ILOVEFATGIRLS wrote: I don't think most of us are here for the money? To win anywhere from 40 to a couple hundred dollars? Lol, I think most of us are here to learn new things and grow with the club, for the comaraderie and brotherhood. If I wanted to win or try to win actual money I would be doing big boat tournaments, lol. I'm just here for the sheer fun!!
Seriously great attitude thats the way it should be. The point about the money was how far the membership has gone down not that this is a career move. Even when the economy was alot worse the was still at least 30 members. Why in your opinion do you think the club is drawing less members each year? Anybody else can chime in all opinions are welcome. I`ll just say that the key for getting new people interested was to fish our first tourney at a local lake. That way they came on out with an attitude of jeez I have a chance at doing well and they get to experience how cool the club is ran and what a great bunch of guys you guys are.
Then before you know it you have a new member. Then they tell there buds how cool it was and you might get another. Also having a team tourney appeals to the new guys for obvious reasons. I know if the club is still about comradery and brotherhood and teaching and learning new things that putting a local lake on the schedule wouldn`t be to much of a sacrifice to get new blood in the club and possibly bringing back some old members.