Milwaukee Muskie Expo Recap

MCMI had a great time at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo from Friday, February 12th to Sunday, February 14th.  We were given a generous donation from Team Rhino Outdoors and DK Lures to raffle off a DK Glitter Walleye, as well as donate 10% of their show sales to us. In the end, Team Rhino Outdoors was responsible for the club making over $700 at the expo, and that money will go towards stocking. We can’t thank them enough for their generosity to our club. And, to top it off, they are a great group of guys, and always a pleasure to deal with.  I know more than one chapter member who dropped some coin in their booth this past weekend.
A “Big Thank You” goes out to Brian Mirek for chairing the MCMI Muskie Expo Booth and to the rest of the volunteers that assisted: Mike Phelps, Steve Berg, Bob Petzke (and wife), James Kwapil, Andy Rosenau, Matt Saric, Dave Kegler, Craig Ader, and Greg Sieren

 

Ice Fisheree Recap

The MCMI ice Fisheree has returned.  It was held on Sunday Jan 31, 2016 at Curly’s Waterfront Bar on Pewaukee Lake and was a great success. Turnout was high and fun was had by all. There was a main raffle drawing held at the end of fisheree which featured 5 guided fishing trips and over $2500.00 in total prizes awarded.

Additionally, cash prizes we’re awarded in 4 fish categories as follows.

  1. Pike  –  30.5in.  –  Mike Koepp
  2. Bass  –  18.5in.  –  Mike Marinkovich
  3. Perch  –  13 in.  –  Dana Dement
  4. Panfish / Crappie  –  10 in.  –  Mike Kaatz

The money raised will help MCMI fund programs like MCMI Musky Stocking Program, Veteran’s Fishing Outing, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Fishing Outing.

These programs are not possible without the continued support of our sponsors, members and non member contributions. Going forward, we are already looking forward to next years event, which we anticipate being bigger and better.  Our goal next year will be to encourage all of our membership to help support the MCMI Ice Fisheree in any of the following ways – helping sell tickets, buy tickets, help in securing prize donations, or by volunteering your time.

With everyone’s help, this event can be an integral resource in helping support the financial health of our club as well as the club sponsored programs that we all enjoy through MCMI.

Thanks to all of those who helped make this event a success with special mention to Craig Ader, Nancy Hinkforth, Bob Petzke & Brian Mirek. And, last but not least by any means, the Curly’s Waterfront Bar Staff.