There is a lot going on with the Chapter. I encourage everyone to take a few minutes to read through
all the announcements, reports and updates in this newsletter. It is really impressive how much the
Chapter has already accomplished in just the first half of the year. Notably, our Youth Program under
Director Bill Armandi has really done some outstanding things. And as our focus turns to more
on-the-water fishing activities, there's still a lot of fun events and outings ahead of us.
An event that is not specifically called out in the newsletter is the April general monthly meeting
where we presented Dave VanDoorn from the Take-A-Vet Fishing organization with a $500 donation. You
could have heard a pin drop in the room when Dave was recounting the time he helped a Vet fulfill
his bucket list item of catching a Muskie. This is a great organization which we will look to
continue to support going forward. I also had the honor of moderating a discussion panel of our 2021
Fishing Contest winners at the April meeting. I personally find the meeting programs which feature
our own members to be the most informative and enjoyable. Thank you to Sam Becker, Chris Otto, Mike
Farmer and Ron Thomas for participating as panelists. more....