Wednesday, May 31, 2017

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING MONTHLY DINNER MEETINGS




                                   DINNER MEETING VENUE CHANGE 

We are excited to announce that our monthly Dinner Meetings will no longer be held at The Point Pub & Grill. Beginning in June they will be held at:

  Centennial Golf Club 1900 N. Phoenix Rd. Medford, 97504 

The menu looks great and the price will remain the same. The Club is happy to have us and has provided a few other benefits as well.  Buffet Dinner $22 per person - includes entrĂ©e, two sides, salad, rolls and simple dessert. Coffee, tea, lemonade, and soft drinks are also included.  There is a full bar  There are NO STAIRS to navigate - the room is on the ground level  They can accommodate seating up to 140  Ample parking lot  They have a large meeting area that seats over 200 for dinners that would be ideal for the annual auctions 

 BONUS: Centennial Golf Club offered to let us utilize grass areas for casting lessons or seminars and a limited number of Catch and Release Days on the Clubs ponds for instructional classes or kids events. 

RESERVATIONS are now REQUIRED for dinner 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. RSVP’S need to be in by Friday preceding the meeting. Pay when you arrive. We will take cash or check, just as before.

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

 Monthly Dinner Meetings will remain on the third Wednesday of each month except May (auction), July (dark month) and August (Wine Dinner). 

Social hour, dinner and program times will remain the same.  Wet Fly 5:45-6:45 Dinner and Meeting: 6:45

 If you have any questions regarding this change in venue, please contact one of our board members via the “Contact Us” tab on the website www.rogueflyfishers.org See you at Centennial Golf Club beginning June 21st!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Otis Swisher

This e-mail just received late yesterday by the club.


It is with a very heavy heart that I'm sending news of Otis Swisher's recent terminal diagnosis. He is under hospice care in his apartment and members of his close-knit family are making visits. He does not expect to live much longer. 

While I was with Otis today, I asked if he would like to hear from old friends from RFF. I told him that so many of us would want to show our appreciation and respect for him for being the unofficial but incredibly generous "fly fishing ambassador in the Rogue Valley" (my name for him). He agreed that he would like to receive notes. You may email him at ghoti5@hotmail.com or send a note to his address at 2180 Poplar Dr. #322, Medford 97504. Don't expect a response to your emails. At his very specific request, please do not call him or ask to visit. His energy is limited and you know that he is a very quiet person who demands his privacy. He does not want any kind of memorial service after his death.

But Otis was well enough to go fishing with his son Jack and his old friend Vince at Takelma Park on Wed. Of course, he caught a lovely trout skating a deer-hair bomber with his 3 wt. rod! I've included a link to some pictures 
​(taken by John Hutter) ​ 
that his children are happy to be able to share with all of you. https://goo.gl/photos/gdFg7fWsWQQymho48

I hope many of you will join me in showing your appreciation to Otis and saying your goodbyes to him.
Thank you, Jan Rowe 
​   541-941-1740​

Monday, May 8, 2017

May newsletter




The May Newsletter

is now available on the club's website


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