From the President's Desk
By Sue Guenther
Can you believe it’s June? The weather has been so crazy that some days I’m not sure what the date is.
Well, June means that it’s Tournament time and I hope everyone is ready. Before you head out to catch the elusive walleyes, please check your safety equipment. We want all our members to enjoy the tournament and come back safely. Good luck to all in the tournament and hope to see everyone at the awards picnic on the 30th.
As I mentioned at our May meeting that we are looking to our members to find tradesmen who we might be able to call on if we have issues with the building. The club would prefer to use club members for any work we do. So, if you are an electrician, plumber, etc., we are looking for you. Submit your name, number, and area of expertise to my attention.
Saturday, July 14th will be the kids free fishing derby at Chestnut Ridge Park. This is a great event for encouraging the young people to fish and enjoy the outdoors. Pre-registration isn’t required but is recommended so that we have enough food for everyone. The application is in this issue of The Fishline. Please consider taking a kid fishing.
August will bring us the Fair and we are still looking for people to work the club booth. You must be a club member. We ask that you sit at the booth and talk about the club with those who come by. Your enthusiasm for the club is what encourages others to join us. There will also be pamphlets with information about the club to hand out.
Also in August, we are having a Youth Day Event at the Club. It will be held at our August 16th meeting. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with the kids having the opportunity to paint their own lures courtesy of Bay Rat Lures. We plan on having the casting boards out so the kids can hone their casting skills. There will also be other activities geared for the kids. Our General Meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and all the kids are invited to attend. We will select two recipients for lifetime fishing licenses out of all eligible junior members. We will also be awarding our scholarships that evening. The plan is to keep the meeting short so the kids can see and hear more about the club. Please plan on bringing your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews to this meeting. Amy Plecas is heading up this event so watch for further information.
It’s time to run and get ready to fish the tournament. See you on the water!
Until next month…be safe out there!