Messages from the President of Rocky Mountain Flycasters.
March 25, 2010
These words are coming to you from a very excited president. We just got back from the Green River with fellow Rocky Mountain Flycasters and can report the fishing was excellent. We had a great time even though we scheduled the trip between two of the biggest snowstorms of the season, but fished in 50 degree weather and made the drive safely both ways. I hope more members can join us next year.
But fishing is not the only thing that has me excited. Our Youth Outreach is on track to complete a goal that our chapter has had for many years. We will sponsor Trout in the Classroom at Windsor High School this fall. We will have our own Fly Fishing and River Conservation Youth Camp in July for up to 15 area youth. We expect to be actively involved in helping Boy Scouts get their Fly Fishing Merit Badge. Dennis Cook, our Youth Outreach Director, has been working tirelessly to get these programs up and running. I believe the future of our chapter and of river conservation depends on how we involve the kids, and these programs really set the stage for future conservationists and active Trout Unlimited members. See Youth Outreach.
But Dennis, and the Board of Directors, cannot do it alone. Already many of you have stepped up and volunteered to be a part of these new activities. We thank you for being there when we need you.
We know now that we need more help from our members and from the community at large. In this newsletter you will find an appeal for contributions. Can you or your business become supporting members of our efforts? I hope you look carefully at what you can do to help us meet this most important goal of our chapter.
Also, watch our website and this newsletter for other volunteer activities. We need your involvement in Trout Unlimited’s national cleanup day on June 26, 2010. This year we are scheduled to clean up the Poudre. We generally meet at Picnic Rock at 9:00 a.m. and then come back there for a picnic at noon. More details will follow.
Volunteers will be needed at Eagle’s Nest Open Space, at The Nature Conservancy’s Phantom Canyon, and in Rocky Mountain National Park. Details are on the website (www.rockymtnflycasters.org).
Elections will be held in May. We truly need members who are willing to be on the Board of Directors. Presently the board has five former presidents serving again. A wider base of active members keeps the enthusiasm up. Please consider how you can help.
Our April meeting will feature a guide from Steamboat Flyfishers talking about the Yampa and other great fisheries in the Steamboat area. Chris Kennedy will start the meeting with information about volunteering in Rocky Mountain National Park this summer, where, if you volunteer, you’ll see some beautiful country and get to do some fun fish census work.
We are one of the largest chapters in the nation and on the way to becoming one of the best. We’re on the move and doing great things. You can see why I’m so excited!
Thank you for all you do and for doing more,
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ~John Buchan
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