Rocky Mountain Flycasters - Board Meetings
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLYCASTERS BOARD MEETING
June 17, 2008
President Ken Eis called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm at his house. Directors present included Lee Evans and Jim Lilly. Also present were Guy Turenne, Bob Streeter, and Dave Piske.
No treasurer’s report was given. No membership report was given. The president reported that we have made arrangements to have our general meetings at the Fort Collins Senior Center on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Alcohol will not be available, but we could bring in soft drinks for resale to the members. We have reserved the room from 6:30 -9:30 pm and will pay only $80 per meeting. Ken reported that a mailing will go out to all members in August informing them of the change in location of our meetings. Details will also be posted on the website.
We had a long discussion of possible speakers for our meetings. Many possibilities were generated and Vice President Jim will begin the task of building a schedule.
The annual river clean-up is September 13. Do we want to have a picnic also?
Project Healing Water’s memorandum of understanding was sent to CTU for legal clarification. Ken will continue to work with Milt to finalize details.
The various EIS statements were discussed. Longdraw mitigation is still on-going. It seems option #3, helping to re-establish the Greenback Cutthroat in the feeder streams, was the most popular plan. Much discussion will still need to be had, but if this option is chosen there will be many opportunities for our chapter to supply volunteer help. This could become a major project for us.
The expansion of Halligan and Seaman reservoirs is still moving forward. The Greeley water people have provided a process to bring all interested parties together and their Shared Vision Planning session was held in early June. While this is not the EIS statement, it was hoped that the process would bring all parties closer as the EIS is drafted. Stream flow is our major concern and we will want a statement in the final EIS.
The EIS for Glade (NISP) reservoir has extended the comment period for 90 days. Although Fort Collins is expressing major opposition, there are around 15 other communities that are supporting the building of the reservoir. Our hope is to establish some wording that will address stream flow through Ft. Collins.
It was reported that the 2008 Behnke-RMF scholarship went to Carl Saunders. More details were not available.
The next board meeting will be August 10 at Bob Streeter’s house. Fish his lake early, breakfast at 9:00 and the meeting will start at 10:00. Driving instructions will be forthcoming.
Bob also reported he had been appointed by the Governor to the State Wildlife Commission, the board that oversees the activities of the DOW. Consequently, we need a new leader for the Eagle’s Nest ongoing project. Bob will seek help from his volunteers, and we all should help find someone for this very important project. Bob also asked for someone who would share the SWIG meetings with him.
Lee mentioned that according to the newly passed bylaws, the board needs to appoint two (2) at large directors to serve on the board until the next election. This will be done at the August meeting. Please notify any board member if you would be willing to be appointed.
Meeting was adjourned.
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