Rocky Mountain Flycasters - Board Meetings
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLYCASTERS BOARD MEETING
February 11, 2009
The meeting was called to order by Vice President Jim Lilly with board members Guy Turenne, Phil Wright, and Lee Evans present. Also in attendance were Dennis Cook, and Dave Piske. The minutes of the last meeting were approved.
The treasurer’s report was presented by Jim, from a report from Dave Coulson. It was reported that our Fly Tying fundraiser brought in $1205. From that we deducted the $50 startup change, $150 for rod raffle, $220 for pizza, and $17.75 for plates, etc. giving a net profit of $767.25. The board expressed appreciation to Jim Lilly for his work on this successful event. This brings our general fund to $6562.48 and our project account to $988.77.
Membership was reported to be at 847. A discussion of calling new members and welcoming them was held. No action was taken.
Dave P. moved and Guy seconded that we send a youth to CTU Fishing Camp at an expense of $450. The motion passed. Lee and Greg will contact schools to encourage applicants.
The Scholarship fund was discussed with more questions than answers. Ken is taking the lead on this, and we will wait to hear from him.
Dave P. discussed the latest with Halligan-Seaman and the shared vision plan. Hopefully, the EIS will consider all of the views presented. Both the NISP Supplemental EIS and the Halligan-Seaman EIS statements should consider each other as they are related. December 2010 is the expected completion dates. An environmental work group has been established and involves leadership from a variety of groups. This powerful group is considering each of the following in sub groups: Macro invertebrates, fish, sediment/geomorphology, riparian, terrestrial (game and ESA species), water quality, and wetlands. With the data gathered, the EIS should be a more complete document.
The Long Draw final EIS should be finished this month and could generate a huge volunteer opportunity for this chapter.
The River Adventure Days in Phantom Canyon has been altered a little bit, and will be presented in detail on TNC and RMF websites when firmed up about mid March. Applications from those interested in being involved will be made via email to a TNC address on April 8, and, based on past experience, it is expected that all slots will be filled by April 10.
Guy reported on the CTU Board meeting. There were legislative topics that are or will be before the House and we should check the CTU website for details. Our chapter was one of 13 chapters that were re-chartered by board action. There did not seem to be any problem with our involvement with Friends of the Big Thompson over sales of various properties and our desire for fishing access. The Spring Rendezvous is April 17 - 19 at Redstone. Lee expressed an interest in attending.
The request for gear from L. L. Bean was discussed. Milt would like some rods to use with his veterans and we would like gear to give to the person we sponsor to the fishing camp. Jim sent an email as directed in the notice, but it didn’t yield any response. He called and left a message, but has not heard back. The board encouraged him or Milt to keep trying.
Dennis Cook talked to us about the CTU fundraiser auction/banquet that will be held on April 3. He was looking for donations and asked us to help with contact names. If you would like to attend this gala affair, check the CTU website for costs and maps.
We adjourned at 9:12 with thanks to Lee for hosting the meeting.
Previous meeting reports will be here as they are superceded by newer reports.