55th ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
March 19th, 2016
It is time for our Fifty-Fifth Annual Ohio Huskie Muskie Club, Inc. business meeting and annual awards banquet. We have the same location again this year with the festivities being held at the McCalls Banquet Center. The address is 130 Faircrest St. SW, Canton, OH 44706 (www.mccallsrb.com). Directions: From I-77 take exit 103. Proceed South on SR-800 (Cleveland Ave SW) (1.8 Mi.); Turn Right onto Faircrest St. SW (0.1 Mi.) Mccalls in on the left hand side (South).
Last year several club members indicated that they were very satisfied with the restaurant and they indicated that the food was delicious. We remained here this year in an attempt to maintain the high quality of our meal and facilities. The banquet in a nice large facility is near the geographic center of our membership. Holding our banquet in the Akron-Canton area the last three years has resulted in a significant increase in attendance, and we hope that trend continues this year. If you haven’t previously attended, or have not attended for a while, please come out and join the fun.
The annual business meeting will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the ballroom, followed by a one hour social time. All members are urged to attend. During the business meeting, you will be electing new officers and choosing your 2017 summer contest lake. We will also be considering many other issues. You must be a paid up member to vote in the meeting.
The banquet opening will start at 6:00 PM followed by our dinner and award presentations. The banquet meal will be $30 per person for adults and $15 for age 15 and under. The meal will be a buffet featuring Baked Chicken, Sausage and Peppers, McCalls Signature Potatoes, Green Beens, Rigatoni, Garden Salad, Bread & Butter, Sherbert, and Coffee or Tea or Soda.
Please make your check or money order for the banquet meal and/or membership dues payable to “Ohio Huskie Muskie Club” or “OHMC” and mail to: OHMC; 111 Anderson Lane; Bloomingdale, OH 43910.
Registrations for the dinner and seating will be held in the hall at the entrance to the ball room. During registration all guests will receive a muskie bait as a door prize. You will also arrange your seat designation during registration. Seating assignments will be first come – first served. We are concerned that you be able to sit with the party that you came with and will make every effort to accommodate you with the limited seating.
Banquet reservations must be received by March 9th as we need to notify the facility of our exact number by March 11th. DO NOT WAIT to send in your reservation for this annual celebration. We cannot accept registrations received later, so please don’t ask. Mail your registration early!
As usual we will have a 50/50 drawing, and merchandise raffles. Be sure to get your tickets at our registration table. As we did last year, we will also have fishing related games for your entertainment.
Vendor and swap meet tables will be set up for your convenience near the registration area. Also, please bring your favorite Muskie photo to display on our memory-lane board. You should gather your own photos at the end of the event to be returned to your collection.
Annual catch data from the MAL program will be available at the banquet for your review. Remember to suggest the MAL to anyone that you encounter that either targets muskies or has an incidental catch. This data is crucial to the ODNR for tracking growth rates at each stocked lake.
Finally, the OHMC will be conducting our 19th Swap Meet for you to participate in. The “Tackle Lure, Swap, Buy Meet” will be held at the same time that vendors are displaying their tackle. The time for the “Swap Meet” set-up is 12:00 PM and will last until 5:30 PM. We have a limited amount of tables that will be available for this event. If you have any old tackle, lures, or any other fishing items that you would like to trade, sell, or give away, please include a note when you return your registration. We look forward to seeing you.