Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Discussing our club's Logo, Banquet and Graphic Apparel

This month as most Septembers of the past, our monthly meeting was held on the third Wednesday of the month. This is due to the timing conflict with the Pendleton Round-Up always the second Wednesday of September.
Tonight President Tom called our meeting to order at 7:10. There were 15 members and guest in attendance. 

Several members reported on this past Saturday's Kid's Day activities at the Walla Walla Farmers' Market. It was reported there were a good number of kids -young and old- that enjoyed handling a fly rod and casting instructions. Jerry Newell was there to inform the public of our club's participation with the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.™  program at the Walla Walla Veterans Hospital. Jerry also informed us of the upcoming Pacific Northwest 2-Fly Tournament for veterans, in part being sponsored by our Walla² Fly Fishers' Chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.  this weekend on the Yakima River. Jerry, club VP Dave and several vets were registered to attend and fly fish this event. Tight lines and Good fishing guys.
It was said that everyone had a most enjoyable time, and it was fun interacting with the crowd of "kids" attending the Market that day.

Our club logo was discussed. It had been previously shown as an outline of a fish with Walla² Fly Fishers text covering part of that fish image.

Will not be used
Our new club logo
This image was voted on and approved at our August meeting, but was not exactly the trout or steelhead image of the Pacific Northwest that we were wanting to brand the club with. Thereafter our club Secretary Dale, went to work and developed a different logo image using a rainbow trout/steelhead. 
This logo between our August and September club meetings was passed around via email and was voted on and approved by the club membership and officers. This logo will now be use on all club publications, letterhead, and club sanctioned apparel.

Dale brought up the fact that this week and for the next couple of months it is / will be prime steelhead fishing in the Mighty Columbia River tributaries - the Deschutes, John Day, Umatilla, Walla Walla, Snake, Grand Ronde and Imnaha rivers. Steelhead this time of year are HOT and FAT, ready for a fight. Anyone interested in forming a P/U truck - carpooling fishing trip, for fresh steelhead and fly fishers' camaraderie please email: Walla² Fly Fishers and we will work at putting the show on the road.

Our next order of business for the evening was a report of progress to put on our Fly Fishers' Banquet of 18 October with guest speaker - John Shewey, author, editor, fly tyer, Oregon upland game birds hunter, and fly fisher extraordinaire. 

Club Secretary Dale developed an APB-poster for the club and public announcement of this event. This flyer-poster was sent via email to all club members this past week. Tom passed a copy of the poster around the room this evening, for our guest to also have info of this upcoming event.
This poster was delivered via email to all club members this week and will also be distributed around the area to promote our banquet and solicit items for our banquet's Silent Auction. Tickets for our banquet went on sale this evening for all members and guest in attendance. Our banquet price includes:

4:30 chat with John Shewey at the fly tying table
5:00 a NO-Host-Bar available
5:00-6:00 Social Hour
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:15 Last call for Silent Auction items bidding
“Rambles of a Wandering Western Angler”John Shewey


FLASH! It was discussed,  and approved that the tickets for this banquet would have$ EXTRA $value for a door prize... the WINNER will be  reimbursed $$$$ for the price of their Out-of-State (WA or OR) 2015 Annual Fishing License by Walla² Fly Fishers.

Banquet Tickets
 $35 – Individuals   $60 – Couples /$30 per additional family members
Please US Mail FUNDS before October 8th 
To:  Dr. Doug Coe
  1341 Lowell Dr.
  Walla Walla, WA 99362
with a return --- self-addressed stamped envelope

Also announced this evening was that we already have three Silent Auction items on the table, even as we speak... -2- $25 coupons for Andy's Market and -2- tickets for the Tri-State Steelheaders' - 2015 Crab Feed. There will be much more to come.

Club Treasurer Dr. Doug announced that there was not any other function taking place at the Walla Walla Country Club the evening of 18 October, so we have access to opening the petitions between two banquet rooms, giving us the option of having a very large conference room setting. This would enable us to have seating for over 100 individuals for dinner and John Shewey's presentation.

Before we got into our evening's presentation with Dave Gordon representing Graphic Apparel, it was asked if there was a club history that could be referenced by members and guest. Club Blogger Dale mentioned this blog site, and said it was containing records from our first meeting of 4 March 2009. President Tom then asked Dale if he knew the current count for hits on this club blog site and our Facebook site. 

Total hits on this blog site is currently 22,272. The posting of To Catch BIG fish -- Part II -- A Blue Mountains Fly Hatch Chart has the largest number of individual hits at 3559.
Fishing for Survival
Total hits on our club's Walla² Fly Fishers Facebook page is currently 2622; with this photo Fishing for Survival getting the largest number of hits/likes at 278.

This evening Dave Gordon representative from Graphic Apparel  College Place, WA visited our meeting to discuss outdoor apparel with our club's sanction LOGO embroidered on each piece.
Dave brought with him a number of outerwear garments:
  • Vest 
  • Hoodies
  • Logo Caps at the price of $12 to $15 depending on the style in lots of 24 count
  • Sweaters
  • Jackets 
  • Shirts 
  • Club Logo Patches at $2.50 ea. with an order of 50 count
  • etc.
 Most of the apparel he showed us was of the Port Authority brand coming out of Seattle. You can follow this link to the SanMar Apparel website catalog and chose the garments that can be ordered by Graphic Apparel, embroidered with our club logo, for yourself.
He told us there would be a one time set-up fee to have our club logo digitized for the embroidery machinery of $40.00. It was voted on and approved to have Dave go ahead and make the set-up necessary to put our club logo into production. 
Dave also told us that he would then make the first club order of whatever to come to us with no -machinery set up charge- for all the items we would have embroidered. In order to have new club logo apparel available to wear at our 18 October banquet, the items wanted must be ordered no later than Friday 4 October.
If you are interested in getting in on this first order deal; chose the item you desire from the SanMar Apparel website catalog (with a lot of stuff to chose from) and notify Dave or Lynette at:
Graphic Apparel
860 NE Rose St
College Place, Washington
(509) 525-7630

After this presentation President Tom announced our next meeting will be Wednesday, 8 October, and then called our meeting adjourned at 8:04 pm.

PS. We are currently in the middle of the annual October Caddis -Dicosmoecus gilvipes- hatch.

To use a #6 or #8 Orange Stimulator during afternoon trout fishing could fill your creel, very quickly.

Respectfully submitted,
Dale McKain
Club Secretary

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