Christmas Party, 2017
We held our Christmas party last night, Friday, December 15, at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Sixty two of us attended. Several were there from the Branson chapter who have also joined or renewed memberships in our Springfield chapter for 2018. Thirty two members renewed their 2018 memberships on top of the fifty two who already renewed by mail. Our bucket raffle for the Pipkin Middle School was a success which included an auction for two magnificent flies tied by Larry Wegmann. Officials from the school were there to talk about the use of our past contributions. The story of one sixth grader almost brought tears to our eyes. Our contribution to the school based on bucket raffles, the auction, and a separate donation raised over $700. As a separate fundraiser, there were flies from the Expo that were raffled off raising $265 which is to be split evenly between the Springfield and Branson Chapters. Food, fun, charity, and more than a few fishing stories made for a great party.