Monthly Meetings, July Picnic, and Holiday Party & Auction
There are 9 monthly meetings held on the third Thursday of the month (except July, August, and December) at Haller Lake Community Club. Each meeting begins at 7 p.m. and includes a social half-hour, raffle, refreshments, and an educational program featuring a guest speaker. Our guest speakers are fishing guides, NFA members, and conservationists. The meeting usually concludes around 9 p.m.
The annual NFA Picnic is held on the third Thursday in July instead of the monthly meeting. This outing is a well-attended event for all NFA members, their family and friends. The club provides entrees and drinks. Members bring potluck items such as appetizers, salads, side dishes, and desserts.
DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY AND AUCTION
In December we have our annual Holiday Party and Auction instead of a monthly meeting. This event is a catered banquet and fundraiser consisting of many fine raffle and auction items. The banquet meal is followed by an awards ceremony which includes the club's Service Award, Award of Merit, and the Memorial Award for Conservation. There is also a video showing fishing-related highlights of the past year.
MONTHLY FISHING ADVENTURES
The club schedules over a dozen fishing adventures during the year. Besides fishing, these outings also provide opportunities for socializing and mentoring. These outings have been held on northwest lakes and rivers, Puget Sound, British Columbia, Oregon, and Montana.
CONSERVATION PROJECTS AND DONATIONS
Conservation outings are a great way to get outdoors, get some exercise, and make a difference in preserving and improving the environment so vital to the health of fly fishing. These are great activities for members and their families.
Each year the NFA donates two kids scholarships to the Northwest Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy and awards the NFA Memorial Conservation Award (currently $500) to an organization doing conservation work that impacts fisheries.
We provide classes for members and the general public. The classes include fly casting and fly tying.
Library, Newsletter and Fly Fishers International
The NFA Library contains books, magazines and videos of interest to both the beginner and seasoned angler. The collection is available to members at every monthly meeting; its contents can be viewed on line either by title or by images of front covers.
On a quarterly basis the NFA publishes its newsletter, The Flypaper, which keeps members informed about past, current, and future club events. The publication is emailed to each member and is available on line.
NFA MEMBERSHIP IN FFI
The NFA is a member of the Fly Fishers International (FFI). Every year the club donates to the fund-raising raffle at IFFI's National Conclave. Club members volunteer to help out at the annual Ellensburg Fly Fishing Fair put on by the Washington State Council of the FFI.