Events

MICHIGAN TAXIDERMIST ASSOCIATION

WORDS FROM OUR PRESIDENT – JOHN CRABB

Hey Everyone!! Summer is here and that means our Annual MTA Picnic! Come on out to Jean Roll’s Farm and have a great time. We have a cook-out, fishing, swimming, kid’s games, Cornhole, horseshoes, our Membership Meeting, auction and Mini-competition. Camping is available for the weekend if you want to come early…just remember if you come early Jean just might put you to work! We have a fire at night so bring your marshmallows and if you can play a tune on a fiddle or strum a guitar than go ahead and bring that too. Don’t forget to bring your auction items to donate. The MTA can use as much as you are willing to let go. I hope to see you all there.
Our Fall meeting will be in Midland, we are planning for the same location as last year at the City Forest Chalet. We all had a great time last year. Midland has a lot to offer with the Dow Gardens and Butterfly House. The Midland fairgrounds has their large Antique Market, Car show and Swap meet that same weekend. I found lots of goodies last year to add to my collection. The Baymont Inn (2200 West Wackerly, Midland, MI 48640 – 989-631-0070) offers a nice place to stay close to all that is going on. We are working on arrangements for rooms to be reserved for the MTA. **As a reminder, it is never too early to start planning and getting ready for the 2018 Convention and Competition. We have hands-on seminars with Billy Robertson mounting a Fox pedestal and Jonathan Wright mounting a pheasant, just to name a couple. We have confirmed all our Masters/Professional judges for next year and more info will be coming soon!!


Get ready for upcoming meetings & events:

Summer Picnic, Board & Membership meeting: July 8, 2017
Combined Meeting starts @ 11:00 a.m.
Jean Roll’s home
5950 Morrice Road
Perry, MI

Fall Board & Membership Meeting: September 24, 2017
Combined Meeting starts @ 11:00 a.m.
Midland area – more info to come
Midland, MI

Board Meeting: December 3, 2017
Meeting starts @ 10:00 a.m.
Steve Zanin’s home
4250 Bruff Rd
Fowlerville, MI

Winter Board & Membership Meeting: January 7, 2018
Combined Meeting starts @ 11:00 a.m.
– Location to be confirmed –

Board Meeting: February 4, 2018
Meeting starts @ 10:00 a.m.
Josh & Courtney Barber’s home
2737 Wildflower Dr.
Middleville, MI

Annual MTA Convention & Competition
March 13-18, 2018
DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI

Hotel info for Convention:       
– More info to come –


Michigan Taxidermist Association
Convention & Competition

DeVos Place
36th Annual Convention
March 13-18, 2018
DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI