Friday, August 21, 2015

August 24th general meeting - Chris Patterson

The next meeting of the Kisatchie Fly Fishers will be on Monday, August 24, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm. The public is welcome.

For this meeting, we’ll have Chris Patterson as our guest speaker.  Chris was hired back in March as the new Parks and Recreation Director for Alexandria. A position he had held the last six years in Brownsville, Texas. Under Chris' leadership, the Brownsville department grew from 16 parks to 32 parks and youth recreational programs were expanded to several thousand youngsters.

Since joining AREC, Chris has initiated a series of activities to get kids outside and showing them more to life than video games and Facebook pages. Chris will talk about some of his programs and do questions and answers.

Chris will also address a hot topic on the minds of KFF members: can Alexandria have winter stocking of rainbow trout like they do in Baton Rouge, Gonzales, and Lafayette? You'll have to attend to find out!

The August, 2015 issue of "Lines and Leaders", the newsletter of the Kisatchie Fly Fishers, is now online in PDF format (901kb). Click here to download.