refrigerator magnets that are now available for interested Council members, and anyone else for that matter. We plan on sending the car stickers with the annual dues renewal and will sell the magnets and additional stickers for a nominal fee for those who want them. The web site information is on both the signs and stickers.