Ohio Taxidermists Association New Member Contest

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Heath Cline, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline New Member

    Once again it is that time of year for our OTA convention & competition. It is looking to be one of our best shows ever with all the vendors and all the competitors that have informed me they are coming.
    Every year we have a New Member Contest. This is open to all NEW members who join our association either now or at the show.
    It does not cost you anything extra. All you have to do is inform the fine ladies at the registration desk that you are a new member and you will be put into the drawing. Drawing for what you ask ?
    All new members will have their names put into a drawing. I will personally pay for the winners first year membership & one mount entry in the competition. This means for one lucky new member, the show will be free except for lodging.
    And I will also throw in 1 day of my labor in your shop, no matter where you live !! If you live in Texas and atten our show & win this, I will get on a plane and come to your shop ! And I will be your slave for a day ! I must warn you though, I don't do birds or fish. We can mount something, alter some stuff or whatever you want to do !!
    Oh heck, lets add to the kitty. I will also pay for 2 nights lodging !!! Hows that for sweetening the deal ????Thats right, I will personnally pay your membership, 1 entry fee and 2 nights lodging !!!!!!!!!!!!! Now tell me what excuse anybody has for not joing our association ???
    Somebody might ask why I do this. Our association is only as good as our membership is strong ! We have one of the largest/strongest associations in the USA and it is all because of our membership !! And I/we want to keep it growing !!
    So all those thinking about joining for the first time, you have no excuse. You could attend this show for FREE if you are the lucky winner !!
     
  2. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    Can I join as a new member and use a different alias! :)
     

  3. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline New Member

    If we can change it to I can have you in MY shop for a weekend for work !! LOL
     
  4. little fred

    little fred R.I.P all my fallen taxidermy brother's

    x'2 i am fredbuckenstien from the holler.......
     
  5. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    Now you have taken the fun out of it. LOL
     
  6. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline New Member

     
  7. little fred

    little fred R.I.P all my fallen taxidermy brother's

    you want me to come and clean up....lol
     
  8. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline New Member

    Nope, bring something & we will mount it up and you can teach me something !!
     
  9. little fred

    little fred R.I.P all my fallen taxidermy brother's

    are you doing a seminre heath.?
     
  10. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline New Member

    No I am not. The idea of me doing a reproduction antler seminar was brought up but at this time I dont have any antler molds ready to show people for a seminar.
     
  11. tuch of class

    tuch of class New Member

    Heath, you do allot for the Association. You guys really go out of your way to make it a outstanding show...Thees new members are lucky.....
     
  12. jim tucker

    jim tucker New Member

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    While you are at it pay for my hotel as well. :D
     
  13. Whitetailart

    Whitetailart New Member

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    I would be new. I would have talk the boss in to letting me go. Can you help with that also Heath?
     
  14. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline New Member

    For those who were wondering or are wondering about the OTA New Member Contest that we do every year.
    Somehow, it was omitted at the Awards Banquet last Saturday night.
    So to make it fair to everyone, we put all the new members name in a box and had a young lady draw the winner.
    And the winner is Fred Burhts Jr. from Columbus,Ohio.
    I will be contacting Fred Jr. and sending him a check for his membership, one entry and two nights hotel costs.
    Congrats Fred Jr. !!
    Below are the two mounts that Fred Jr. entered in the competition.

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  15. little fred

    little fred R.I.P all my fallen taxidermy brother's

    heath thank you for your generousity and every thing you and the other members do for the association i am looking forward to next year and learning even more !!!! and once agian thank you so much
    fred jr