We held our annual Year-in Review member meeting on November 11th at the Poncha Springs Town Hall. Members and guests had an opportunity to meet friends, enjoy great food, some impromptu music and view a Powerpoint presentation on the many chapter events and activities held in 2022.

CPC volunteers Henry and Ann Klaiman and Carole Perry received special recognition for their years of service to our fishing derbies. Jerry Wright was recognized as our 2022 Volunteer of the Year for his commitment to youth education. Retiring Director, Bill Dvorak was recognized for his 9 years serving on the BoD.

Business conducted at the meeting involved electing the Board of Directors for the remainder of 2022 and upcoming 2023.

The slate of candidates for this Board was presented, voted on and approved unanimously. The new Board of Directors is:
President: Chris Lamson (New)
Vice President: Keith Krebs (New)
Secretary: Karen Dils (Re-elected)
Treasurer: Pam Simpson (Re-elected)
Directors (New) Dave Moore; Don Harville; Mark Zinkula
Directors (Terms not Expired): Gene Milus; Kim LeTourneau; Jim McGannon; Dave Belmont; Bob Hamel; Bryan Ward

Click here to view the Powerpoint presentation, or play it on Youtube:

A slideshow of our chapter’s many activities in 2022. Features member-submitted photos as well.

And here are a few photos from the meeting:

CPC provided volunteers to assist CPW over the course of 4 days in late August and early September with a barge-shocking project near Leadville, CO. The project covered waters of the Lake Fork, East Fork, Hayden Meadows, and main stem of the Arkansas.

A large crew of CPW staff from Salida, Canon City, and Colorado Springs were managed by Alex Townsend, the Salida area CPW Aquatic Biologist. The CPC volunteers worked primarily in the water with nets, transferring shocked fish from the front of the shocking line to the rear, to be placed in the floating live well. 2-3 sweeps of each section produced an amazing number of primarily brown trout of all sizes and age classes. A couple of large resident rainbows were found in the Lake Fork section. After being weighed and measured, each fish was returned to the water unharmed.

CPC volunteers were: Jerry Wright, Pam Simpson, Mark Zinkula, Richard Frey, Reed &
Karen Dils, Chris Morton, Peter Wong and Josh Moore.