Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever 2015 State Meetings

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Each year, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever host state meetings focused on the organization’s wildlife habitat mission and ways to improve our impact. State meetings are also a time for chapter volunteers and partners to connect, energize and celebrate upland habitat accomplishments.
 
*NOTE: additional state meetings and details will be added as they become available
 
2015 Illinois State Meeting & Awards Banquet
  • Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015 (also a pre-event social on Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
  • Time: Registration - 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.; Meeting - 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Awards banquet - 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  State Awards Banquet
  • Location: Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria, 21 Blackjack Boulevard, East Peoria, IL 61611
  • Cost: Varies
  • Highlights:  Free Gun Drawings, Friday Night Social, Presentations, Saturday Lunch, Awards Banquet
  • Contact:  Carolyn Pemberton at cpemberton@pheasantsforever.org
2015 Iowa State Meeting
2015 Kansas State Convention 
  • Date: Friday, March 13, 2015 and Saturday, March 14, 2015 
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Wichita Marriott 9100 E Corporate Hills Drive Wichita, KS 67207
  • Contact: Marc Glades at mglades@pheasantsforever.org  
2015 Michigan Pheasants Forever State Convention 
  • Date: Friday, January 30, 2015 and Saturday, January 31, 2015 
  • Time: Friday: Evening Social - 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Saturday: Check-in - 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.; Convention - 9:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.; Banquet - 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Friday: Holiday Inn Express & Suites East Lansing, 2924 West Road, East Lansing, MI 48823; Saturday: Eagle Eye Golf & Conference Center, 15500 Chandler Road, Bath Township, MI 48808
  • Cost: Early Bird Pricing (before January 15th): Convention Only - $25; Awards Banquet Only - $45; Both (Full Event) - $60. Registration after January 15th: Convention Only - $30; Awards Banquet Only - $50; Both (Full Event) - $65; Youth Banquet (Under 15) - $10 & Convention is free.
  • Highlights: Educational and inspirational day of presentations and idea sharing—professional speakers and open discussions. Workshops designed to help improve fund-raising, youth programs, and habitat programs. 
  • Contact: Bill Vander Zouwen at (616) 450-2385 / bvanderzouwen@pheasantsforever.org
2015 Minnesota State Convention (Chapters Only-Entire Event)
  • Date: Friday, January 30, 2015 and Saturday, January 31, 2015
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Best Western Plus Kelly Inn in St. Cloud100 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Cost: Complete Package #1 - $80 (Friday social, convention sessions, Saturday lunch & Saturday evening awards banquet); Partial Package #2 - $70 (everything EXCEPT the Saturday awards banquet); Banquet Only Package #3 - $35 (ONLY the Saturday awards banquet); Rooms Starting Costs - $89 (up until January 16th)
  • Highlights: The meeting will include 20 breakout sessions on varying topics related to chapters, youth events, hunting, and much more
  • Contact: Eran Sandquist at (320) 236-7755 / esandquist@pheasantsforever.org
2015 Missouri State Habitat Convention & Volunteer Appreciation Reception 
  • Date:  Saturday, March 7, 2015  (Friday, March 6th there will also be an evening social)
  • Time:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Meeting & Breakouts (breakfast and lunch included); 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Cocktail Hour; 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Reception (dinner included)
  • Location:  Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, 3301 LeMone Industrial Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201
  • Cost:  Habitat Meeting Only - $30; Saturday Evening Cocktail Hour/Banquet Only - $30; Both (full event) - $50* (*offer ends February 23)
  • Highlights: Interactive breakout sessions with outside the box topics; Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever national representatives; Chapter awards and recognition; Gun raffles and games; Bucket raffle, silent and LIVE auction; hospitality room with beverages
  • Contact: John Wallace at (937) 459-8085 / jwallace@quailforever.org
2015 Nebraska State Habitat Meeting
  • Date:  Saturday, February 7, 2015 
  • Time:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Meeting; 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Volunteer Appreciation Reception 
  • Location: Younes Conference Center in Kearney, 416 Talmadge Street, Kearney, NE 68845, 
  • Cost: Early Bird (Meeting) - $30; After January 17th (Meeting) - $40; Students (Meeting) - $5; *Volunteer Appreciation Reception - $20 (*separate event from the meeting)
  • Highlights: Largest wildlife habitat meeting in the state; Professional dog training; Youth programs and shooting sports updates; Wildlife habitat management; and much more
  • Contact: Amber Schiltz at (308) 850-8395 / aschiltz@pheasantsforever.org
2015 North Dakota State Meeting 
  • Date: Friday, January 16, 2015 and Saturday, January 17, 2015
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Baymont Inn & Suites (Formerly the Best Western Seven Seas) in Mandan, N.D.
  • Contact: Matt Olson at (701) 202-8120 / molson@pheasantsforever.org
2015 Ohio State Meeting 
  • Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015 (Friday night, Feb. 6th, there will be a boast and toast)
  • Time:  8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meeting; 6:00 p.m. Banquet 
  • Location:  Doubletree by Hilton – Worthington in Columbus 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43235
  • Cost:  Meeting Only - $35; Banquet Only - $50; Both (full event) if booked by Dec. 20th - $70; Both (full event) if booked after Dec. 20th - $80 
  • Highlights: Wild game cooking; Habitat forum; Dog training; state of the pheasant; getting youth on chapter committees; and more
  • Contact: Charlie Payne at (614) 632-8393 / cpayne@pheasantsforever.org
2015 South Dakota State Meeting
  • Date: Friday, January 23, 2015 and Saturday, January 24, 2015
  • Time: Full schedule to be announced; ribbon cutting ceremony for Pheasants Forever's new Regional Headquarters will be Friday, January 23 at 4 p.m. with South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard
  • Location: Hosted at Pheasants Forever's Regional Headquarters and the Staurolite Inn
  • Highlights: Guest speaker Howard Vincent, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever President and CEO
  • Contact:  Mike Stephenson at (605) 651-2716 / mstephenson@pheasantsforever.org
2015 Wisconsin State Meeting
  • Date: Friday, January 9, 2015 and Saturday, January 10, 2015
  • Time: Friday Habitat Summit is 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday Mixer at 5:30 p.m.; Saturday Meeting & Evening Banquet is 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Clarion Inn, Baraboo, Wis.
  • Highlights:  Pheasants Forever and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will kick-off an Adopt-A-Wildlife Area program
  • Contact: Doug Fendry at (608) 843-7999 / dfendry@pheasantsforever.org