Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Club honorees recognized at banquet

At our annual Christmas banquet, the club honored those members who have had an outstanding year, either in service to the club and/or with individual achievement.  Each recipient will receive a customized coffee mug with their name and recognition.

Fly Tier of the Year - Captain Tyler Wood
Awarded to that member who, either through active participation, or educating and sharing skills, or significant improvement in their own skills, advanced the art within our club. Tyler, a new member to our club in 2020, not only led a trio of our online fly tying sessions, but also brought a wealth of knowledge about flies, materials and techniques. Tyler is a great addition to our excellent group of club tiers.

Member of the Year - Bill Morrison
Awarded to that member who, either made important contributions to our club, or assisted in helping others, or achieved milestones in their own skills. Bill hit home runs on all three criteria! In March, he earned his certification as an FFI Casting Instructor. In April, he organized and initiated our Zoom meetings, creating YouTube tutorials that not only benefitted our members, but also other clubs that are now holding their own Zoom meetings. In addition, as Chair of the Tournament Committee, he helped make our 2020 Mixed Bag Contest the most successful ever.

Presidents Award - Rich Hudson
This award is selected by the president in recognition of service to the club, or for any actions or deeds that he/she sees worthy of recognition. For the past several years, Rich has done a truly outstanding job as our secretary/treasurer. But with the challenges of 2020, and lack of public events or access, he somehow managed to promote our club and generate membership throughout the year. Our club now stands at 83 member families - largest in the state! Rich has been a great club ambassador, reaching out through various community connections to promote our club.

Please join us in congratulating all of our award winners!