Who we are: The club is open to everyone, but meetings and outings take place during the week, and we meet at the Chilson Senior Center. Some of us have fished all our lives, some took up the sport when we retired. If you want to learn, or to teach, this is the place to start. We fish by boat, by float tube, from the bank and in the stream waving a fly rod. Some of us give our catch a little hello and goodbye kiss, and set them free. Others can show you how to fry, bake, pickle, smoke or make sushi out of just about everything that swims.
What we do: This is a fishing club, and our basic purpose is to get together and fish. Some of us fish three or four times a week, and looking for buddies. Others pretty much limit club activities to conversations at our weekly coffee klatch and monthly meetings. And that’s okay too. It’s all about fishing, and we interpret that basic mission pretty broadly.
LFC is affiliated with Loveland Parks & Recreation Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit, which means we also do a fair amount of philanthropy, and for us that usually has something to do with fishing. Each summer we teach youngsters and special needs adults how to fish, working with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, Loveland Police at their annual Loveland kids Fishing Derby, Colorado Youth Outdoors and others. We also host an annual Senior Fishing Derby, open to all but special guests include residents of Loveland area assisted living centers.
When and where:
- Chilson Center, Loveland, 2 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
- Board meetings 9 a.m. on the first Monday of the month
- Fishing trips: See calendar
- Friday breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Fridays, Perkins Restaurant, Loveland Join us!
2017 Club Officers and other contacts:
Contact: Bill Prater, 970-988-9174
President, Fred Riehm
Vice President, Dave Johnson
Immediate Past President Merle Gordon
Treasurer, Barbra Ding
Secretary, Kathleen Barker
Government Affairs chairperson, Jim Roode
Member at large, Norm Englebrecht
Friends of the Big Thompson, Walt Graul
Activities chair, Dee and Pat Mikulak
Program chair, Dave Boyle
Kids Fishing Derby chair, Keith Gentry
Senior Derby Chair, Ray Park, Keith Gentry
Advertising/public relations, Tom Miller
Historian, Skip Kral
Banner Keeper, Dennis Kelsey
Raffle Chair, Dan Barker
Publicity, Bill Prater
Volunteers of America, John Grady
Webmaster, Editor, Bill Prater
Inventory, Jim Visger