From the President's Desk
By Sue Guenther
As you read this you are probably already fishing the annual Walleye Derby. Please review all the rules carefully and if you have questions, call Rob or Jim. Their numbers are in the Fishline. As in past years, we have had to beg for weigh station workers. The committee hates doing this every year. Over the past 10 or 12 years, we have changed the number of hours from five to four, and now to three at all but the Club weigh station. We’ve made hours at the club to accommodate those who work the day shift. I don’t know what more we can do. Most anglers are off the waters between noon and 1 p.m. because the fish usually shut down, and then they go out again later. For next year, consider giving a couple of hours to the Derby weigh stations. It helps everyone, and then we don’t have to beg.
I know for the past few months some members have given suggestions for changes to the Derby. We are happy to hear your suggestions for changes, however, we start the process in July, and by September everything is pretty much set. If you have suggestions, consider joining the committee and helping to institute those changes for the next Derby.
The Kids Fishing Derby at Chestnut Ridge will be held on July 13th. Your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighbors, etc. are all welcome. If at all possible, pre-register so that we have an idea of how many to expect so we have enough food.
Next on the agenda is the Fair. The sign up sheets are in the lobby at the club. Stop by and sign up to work. We require you to be a club member. You will receive a pass for admission and for parking. You work a four hour shift and have the rest of the day to wander the fairgrounds. It’s a Win Win deal!
Don’t forget to fill out a yellow volunteer card so you get your invitation to the Volunteer Picnic on September 7th. You only need to fill one out for the year.
Our August meeting will be our Kids Day Event again this year. We will start at 6 p.m. with activities for the kids. All the kids are invited to attend whether members or not. At 7:30 p.m. we will have an abbreviated meeting at which time we will be drawing out of our youth membership for two Lifetime Fishing Licenses, and we will be awarding our college scholarships.
As you can see, this is our busy season. Watch our club calendar for future events. Your participation at our events helps to make them a success and helps to keep our club financially sound.
Until next month…be safe out there!