Springtime is here and it’s time for “March Madness.” I’m not talking about college basketball; I am referring to cabin fever madness. That is when you load all the flies you tied this winter and get out of the house and go fishing for the first time in the spring. Better yet, contact a buddy on our “AZFishbook” page and make a day of it with another club member. No matter where or when you go, getting a line wet for the first time in the spring makes the long winter melt away. Don’t forget to take pictures and send them to John Doss so we can include them in the PowerPoint at the general meeting.
The AFC Annual Banquet and Raffle on March 6 promises to be a great event. I look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones. The food is going to be delicious and the raffle prizes awesome. Brad Johnson and his committee have done another great job this year.
Speaking of committees, we are starting to form committees for a lot of fun events coming up in 2016. We are looking for members who would like to help with conservation, outings, education, special events, youth activities, and other areas where the need arises. We always welcome fresh ideas and perspectives and would like to see all our members get involved in one or more committees. Please contact me or any board member and let us know if you can help. Let’s hear from you and make 2016 the best year ever for AFC!
Our association with the Sunnyslope Community Center has been beneficial to our club, and we support the center any way we can. One of the best ways we can support the center is to swipe our cards when we attend any AFC meeting or class. For the many of you who do this, I thank you. For new members, just remember to stop by the front desk and swipe your card when you come in.
This month’s quote: “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau
I believe every fishing trip is its own adventure. Thanks to all of you for making AFC the best club in Arizona.