The Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is having their annual Conservation Banquet and silent auction on March 5 at The Centennial Country Club. This event is open to the public with advance prepaid reservations only. Plan to have your reservation in by March 2. Some late reservations can be accommodated. This year’s event will again be a great evening out at just $27 per person. The program speaker is Melanie Good from the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, she will bring a message on the Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) approach to combating non native invasive species. For reservations and information contact Fred Eyer at (616) 363-0253 or Bob Stegmier at (616) 866-4769. Join us for the Ike’s biggest such event of the Year! We also will give awards to Ike’s who have done outstanding work for the year and will recognize one non chapter person for their outstanding conservation/environmental effort. The silent auction is always a highlight of the evening as is the food. The Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is located in NE Kent County.
Gather up your family and tell all your friends about this year’s Ike’s banquet, featuring many new and exciting silent auction items to bid on! Join us for a night of fantastic food with good friends and your chance to walk away with incredible deals on sports equipment, painting sand fine art work, fishing charters, lodging packages, raffle prizes, gift certificates for salons, fine dining, entertainment, and much more! Our members have been hard at work gathering wonderful donations from our generous and supportive community and you’ll be amazed at the great deals available! This year we’re excited to have John Hesse as our featured guest speaker to discuss his 2008 trip with MSU students to the Arctic and how global warming is reducing the Arctic ice mass and impacting the flora and fauna. John is an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University. This is our most important fundraiser of the year, so please come out to join in the fun and make the 2009 banquet our most successful auction ever! Important Event Details: Tickets: just $27.00 per person* Call for Reservations: advance payment appreciated by 3-3-2009. Call Fred Eyer 363.0253 Bob Stegmier 866.4769 Venue: Centennial Club, 5801 3361 Charlevoix Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 616.954.0444 28th St East of Kraft, South on Charlevoix (light by Walmart entrance) When: Friday, March 6th 5:30 PM – Social Hour and Silent Auction Bidding 7:00 PM – Dinner and Program *Note: this low price just covers our cost for the dinner, which is an outstanding value for a delicious dinner at the beautiful Centennial Country Club. Join Us for the Ike’s Biggest Event of the Year!