Happy Holidays fellow Fly Fishers!
The FWFF Christmas Party will be GREAT! It will be on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden in the Rosebud Room. This will be a true party, no business, just socializing and having fun. We have lined up a very entertaining speaker, Spencer Seim, of ZIAFly out of Taos. Spencer is the main contributor of a book, The Feather Thief, by Kirk Wallace Johnson and will talk on that topic and also share his experiences with salmon fly tying. I guarantee he will provide a few chuckles, gasps of amazement and an overall good time.
The trip to Broken Bow last month was a huge success. The fall colors were spectacular, the weather was beautiful and the fishing was great! I want to personally thank Greg Kohn for hosting this outing. He did an outstanding job in organizing and handling the logistics. If you get a chance, you should chat with Greg. His enthusiasm for the sport of fly fishing is contagious and he is a wealth of knowledge.
I also encourage you to consider hosting an outing next year. The concept is that the host is familiar with the area where the outing takes place, arranges for accommodations, and communicates the necessary information to participants. It is relatively easy AND you earn volunteer leadership hours.
Speaking of volunteer hours, it is time to turn in your VIP cards showing your number of recorded volunteer hours. We will present prizes to the volunteers with the most hours. We will also have drawings for some great prizes and each hour you have volunteered will be a chance to win. The more hours you have, the more chances you have to win. All this will be done at our January club meeting. So, please get your cards into Kay Jackson before Dec. 31. Cards may be turned into Kay at the Christmas party or mailed to her at 3820 Danbury Drive, Arlington TX 76016.
Finally, I would like to thank those folks who volunteer their time on the Board of Directors. Words cannot adequately express how professional and dedicated these folks are. They have really made this club one of the best in the nation and they have made my job easy. The current board is listed on the last page of this newsletter. Please let them know how much you appreciate what they do for the club. Also, in that list are those newly elected directors that will be starting their terms in 2019. Many thanks go to these folks who have stepped up to volunteer their time.
As we get ready for this season, we need to remember how blessed we are and to share those blessings with those who are less fortunate. We should also all take time to appreciate the beauty of the world we live in and to make a commitment to preserve that gift for the generations to come.
See you at the Christmas Party
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
Fort Worth Fly Fishers