Clearwater Fly Casters By-laws
are to be established by a vote of the general membership. The current membership categories and dues are:
Individual: Family: Sustaining: Lifetime: Student: Complimen
$20.00/yr $30.00/yr $50.00/yr $300.00 ½ yearly dues Dues waived in lieu of services. This does not include
automatic inclusion in any raffle sponsored by the club based on membership. A member, age 65 or older, with 15 years membership in the Clearwater Fly Casters is granted honorary membership for life.
Majority Rule. A motion must pass by greater than 50% of the membership present at any general meeting.
A club auction is to be held on a biennial cycle for the purpose of raising funds to be used by the club. One half of the proceeds shall go to the general operating fund and one half to the Bill Alspach & Dave Engerbretson Memorial Scholarship, until such time as the scholarship is deemed to be adequately funded in perpetuity.
The Bill Alspach & Dave Engerbretson Memorial Scholarship
Background. The Bill Alspach Memorial Scholarship fund was initially established in 1997 in honor of Clearwater Fly Caster member Bill Alspach. The fund was created to provide scholarships to students engaged in fisheries research and management studies at the UI, WSU, LCSC and EWU.
Bill passed away in 1997. Shortly after Bill’s death, friend and outdoor writer Craig Lannigan wrote a tribute to Bill. In part he said, ”Bill always made fly-fishing simple. He enjoyed what the river would give him and did not expect anything else. Never would he neglect greeting a newcomer to the river. He would often spend more time talking about fly-fishing than fishing, well almost. There were no secrets