Presidents Message

President's Message

While it may seem as though this year is relatively new, the time is rapidly approaching for Deep Creek Fly Fishers to elect officers for 2019. In order for our club to continue to prosper, it is important that membership step up and assume the responsibility of leadership. The elective positions of the organization are President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. While some of those currently filling those positions may choose to place their name in nomination for another term, it is important for members to understand that all positions are open for new candidates. So, if you are at all interested in stepping up to a leadership role, please do not hesitate to place your name in nomination.

In addition to the elective positions, there are several Committee Chair positions. The clubs established committees chairs are: Newsletter Editor, Education Chairperson, Conservation Chairperson, Outing Chair- person, Trout-in-the-Classroom Chairperson, Opportunity Chairperson, Membership Chairperson and Web Master Chairperson. While I hope those currently filling those positions will continue, it is possible some may choose to not do so, so if you would like to be a committee chair in 2019, please let me know.

The two elective positions we are in need of filling are 1st and 2nd Vice President. This year, we have had no one chairing Conservation or Education, so those committees are in great need of leadership,

The By-Laws stipulate that the Board of Directors acting as a nominating committee shall present the nomi- nations at a regular club meeting in November. I hope you will be one of those nominated.

See you on the stream,

Jerry