Outings / Community Events
Besides our monthly speaker focused meetings, we host a number of community outreach events and outings.
Each year the club sponsors many fishing events on many different bodies of water. This includes active participation in voluntary community events such as Kids Fishing Derbies, Take-A-Vet Fishing day, Special Needs Children Fishing Clinic, etc. We also support and volunteer for High School Fishing Club events.
Here are specific community service outings we donate our time to this past year:
- Crab Tree Nature Center Cook County Forest Preserve – June 2 – Kids Casting Derby
- Cook County Forest Preserve – Busse Lake Kids Fishing Derby – June 15
- Special Needs Kids Fishing Derby – July 31st – Bear Lake
- Silver Games Fishing Derby – Sept. 13th – Friendship Village Retirement Home
- Plainfield South High School – Boat Captains for fishing tournaments
- Take a Vet Fishing Tournament – Fox Chain of Lakes
- Toys for Tots Christmas Donation to Toy Drive (70 toys per year donated by club)
Club members volunteer in excess of 200 hours per year in these and other activities with the intent of fostering broad interest in fishing and the outdoors.
In addition, the club also hosts an annual picnic/barbecue in August and in December we have a holiday party at a local restaurant. Family members and spouses/partners are welcome to participate in these fishing outings and club social events.
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Please visit the above link to stay current. Due to unforeseen conditions (e.g. weather), some events may need to be changed.