2020 Events, So Far! More Information Will be Posted, as it Becomes Available. Winter Dinner and Annual Meeting Monday, January 20 Sullivan’s Restaurant Fly-Fishing Film Tour Tuesday, February 18 State Theater, Bay City Spring Banquet Thursday, April 23 SVSU’s Curtis Hall Women ‘n Waders Event Saturday, May 16 Saginaw Bay Visitors Center, Bay City State Par
It is with much sadness that we report long-time William B. Mershon Chapter leader, founding member and past-President, Win Case, passed away on Tuesday, October 29th at the age of 88. A member since the organization’s inception, Win held leadership roles within TU at the Chapter, state and national levels. He served on Trout Unlimited’s National Board of Directors as a member at large. Win's leadership within Trout Unlimited and the greater Saginaw community was profound and long-lasting. He will be missed. Funeral services for Win Case will take place at 1:00 pm Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 at the W. L. Case Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw. Rev. Robert Richards will officiate with burial at Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 2:00-6:00 pm Sunday and from noon Monday until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Trout Unlimited William B. Mershon Chapter, Swan Valley United Methodist Church, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Old Town Christian Outreach, Covenant VNA Hospice or the charity of your choice. Win's obituary, as published in the Saginaw News, can be found at the following link: http://www.casefuneralhome.com/obituary/Winfred-L.-Case/Saginaw-Michigan/1861035
Cedars Project Cedars planted by the Chapter, on the south branch of the Au Sable River in the early 2000’s, are in need of maintenance. Some has been done, recently, and more remains. Sites have been identified: there is a total of 14 cages in need of repair, 10 cedar seedlings replants, and 7 replacements of larger 6-ft cages. Volunteers will spend one-half day on the project on Friday, October 4, 2019. A stream-side lunch will be served, allowing plenty of time to fish the south branch. Participants may contact Howard Johnson via reply email, email@example.com , or by calling 989-280-0381 by Oct 2nd . Detailed information will be sent to each volunteer.
Saginaw Hall of Fame Presentation Dinner There will be four inductees honored, including Art Neumann Tuesday October 22 at The Saginaw Club, 219 N. Washington Avenue Cash bar: 5:30pm Dinner: 6:00 Program: 7:00 (lasts about 1 hour) Dinner choices: Chicken Parmesan with risotto and green beans; Broiled Rainbow Trout with rice pilaf and steamed broccoli; Braised Tri-Tips (beef), redskin mashed potatoes and green beans. All dinners include rolls, salad, and bread pudding dessert Cost: $25 per person (includes tip) Please indicate choice of dinner.
Checks made out to: Saginaw Hall of Fame Send to : Ms Irene Hensinger, 320 Ardussi Avenue Saginaw, MI 48602-2712
Deadline October 15
Au Sable Cleanup The annual Au Sable River Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, the 7th. Bring waders, and dress for the weather. Upper River (main stem, north branch, and south branch): meet at Gates Au Sable Lodge by 10:00 a.m. You can register by calling 989-348-8462, or email Josh Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org . There will be lunch, after the teams return from their chosen beats. Big Water (below Mio dam) Come at 8 a.m. if you have a boat, 9 a.m. for walkers. Meet at Comins Flats, BBQ and fun to follow. Full information from Tom Buhr at email@example.com . Cedar Tree Project During this Saturday's Angler's River Clean-up. a group of volunteers will be performing cedar tree maintenance within the Mason Tract on the Mershon chapter's cedar trees. If you would like to get your hands dirty, we can use your help to plant cedar seedlings and install larger cages to protect maturing cedars. Look for the sign at Gates Lodge which will read, " Cedar Planting" after the 10 am announcements. We will then proceed to the cedar work project site on the south. You will return to Gates for lunch. Contact Howard Johnson directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-280-0381 if you have any questions.
Annual Fall Outing Our annual Fall Outing has moved up, to Thursday, September 19. As usual, it’s at the Saginaw Gun Club. Shooting starts at 4:00 p.m.. Skeet and Trap is $5 per round (25) Five Stand is $5.50 (25) Sporting Clays $20.00 (50) Eye and Hearing protection required for all shooting! Bring your own ammunition or purchase it from Saginaw Gun Club. Casual Fun . . . all for a $10.00 Donation Supper will be hot-dogs, hamburgers with buns, plus beans, potato salad: condiments will be furnished. Pop and water will also be included. If you want a steak bring your own. Everyone will be asked to put their own meat on the grill, so it's prime when you want to eat it. No alcoholic beverages will be provided: Bring your own beer, wine or whatever if you wish. (BYOB) Join in on the fun!! See you there, enjoy a fun evening. It’s your presence that will make this event special... 9540 Gratiot Rd. Saginaw (M-46 one mile east of M-52) Questions call Dave Case at 989-793-9700, or email: email@example.com
Dinner honoring William B. Mershon Thursday, May 23rd, 2019; The Saginaw Club, 219 N Washington, Saginaw: cocktails 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., presentation “William B. Mershon of Saginaw, Michigan’s Most Iconic Sportsman and Conservationist” by Robert Kohrman, 7:45 p.m. The cost is $50/person, and only 100 tickets are available. For more information, contact Howard Johnson either by calling 989-280-0381, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Tickets are available directly by going to https://squareup.com/store/wbmershontu and scrolling down to this event, or on this website’s home page, http://www.mershon-tu.org/ , on the “Get your tickets today” link in the Fundraising Banquet notification at the top.
56th Annual Banquet, W. B. Mershon Chapter, Trout Unlimited To guarantee a place, you must make a reservation by April 8th: seating and meal choice will not be guaranteed after this date. We will bring back bucket raffles, card raffles, a 50/50 drawing, and the ever popular Trout Bingo: there will be, for example, guide trips, fantastic fishing equipment, wildlife pictures, books, handcrafted items, and Chapter members have offered overnight stays/float trips at their cabins. Also, please note that we have moved the banquet to THURSDAY NIGHT so it should not interfere with heading Up North for the weekend of Opening Day. Thursday, April 25, 2019, Curtiss Hall, SVSU, 7400 Bay Road, Saginaw. Starting at 5:30 p.m., there will be hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks, a cash bar, and especially prize-gazing and your chance for generous bidding. At 7:00 p.m., we shall have a plated dinner, dessert and refreshments included. Meal choices are Chicken Mushroom Marsala, London Broil, or Garden Salmon. There will be lots of great prizes to bid on in the silent auction, and all Banquet proceeds are designated for the protection and preservation of the cold-water fisheries of the Rifle and Au Sable Rivers. For more information, contact Howard Johnson at 989-280-0381, or email@example.com . Tickets are available directly by going to https://squareup.com/store/wbmershontu or by starting on our website’s home page, http://www.mershon-tu.org/ , on the “Get your tickets today” link in the Fundraising Banquet notification at the top. Be ready for a wondrous evening. Please pass the good news on to anybody you think will be interested in attending.
The Fourth Annual Women ‘n Waders Event is scheduled for May 18, Saginaw Bay Visitor’s Center, Bay City State Park. The day will begin at 8:30 and go until 3:30. The cost is 20.00. You may register on the DNR Outdoor Skills Academy page or follow this link: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79135_79219_81146-490395--,00.html Geared toward the beginner, but all women anglers welcome! Basic skill building activities such as knot tying, setting up equipment, angler etiquette, casting, fly tying and access points for trout fishing will be covered. All materials and equipment provided. Bring your own fly rod if you have one. DO NOT bring waders. Dress for the weather. Lunch is included. Participants who have never belonged to Trout Unlimited will receive a free one year Trout Unlimited membership. For more information, contact Laurie Seibert at firstname.lastname@example.org . You may have to copy this contact information into a message on your email provider, especially if it is not gmail.
An Update! Join us at G's Pizzeria, 1005 Saginaw Street, Bay City, for a pre-movie social hour from 5:00 -- 6:00 p.m. Grab something to eat, have a beverage, meet with the Wm. B. Mershon directors and advisers and then head over to the State Theater. Fly Fishing Film Tour 2019 The Fly Fishing Film Tour will be coming to the State Theatre in Bay City, Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m. Full information can be found at the State Theatre’s website, http://statetheatrebaycity.com/Events/view/272: you may buy tickets in person, but to assure yourself a seat you can purchase online at the Stae’s website. Through a gracious arrangement with Little Forks Outfitters in Midland, proceeds will go to the W. B. Mershon Chapter of TU. There will be free items given out, and a 50/50 drawing: adult beverages will be available. Please pass this news on to everybody you know who is interested in flyfishing, exotic destinations, or just good fun. Invite your friends, form a group, and pass on this news, please.
Women, Wraps, and Woolly Buggers, Saturday, January 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Waterfront Market, 925 North Water Street, Bay City. Planning on being hungry?-- get there early enough for lunch. We’ll be tying some flies, and no experience or equipment is needed. Please let us know you're coming, by emailing email@example.com , to make sure we are prepared with enough helpers and materials. Winter Extravaganza and Fish Dinner, Monday, January 21, social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30, Sullivan’s Restaurant, 5235 Gratiot, Saginaw. $20.00 per person, paid on site. This is our Annual Membership Meeting, followed by a program: we will vote on proposed Chapter By-Law amendments, which can be viewed at the bottom of this website’s home page by using the link in “Important vote on proposed by-law amendments.” Questions, reservations please call Dave Case 989-793-9700, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .