May President’s Report

Firstly, I apologise for not being available at the May meetings but I have left you in John’s capable hands so our Club’s business will be continued as usual.

In April we had the Broken Sage Competition at Khancoban. Although being a very wet weekend (in more ways than one) there were 10 members contesting for bragging rights. I am please to announce that it was won by the Diamonds team this year, made up of Bob Melville, John (Stormy) Tempest, Kath Humphris and Alan Bond. Congratulations to all for a great weekend.

It was pleasing to see a good turnout of Greenwells’ members to support Kath at her son’s memorial service in Corryong. It was a very moving service that commemorated Gareth’s life and showed he was a very kind hearted man with many friends in Australia and around the world.

May will be a big month commencing with a presentation by Russell Mason, at our May General Meeting, about his tours to the northern parts of Australia. Our Beef & Reef  Night is now scheduled for Saturday 9 May commencing at 6.30pm, this is usually a great social night for members and partners.

We have Jim Baumgurtel visiting on Friday 15 May to display and sell his fly fishing / fly  tying goods. This is a great opportunity to obtain the latest gear at reasonable prices. I  have also invited members from the Wangaratta Club along to this night to catch up with Jim and see what he has on offer.

Our Combined Greenwells / Wangaratta trip to Talbingo and Tumut is scheduled for  the weekend of 23-24 May. Russ Davies’ house in Talbingo (Kinder Cottage) has been booked for Greenwells members with the Wangaratta Club members most probably staying at the Tumut Caravan Park. There will be a BBQ dinner together on the Saturday night with each Club catering for their own members. This is a great opportunity to fish this area, observe the spawning run (if the timing is right) and to catch up with other members.

Please put your names up on the board if you are going to participate in any of these events to assist with catering.

Firm strikes
Jeff Baldock