Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014 Fly Fishing Banquet Preparation and Other Things

This evening President Tom Craig called our meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.
There were 11 members in attendance.
Club Treasurer Doug Coe reported that the club has over $1700 in the bank.

The main topic of business this evening was to tie loose end preparations for our 2014 Fly Fishing Banquet with author, editor, fly tyer, fly fisher - John Shewey.

Established to-date we have:

Date: Saturday 18 October

Time: 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Location: Walla Walla Country Club - banquet room seating capacity will be 75-80 persons (Country Club dress code is casual collared shirt – no jeans, no T-shirts).

Cost per person: $35  - includes meet the author/ book signing, fly tying session – dinner – and our after dinner program presented by John - “Rambles of a Wandering Western Angler”
(we will offer a $5 discount -per ticket- for multiple ticket purchases to seat your family members and/or fly fishing friends)
John with a friendly steelhead
Members' volunteer Banquet prep responsibilities are:

Doug – coordinate banquet facilities with Walla Walla Country Club
Dale – develop a display poster for store counter / window display
Tom – work with the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin to develop newspaper advertising
Jerry & Tom – work on a form letter for soliciting items for raffle / silent auction - Banquet tickets
Robin, Dave, Diane, Jerry, Tom – soliciting items for raffle / silent auction
Harold, Barbara, Dick, Heidi, Dale – distribute Banquet announcement flyers 

Also discussed this evening was…

Our club’s Project Healing Waters fly tying session will resume Thursday 8/14 at the Walla Walla VA Hospital – 5:00 pm.
 If you would like to participate in any of these weekly fly tying – fly fishing activities please contact Jerry Newell by email.
Treasurer Doug announce that he mailed $203 raised at our Fly Fishing Fair to/for Project Healing Waters - National.

Our club’s Project Healing Waters veterans group is making plans to participate in the Northwest’s 2-Fly Tournament fishing weekend of 19-20 September.

Fly fishing drift boat captains are needed for these two days of fishing. If you would like to volunteer~join the fly fishing outing with area veterans on the Yakima River contact Jerry Newell by email – seedstarint@hotmail.com

Robin asked if club members would volunteer for fly fishing activities and demonstrations for the Walla Walla Farmers’ Market Kid’s Day being held Saturday 13 September from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. If you can participate with this Kid’s Day celebration, please contact Robin by email – robinsaxby@msn.com 

Club logo – for the purpose of having a Club Letterhead / Logo / Mission Statement Jerry Newell had composed six (6) different logo designs and these were presented to the membership present tonight. The logo that received the most like votes was…

Logo voted most favored - with the fish to be changed to a rainbow trout and centered

It was asked if the fish of this logo could be more like a rainbow trout/steelhead and be centered in the Walla² FLYFISHERS.

Dale reported that he and Robert Sallee had a great afternoon of wet wading the So. Fork of the Walla Walla last week. 
Water flow was great, cool and refreshing, fish were cooperative and jumping on Stimulators and Copper Johns.

Dale brought up the fact that steelhead fishing season will be coming into full swing soon. He asked Diane where she wanted to go fishing to catch her first steelhead – a fish as long as her leg… the lower Deschutes River in late August, and September, the lower John Day River in October and November, the Grande Ronde River in November and thereafter freezing cold? Steelhead fishing trips will be discussed via email and during September's  club meeting.

Due to the Walla Walla Fair, the Pendleton Round Up in early September our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th September at Smith’s Family Restaurant. 

President Tom thanked everyone for attending and their participation with Banquet prep, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50.

Tight lines and Good Fishing

Walla² Fly Fishers

Tom Craig – President
Dave Stemmer – Vice President
Doug Coe – Treasurer
Dale McKain – Secretary - Blogmaster
Gerald Newell - PROJECT HEALING WATERS Coordinator

Past Presidents
Tyson Kopfer
Bob Long
Scott Peters

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