Secondly, If anyone is offended by my comments, i sincerely apologize in advance, remember these views are my humble opinion.
Heres goes: The Marmora show was a great experience for me. It was my first and surely not my last. I acquired a few new baits for my ongoing Sub collection. I felt is was well organized, well attended by both CAFTA members and the public turnout was fantastic.
Our CAFTA shows could take a few things from this show to increase awareness of our hobby and possibly increase membership which in turn may increase the amount of, and quality of displays at our shows. And speaking of CAFTA, where was our show display??
I personally thank thank the two people who look after our shows. Chris Curtis and Len Wood spend countless hours organizing our shows. Just a few months ago I wrote here on Patricks site a few views regarding shows and the club and its future. Only two replied. We need to have Club executive in place to provide leadership, and to address any concerns that may arise as did after the Marmora show. The Marmora show was not a CAFTA event, but as said earlier we could certainly take things from that show, AND in future help Paul with his event. If we don't soon look at this issue there will be problems that may be too difficult to overcome.
So in short, I am asking that as club members we somehow get together and elect executive. This includes President, treasurer, and directors. We should have a constitution in place, and transparency with club funds, and so on... I know of a few who would consider sitting in various capacities. With club executive we can then move things forward, addressing concerns, either positive or negative. I could go on, But surely I believe I have made my point. If you have a view on this please let others know. If you wish to contact me feel free to do so. This is not meant to be a negative, just my views.
I hope this will raise a view concerns and maybe we can get an executive in place for CAFTA, and stop relying on two individuals.
As I stated earlier this just my humble opinion.
I hope your summer is SAFE, sunny and hopefully find that Lure that you've been searching for.
Patrick, as stated earlier, delete if inappropriate, and sincere thanks for letting us use your board.
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