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Please Join The Ohio Forestry Association and The Ohio Society of American Foresters
for the 2018 Summer Meeting!



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Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 24


8:30 AM - OFA Executive Committee Meeting at the OFA Office.
10:00 AM - OFA Board of Directors Meeting at the OFA Office.
10:00 AM - OSAF Business Meeting at the Holiday Inn Espress.

1:00 PM - OWIN Tour and Reception - The buses will depart at 1:00 PM from the hotels for an exciting tour of The Wilds, North
America’s largest wildlife conservation center. The Wilds encompasses 9,154 acres of reclaimed coal mines which includes 2,000 acres of pastures, 27-acre Carnivore Conservation Center, birding  station, butterfly habitat, hiking trails, and approximately 150 lakes. You will have your choice of  an open air Safari Tour, or a behind the scenes Reclamation Tour. An application has been submitted for CFE Credits for the Reclamation Tour. After the tour there will be a reception, serving beer, wine and 
hors d'oeuvres and a retirement ceremony for John Dorka. The buses will depart The Wilds at 6:30 PM and you will arrive back in Zanesville at approximately 7:15 PM.

7:15 PM - Evening Free - The evening is free for dinner on your own. Network and enjoy the company of your fellow industry  professionals. See below for recommended restaurants.

Wednesday, July 25

9:00 AM - Golf Registration Opens

The Golf Outing will be held at EagleSticks Golf Club. The format will be a two-man blind draw with a 10:00 AM shotgun start. Coffee and donuts will be served, and lunch will be provided.
11:00 AM - Clay Shoot Registration Opens

The Clay Shoot will take place at  Briar Rabbit Shooting  Sports. The event  includes 100 birds.
Practice rounds will begin at noon, and the shooting event will kick off at 1:00 PM. Shells are not included. Gun rental is available. Coffee, donuts and lunch are provided.

3:00 PM - Reception  - Beverages and light refreshments will be served before dinner at Eagle Sticks.

4:00 PM - Awards Banquet and Steak Dinner - Be sure to join us at EagleSticks for a steak dinner and awards banquet.

The cost for the tour/reception only is $30 for the Safari Tour and $35 for the Reclamation tour.
The golf outing is $110 per golfer and includes lunch and dinner.
The clay shoot is $80 per shooter and includes lunch and dinner. 
The dinner and awards banquet only is $35.
Sponsorships are needed in the following areas:

Golf Tee $150
Clay Station $100
Tour Bus $1000
The Wilds Reception $1000
Reception at EagleSticks $500
Golf Beverage Cart Sponsor $750
Clay Shoot Beverage Sponsor $250

A block of sleeping rooms have been reserved at the following hotels:

  • Quality Inn - 740-454-4144 $109.99 plus tax
  • Hampton Inn - 740-453-6511 $129.00 plus tax

Click here for a map of Summer Meeting golf and clay shoot locations, OFA Office, The Wilds, hotels and local restaurants.

Zanesville offers a variety of chain restaurants within a few minutes walk from the hotels. For a local flair we recommend that you make reservations at one of the following:

  • Old Market House Inn - 740-454-2555, about a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute drive.
  • Muddy Misers offers patio seating with a river view, 740-588-9210, a 30 minute walk or a 7 minute drive.

Other options, not accepting reservations:

  • Weasel Boy serves a range of craft brews, artisanal pizzas and salads, a 30 minute walk or a 7 minute drive, 740-455-3767
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