October 2017 Newsletter

Salem Chapter, Salem, Oregon, 11 October 2017

Ladies, gentlemen, and fishermen of all ages: this is your chapter update-newsletter for October 2017.

Our Past President, Brian Winn, is improving but still is experiencing medical problems that have left him with limited mobility and ability to carry out the duties of his office. He is in the Portland VA Hospital on the 9th floor, so if you are in the area and have some free time, he would enjoy a visit. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Rod Ratzlaff is our new Vice President and a major contributor to the chapter.

We must have active members to have a viable chapter. In my opinion, membership in an organization is more than just paying dues and attending an occasional meeting. Just now, our “past due membership” is larger than our “paid up membership.” Please help us by getting “your” membership up to date.

We are still looking for someone to take on the duties of Chapter President. The Board of Directors will assist you in any way we can. We need new ideas and motivation.

Our next meeting will be on 17 October 2017 at Keizer City Hall. The speaker will be Thom Kaffun (see flyer page 2).

The Association “SHOT” Darby went well. You can see photos and stories at the Association Facebook page and they have added the upcoming Salem Chapter meeting to the ANWS calendar of events and to the ANWS Facebook page. 

The association will be holding the Hall of Fame Banquet and Auction on 11 NOV 2017, 4:00-9:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Wilsonville, OR, The chapter is planning to buy a table for 10 people. The chapter will pay $30.00 and members attending will pay the balance of $30.00. There will be good food and lots of entertainment. More information will be available at our meeting or by checking the association web page. http://nwsteelheaders.org/events/hall-of-fame/

ODFW and Salem chapter will hold a Training Workshop outlining expectations and volunteer orientation on 18 October 2017 from 5:00-7:30pm and a Steelhead Fishing Workshop on 21 October 2017 from 7:00 am-5:00 pm at the North Santiam State Park. From Salem, take Rt. 22 east; just past mile post “26” you will turn Rt. into the street leading to the park. ODFW invites you to a Volunteer Training and Appreciation on 9 December 2017 at the ODFW Headquarters in Salem, Oregon from 11am until 2pm. More information will be available at the October meeting.

Bob Johnston, Chapter Sec. (see page 2)