2023 Auction News and Show Highlights
Ky Kraus Memorial Auction
Fresh to market finds, quality decoys and wildlife art to fit every budget will be featured at the Ky Krause Memorial Auction, Sat., March 18, 2023 in the ballroom.
Questions? Call Vic Sutek, (330)-206-4727, firstname.lastname@example.org or...
Ken Yacavone, 330-651-7300, email email@example.com.
2:30 - 5 p.m. Registration of auction items.
6 p.m. Bidder sign-up and preview
6:30 p.m. Auction and cocktail begins
Eveyone's favorite auction will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the ballroom.
A 15% buyers’ premium and a 15% sellers premium will be added to all items sold or purchased. No club discounts.
(For details, see 2023 Competition Rules page 9.)
Drawing for Gadwall Decoy by Jim Schmiedlin
Our sincere thanks to Debra Schmiedlin for donating another beautiful decoy carved by her late husband, Jim Schmiedlin.
As you should know by now, he is regarded to be one of the greatest artists among contemporary decoy carvers. Sadly, Jim passed away in 2015 after battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
This year, Debra is holding a drawing at her table in the ballroom. It works like this. You purchase a “duck” for $100 and each has a numbered square. There are 100 “ducks” and the more “ducks” you purchase, the better your chances are in winning the decoy. At the Saturday night auction, the last “duck” drawn is the winner, and is announced at the auction.
Half of the money raised goes to Jim's Journey ALS Memorial, the LiveLikeLou Foundation, and half to benefit the ODCCA.
And please consider making a donation in Jim's memory to this worthwhile
Be sure to stop by Debra’s booth to view more of Jim’s stunning decoys on display. As always, the ODCCA extends a heartfelt “thank you” to Debra for her generosity and support.
ODCCA Club Table - Sell your Items!
This is the perfect opportunity to sell your
decoys, fish decoys, hunting memorabilia and related art, if you don’t have enough items to fill a table in the Ballroom.
Mark each item with an asking price and a “rock bottom” price in mind.
Please consider making a donation of 10% when you sell an item to benefit the show.
Please Volunteer and help out at the table! You will have a lot of fun and meet lots of new people!
Ohio Decoys From Famous Ohio Hunting Clubs Contest
Chairman, Tom Whitlock, is asking you to enter your favorite Ohio Decoys From Famous Ohio Hunting Clubs in his contest on Saturday.
Registration begins Friday starting at 6 p.m. across the hall from the Ballroom, and Saturday morning.
The public is invited to vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice Award, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place ribbons will be awarded. No entry fee
Also, featured on page 4 of our newsletter is an article by Tom Whitlock, "Have you ever heard of the Canvasback Hunting Club?" Click here to read.