Rocky Mountain Flycasters’ Annual Awards for 2018
Our chapter instituted a series of Recognition Awards for chapter volunteers and a community service organization or individual. Each year in January nominations are submitted for the preceding year by chapter members, and recipients are determined by an Awards Selection Committee. The complete Awards Policy and Procedure can be viewed on our website. Award presentations are made at the May Annual Meeting, and it is not mandatory that every award category be presented every year.
Member award categories are:
- Exemplary Conservation Volunteer,
- Exemplary Chapter Function,
- Project or Activity Leadership Award,
- Exemplary Youth Education Award,
- Exemplary Youth Member Award,
- Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award.
Community award categories are:
- Exemplary Guide/Outfitter Award
- Coldwater Resource Conservation Award.
2018 awards presentations were made by President Mickey McGuire at our May Annual Meeting to the following recipients, and the nomination letters describing their contributions are displayed for each. Please feel free to express your appreciation to each of the recipients for their contributions to our chapter life and opportunities.
Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award 2018
Phil Wright, Volunteer Coordinator
For energetic commitment organizing and leading a variety of restoration projects including Stream Temperature Monitoring, producing our monthly members meetings slide projections and assisting guest speakers with visual aids, participation in many other chapter projects, and quality contributions during Chapter Leadership Council discussions.
Exemplary Youth Education Award 2018
Paul Wehr, Webmaster
For enthusiasm and many hours serving in many capacities as a volunteer in virtually every youth program throughout each program year, including substituting as project leader during travel absence of a key program coordinator.
Exemplary Chapter Function Award 2018
Bob Green, Newsletter Editor
As Editor of The Flypaper, our always timely, monthly newsletter, demonstrated creativity resulting in member story contributions, embedded videos, articles, useful fly fishing resources and email ‘Blasts’ keeping members informed and entertained...and also for earning national recognition for design and high percentage of readership openings.
Exemplary Cold Water Conservation Volunteer Award 2018
Dick Jefferies, Past President, Past CPRW President
For extraordinary contributions, some through behind the scenes personal relationships, and others monetary, particularly introduction of collaborative interaction with private, governmental and public organizations, and as being a key force for formation of the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed and recent re-construction of the Big Thompson River fishing pier. These outcomes help make Northern Colorado an even better place to live.
Exemplary Conservation Award 2018
For his service as a valued partner and home waters riverkeeper for Colorado’s rivers, particularly his outstanding leadership of multiple private, public and governmental entities during conception, funding, design and construction of the fish passage structure at the Watson Lake Diversion, reconnecting and enabling passage of fish upstream restoring part of their natural habitat. Kyle also continues to be a staunch supporter of our Rocky Mountain Flycasters Chapter mission as a participant with our annual youth day camp and providing additional chapter resources.