The 2012 Annual meeting was held once again at beautiful Fall Creek Falls State Park in Spencer, TN. Sixteen great technical papers were presented by students and professionals alike.
The highlights of the meeting included a silent auction organized by the Tennessee Tech University student subchapter and a live auction held by the chapter. Proceeds from both auctions were used to fund kid’s fishing rodeos. Photographs from the meeting follow:
Folks gathering around the registration desk before the meeting.
President Brad Ray hands the gavel over to President-Elect Mike Bramlett.
Mark Bevelheimer congratulates “newly elected” President-Elect Jim Parham.
The TTU students organized a silent auction to help fund their annual kid’s fishing rodeo.
Members are reviewing the live auction items before the banquet.
This fine bottle of Armenian brandy was among the hot items featured in the live auction.
Brad gets ready to kick off the awards ceremony.
Jason Henegar recieves a certificate of appreciation for his term as Secretary-Treasurer.
Jim Habera accepts a certificate of appreciation for serving as Chapter president during 2010-2011.
Kathryn Potoka from Tennessee Tech won the “Best Student Paper” award.
TWRA Fisheries Chief, Bobby Wilson presents Mike Chase with the “Distinguished Service Award” for his service to fisheries issues during his term as commissioner for the Tenneessee Wildlife Resources Commission.
Member Rob Todd presents the “Friends of Fish” award to Paul Davis.
Rick Bivens being honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” presented by Charlie Saylor.
Auctioneer, Phil Bettoli” gets the live auction underway.
Socializing at the banquet.