Sunday, June 12, 2016

Highlights June Board of Directors Meeting


Bylaws Revision: Tom Collett gave his report on proposed revisions to the bylaws and how the blog is used. Until recently the club was using Vertical Response to communicate with members online. More recently, Tom set up a blog for that purpose, to which members can sign up via the website. The blog was discussed because Tom’s policy has been to post whatever is sent to him by members without screening or editing, and recently a member had sent Tom an email touting the member’s books on Amazon. The books were unrelated to the club’s mission, and the president thought it inappropriate that advertisements of that nature go out on the club blog. After discussion back and forth, it was agreed that postings on the blog must relate to the mission of the Rogue Fly Fishers.
Tom brought with him for discussion a true copy of the club’s bylaws as posted on the website, and also copies reflecting his proposed revisions. There was considerable discussion about the existing bylaws and the need for changes, which is undisputed. After it became apparent that the topic was too large for this meeting, it was tabled until the September meeting.
MembershipWe now have "New Member" tags to be taped below the name tags of new members. New members will be asked to wear them for the first three months before removing them to help us become acquainted.
Conservation Committee Report: John Ward presented the board with very helpful handouts on enforcement of the ban on suction dredging that is now in effect through the end of 2020. The Oregon State Police have a hot line (541-776-6111) to report violations, but we should first check possible violations against DEQ’s interactive map to see if the operation is taking place in a prohibited area. Suction dredging is still permitted on some streams. There is a link to the DEQ map on the upper right hand corner of the home page of Rogueflyfishers.org.
WISE Project: Jack Patterson said there has not been a meeting of WISE project during the past month. The WISE project envisions replacing the current irrigation canals with an enclosed pipeline to distribute water, which will save an estimated 40% of the water resource which is currently lost to evaporation and leakage. The ultimate questions is what happens to the 40%? The irrigation districts will undoubtedly want to increase the acreage they serve, whereas the club and Water Watch want it kept in the streams for fish.
Summer ScheduleThere will be a regular club meeting in June. Will has rescheduled the July speaker for the June meeting, which will be about small mouth bass fishing. There will not be a club meeting in July, and there will not be a board meeting unless some unforeseen need arises. The wine social will take the place of the regular club meeting in August 13th, for which tickets must be paid in advance.
Outings: Dave H. reviewed the schedule for outings as follows:
Upper Williamson - June 15-20 - led by John Ward
N. Fork Sprague River - July 11-14 - led by John Ward
Upper Sacramento - July 30 - led by Will Johnson

Saturday, June 11, 2016

JUNE 2016 MEETING

ROGUE FLYFISHERS MEETING

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Point Pub &Grille
311 E. Pine Street, Central Point
Downtown Central Point, corner 3rd & Pine

Wet Fly 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Dinner and meeting at 6:45 PM
Raffle to follow

Program 7:45 – 8:45

The program will be:

Oregon’s Best Smallmouth Bass Waters


In this a "where to go and how to catch them" presentation, David Paul Williams covers some of the best Oregon smallmouth bass waters with a special emphasis on the John Day and Umpqua rivers.

David Paul Williams caught his first smallmouth bass in 1972 and loves to share his knowledge of this amazing gamefish.Author of Flyfishing for Western Smallmouth (Stackpole Books), he has written for numerous magazines including Fly Fisherman, American Angler, Northwest Fly Fishing, Fly Fusion, Flyfishing & Tying Journal, Bassmaster, Salmon-Trout-Steelheader,Salmon Steelhead Journal, Backpacker, Northwest Travel,Seattle Magazine. He is a Department Editor of Flyfishing & Tying Journal, the "In The Field" editor for Washington-Oregon Game & Fish magazine and gives entertaining media presentations to fishing clubs and outdoor organizations.He is a demonstration fly tier and speaker at numerous fly fishing expos and sportsmen’s shows around the Northwest. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Fly Fishers as well as secretary and newslettereditor of the Washington Council IFFF.


Dinner Tickets $20
SPECIAL MEAL RQUESTS: Those who prefer vegetarian, vegan or gluten free, will need to notify Theresa by Tuesday afternoon (the day before) with your request by either phone (541)702-2153 or email tms1910@icloud.com.

RAFFLE TICKETS: $1 PER TICKET

PARKING:
 There is parking across the street on Pine Street in the bank parking lot, there is a public parking lot across from The Point on 3rd , parking behind The Point (they own both buildings), and parking along the curb.

ROOM: The room is located upstairs. There are two front entrances on Pine St. The one on the left enters into the bar. Enter the front door on the right. To your left are the stairs. There is no elevator. Those who need assistance negotiating the stairs will most assuredly get it. There are restrooms upstairs located right off our meeting room in the back. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

The newsletter is now available.  Go to the RFF website and click on newsletter.  
rogueflyfishers.org

Monday, June 6, 2016

Highlights of May Board of Directors Meeting RFF


Conservation Committee Report: Jack informed that new monthly-withdrawal memberships to Water Watch in the month of May will be matched by another donor. Upon motion made and seconded, it was agreed that the club will contribute $50 per month to Water Watch, with Theresa to make the arrangements to have it automatically deducted from the club’s bank account. As a result, the club’s $600 donation will become $1,200.
We also discussed the upcoming fund raiser, co-sponsored by Siskiyou-Wild and the Rogue River Keeper, to raise funds for litigating the violations revealed by the study of the Medford water treatment plant outflow. The law firm needs money to hire expert witnesses before proceeding. Upon motion made and seconded the board voted to contribute $500 to the fund, either to the Rogue River Keeper or to the law firm, with John M. to advise Theresa as to which.

Raffle: Keith thought that his first raffle went well, but he needs to be sure of the arrangement for the rod and the reel. One raffle is to have a made-to-order rod made by Bob Claypool, and the next one is to have a nice reel. April was a rod, and June will be a reel. The club pays Mr. Claypool $125 for the rods, which is sufficient for a nice 4-piece, 9-foot rod. If the winner wants a more expensive rod, he or she will need to negotiate with Mr. Claypool.

Summer ScheduleWe discussed club’s schedule for the summer. There will not be a club meeting in May since we have the auction scheduled. There will be a regular club meeting and regular board meeting in June. Will is getting the July speaker for the June meeting. There will not be a club meeting in July, and there will not be a board meeting unless some unforeseen need arises. The wine social will take the place of the regular club meeting in August. 

Outings: Dave H. reviewed the schedule for outings as follows:
         Upper Williamson - June 15-20 - led by John Ward
         N. Fork Sprague River - July 11-14 - led by John Ward
         Upper Sacramento - July 30 - led by Will Johnson


Raffle: Keith thought that his first raffle went well, but he needs to be sure of the arrangement for the rod and the reel. One raffle is to have a made-to-order rod made by Bob Claypool, and the next one is to have a nice reel. April was a rod, and June will be a reel. The club pays Mr. Claypool $125for the rods, which is sufficient for a nice 4-piece, 9-foot rod. If the winner wants a more expensive rod, he or she will need to negotiate with Mr. Claypool.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

WINE DINNER at DAISY CREEK VINEYARD


Come and experience RFF’s second annual summer social “Wine Dinner” at Daisy Creek Vineyard. We invite you to enjoy some of Southern Oregon’s best wines and an Italian dinner while sitting outside on the patio overlooking the vineyard. The wine dinner will be on Saturday August 13th. The social hour will start at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30. 

The dinner will be catered by Rosario’s Italian Restaurant, with dinner costing $25 per person.  This all inclusive price includes a dinner entrĂ©e, garden antipasto or Caesar salad, garlic bread, homemade cookies, assorted sodas, tea, juice, mineral water, and a complimentary bottle of red and white wine at each table with dinner.  Wine by the glass (and bottle) will also be available for purchase from Daisy Creek Vineyard throughout the evening. There will not be a formal program or raffle

Bring a friend or your significant other and join us for a great evening at this beautiful Jacksonville venue.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED because this is a catered event and seating is limited to 64.  Payment is due in advance in order to reserve your seat. No walk-ins at the door. Mail your check to Rogue Flyfishers P.O. Box 4637 Medford, OR 97501. Please make your check out to RFF and indicate “wine dinner” in the memo.  You can also pay at the regular dinner meeting in June. We will be taking reservations accompanied by payment until noon Friday, August 5th. You can contact Theresa Schumacher at: tms1910@icloud.com or call 541-702-2153 if you need further information

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF THE NORMALLY SCHEDULED GENERAL MEETING FOR AUGUST.
There will NOT be a general meeting on the traditional 3rd Wednesday of the month in August.

DATE:            Saturday August 13, 2016

TIME:             5:30 PM Social Hour   /   6:30 PM Dinner 

WHERE:         Daisy Creek Vineyard
                        675 Shafer Lane
                        Jacksonville, OR 97530
                        Phone: 541-899-8329