April 2020 Fly Caster

To all ETFC members

In these unprecedented times and government restrictions,I would like to update you on several ongoing issues regarding the ETFC.

The club exec will remain in place until the fall of 2020 , when new elections will occur and the club budget will be presented. The date for this will hopefully be are October meeting.

Existing arrangements for club membership will remain as before. Membership forms and contact and be found on our website. The club has delayed changing of the gate lock at Spring Lake for the time being but will be done before summer.

The executive has moved forward on replacing the dock at Spring Lake . The installation awaits final arrangements with the supplier and possible government regulations. The club will be installing a floating dock. The executive moved forward on this because of government regulations , it’s doubtful we will have another meeting until fall. This would leave club members without a dock and increased difficulties enjoying the lake. The club and town regulations remain enforce at the lake.

The club will continue to be in contact with our members through email ,website and the newsletter. The executive hopes you are all well and look forward to seeing you at club events in the future and on the water.

Ron Storrier
VP, ETFC

ETFC BOAT STICKERS

If you keep a boat at the dock area at Spring Lake please ask for a boat sticker when you renew your membership. Even if you don’t leave your boat at the lake you can still request a sticker. They are totally free and serve a few different functions. Each is individually numbered so the club can reference which member belongs to which sticker and thus, which boat.

The stickers will allow us to identify which of the boats in the dock area are owned by current members. There are a number of boats which have not been used in a number of years and they only add to the clutter in that area.

Also it will be helpful in identifying non-members who are using club facilities.

Furthermore, it adds another level of security to your boat since each sticker is unique and if there are any problems at the lake with the boats we can contact the owners easily.

Please place the sticker on the side of the boat below the gunwales so it is visible on or off the water.

If you have a boat stored at the lake and it has not been used for some time please consider moving it or selling it so we can reduce the amount of items on site.

COVID 19

We are all committed to keeping our volunteer community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard the daily updates from the Alberta Chief Medical Officer and want to assure you that we are taking every precaution to protect the health and well-being of club members.

We are suspending all in-person club meetings until further notice. Our annual AGM will also be postponed until a later date. While the global risk is rising, the risk of contracting COVID-19 in Alberta is still low. Please look out for one another, practice good hygiene and take other preventative measures, including physical distancing, where possible.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit the Government of Canada and Alberta Health websites.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

March 2020 FlyCaster

It’s time to renew your ETFC membership!

If you haven’t already done so please take a moment to renew your ETFC membership for 2020. ETFC 2020 CLUB MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE IS MARCH 31st.

EFTC $45. AFGA INSURANCE $28. TOTAL $73.

Mail to:
Norm Selman
#420, 2420 108 St. NW
Edmonton, AB
T6J 7J3

If you have an AFGA paid membership through another club then print the name of your club affiliation on the ETFC form and remit only $45. Go to our web site and follow the links. Down load the updated form, fill it out and mail it to above address.

For more information please contact the membership committee.

Norm Selman – 780-462-7850 – normselman@msn.com

2020 Club Memberships & Gate access

At our last club meeting it was announced that we are making a change to the membership process in 2020. With our annual review of outstanding gate access keys we are making a change for this year. In the past we have reissued new keys with a new lock about every 5 years. A fob system was explored and is not currently viable so this year we are changing to the use of a combination lock. With this change the key deposits will not be required and we will change to an annual property access and maintenance fee of $10 starting in 2021.

Another notice will be sent when we have completed this change, with the combination forwarded to paid club members. If you had a membership and gate key in 2019 and do not plan on renewing please reach out to our membership coordinator on returning your key and getting your deposit returned. For new memberships and for contact details please go to our website at http://www.edmontontrout.ca

2020 Wabamun Kids Can Catch

We supported another successful Kids Can Catch event in February. A thank you to club members who helped make this event a success to introduce people to the activity we love, Fishing! Mark your calendars for next year. The event is scheduled for February 13, 2021.

On behalf of the Alberta Conservation Association and myself, I want to extend a sincere thanks to you, your organizations and volunteers for making it possible for 1,065 adults and children to get outdoors and try fishing at Wabamun Lake Kids Can Catch on February 15. We had 85 volunteers and staff give their time to make this event that success that it is. Event Coordinator, ACA | Sherwood Park

ETFC BOAT STICKERS

If you keep a boat at the dock area at Spring Lake please ask for a boat sticker when you renew your membership. Even if you don’t leave your boat at the lake you can still request a sticker. They are totally free and serve a few different functions. Each is individually numbered so the club can reference which member belongs to which sticker and thus, which boat.

The stickers will allow us to identify which of the boats in the dock area are owned by current members. There are a number of boats which have not been used in a number of years and they only add to the clutter in that area.

Also it will be helpful in identifying non-members who are using club facilities.

Furthermore, it adds another level of security to your boat since each sticker is unique and if there are any problems at the lake with the boats we can contact the owners easily.

Please place the sticker on the side of the boat below the gunwales so it is visible on or off the water.

If you have a boat stored at the lake and it has not been used for some time please consider moving it or selling it so we can reduce the amount of items on site.