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First Meeting Of The Year!! 

CWA Spring Kickoff Meeting - McLean, VA


Saturday, Mar 19, 2017


8991 Brook Road, McLean, VA (map)


Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Where:  St Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 8991 Brook Road, McLean, VA 22102

We know all of you fly fishers have cabin fever really bad by now and you’ll want to come hear our plans for a very fun year of fishing trips with CWA.  There are trips for everyone all around the area, from beginners to experts.  We’re going to the Rapidan River in Virginia; the North Fork of the Potomac River in West Virginia; Deer Creek, Elk River, Savage River, and the Gunpowder River in Maryland; Conewago Creek in Pennsylvania, and a number of our favorite ponds.  Check-out our trips and sign up early.  We also have a flyfishing clinic or two planned for folks who want to work on their skills.   In addition, you’ll want to catch Casey Peltier’s presentation on the CWA trip to Upper Canyon Outfitters in Montana in August.  Some of the CWA members did this trip two years ago and it was such a hit, we’re offering it again.   

The meeting will include a discussion of elections for the fall for CWA officers and board members.  We encourage everyone to consider becoming a candidate for these positions.  Without volunteers, we can’t keep CWA going. Your support is very important to us!  Bring your ideas for fishing trips and new events, your friends who might like to become members, and your enthusiasm. All are welcome.

It’s also membership dues time.  Come to our meeting and renew your annual membership at the same time.  It’s easy.  For those of you who can’t attend the meeting, please send your check for membership ($30 per year) to CWA, P.O. Box 296, Phoenix, MD 21131.  Don’t worry, the mailbox is working.  We’ll collect your dues and update your contact information on our membership roster. Please include your name, address, home phone number, cell phone number, e-mail address, fishing skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced), type of fishing you enjoy (trout, bass, saltwater), and whether you have a boat or kayak.

Try your luck with our CWA raffle.  We’ll be offering a number of nice fly fishing items at the raffle.  When you pay your dues this year you will receive one free raffle ticket. As a fly fisher, you can never have too many fly fishing goodies.

Enjoy light refreshments, gifts, and good conversation.  Hope to see you all there!


St Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 8991 Brook Road, McLean, VA 2210

This is just west of Tyson's Corner at the intersection of Rte.7 (Leesburg Pike) and Brook Road. Look for the traffic light right after you pass over the Dulles Toll Road, and turn right. There are two churches on that corner. St. Thomas' is the smaller one.

Please RSVP to CWA VP  Carol Stevenson:  castevenson@mindspring.com or call (401) 472-0272

Chesapeake Women Anglers (CWA) is a women's fly fishing club with members residing in and around the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area including MD, VA, DC and beyond.
We share skills by teaching each other while on the water and in the classroom and by writing articles for our quarterly newsletter. We meet monthly to fish on local waters in the mid-Atlantic/Chesapeake Bay area and by way of our destination trips explore more distant waters together (see CWA Calendar).  We partner with environmental groups to improve our waters, take part in community events, and socialize at our annual spring kick-off meeting fall picnic, and winter holiday partyMostly we just love to fly fish and enjoy sharing all about it.
Become a member so you too can learn about the great places we fish, share the camaraderie and create your own stories. Membership is open to adult persons age 18 and over (see Membership). We hope to see you on the water!              

                                                                                   P.O. Box 296, Phoenix, Maryland 21131