Thursday, October 11, 2018

Highway 62 Litter Pickup



Highway 62 Litter Pickup

This Friday, October 19, will be a litter pick-up day.

Please meet at McDonald's in White City at 9:00 AM.

At that time, you will be given the necessary equipment and assigned a section of highway to glean.  It is always wise to bring your own gloves.

Any member is urged to join the effort as the club has made quite a difference along this stretch of the highway.

If more information is needed, please call Chairman Greg Hart at (530) 643-3235



Reservation Reminder

Please make your dinner reservation for the October 17th meeting

RSVP's need to be in by this Friday, the 12th
Please email your RSVP to icrsrd303@gmail.com (give your name and how many for dinner)
For those who do not email, call (661)742-5835.  Call in the afternoon only.

For special dietary request: email Theresa at tms1910@icloud.com or call (541) 702-2153 by the Tuesday preceding the meeting.

Centennial Gold Club
1900 N. Phoenix Rd.

Wet Fly Social Hour: 5:45-6:45
Dinner and meeting at 6:45
Raffle to follow
Program 7:45-8:45

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Newsletter is Out!

Newsletter Available

The Rogue Flyfisher's Newsletter for October
is now available on the internet.

Find it at: rogueflyfishers.org

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Mark McGinnis

This is copied from the website perlfuneralhome.com.

Mark Patrick McGinnis

MARCH 18, 1948 ~ SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 (AGE 70)
Monday, September 17, 2018, Mark Patrick McGinnis, adored husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away suddenly at the age of 70. 
Mark was born to Rod and Betty McGinnis on March 18, 1948 in Portland, Oregon. He attended Southern Oregon State College studying Business Administration until he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served in Korea as a Movement Specialist and Freight Traffic Agent.  He married his best friend and “catch of his life” Sheila Hutchinson on April 25, 1970 and immediately moved to Fort Eustis, Virginia until his service in the Army was completed. Once they returned to Oregon in 1971, he began his 38-year career in Telecommunications. He worked as an Installer, with various positions in between, and retiring as Managing Outside Plant Engineer and Contracted Engineer with Pacific Northwest Bell, US West Communications, Quest, and CenturyLink. His Fiber-optics work can be found in projects in cities up and down I-5.
Mark’s encore career as a Fly Fishing Guide on the Rogue River was a huge joy for him, allowing him the opportunity to share with others his love of the great outdoors and the art of catch and release.   He was a member of Rogue Flyfishers and Fly Fishers International and received several awards including 1st Place in the Rower Guide Award for Oregon State Steelhead Championship & Fly Fishing Challenge.
 A gentle soul with a witty sense of humor, Mark had warmth that was welcoming to all.  He loved Jesus; a country song with a good story; the sound of the river; target shooting; a big black lab named Hoppy; fine scotch; his shop full of family treasures and his greatest joy, his grandkids. As a big guy with an even bigger heart, his friends were his family.  Mark was an avid landscaper and was known for his meticulously well-kept roses that he always said were “for Sheila.” He honored his fellow Veterans by donating fishing trips and supporting the Wounded Warriors. He was a member of the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Rifle Association. He had a profound respect for his country. He loved his church, Ashland Christian Fellowship, and his role as an usher. His love ran deep for his daughters, sons-in-law and his grandchildren. He spared nothing when it came to investing in them with his time, love, laughs, and lessons.
He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 48 years, Sheila McGinnis, his daughters and sons-in-law, Lee & Brian Aguilera, Laurie & George Puente, and his grandchildren, Austin and Beau Aguilera, Gracen and Ella Robinson and Harrison Puente. He is also survived by brothers Neil and Scott McGinnis and their families.

A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Ashland Christian Fellowship 50 W. Hersey Street, Ashland, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to his favorite charity, woundedwarriorsproject.org

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wildfire and LNG Pipelines

This has already been sent to the Mail Tribune and the Daily Tidings.  Feel free to rewrite it and use it to send to anyone and everyone that might be influenced to oppose the pipeline.


The wildfires in our area have been very destructive and disruptive for all of us.  Lives have been lost.  Homes, businesses, infrastructure and forests have been lost or damaged.  Some people may never recover their former lives.  Forests will take decades to come back as they were.  The fires are still burning and we are faced with the Canadian Corporation that wants to put a natural gas pipeline through Southern Oregon. This is a 36 inch high-pressure pipeline filled with invisible and odorless deadly gas.  After breathing smoke all summer and watching endless destruction on television every single day, how can anyone with a lucid mind think this pipeline is a safe and plausible idea?

Here is another thought starter.

Unanswered questions---sample letter---For the newspaper, politicians etc.

Today a problem area of my mind is the proposed LNG pipeline.  I try to imagine what Southern Oregon will be like if the pipeline is really built.  I really don’t like that image.  A large area of Southern Oregon would be permanently damaged forever.  What happens down the road when the natural gas is no longer profitable? What would happen if they decide to sell the pipeline? What would it be like if they decided to run another parallel pipeline along the same easement?  What would happen if they decided to convert it to crude oil.  We need to ask a lot more questions and demand some truthful and realistic answers. Maybe, just maybe we could all work together to get those answers.

Monday, September 10, 2018

RSVPs Needed




Reservation Reminder

Please make your dinner reservation for the September 19th meeting


RSVP's need to be in by Friday, September14th.

Please email your RSVP to icrsrd303@gmail.com  (give your name and how many are coming for dinner)


For those who cannot do email, call (661)741-5835 in the afternoon only.

 Pay when you arrive with cash or checks only.

Special dietary request:  email Theresa at tms1910@icloud.com or call (541)702-2153 by Tuesday preceding the meeting.




Centennial Golf Club
1900 N. Phoenix Rd.
Medford, 97501

Wet fly social hours: 5:45-6:45
Dinner and meeting at 6:45
Raffle to follow
Program 7:45-8:45







Sunday, September 2, 2018

Newsletter Available


The Rogue Flyfisher's Newsletter for September
is now available on the internet.

Find it at: rogueflyfishers.org