Rocky Mountain Flycasters - Board Meetings
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLYCASTERS BOARD MEETING
August 18, 2009
The meeting was called to order by President Ken Eis. Board members Phil Wright, Jim Lilly, and Lee Evans were in attendance. Also attending was Norma Stallsworth. The minutes of the June meeting were accepted. It was reported we had 888 members on our roster. Ken presented the treasurer's report showing a balance of $5389.80 in the general fund and $906.77 in the Projects fund. Rods were purchased for the raffles at a cost of $365.00.
In old business, it was confirmed that our September speaker will be our own Dave Coulson, speaking on catching Colorado "Redfish." We had a discussion regarding when and if we should pay some speakers. No decision was reached, but it was noted that our fundraising should be more consistent before we pay to bring in speakers.
It was discussed that we should share meeting times and locations with Alpine Anglers in Estes Park, and vice-versa since they only meet in the summer when we're not meeting.
Eagle's Nest trail maintenance is scheduled for August 29th. Guy Turenne is leading the team.
In new business, it was decided to have the Behnke scholarship presentation at our October meeting, since we would have a youth camp presentation at our September meeting. Ken and Phil will seek details and request the winner join us and give a brief presentation of his/her research.
A general discussion of the issues surrounding the operation of our chapter was held. Topics included speakers, monthly raffles, the Behnke Award raffle, recognizing our sponsors, acknowledging individual donors, preparing a budget, and increasing youth involvement. We also discussed changing the bylaws to have elections in May, instead of November. We decided we need to do some homework and research these issues.
Ken will lead a short discussion regarding our money needs at the first meeting.
Dennis Cook is chairing the committee on youth activities and has asked for a budget item to aid in his activities. We tabled this discussion until we got more information. We also discussed the Clean Water Restoration Act and whether Representatives Markey and Udall are in favor.
Ken will prepare a postcard mailing to be sent to all members regarding our meeting schedule and other news. The board asked him to mention the Poudre clean up scheduled for September and to mention some of our on-going projects.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm with thanks to Ken for hosting.
Previous meeting reports will be here as they are superceded by newer reports.