Sunday, December 10, 2017

RSVP Reminder December Meeting





Final Reminder

Have you made your dinner reservation for the December 20th meeting?

RSVP'S need to be made by this Friday, the 15th

Email your RSVP to:  icrsrd303@gmail.com

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Victory for the North Fork Smith River!

Water Watch is a good ally in the fight to maintain water flow and water quality.  We are all about good quality habitat for or amazing fish.  Support Water Watch, they support us.  Below is a message from them.  



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Hi Tom & Mary!

Today, the Oregon Water Resources Commission reserved the surface waters of the North Fork Smith for the support of instream fish and wildlife, recreation, livestock, and domestic human consumption. The Commission also limited groundwater development in the subbasin. This decision protects fish, wildlife, recreation, and water quality and is a major win for one of the most spectacular, remote, and unique rivers in southern Oregon. Learn more here.
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Reminder

RSVP Needed!!

Have you made your dinner reservation for the December 20th meeting?

RSVP'S need to be made by this Friday, the 15th

Email your RSVP to:  icrsrd303@gmail.com

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sen Merkley Opposes Jordan Cove LNG!

Good News!!!!!

This is a repost from Riverkeeper.  Riverkeeper was an effective leader in the effort to stop suction dredging and were a key player to a successful conclusion.  I wasn't easy, but it was worth it. 
  
Riverkeeper has been a staunch ally and leader in the LNG battle.  We need Riverkeeper to work with  so we together can stop this pipeline.  The Rogue Flyfishers in the December board meeting decided to give full support and  partner with Riverkeeper to stop this pipeline.  This is something we have already been doing but now we are putting it in writing for everyone to see.


Robyn, Rogue Riverkeeper <robyn@rogueriverkeeper.org>
To:thomascollett@yahoo.com
Dec 8 at 8:10 AM

Senator Merkley Opposes Jordan Cove LNG Project! 

In a surprising and welcome move, Senator Jeff Merkley announced his opposition to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export project on Thursday night with a Guest Opinion published in the Mail Tribune.

"But I cannot turn away from the knowledge that, like other large-scale fossil fuel projects, Jordan Cove will contribute massively to pollution that is profoundly damaging our state and our world. Generations from now, our grandchildren will wonder why we continued to burn fossil fuels when the catastrophic consequences were so evident.

Thus, it becomes clear that we have to shift from building large-scale fossil fuel infrastructure, including Jordan Cove, and instead invest massively in building the enormous backlog of infrastructure projects that will improve our state and nation, not damage it."
 

Read the entire Guest Opinion here.

This is a strong message from the Oregon senator, but we are not out of the woods yet.

Senator Merkley's position will help immensely as we move forward through the permitting and regulatory processes and add additional pressure on Oregon's Governor Brown to take a stand. We have our work cut out for us against multi-billion dollar corporate interests. But Senator Merkley's message is encouraging and helpful and we can't thank him enough. 

Thank Senator Merkley for opposing the Jordan Cove LNG Project!
Click here to send him an email o
r call his southern Oregon office at 
(541) 608-9102.

Rogue Riverkeeper is working with a large, statewide coalition to stop the Jordan Cove project but we need your help! Donate today to support our work and say NO LNG, NO PIPLINE! 

Thank you for your support!
Robyn, Stacey, & Willy


Rogue Riverkeeper
PO Box 102
Ashland OR 97520
541.488.9831
rogueriverkeeper.org



The mission of Rogue Riverkeeper is to protect and restore clean water and fish populations in the Rogue Basin through advocacy, accountability, and community engagement.
Support our work with a donation today! 
      


Saturday, December 2, 2017

December Newsletter




Rogue Flyfishers Newsletter

The newsletter for December, 2017 is now on the internet.

Find it at: rogueflyfishers.org



Please remember to make a dinner reservation for the December 20th meeting.  Reservations are made by emailing Steve Day at:  icrsrd303@gmail.com
or by calling": 661-742-5835

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner Annoucement




Thanksgiving Dinner

Cafe Dejeuner provides a Thanksgiving meal every year.  This meal is not dedicated to those who are down on their luck, but it's for people that don't have somewhere else to go. There are lots of older folks who don't have local family or who can longer cook large meals, single people with children and a variety of other people with different levels of need are all welcome.  People can donate if they choose, but that is unnecessary.  I just want to extend an invitation to anyone who is at a loss as to where to celebrate Thanksgiving.  The address and phone number are below.

Cafe Dejeuner        1108 E. Main St.    Medford         Phone:  541-857-1290


Thank you.
Stephanie Sproul
Member

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Final Reminder for Dinner Reservations





Final Reminder

Have you made your dinner reservation for the November 15th meeting?

RSVP'S need to be made by this Friday, the 10th

Email your RSVP to:  icrsrd303@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

December Meeting Presentations





In keeping with a long standing tradition, the presentations at the
December 20th General Meeting
will be done by any members who have a story to tell.

If you have had a fishing adventure, a story to tell, or an unusual situation you would like to share with other members, this is the meeting to do it.

Contact Will Johnson, Presentation Chairman, at 541-488-6454 to get on the schedule.




Sunday, November 5, 2017

No Carcass Left Behind

Ryan Battleson with ODFW asked that we post this volunteer opportunity to club members.  Saturday, November 11th.  Looks interesting!!

Hey all,
 
Ryan here, your local STEP Biologist.  I wanted to ask if there may be anyone interested in volunteering for a VERY LARGE carcass toss!  It’s more of a carcass stringin’/carcass float.   I’m working with John Thiebes and Larry Butts of the local CCA.  I believe quite a few veterans and guides are helping them out next weekend, November 11.  They are the lead volunteers for this project and asked if I knew of anyone wanting to participate.  I recall that Keith Miller and a few of you joined last year.  You’d need to complete a current ODFW Conditions of Volunteer Service form if you’d be helping.
 
Project is distributing ~ 20,000 pounds of hatchery Spring Chinook carcasses in the upper Rogue via drift boat and bank.
 
What they need:
3-5 volunteers to help loading salmon carcasses onto stringers from the bank.  This requires some bending, stooping, lifting dead fish weighing 15-40 lbs. 
 
1-2 shuttle drivers
 
They already have 7 boats, but if you are an experienced oarsman/oarswoman, hold liability insurance on your vessel they’d probably take you!
 
Thanks,
 
Ryan
 
Good fun (see attached flyer).
 
Ryan Battleson
Assistant District Fish Biologist
Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Rogue District Watershed
1495 East Gregory Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502
 

Reservation Reminder


RESERVATION REMINDER

Please make your dinner reservation for the Nov 15th meeting.

RSVP’S need to be in by this Friday the 10th.

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

For those who cannot do email call (661)742-5835 afternoons only.

Pay when you arrive - cash or checks only.

 

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

 

Centennial Golf Club

1900 N. Phoenix Rd.

Medford, 97504

 

Wet fly 5:45 – 6:45 pm

Dinner and meeting at 6:45 pm

Raffle to follow

Program 7:45 – 8:45

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017



Election of Board Members

In accordance with the bylaws of the Rogue Flyfishers an election of members of the board of directors will be held at the general meeting on December 20, 2017

The nominating committee has put forth the following members for the available positions

Steve Day  (for re-election)
Dave Roberts (for re-election
Will Johnson (for re-election)
Bruce Barrow
Dave McCants

Nominations will be accepted from the floor the evening of the election with the stipulation that the member nominated be present to accept the nomination.  Should there be more candidates nominated than positions available, the election will be done by secret ballot.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

November Newsletter







November's Newsletter is now on the website

See it at: rogueflyfishers.org

Monday, October 16, 2017

Beginning fly tying class





Beginning Fly Tying Class

Dave Roberts, master fly tier and instructor, is going to teach beginning fly tying to a group of 6 students beginning in November.
The class will be held on Saturdays in Dave's tying studio at his home and will consist of 7 sessions.  All materials and tools will be supplied.
Please contact Dave to sign-up for the class and to receive specific information as to times and dates.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Reward



The ASHLAND OUTDOOR STORE rewarding the Rogue Flyfishers Club!

All purchases made by club members and their friends at the Ashland Outdoor Store will result in 1% of the sales rebate checks back to the club, no matter the size or amount of purchase.  

When you make an in-store purchase let them know you want your purchase applied to the Rogue Flyfishers.

The Ashland Outdoor Store
37 Third St.
Ashland, OR 97520
(541)488-1202
Steve Rice
www.outdoordstore.com

Shopping is good for the club, so go do it!

Membership Dues





Dues Renewal Notices
for 2018 will be going out in the mail at the beginning of November.
The same notice was posted in the October newsletter in error.  Wait for you copy in the mail.  It will be accompanied by a return envelope.  Submit your payment with the form provided to pay your annual dues for 2018.
If you do not receive yours by the end of November, please contact our Membership Chairman, Theresa Schumacher, at 541-702-2153 or email tms1910@icloud.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

RFF Membership Dues


MEMBERSHIP DUES

Dues Renewal notices for 2018 will be going out in the mail at
the beginning of November.  The same notice was posted in
the October newsletter in error.  Wait for your copy in the mail. 
 It will be accompanied by a return envelope. Submit your
payment with the form provided to pay your annual dues for
 2018.  If you do not receive yours by the end of November,
please contact our Membership Chairman Theresa
Schumacher at (541)702-2153 or tms1910@icloud.com.

Ashland Outdoor Store Rebate


The ASHLAND OUTDOOR STORE
 is rewarding the
Rogue Flyfishers Club!

 
All purchases made by club members and their friends at the Ashland Outdoor Store will result in 1% of sales rebate checks back to the club.  No matter the size or amount of purchase. So get out and shop at the Ashland Outdoor Store.  When you make an in-store purchase let them know you want your purchase applied to the Rogue Flyfishers. 

 

The Ashland Outdoor Store

37 Third St.

Ashland, OR 97520

(541)488-1202

Steve Rice

Have you made your dinner reservation yet for Oct 18th?
This is your last reminder.
RSVP’S need to be in by this Friday the 13th.


Please email your RSVP to icrsrd303@gmail.com

Reservation Required

Have you made your dinner reservation yet for Oct 18th?
This is your last reminder.
RSVP’S need to be in by this Friday the 13th.


Please email your RSVP to icrsrd303@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

LNG Pipeline and Terminal

Fellow RFF members,
I just received this from Rogue Climate.  Rogue Climate is a very active group trying to stop the pipeline.  They put out some very timely information.  To stop this pipeline from disrupting our watershed, we need to put our big boy pants on and get busy.  Read this!  Tom Collett

On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accepted Veresen/Pembina’s Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal application that they filed in September. This kicks off a 21 day window for landowners, individuals, conservation organizations, local governments, community groups, the State of Oregon, and our state agencies to file as intervenors. 

We are working to get as many groups and impacted community members as possible to file as intervenors to show that there is strong and growing opposition to this project in our region. Filing as an intervenor is a way of registering your concerns about the project with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As an intervenor, if the project is approved, you will have legal standing to participate in future legal challenges if you choose. 

Whether you are a landowner along the proposed route, a resident who loves fishing and hunting, or hiking in the National Forests, a local business owner who is concerned about impacts, or a young person worried about climate change, we all have a stake in ensuring the pipeline does not get built. It is important to be as specific as possible about how the pipeline would impact your interests when intervening. There will also be organizations, like Rogue Climate, who are intervening on behalf of the communities they represent.

FERC works quickly and we have a short timeline to interveneThe deadline to file is October 26th at 2pm PST. The good news is that it is relatively easy to file and we put together step by step instructions that you can access online HERE

We will also be holding five workshops along the pipeline route. Drop by anytime during the workshops for more info and one on one support to file as an intervenor. 

INTERVENOR WORKSHOPS

  • Shady Cove: Monday, October 16 from 4pm - 7pm at the Upper Rogue Community Center (22465 Hwy 62 Shady Cove, OR 97539)
Also, last week Veresen, the company behind the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal proposal completed a merger with Canadian fossil fuel giant Pembina Pipeline Corporation. This merger means that we are now fighting one of the largest fossil fuel corporations in North America. Jordan Cove isn’t the first fossil fuel export project proposed by Pembina in Oregon. In 2015, the City of Portland turned down a Pembina proposal for a controversial propane export terminal at the Port of Portland. 

Thanks,  

Allie 

P.S. Please consider making a donation, or volunteering in the coming months as we are going to need all hands on deck.