Minnesota Trappers Association
Legal Defense Fund Banquet
11382 Bonnie Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Report on the Legal Defense Fund Banquet held on January 5, 2019Greetings Members
The 2019 Legal Defense Fund Banquet and general meeting was held January 5th, 2019. There are many people who helped make this year’s banquet a huge success. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our many donors –
· Top Lot Stretchers Co.· Cumberland’s Northwest Trappers Supply, Inc.· Schmitt Enterprises Inc.· Minnesota Trapline Products Inc.· Wiebke Fur & Trading Co.· North Star Fur & Trading· Wahoo Valley MDHA· OTR Trapping· Webers Hardware & Sporting· Klinnert Seed Outpost· Minnesota Waterfowler Association, Scott-Le Sueur Chapter· Winona County Fair· Rinke Noonan Ltd· Wealthwood Rod & Gun Club· Godward Wild Rice Farms Aitkin· Massie Creek Nisswa· Minnestalgia Winery· USA Foxx· Agate Bay Resort· Forest Log Furniture & Railing of Merrifield· Ace Hardware of Breezy Point· Thielen Meats of Pierz· Brainerd American Legion· Chris Holm· Dewey Schmitz· Leon Windschitl· Burt Highland· James McCallister· Dave Curtis· Dale and Brenda Jindra· Katelyn Jindra· Aaron & Courtney Brevik· Pam Jindra· Lloyd Baakkonen· Dennis Kinkead· Toby Block· Dave Peterson· Dennis Sperl· Brian Fischer· Eric Maijala· Justin Loehrke· Steve Pahlen· Joe Cyr· Carol Thaemert· Deann, Brie & Bailee Roggenkamp· Barb Buether· Lisa Rakotz· Trish Sypenski· Tammy Bargy· Shannon & Angie Corhs· Gert Roggenkamp
I apologize if I missed anyone, the committee is truly grateful for each and every donation received. Please support these donors and thank them for supporting our organization. Because of the generosity of so many donations we were able to raise approximately $16,800 for the legal defense fund. The Board will continue to put this fund to good use protecting your trapping interests.
A special thanks to Shannon Corhs for MCing the event and Luke Schubert for his Auctioneer Services, they really helped make the event fun and run smoothly. Also, the many volunteers who helped run the games and raffle items we really appreciated everyone who took the time to help and make it a great event.
I would also like to again thank all of the committee members Chris Holm, Brian Fischer, Aaron & Courtney Brevik, Dave Curtis, Katelyn Jindra, Steve Pahlen, Eric Maigala, Deann & Brie Roggenkamp and Dewey Schmitz. If you have suggestions or potential donors for next year’s banquet please feel free to contact any one of the committee members or myself (218-821-1236).
Plans are under way for next year’s banquet and meeting, which is scheduled for January 4th, 2020. The Banquet will be held at the Brainerd American Legion (708 Front St, Brainerd), the winter meeting will be at Forestview Middle School (12149 Knollwood Dr, Baxter) and a block of rooms are available at the Super 8 hotel located at 14341 Edgewood Dr, Baxter. This is our host hotel and we appreciate them working with us again. You can make your reservation by calling, 218-828-4288, please let them know you are with the MTA, this will allow you to receive the MTA room rate. Also, there is a conference room available at the hotel. It may be used by any MTA member at any time over the weekend.
Chair, Legal Defense Fund