Rocky Mountain Flycasters - Board Meetings
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLYCASTERS BOARD MEETING
NOVEMBER 12, 2008
President Ken Eis called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Jim Lilly, Dave Coulson, Lee Evans, Phil Wright, and Guy Turenne. John Fraser was also in attendance.
The minutes were approved as printed. Membership noted 862 members. A list of all members was prepared and presented to John to be used with the application to renew the raffle license. John reported on the ongoing procedures for having a raffle license and for conducting raffles. He reminded the board of the rules and regulations governing raffles in the state of Colorado.
Dave reported the Projects account had a balance of $973.67 after paying $113 for lunch for the river clean-up volunteers, $80 for room rental at the Senior Center, and depositing $228 from the October raffle table. He noted that $182 of this was encumbered for the scholarship. The General account has a balance of $6047.63. Dave also completed the Annual Report and noted over 1800 volunteer hours had been reported to him.
In old business, we discussed the Scholarship Raffle. We need to put together a package of items to include in the raffle. John mentioned he had a new rod that he would sell to the chapter at a serious discount. Ken will take the lead on this project this year. Dave said he would forward the pictures of the recent presentation to the Board and Phil volunteered to take it to the Coloradoan with a press release.
Our nominating committee has the following persons willing to run for office.
Ken Eis President Lee Evans Secretary (Needed) Treasurer (Needed) Vice President Guy Turenne At Large Phil Wright At LargeIn Ken’s absence, Lee will run the election at the November meeting. We need more involvement from our members.
The November speaker will be Mike Rieser of the Baja Fly Fishing Company. He will speak of fishing for roosters and dorados and more in the Sea of Cortez.
The December meeting will be a Holiday Party on Thursday, December 11th, at 6:30 pm. The party will be at Manno’s Grill at Collindale, 1441 E. Horsetooth Rd., at the corner of Horsetooth and Lemay. Cost is $15 per person for the raffle and food. A cash bar will be available. All those bringing a wrapped white elephant gift will be able to take part in the hilarity of the white elephant gift exchange. We encourage members to include their spouses in this fun evening.
The January meeting will feature 8 to 10 fly tiers demonstrating their talents. This will be our fund raising activity for the year and we ask for your support. For a $15 entrance fee, you will get 15 raffle tickets for a variety of items, not the least of which will be the flies the tiers tie as you watch. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided at no further charge. Come learn techniques and ideas as you interact with some of the region’s best tiers.
Guy reported he was running a fly tying seminar for veterans in Greeley on November 17th and Milt Mays will run the seminar on November 24. Help is still needed for December 1 and December 15. Milt Mays has started a project to involve veterans in fly fishing and needs our help to be successful.
Guy reported that he inquired about recertification of our chapter at the Rendezvous, and was told everything we need was on the CTU website. He could not find it. Ken said he would look or call CTU if necessary.
Guy also reported on the Rendezvous and said most time was spent developing CTU’s strategic priorities. They also discussed the difficulty of fund raising in these poor economic times. The Longdraw mitigation is proceeding but it looks like the Forest Service is trying to put the entire cost on the Water Supply and Storage Company. Access issues were discussed and a method for reporting theses issues from the chapters to CTU will be forthcoming.
The meeting adjourned about 8:45 p.m. with thanks to Ken for hosting.
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