Hello fellow Fly Fishers,
Here it is October and we have a lot of stuff that is coming up to finish out 2018! This also gives you a chance to jump in and help and to gain VIP hours that can go towards some great prizes to be awarded at the January 2019 meeting. If you haven’t heard about the VIP program, read the article in this newsletter to understand how it works and to see how you can participate. Or just ask any Board member and they can explain it to you Opportunities to volunteer are: Fly Fishing 101, set for Nov. 3, October’s outing to Rockport, November’s outing to Broken, and the Christmas Party on Dec. 4.
Speaking of the Christmas Party, it will be held (same as last year) at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens on the first Tuesday of December (Dec. 4). You really don’t want to miss this great time with a very interesting speaker talking about a spectacular theft, evolution, old bird skins, World War II and a young man. Got your interest? Stay tuned.
A request for nominations to the Fort Worth Fly Fishers Board of Directors for 2019 will be made at the October meeting. Membership may add their nominations to the slate of nominees put forth by the Nominating Committee. After that, the nominations will be closed and a ballot will be prepared for the November Annual Meeting. A vote by club membership will be made at that time.
Things to consider in October: Octoberfisch in Junction, Texas, is Oct. 19-21. This is a great event that will provide an opportunity to associate with and learn from other fly fishers. If you love the salt, then you might want to join the club outing to Rockport (see the article in this newsletter). The club has reserved rooms at Hunt’s Castle in Rockport and lined up a guided group kayak trip on Saturday. The cost of the trip will be very inexpensive for those who participate, since the club will subsidize the guide fee.
Thanks, club members, for your interest and participation!
Fort Worth Fly Fishers