41st Annual Al Kretschmer Memorial/GLSF Charity Auction – 2019

Our 2019 Al Kretschmer Memorial/GLSF Charity Auction will be held March 23rd, at the New Berlin Ale House. It is our 41st Annual! Hopefully you will be there!

The doors will open at 9:00 with the auction starting at 10:00. Admission is $5 ($2 goes directly to Hunt of a Lifetime!). Hunt of a Lifetime is a new partner this year, but not the only new item! Check out the link to the Auction Flier and look it over. Better yet, print a few copies and share them with your friends and acquaintances. We need many people to make this event a huge success. If you’re a member, we also need almost everyone to volunteer for this event so we can run it properly to make it a success as well! If you have suggestions on improvements we should consider, please click here and send us your thoughts! Thank You! If you would like a copy of our 2019 promotional Flier, please click here and you will be able to print a copy on your printer. It is also located in our Tightline Newsletter for our Members and Associates!

It will be absolutely exciting, with something happening all the time!!

All of the Auction items went up for bid this year!  We have 2 African Safaris along with other “big ticket” items up for Auction this year! Thank You to all of the Sponsors and all of the businesses that provided donations!  Saturday, March 23rd 2019, is the date for our 2019 Auction, our 41st! Please put it on your calendar. You won’t want to miss it!

2019 Location: New Berlin Entertainment Center, 16000 West Cleveland Avenue, New Berlin


Ron Mickinak

Please click on this link to see a listing of our 2018 sponsors. Without them, this auction could not be held. Please remember to visit their businesses and say Thanks when you are out shopping!

We will publish additional information as we get closer to the Auction. Please come back frequently to watch for those updates!

As always, we need donated goods for this auction. The profit from this auction is used to support the many charitable projects we sponsor. Some of the larger, most notable ones are listed in the Auction Donation Request Letter. (Again, feel free to print as many of these letters as you want to distribute. You can also save an electronic copy and attach it to E Mails you want to send!) In additional to general fishing gear, what other types of goods can we use?  Just about anything, here are a few examples.

  • Free or discounted dinner packages at local restaurants
  • Free or discounted lodging at local hotels or motels
  • Free or discounted tickets to local sporting events or theater events
  • Free or discounts on goods at any retail store like:
    • Grocery stores
    • Local Sporting Good Stores
    • Department Stores
    • Cleaning establishments
    • Video Stores
    • Butcher Shops
  • Discounted travel packages from Travel Agencies
  • Discounted firewood
  • Free or discounted oil changes or vehicle maintenance
  • Discounts for boat work or parts from local Marine Dealers

This event is one of our club’s larger money raising activities and we need a lot of volunteer people, starting at 7am until 5pm. How about you for 2019?

If you obtain any donations or have a question pertaining to a potential donation, please contact  the 2019 Chairmen above. You will be hearing more about the sign-up sheets for volunteer helpers at the auction on March 25th at the next several general membership meetings. You can also volunteer right now by picking up your phone and calling either of the Auction co-chairmen.

If you still have questions and want to just talk to someone about the auction, feel free to contact either of the Chairmen above or you can Click Here to be delivered to the Contact Us Page for a list of your Board representatives.