Here is the rundown of FF101 dates that Nathan Cook could use volunteers for. These classes are held at the Santana Row Orvis store. Based on how often you help, the discount increases. Its a great opportunity to pick up some gear at a reduced price.
Nathan is offering a tiered discount like last year that is based on the number of classes someone volunteers to help out with:
1-2 classes: 30%
3-4 classes: 40%
5+ classes: 50%
Here are the dates:
Saturday Classes - 8am-10am
Sunday Classes - 9am-11am
Nathan Cook will be running the Saturday classes and the 201s and Mark Schaller will be running the Sunday classes. If they can fill the classes to capacity, there will be able to get around 270 students exposed to fly-fishing and a lot of potential new members for Flycasters.
So, check your calendar and contact Nathan to let him know when you can help. His contact info is below. Help new folks interested in fly fishing to learn and get a discount on equipment.
Orvis San Jose
377 Santana Row, Suite 1040
San Jose, CA 95128
direct – (408) 961-6450
fax – (408) 961-6460
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Shoberg, webmaster
NCCIFFF 2014 HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION
FEBUARY 22, 2014
PLEASE JOIN US AS WE HONOR AND INDUCT
INTO THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FLY FISHING HALL OF FAME
LOCATION: FREMONT ELKS LODGE
38991 Farwell Dr.
Fremont, Ca. 94536
No Host Bar at 4:30 PM
Dinner and Festivities at 6:00 PM
Dinner includes: Prime Rib, Salad, Veggies, Raviolis, Roasted Red Potatoes, Coffee, Tea, and Dessert
Cost: $45.00 per individual ticket
To buy tickets via PayPal, go to the Flycaster’s website under the meetings tab you will find our online store where you can purchase tickets. Two tickets to the banquet would make a great Christmas present
The Freemont Elks put on a GREAT dinner plus there will be a lot of silent auction and raffle items for you to choose from so please sign up now and support our honorees.
For more information contact Bob Shoberg at 408-225-3477
2014 Annual Award Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser
The Conservation Committee is again working hard to make another successful event. The banquet will be on February 1, 2014 Cupertino Room of Cupertino Quinlan Community Center. Abby Huerta Catering provided a delicious meal at our last banquet and Abby will again have a variety of outstanding menu items for us to enjoy. Attendance at last February’s event was great and we expect an even greater number of attendees in 2014, so you will want to make your reservation early as space is limited and you wouldn’t want to miss out on the biggest social event of the year. At this event the club leadership will recognize members who have offered their time and talents in service to the club in 2013.
In our fundraiser there will be over 100 great prizes available through either the bucket raffles or silent auctions. Fundraiser prizes will include many discounted guided fishing trips and fishing lodges, as well as rods, reels, fly lines, fly tying equipment and materials, restaurant gift certificates, spa gift certificates, wine and wine tasting, gift baskets and much more. There will be prizes which will appeal to the non-fisher, so bring your non-fishing spouse/significant other and they are sure to enjoy the evening also. You can enjoy appetizers, beer, wine or soft drinks, and a delicious meal all for only $40 per person.
A reservation form is in the Flylines which you can either bring to the club meetings or send the form along with a check to the address on the form. If you would like to use PayPal, you can go to the club web site, www.flycasters.org, and go to the “Meetings” tab then select “Online Store.” Remember, space is limited, so make your reservation early. It is sure to be another fun event!
So, I hear you’ve been fishing?
We all try to get out as much as possible and hook into a few decent fish. Your trips may have been a great trip or a bust, either way it can be interesting. But the one area that is most lacking is hearing your story about your trip. You know we have a monthly newsletter and an interactive web site that gets updated with new stuff often. However, did you realize that both publications are there for you to not only hear about things the club is doing but also for you, as a member, to share your own stories about trips?
I know the spoken word is sometimes preferred by many but it can only reach a small audience (including those just walking by while you tell it). If you wish to share on a larger scale, like with more members, then write it up!
Some of you will say that you don’t know how to write an article or story about your trips. Well, you didn’t know how to cast or tie a fly until you tried it a few times. And, since we are a “teaching club”, to help you get started and understand more about writing articles and stories we have put the 2009 article on how to write and structure a feature story that can be interesting, humorous and entertaining. You will find it on the web site under Bulletins Page with the heading “Motivation”. It will walk you through the stages of creating your story and provide you some hints and tips on doing it well. And, since it is on the web site, it will be there for you to refer to at any future time, it will just be a page or two back from the front Bulletins Page as more Bulletins get posted.
Check it out, and let’s see more member’s articles in both the Flylines and on the web site. So, I hear you’ve been fishing, eh?