Activities for 2014
CONSERVATION RAFFLE UPDATE
Dan Wells, Rob Leslie and Rick Newman recently took a trip to Idaho to fish for more donations for the raffle. We visited fly shops and Buck Knives. We traveled to Post Falls, Coeur d’ Alene and Ponderay, Idaho to see what we could wrangle. We had some good luck and Rick Newman and Robert White will return Wednesday March 5th to pickup more donations. It looks like there will be quite a haul to help out the clubs conservation fund. Don’t miss out on some great opportunities. Here’s a picture of a inflatable that was previously donated.
By: Dan Wells
CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION RAFFLE
MARCH 12, 2014
The annual Raffle to support conservation and education activities will be held at our March meeting. For this wonderful program, we contact local fly fishing and sporting goods stores to ask for donations. We also ask you, our members, to donate new or gently used items and/or services which can be raffled off for this good cause. Last year’s raffle included many fishing trips, books, flies, tying materials and a lot of fishing items. We even had a pontoon boat. If you have items to donate, please call the people below to arrange to drop off your items:
Medical Lake: Dan Wells 731-0116
Northside: Dan Ferguson 325-8885
Southside: Fred Howe 448-4707
Far North: Mike Berube 999-8235
Valley: Kurt Tempel 270-6016
We’ll also be accepting items at the February meeting. Those who get their donations in early, by March 8th, will be eligible for a special drawing as was the case last year when a $50 gift card was the prize. The actual raffle begins by members purchasing tickets and then dropping them into bags representing each item. You can put your tickets in separate bags for a chance at winning many items or, load up one bag to increase your chances of winning something you REALLY want.
This is a marvelous money maker for the club. It provides the funds for our conservation projects and education programs and makes for a wonderfully fun meeting.
ADVANCE CONSERVATION RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE
Advance Conservation Raffle Tickets will be sold at the February Meeting (to avoid the long lines at the March meeting). The cost for tickets will be the same as last year ($1 for one, $5 for seven, and $10 for 15). The advance purchase will record your raffle number and will allow you to quickly pick up your pre-paid, and pre-numbered raffle tickets at the March meeting. You’ll then be ready to place your raffle tickets for the items of your choice. Visa, MasterCard and Amex will be accepted for presales and at the March meeting.
We are looking for volunteers for various jobs. Signup sheets will be at the February meeting with a list of opportunities. Your help is appreciated.
You may call the chairperson, Dan Wells, at 731-0116 with any questions.
2014 NORTHWEST YOUTH CONSERVATION & FLY FISHING ACADEMY
22-28 June 2014 by Dan Wells
Our club would like to sponsor one mature and serious minded youth (ages 12 – 16) willing to learn about conservation and the sport of fly fishing to attend this camp! Excellent meals are provided and the kids stay in clean, warm, cabins with showers and comfortable bunks. All costs associated with attending the camp are covered with the exception of transportation to and from Lacy, Washington. The applicant must write an essay, stating why they’d like to attend The Academy and they’ll need a letter of recommendation from their school counselor or science teacher. So, if your child or grandchild is interested in applying, please complete the application ASAP and return it to a board member by April 1st, 2014. Please don’t delay as the deadline to submit applications to the Youth Conservation and Fishing Academy is April 15th, 2014.
Applications and additional information are available online at nwycffa.com or you can contact me at 731-0116.
The Academy is also looking for a few dozen flies for the kids to use. Please let me know if you’re interested in doing some tying. Here’s a couple of pictures of the happy fisherman and nice letter he sent the club.