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Tis the season that a lot of Outdoor Bloggers are having giveaways on their blogs to share the Holiday Spirit.
I’d like to attempt to “Round Them All Up” and make it easy to share your Holiday Giveaway and make it easy for visitors to find all the great promotions out there!
So in the below Linky Thingy, if you are having a giveaway on your blog, LINK to it here and I’ll do my best to let everyone know about it!
If you know of a great giveaway this isn’t yours and you want to share the fun, I don’t think the person who is doing the giveaway would mind if you linked to their giveaway below… so feel free to add someone elses giveaway (that might not know about this round up) and send them some extra traffic this holiday season.
Sharing is Caring they say…
(please try to link to the actual giveaway post, not a blog on the whole, let’s make it easy for people to find the giveaway. Plus, when it comes to your image, I’ve found the best option with this system is using the “Pick image from web”)
I hope you ALL WIN something cool this season,
October 24, 2013 Bozeman, MT- The Board of Directors for the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA), recently elected four directors to serve as the Executive Committee for the next calendar year. The Executive Committee is responsible for overseeing the business and affairs of AFFTA and to ensure the mission and goals are being fulfilled.
Chairman- Tucker Ladd President and Owner of Trout’s Fly Fishing, Denver, CO
Vice-Chairman- David Heller V.P. of Sales and Marketing Winston Rod Co., Twin Bridges, MT
Secretary- Andrew Bennett, President and principal Owner of Deneki Outdoors, Seattle, WA
Treasurer- Larry Barrett, Director of Operations for Far Bank Enterprises, Bainbridge Island, WA
The election of Tucker Ladd as Chairman of the AFFTA board is historic; Tucker is the first retailer to be elected as the AFFTA Chairman. “I am not only proud to become the AFFTA Chairman, but I am honored to be the first retailer to ever hold this position. This is a testament of the commitment to the retail base of our industry by the current Board of Directors, as well as AFFTA as a whole. I have always believed that retailers are the life-blood of our sport and industry, and I am excited to have the opportunity to represent this segment of our trade group. 2014 will undoubtedly be an exciting year for AFFTA, and I am looking forward to helping drive our trade group to new levels of success, relevancy and growth” noted Ladd.
“The newly elected Executive Committee is comprised of highly respected individuals in the fly fishing industry. Tucker Ladd’s election to serve as Chairman for the coming year by the AFFTA board of directors, is a testament to Tucker’s commitment, dedication and respect throughout the industry” said AFFTA President Ben Bulis.
From AFFTA News
Bozeman, Montana 9/16/13- Eight members of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) were elected or re-elected recently by the membership. The newly elected Board of Directors will begin their three-year terms starting October 18, 2013.
Dustin Carlson, Grizzly Hackle Holdings, LLC
Bruce Chard, Florida Keys Fly Fishing Guide
Riley Cotter, Umpqua Feather Merchants
Ian Crabtree, Scott Fly Rod Co.
David Heller, R.L. Winston Rod Co.
Chris Hunt, Trout Unlimited
Jen Lavigne, The Waterworks-Lamson
Colby Trow, Mossy Creek Fly Fishing
AFFTA board chairman Jim Klug had this to say about the outcome of the election. “We’re thrilled with the recent election and very excited about the incoming board members. This is a group of people with tremendous talent and great backgrounds in fly fishing. These new board members also represent the true diversity of AFFTA’s membership: a mix of manufacturers, reps, retailers, travel and media.”
“This election speaks volumes to the commitment and dedication of our current membership, to the sport and the industry. An unprecedented percentage of the AFFTA membership voted in this years’ election. I would like to thank the entire field of candidates, their willingness and dedication to making our trade association and the fly fishing industry stronger should be commended.” said AFFTA President Ben Bulis.
AFFTA’s mission is to promote the sustained growth of the fly fishing industry. We work to grow consumer demand for fly fishing goods and services, enhance the growth and professionalism of fly fishing businesses, and support the protection, enhancement and restoration of fish and fish habitat.