At the April 2014 Chapter meeting, we had a presentation by Chuck Cutshall of Project Healing Waters. At that meeting, there was overwhelming interest in having this program in this area and for our Chapter to be involved. After considerable work and discussions with everyone involved, the program has been set up through the local VA and the Combat Readjustment Center. They have also obtained permission to use the Lycoming College lawn across the street for outdoor activities, such as casting instruction.
Healing Waters would supply all materials for instruction – rods, reels, fly tying vises, etc with the understanding that the Chapter would return them if the program ceases.
We are now at the point when we need to commit to this program. We are in need of someone to be the coordinator for this program. This person would be the Chapter contact with the VA and would be responsible for staffing the meetings with instructors from the Chapter. Please consider filling this role. There are many individuals within the Chapter who have indicated they would be willing to teach and instruct the material, but we are in need of a coordinator.
Without someone to fill this position, we can not move forward with this very worthwhile and life changing program. The person in this position will receive the help and support of the Chapter as well as Chuck Cutshall and the VA.
Again, please consider filling this position and if you can’t do you know someone who may be willing to do it? Project Healing Waters and the VA Staff is very enthusiastic about this and ready to go but now it is up to us. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Dave Craig (Chapter President) at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Home: 570-326-1002 / Cell: 570-971-4744
This is not only a great opportunity for our Chapter to gain exposure and possibly an increase in membership, but more importantly, look what we will be doing for the men and women who served our Country and gave so much.
Thank you for your help!!!