Celebrate awards for Peter Triandafillou and Al Cowerperthwaite plus get all the latest news at the 61st Maine Forest Products Council Annual meeting Sept. 19-20 at Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel

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Maine Forest Products Council 61st Annual Meeting, 

Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, Sept, 19-20, 2021

 

 

Dear members and friends, 

The Maine Forest Products Council invites you to attend our 61st annual membership meeting at the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, 5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, Maine. It will be great to see you all in person after only meeting “virtually” for more than a year. 

Sunday, starts with a bit of fun for golfers. We won’t have a tournament this year, but let Office Manager Sue McCarthy know if you want to play a round  —  $85 per person — and we will get you a tee time. Then we will all get together for a BBQ Sunday night.

Monday morning we’ll get down to business, starting with an early breakfast at the hotel before our annual membership meeting.  The meeting will involve an election of officers and a full report the 130th Legislature — a session like no other. Download agenda.

We’ll also have speakers on what’s happening in pulp and paper, and wood markets and a panel discussion on the potential impact of carbon markets in Maine. Some say the trading of carbon credits can help companies—and the world—meet ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

Peter Triandafilou

We’ll be giving awards to those who have have made a real difference, including:

Albert Nutting Award – Peter Triandafillou, Huber. The Maine Forest Products Council established the Albert D. Nutting Award in 1990, to commemorate the many contributions to Maine Forestry that Al Nutting was instrumental in creating.

He was, of course, the Director of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, Maine Commissioner of Forestry, and, incidentally, one of the Founders of the Maine Forest Products Council. This award has been presented annually to a remarkable group of individuals, each one of them truly unique, but with a common commitment to Maine and its forest industry.

“The recipient will have demonstrated recognized qualities of leadership and integrity, as well as a commitment to the values both public and private, generated from the working forest. His or her experience will reflect concern for the sound environmental use as well as the economic value of the forest to industry and the community at large.”

Al Cowperthwaite

Abby Holman Public Service Award – Albro Cowperthwaite, North Maine Woods. The Abby Holman Public Service Award is awarded each year by the Maine Forest Products Council to an individual (or individuals) in recognition of outstanding service on behalf of Maine’s forest products industry.

The criterion for this award is simple. The recipients must demonstrate a level of passion, loyalty, and dedication to Maine’s forest products industry, to good government, and a robust economy much the same way that our former executive director and friend Abigail “Abby” Holman did.

In 2007, Ms. Holman was serving her first term in the House representing District 83, when she died in an accident during annual fund-raising ski race. She was a member of the committees on Judiciary, and Legal and Veterans Affairs. She was an attorney, was legal counsel and legislative director for Governor John McKernan during his administration. As executive director of the Maine Forest Products Council, Ms. Holman advocated for the industry in the State House.

Previous award winners

The success of this meeting depends greatly on membership support. As a MFPC member, I would like to extend to you the opportunity to participate as a sponsor. As you know, sponsorship is an essential component to all the events we hold, and it is especially important to subsidize the cost of the events. This allows broader participation of our members by keeping individual expense down. A special form for sponsorship registration is enclosed with your registration materials. We hope that you will join us for our biggest event of the year.

Registration forms for all events and meals are below. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our staff at 622-9288 or email Officer Manager Sue McCarthy at smccarthy@maineforest.org.  I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,

MFPC President Gordon Gamble,  Wagner Forest Management.

 

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Overnight Accommodations

All attendees will make their own reservations directly with the Reservations Department.  To do so, please call 1-866-865-1019.  Be sure when making your reservations you tell them that you are with the Maine Forest Products Council Group.  A deposit of 50% will be required at the time the reservation is made.  They will accept, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.  You may choose from the following list of rooms that are available.  All the rates are subject to the current Maine State room and lodging tax of 7% plus a resort charge of 4%.

Hotel Alcove…………….…………. $114

Hotel Superior/Queen Bed.….. $118

Hotel Superior / 2 Queen…….. $138

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Sponsorships

           _____  Lunch                                   Sponsor $400         

         _____  Award Winning                Sponsor $350

         _____   Meeting                               Sponsor $350

         _____   BBQ sponsor                     Sponsor $400

         _____   Breakfast                            Sponsor $400

         _____   Speakers                             Sponsor $500

         _____  Banquet Reception          Sponsor $500.00

     _______________________    Silent Auction Item

    _______________________    Live Auction Item 

Download Registration form MFPC 2021 Annual Meeting September 19-20

Sunday
     BBQ @ 6             $50.00
     Total Cost for Sunday      $50.00
Monday
      Breakfast         $25.00
      Business Meeting         $20.00
      Lunch               $30.00
      Banquet @ 5 p.m.       $55.00
     Total Cost for Monday      $130.00

Please make checks payable to the Maine Forest Products Council and send to the address below. You can also request an invoice. You can email this form to smccarthy@maineforest.org.  

Maine Forest Products Council, 535 Civic Center Drive, Augusta ME 04330

 

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