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Annual Meeting- 2004
August 20 & 21, 2004
Photo Tour
Dave Wellman and Lynn Stephens planned an outstanding meeting, starting with the MFA Board meeting Friday morning. The meeting started at 1:00 pm with a tour of Mantei Veneer Mill, Northern Michigan Hardwood Sawmill, and Michigan Maple Block Company. Friday evening there was a barbecue supper at North Central Michigan College followed by a birds of prey presentation. Activities Saturday morning and early afternoon included tours of Town and Country Log Homes and woodlot tours, with options to visit a fish hatchery and the Klose residence, which was built by the owner. Lunch courtesy Town & Country Log Homes was provided. In late afternoon the Annual Business meeting was held at the college to be followed by the banquet awards, raffle, and auction.

Town & 
      Country Cedar Homes Town & Country Cedar Homes provided a tour of their log home models south of Petoskey
Town & Country mill The tour then went to the Town & Country mill where the cedar logs are processed for custom homes and the standard plans
Klose House Part of the group took a tour of a house and outbuildings built by Peter Klose from trees harvested on his own property
Inside Klose House Mrs. Klose invited the tour group in to look at the inside of their home and provided some delicious cookies and pastries
Lynn Stephens Tour Lynn Stephens conducted a tour of 2 timber harvests that he is overseeing as part of a long-term management plan in a family-owned forest
Raspberry Patch Several members on the harvest tour were able to find a raspberry patch to conduct a harvest of their own
The Wanigan The Wanigan made an appearance at the North Central Michigan College campus, giving members an opportunity to see the product of the hard work of the MFF Educational Trailer Committee
Wolfpertinger Members were also able to view the rare Wolfpertinger (loosely translated as "devil striking from the sky") captured by Pete Klink and placed on display inside the Wanigan
Banquet As usual, Dave Wellman handled the auctioneer duties at the banquet with assistance from John "Jason" VanDyke