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Old 03-09-2009, 07:05 PM
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Big Brother Day

Please give some consideration toward participating in the annual Flyfishing Forum Big Brother day this year.

We'll try to schedule closer to Father's Day this year (June) for a number of reasons including better results for the kids, greenhead issues last year, etc.

This is an experience that enriches the lives of these children, gives a little back to the brothers for their generous gift of companionship to the kids, and helps the organization provide a quality offering to the volunteer base that makes up the group.

However without fail we too walk away richer for having done it, and are better men for doing it.

This event is at the very core of what we represent. Help me to make 2009 the best year ever for the cause.

thanks in advance,
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:17 PM
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Just checked my schedule- I'm free the weekend of Father's Day (Sunday, 6/21), as well as the following weekend- NOT free the weekend of June 13-14 or July 4 weekend. Hopefully the usual suspects will be in attendance, as well as some new faces
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:12 AM
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I am in and will commit to attend...missed last year and was sorry I did..
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:39 PM
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I'm in. Missed last year, and regret. My boys, Chris and Brad may be available, depending on the day.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:53 PM
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I couldn't be there last year so I really hope I can make it this year. I probably can't do the weekend of June 27/28. I think the other weekends in June are clear, although I do have this nagging thought that I'm forgetting about some other plans that were made for me for some weekend in June.

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Old 03-17-2009, 06:23 PM
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I would like to do it: If it is the weekend 27/28 June, I'm in; 20/21 June I cannot.
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Juro,

As an educator I know how important these kind of events can be in the life of a child. I would like to join you and the others, but it depends on the date. I have a wedding to attend on the weekend of 27-28. If you don't mind having a rookie along, I will be glad to help.

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Old 03-18-2009, 10:33 AM
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I should be good any time in June unless I get pulled "offshore". This is always one of the highlights of the summer.

Any chance we can firm up an early June date sooner rather than later?

I hope the Boston Big Brothers are doing o.k. I heard on the news recently that they are struggling to survive in many cities due to the economic downturn.
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Juro,

As an educator I know how important these kind of events can be in the life of a child. I would like to join you and the others, but it depends on the date. I have a wedding to attend on the weekend of 27-28. If you don't mind having a rookie along, I will be glad to help.

Steve

Steve if you can attend it is worth the drive. I have participated in two events so far & will most likely make this years event as well. However June is just too far away right now to plan for.

Juro if the stars are in proper alignment I will be there for sure
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I will try and make it again this year and take the photos for the event. June looks good right now and a quick firm date would help.
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Would some door prize/name drawn from the hat giveaways be fun for the kids? I can think of a few fly tackle donations, but I'm not sure what types of things would be meaningful.
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Yes, such things are a great highlight to the day.

We typically put something different like in the box (like a different color fly or something) and after all the flyboxes are handed out we award the rod/reel setup or whatever the bonus prize is to a lucky winner.

But the more of the ceremonial things we do the more the kids will cherish the day.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:10 AM
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tough times...

Big Brothers are having a hard time dealing with the economic woes. Might be a bit of work raising the funds for picnic / Rip Ryder this year, otherwise I will choose a location without the ferry ride (sadly).

Stay tuned...
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Big Brothers are having a hard time dealing with the economic woes. Might be a bit of work raising the funds for picnic / Rip Ryder this year, otherwise I will choose a location without the ferry ride (sadly).
Juro - how much do you need ?

My Bank is looking to sponsor small community events to raise our profile a bit in the NE.

As part of my job I am committed to one community event per month, this will be my June one

PM me with the needs/details and I'll see what i can do.

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I am new here, but if you can use someone who knows nothing about spin fishing, I think that I will be able to help out on either of the proposed weekends . I would also be more than happy to make a monetary contribution to the costs of the event.
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