Spring President's Message - Posted May 23
It was great to see so many of you on the Winthrop trip last month. We fished a few new lakes and even found some nice plump fish. We all express our sincere thanks to Barbara Stolzenburg for hosting an afternoon get-together on her beautiful property and providing that delicious food. I look forward to that trip every year.
We still have a great lineup of outings scheduled for the second half of the year. Our next one, the June trip to Chopaka, is always much anticipated and a beautiful place to camp.
Our Club is doing well and membership continues to grow. At last count we had 114 members, WOW! The education group continues to have monthly fly-tying sessions and I believe their attendance has been increasing. The Conservation committee has been pursuing opportunities to help support deserving groups and individuals; keep up the good work.
Thank you to all of you who have donated items to the Club for the auction that will support our Foundation. Every dollar that is raised in the auction goes to support our conservation efforts and education. We will be sending out information soon on more ways to support this year’s auction. You will receive an email in the forum with a document listing items that are up for bid. If you’d like to bid on something, please reply the sender only (do not use “reply all”). This is a great place to get some deals on new and gently used gear. There will be an instruction sheet made available in case you are having difficulty navigating the forum.
There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to support our active Club. Please join me in showing our appreciation to our many officers, committee members, and volunteers who continue to be the backbone of the Club. The officer positions are: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications, and Membership. The committees are: Conservation, Outings, Education and Speakers. Each position and committee has specific responsibilities and they can all use additional support from our members. If you are interested in learning more about these positions or committees and the behind-the-scenes work of the Club, you’re welcome to join our Board meetings. We hold Board meetings every fourth Tuesday of the month via Zoom and all members are welcome. If you would like to attend, email me at email@example.com and I will forward the Zoom invitation to you, usually the day before the meeting. Remember, the Club stays strong because of its active membership.
Ed Kellison, President