This past month I had the pleasure of presenting a $100 donation, on behalf of the Club, to Bob Phipps from the Friends of the State Park for the Aspiring Anglers Youth Fishing Tournament. Andre' Peery and I also had the chance to participate in a Youth Fishing Workshop hosted by Chris Dunnavant from DGIF and a group of members and their spouses assisted with the Bedford Youth Fishing Clinic. These are all important ways that the Club works to educate and involve our youth in the sport of fishing - and to hopefully instill a long-lived love of the outdoors in these young children.
Finally, I want to close by bringing to your attention the special meeting regarding Membership which will be held at 5pm on Friday, July 11th - before our normal Club meeting at 7pm. This special session is being dedicated to discuss the issue of declining Club membership and to solicit and explore ideas on how we can recruit and encourage new members into the Club, as well as what the existing membership is looking to see from the Club to ensure their on-going and active participation. This is an important discussion regarding the future of the Club and we hope that you can join us.
Until then... See you out on the water!