President’s Letter

Welcome!

Greetings fellow Fly Fishers.

Here it is October and we have a lot of stuff that is coming up to finish out 2019! This also gives you a chance to jump in, help and gain VIP hours that can go towards some great prizes to be awarded at the January 2020 meeting. If you haven’t heard about the VIP program, ask any Board member and they can explain it to you. In addition, read the article in this newsletter to understand how it works and to see how you can participate. Remaining opportunities to volunteer this year are the Broken Bow outing in November and the Christmas Party. Kay Jackson is doing a great job heading up the Christmas party as she did last year! But, she needs volunteers to help. Please contact her at kayjacks@sbcblobal.net or 817-658-3004 if you would like to volunteer. Greg Kohn is hosting the Broken Bow outing in November. You can contact Greg at gregkohn87@yahoo.com to see how you might assist.

At the Christmas Party, Spencer Seim of ZIA Fly out of Taos will be providing a very entertaining program! Spencer is a big contributor of a recent book, The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson, and will talk on that topic. I believe it will be a very entertaining program. Some of you may recall that Spencer was set up for last year’s party, but he had to cancel at the last moment because of a death in the family. The Christmas party will be at the Botanical Gardens on the first Tuesday in December (regular club meeting date). You can register and also pay online by signing into our website and clicking on XXXX.

By now you have been informed of the 2020 nominees to fill expiring terms on the Fort Worth Fly Fishers Board of Directors. As a member, you may submit additional names for consideration prior to the October club meeting. We will vote on the new Board members at the November club meeting (Nov. 6), which per our club by-laws is the official Annual Meeting. Please take the time to consider additional nominations and let any Board of Director member or myself know of someone you wish to include on the ballot.

Capt. Jeff Johnson of Fly Fish Rockport is our guest speaker at our Oct. 1 membership meeting. You can read more about him in this issue. Also at the meeting we will demonstrate our fortworthflyfishers.org website and our Facebook and Instagram presences. You might want to check out those online pages if it has been awhile since you have viewed them. Just click on the links.

You may also pay your 2020 dues on the website under the Members Only section (fortworthflyfishers.org/my-account/#myaccount). It is easy and quick! These renewals are due January 1, 2020. Please let Jim Fuquay (jimfuquay@gmail.com), our Communications Director, know if you have any problems.

Oktoberfisch is Oct. 18 – 20 in Junction, Texas. This is a great event that will provide an opportunity to associate and learn from other fly fisherman (see details in this newsletter).

Thanks club members for your interest and participation!

Fish on!

Bryce Bezant

President

Fort Worth Fly Fishers

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