The Twin Cities gives several awards to its members and associates including the President’s Award presented to individuals or organizations to honor and thank them and the chapter Muskie Award presented each year to a deserving chapter member. In addition, several members of the Twin Cities chapter have been inducted into the national Muskies, Inc. Hall of Fame.
The President’s Award is presented to a person or business when deemed appropriate by the board to honor and thank them. Qualifications include: service to the TC Chapter of Muskies, Inc.; helping the muskie resource; and/or helping with the goals of Muskies, Inc.
The first President’s Award was presented to FRANKIE DUSENKA of Frankie’s Marine at the 2011 Sportsman’s Banquet for the support in the form of boats for raffles and tournaments, equipment storage, providing ponds for raising fish that he and Frankie’s Marine has given the chapter for many years.
DENISE OLSON received the President’s Award at the 2014 Sportsman’s Banquet for the quantity and quality of the work she does on behalf of the Twin Cities Chapter of Muskies, Inc.
JEFF ARNOLD on behalf of Reed’s Family Outdoor Outfitters was awarded the President’s Award at the 2015 Frank Schneider Memorial Muskie Tournament for the contributions Jeff, the Arnold family and Reed’s has made to the tournament over its many years.
JOHN UNDERHILL and AARON MEYER received the President’s Award in 2015 for their outstanding dedication and service to the purposes of the Minnesota Muskie Pike Alliance and the protection and advancement of muskies and muskie-fishing in the State of Minnesota.
The Muskie Award is presented each year to a deserving chapter member who has constantly and unselfishly devoted time and energy over the years to promoting and improving the goals of Muskies, Inc.
The first Muskie Award (called Mr. Muskie) was presented to Muskies, Inc. founder Gil Hamm in 1974. At that time, the national umbrella had not yet been formed and the award recipient was chosen from among all Muskies, Inc. members regardless of chapter affiliation. Once there were a number of chapters, it became too difficult to choose a recipient from the entire organization and the national Muskie Award was dropped. The Twin Cities chapter made the decision to continue it for our chapter.
Linda and Dave Knutson
Carol, Dennis and Jake Heath
Denise Olson and Elaine Randolph
Stu McIntosh and Diane Dahl
Tom Glander, John Olson and Larry Poskin
Greg and Elaine Randolph
Jeri Glander and Russ Peterson
Dan and Lynne Kline
Mr. Muskie Award prior to national being formed
MUSKIES, INC. HALL OF FAME
Twin Cities chapter members who have been inducted into the Muskies, Inc. National Hall of Fame are: