Friday, September 23, 2016

The Future of the Lake Huron Fishing Club and Chantry Chinook Classic could be in your hands?

This was sent out to the Club Membership & I said I would send it out to as many People as possible through my Blog & Fishing Forums, 

Subject: The Future of the Lake Huron Fishing Club and Chantry Chinook Classic

This email is an urgent call to our fellow members of the LHFC.

The people that run the Chantry Chinook Classic need help…….. And lots of it…….. Simply put, if some of our members do not step up and help, the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby of this past summer will likely be the last.

I will remind everyone that without the funds the Club receives from the Chantry, both of our hatcheries will close permanently.  Once that happens, the Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout fishery will be lost on the eastern shores of Lake Huron.

The Derby committee meets once a month in the evening for 2 hours.  I have to think that there are 6 members, out of a pool of over 400 members, that enjoy fishing Huron and its Tributaries enough to commit to helping out a few hours a month.

We have been very lucky as a Club to have enough volunteers at both hatcheries to rear our fish , and the Executive Board of Directors have as well, so we are good in those departments, although we are always looking for more help too. But the urgent help is needed to keep the largest source of our funding, the Chantry Derby, alive.

Simply put, either step up, or the Lake Huron Fishing Club and its stocking program will come to an end.  The math is very simple folks – no money, no more stocking any salmonids………and no more  LHFC.

Kind Regards,
Michael Hahn
Lake Huron Fishing Club

Some jobs needing to be filled are: media person; someone good with a computer; volunteers to help with our Sponsorship Committee (to approaching businesses). As well, we need people to help with some of the duties needed to run the derby. 

On another note, we have a School Salmon Hatchery Program that will reach 35 or more schools this year. Students help us raise Salmon in their classrooms. We run a  Kids Day the middle weekend of our Derby. LHFC/OFAH supply equipment for the Tackle Share  (Rod, Reel and Tackle) in Bruce County Librarys, that kids can take out for a week, just like a book. This could all end if we don't get some help. Many hands make for light work. PLEASE step up and help if you can.
Thanx and Tight Lines Richard
LHFC School Salmon Hatchery Program Co-ordinator

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