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April 3rd, 2012 – Club Meeting presenting the Jordan-Scotty Salmonid Egg Incubator

As part of the Club’s conservation agenda and our ongoing interest in promoting
sustainable and high quality trout (and other) fishing opportunities in Alberta, this meeting will focus on a program being considered by the Club to explore the potential for using the Jordan-Scotty Salmonid Egg Incubator within Alberta.
This device is manufactured in BC (in Sidney on Vancouver Island) by the Scott Plastics folks. It helps enable a much higher rate of egg to fry hatching success than through natural spawning rates (typically above 85% versus 5%-20% by
mother nature). Club member Phil Bentley took a trip out to Sidney this past year to talk with the Scott Plastics folks and investigate the device, and he has brought back a sample for a first hand look. We also have a short video about the device and copies of the Users Guide. Invitations to attend this meeting have gone out to various folks (e.g. from ACA, Alberta Fish and Wildlife, AFGA) to join us to learn about the device and discuss the potential for its use within Alberta. This incubator is being used successfully elsewhere in Canada and around the world, and the Club feels it deserves a serious look for possible use here in Alberta. See Newsletter topic below for further information.

http://www.scotty.com/fishing-gear-equipment/salmonid-incubator.htm

 

April 17th Meeting – Annual Live Auction (open to the public)

This meeting is the Club’s Annual Live Auction. As most members already know, this is the most “fun” meeting of the year, as well as being the Club’s major fund-raiser needed for the Club to successfully carry on its operations and programs. Those who have attended before also know that it is an excellent opportunity for members (and family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.) to get some good deals on fishing, outdoor, and other miscellaneous goods.

It’s that time of year again – we need all members to gear up and get ready for our Annual Auction. This year we have changed the date from our normal mid-March timeframe to mid-April, hopefully giving us good odds of getting a pleasant evening and avoiding nasty weather we have sometimes encountered in the past. As long time members will know, a successful Club Auction is essential for the Club to fund the major portion of our annual budget and programs. So we depend on our members to contribute to this key fund-raising event – all members are asked to do their best to provide their support. This means: (1) looking around your house/garage and contributing items of interest (fishing, flytying, camping equipment, tools, etc.), tying up and donating some flies, or donating any other items in sound condition that you no longer use/need; (2) getting the support of businesses/organizations that you work for or that you frequent in terms of donating merchandise, services, gift cards, etc; (3) telling your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc. about the auction and encouraging them to come out for an evening of fun and good deals; and (4) coming to the auction yourself and bidding on items you or your family can use. You will find attached a copy of the Letter that you can print/copy and give to the businesses you approach to provide support for the Club – they generally need it for accounting purposes in order to make donations. Additional copies of the Letter can be picked up at upcoming Club Meetings, or from Members of the Executive. Thanks for your contributions and efforts – they are both needed and appreciated!

ETFC – Auction Poster – 2012 – 20120326

ETFC – Auction Letter – 2012 – 20120312