Meetings Archives - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter

9.6.2018 Fly Tying Night

By Bob Randall on Friday, September 7th, 2018 in Flies, Meetings, No Comments

This month we had a fly tying night instead of a regular presentation.  Everyone who attended enjoyed it and learned something.  Sorry I couldn’t get better fly shots.

May 20, 2017 State Council votes to allow Branson Chapter

By Bob Randall on Monday, May 29th, 2017 in Branson, Meetings, State Council, No Comments

At the MTFA State Derby Howard Hawkins, Harry Morgan, and I submitted the documentation required for making the Branson Group of MTFA-Springfield a separate club with its own provisional charter. The MTFA-State Board of Directors voted to grant the charter and it is now MTFA-Branson. Next year, provided that everything continues to go well, the […]

New State Council President

By Bob Randall on Monday, May 29th, 2017 in Meetings, State Council, No Comments

Our own Lezley Chastain is the new President of the MTFA-State Council.  The Council presidency changes at the end of each state derby.  Lezley will preside over State Council meetings until the next fundraiser in May 2018.

3/11/2017 State Council pre-derby meeting

By Bob Randall on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 in Meetings, No Comments

Yesterday, Saturday the 11th, the MTFA-State Council held its pre-derby meeting. The State Council is the “administrative glue” that makes the St Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and (soon to be) Branson chapters into a single club. Its primary fund raiser is a trout fishing derby held at Bennett Spring State Park. This year it will […]

Planning meeting for July Fly Fishing Fair

By Bob Randall on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 in Branson, Meetings, No Comments

From Chapter President Harry Morgan: We are inviting all of our club members who can to go to Bransons Lions club for a planning meeting for the July 28-29th fly fishing expo. The meeting is Wednesday, the 15th of March at 6:30 p.m. We would like to see a good turn out for this meeting […]

Reel’n in Cancer

By Bob Randall on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 in Fishing Wisdom, Meetings, No Comments

MTFA members: Since many of you don’t follow our MTFA-Springfield Facebook page, you have missed an important post.  So, I’ll show it to you below. Tyler Strothkamp and his family have been members of the Springfield Chapter for years.  Mark, his father, usually brings his sons to our meetings.  They stopped coming late last winter.  I […]

12-06-2016 Branson meeting, a good one!

By Bob Randall on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 in Branson, Fishing reports, Meetings, No Comments

Well, all I can say if you missed the meeting at the Lion’s Club Hall of the Branson MTFA – you missed a Great one. Caroline Parker from River Run Outfitters, told us where to fish, when the water is running and when it is not running. She showed and talked about the flies that […]

12/03/2016 By-law change at State meeting

By Bob Randall on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 in Branson, Meetings, No Comments

We succeeded in changing the MTFA-State Council By-Laws at the meeting at Montauk State Park on Saturday, December 3.  The changes which concern the formation of new chapters will provide a clear pathway to becoming a Provisional Chapter, and then a full chapter.  Of course, this is good news for what I call our Branson […]

12/01/2016 Christmas Party report

By Bob Randall on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 in Meetings, Social Events, No Comments

It was a good party. I never counted heads but looking at the catering payment sheet, I think we had about 75 people in attendance. We catered the food this year. Food was good, serving went smoothly, everybody seemed to have a good time. The raffle/auction raised a final total of $684 for charity for […]