Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association's honored recipients of this year's MDHA Distinguished Service Award at the 21st Annual State Habitat Banquet Feb. 23 at tBreezy Point Resort. This award is presented annually to individuals who have exhibited outstanding conduct and dedication to MDHA and its mission; working for tomorrow's wildlife and hunters today through education, habitat and legislation. This years Distinguished Service Award recipients were Barb Breggemann of Shakopee, John Erlandson Sr. of Cambridge, John Fischbach of Becker, Tom Fischbach of Melrose, Jim Martinetto of Grand Rapids and Ron Schleif of Isanti. Each of these recipients has displayed exemplary volunteer spirit and selflessly devoted countless hours to their dedication of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and its mission. "The examples that these individuals have displayed show a true dedication to their passion. Each of these individuals are a great asset to this organization," reports MDHA State President, Dan Splittstoser. "MDHA has well over a thousand volunteers statewide who are involved within our 64 chapters. Without their dedication and help, there would be no way that we could accomplish even a small percentage of what gets accomplished. Volunteers are the heartbeat of MDHA. Recognizing these outstanding volunteers within our organization is just a small way that MDHA can express our gratitude for their generous dedication." The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is a non-profit conservation organization. For more information on or about MDHA, visit MDHA's Web site at www.mndeerhunters.com or call (800) 450-3337.