July 2020 News & Views
What a difference a pandemic makes. Just when we were
discussing strategies for the future of the club, everything came to
As you may be aware, Jay’s questionnaire was distributed to all
members earlier this year and we have received some positive
feedback. There were a number of suggestions in regards to
various items including club projects and fundraising, which would
involve a 50/50 draw. Your board hopes to meet (in a social
distance setting) in the coming weeks to discuss these future
I am happy to announce that we have added a few new members
to the club. Harold is now on board and has volunteered his
services at the Hatchery. He is fitting into the regular daily-duty
rotation quite well. We also welcome Michael and Dorthy
Frank continues to work on the membership listing and reminds
everyone to check your OFAH anniversary date and make sure
your memberships are paid before expiry’s.
It’s is important that we continue to grow our membership and get
new faces involved in club activities. A number of the executive
have been in current positions for a while and have expressed an
interest in handing over the reins. It’s for that reason, I have
attached our various board positions and encourage anyone
interested to please step forward.
As mentioned in an earlier e-mail, our vice president Gary is in a
London Hospital recovering from double by-pass heart surgery.
He is in good spirits and is expected to be home in a couple of
days. We all wish him a speedy recovery.
It has been a busy June at the club house and hatchery. Wayne
has worked very hard in clearing away brush and fallen tree limbs
as well as keeping the grass cut.
Al has managed to stay on schedule with our spring stocking. In
early June, more that 20 thousand Rainbow fingerlings were put
into Mill Creek by a small social distanced crew. Capacity in the
hatchery is lower than normal due to the fact no Rainbow eggs
were collected at the Thornbury Dam this spring. However, all
remaining fish are doing well and a stocking of Browns in the Fall
is still planned.
We continue to operate in unusual times and I’m not certain when
we will all be able to meet as a group. I know it would be nice to
have a get-together and share our stories of cabin fever and
Covid Projects. However, that is still some time in the future.
In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.
various board positions are as follows
All positions are open and members are encouraged to seek nomination or put their
name forward for various committees and chair positions. All positions are for a one
year term; however, this term may be extended at the request of the current appointee
and agreed upon by the Club Executive. Many of the current officers and chairmen have
held positions for a period of time and will be stepping down.
The Georgian Triangle Anglers Association is governed as follows:
Executive Elected Positions:
Will preside at all meetings other than Committee meetings to countersign cheques for
the treasurer, oversee all committee activities ensuring the committee chairmen are
fulfilling their appointments to the utmost of the Club’s benefit.
First Vice President
Is responsible to the President and shall assist the President in carrying out his duties;
assume all the President’s duties, responsibilities and all authority in the absence of the
Shall keep the minutes of all meetings, other than committee meetings; read such
minutes at each regular meeting; conduct correspondence of the club and forward to all
members a notice showing dates, times, and place of forthcoming regular meetings;
keep an up-to-date membership list; keep a nominal list for all meetings; is responsible
to ensure that Club meetings, decisions and activities are in accordance with the
Constitution and By-Laws of the Club.
Shall keep an accurate, updated inventory of the Clubs property and its whereabouts;
receive all monies of the Club and deposit same in the Clubs bank account; maintain a
proper set of books showing all business matters of the Club; read out the Club’s
financial report at each regular meeting; sign cheques issued on behalf of the Club;
maintain the Club’s financial documents in such a manner that they are ready for audit
at all times; prepare the annual financial statement for the audit and deliver it at the
Board of Directors
The Board of directors shall be comprised of the Club’s officers and four (4) other
members together with the Past President; all Board members shall be elected as
prescribed in the Club’s By-Laws.
The Board of Directors shall meet as prescribed in the Club’s By-Laws to consider the
direction and needs of the Club, including those of the Hatchery, Building & Grounds,
Ways & Means; the Board shall also deal with and resolve issues pertaining to Club
business and objectives and promote harmony within the Club.
Are established to conduct Club activities throughout the year.
Shall be elected as prescribed by the Club’s bylaws; Chairman shall choose his
committee and is fully responsible to the President for all matters pertaining to the
Hatchery; shall report to the President on a regular basis.
Building and Grounds Chairman
Shall be elected as prescribed by the Club’s bylaws. Chairman shall choose his
committee and is fully responsible to the President and for all matters pertaining to
fencing, maintenance and general upkeep of the Clubs buildings and grounds; shall
report to the President on a regular basis.
Ways and Means Chairman
Shall be elected as disrcribed by the Club’s bylaws . Chairman shall choose his
committee members which will consist of at least three(3) members and is fully
responsible to the President to encourage and create methods of Club improvement in
conjunction with all other committees.
Shall be appointed from any member in good standing and will act as a Club liaison
between the Club and the Ontario Federation of Angler’s and Hunters; Chairman shall
ensure members are notified of Club and / or OFAH expiries and renewals; shall report
to the President on a regular basis.
Receive and redirect club correspondence via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enter and update items into our website georgianfishing.org
Update club Calendar meetings and events
The duties and responsibilities of the positions listed herein are not that cumbersome
and I encourage all members to give it a try. Members previously holding these
positions are more than happy to assist with a learning curve in order for new committee
members to assume new duties smoothly