Craig Mernitz, AFC President
An Arizona Flycaster's Equation
Engagement + Involvement = Increased Enjoyment
AFC's primary goal is to add value to people's lives. We love to share what we love and want to help you expand your knowledge and enjoyment of the sport of fly fishing. A great way to elevate your knowledge, skills, and more importantly your enjoyment is through involvement. Your return on investment will be worth the effort.
However, times are changing. Our society is currently going through a culture shift. And this is affecting small clubs as well. AFC needs to expand and diversify its committee membership in order to effectively respond to the changing world. With this in mind, we are asking our members to reflect on how they have benefited from AFC and act on how they can give back. This is how most of us made the choice to become more involved in the club.
We are encouraging all our members to please help by joining a committee. By spreading the tasks to include more members, the experience becomes more enjoyable for all of us. As the old adage goes: “Many hands lighten the load.” Get involved in your particular comfort zone or skill set. A few examples are:
social technical outings marketing
advocacy environment organization conservation
education charity events membership
Attend a board meeting, and test the water. Committee membership is not a job, there are no performance appraisals or criticism. It's very low-key, enjoyable and most of all, rewarding.