Presidents Message – November 2015

Presidents Report
The fall weather has started to replenish local streams and rivers.  This year has shown how delicate the balance is here on the Island between drought and precipitation.  Many rivers have had late runs of salmon and the return of Coho has been poor in a number of rivers.  The proposed new water supply on the Englishman River will need to be monitored carefully.  We are facing a possible reduction in flow even after this year’s drought has shown how precarious this source is.
As conservationists we need to monitor the effects of actions of government within the community if we are to retain the environment we have today for our children and our grandchildren in the future.

Our annual banquet is set to take place on March 5th.  This is a major source of funding for the club.  Last year we raised over $13000 for new equipment and upgrades to the ranges.
Our problem is that we need someone to Chair the Banquet Committee, any takers?  We have the infrastructure, we have the hall and we have volunteers. What we do not have is someone to manage the big picture, to make sure we are on time and on task.
Emma and Jean did an amazing job for 2015 and we sincerely thank them for all their efforts but we need to find someone for 2016.  It can be a shared arrangement, whatever works best for you.
Should you wish to take on the task, please email me at

A brief general meeting on Tuesday December 1st will be followed by our annual social.  I sincerely hope to see you there at 7.00 pm at the legion hall in Qualicum.  In the spirit of potluck, please fetch an appy, salad or a sweet treat for everyone to share.  We will provide some drinks and something tasty.  All members welcome!

​Richard Thompson, President PQFG.