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President's Message

Bill Leslie

Bill Leslie

Starting this month, we will officially begin calling for nominations to the Ozark Fly Fishers Board of Directors.  All 5 officer positions and 2 directorships are open this year.  I will be taking on the role of the Past President in 2015.  This is partly due to some serving more than one term and partly due to vacancy appointments. The nominating committee is currently hard at work trying to find potential nominees and having little success.  Dan Elhmann has accepted the nomination for Secretary. Thank you, Dan, for stepping up when called upon. 
The remaining positions that are also open for nomination are as follows.  Officers:  President, Vice President and Treasurer.  Directors:  Education and Membership.
My time on the Board has been both rewarding and enjoyable. I have had the pleasure to get to know many of our members, speakers and other great individuals that I would not have met otherwise. Helping shape the direction and identity of OFF has been its own reward.   While I will remain on the Board as Past President for the next two years, it is time for new leadership. This is your opportunity to take part in creating a new chapter for OFF.  Our next set of leaders will determine who we bring in as guest speakers, what outings we have, and what direction we will take with our conservation and education efforts. This is your chance to make a difference in OFF.  Be assured that you will have the full support and guidance of the former board members if needed while serving the membership of this great club and molding the position into what you think it should be. It was discussed that we should be mentoring individuals to move into the various positions as vacancies come available, which is a great idea.  However, the idea seems to conflict with the By-Laws, which state that the Nominating Committee should consist of members of the organization appointed by the Board but who are not Officers and Directors. So it seems to me that when the By-Laws were drafted, they did not want the incoming directors handpicked by the exiting Board. On the other hand, having someone waiting in the wings to move into a position as it becomes available would certainly ease the transition from one Board to the next.

If you are interested in helping your club, please contact a member of the nominating committee - Bill Todd (chair), Glenn Bish, Mark Harris and Jerry Kniepman.  I know you will find serving as rewarding as I have.

See you at our next meeting!

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August Meeting

THURSDAY, August 28th
Queeny Park
Greensfelder Recreation Complex
550 Weidman Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011
7:00 PM

Our speaker for August has been fishing the streams of the Great Smoky Mountains since the 1950s. A native of East Tennessee, Don Kirk has been a full time writer, editor and publisher for over three decades. His first book, Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park published in 1979 is currently in its 5th revision, and has sold over 100,000 copies.  Don will have copies of his current book, just newly released, Hatches and Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains (Stackpole Books, 2014). Don resides in Montevallo, Alabama with this wife, Leah, and two of his five children. Don's passion is sharing the secrets of the Great Smoky Mountains and fly fishing.
Don is entering his third year as publisher of the Southern Trout Magazine. Check it out at (http://www.southerntrout.com/),
Hope to see you on the 28th.

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