Hello to all our Club members. My name is Don Roberts and I will be your Club President for the next year. As we all wait for spring to get here to wet a line, I would like to bring up the club’s goal for this coming year. TAKE A KID FISHING. As a Club, we have the responsibility as ambassadors’ to promote our sport and support our environment. This is going to be a challenge in this high tech environment. Kids now-a-days are more into their phones and video games, which neither are healthy if that is ALL that they do and it keeps them inside. This is why I’m asking Club members for ideas and involvement. The Board is all for this and will help members as best they can with their ideas and functions.
The Barry Adams tournament is the first of these changes. Kids will be allowed to fish for free and use spinning gear. The tournament will also be held on two different weekends, in two different months. Check out our website for tournament details.
A good friend of mine who works in a tackle shop, told me that they are not even selling worms. The result from this is no revenue from licenses, hatcheries closing, parks closing, less fish being stocked, etc. We’re starting to see some of this now. Kids are the future of the sport and ambassadors’ for our environment. We need to do what we can to get kids involved.
I’m asking members to come up with ideas. Bring your ideas to a board meeting and we can talk about how we can assist you in your event. Even if we get a couple kids involved, it’s a success. We need to work together and try to change the trend. Get Involved.
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Treasurer: Al Lazuk
1st Vice President: Aj Hocking
Secretary: Steve Cicoria
2nd Vice President: Ken Gillis
Membership Chairman: Mike Lawrence
BOARD MEMBERS : BJ CASSIO , RON GEDNEY,
RON MCCULLEN, DAVE POLLACK, STEVE CURRIER,
THOM SHIPMAN, JOHN POTTER, DAVID BAILLARGEON
TIGHT LINES, DON ROBERTS