Join ASA President Glenn Hughes on the Through the Noise Podcast

ASA President Glenn Hughes is the featured guest on the December 5, Through The Noise podcast which will broadcast at noon.

Here is the link that will be live on December 5 at noon. The link won’t open before then.

Through The Noise is a podcast that explores “the business of communicating” through conversations with executive directors, CEOs, communications directors, entrepreneurs and other professionals who deal with the management – technical or creative – process of communicating about their associations or organizations.

Renewing Your ASA Membership is a Commitment to Our Industry’s Future

ASA mailed its membership dues renewal invoices for FY 2019 in September with full payment or a first installment payment due upon receipt.

If you have already renewed your membership, thank you very much! Your membership in ASA is crucial to helping ensure our industry’s future and we thank you for your support.

We are sending a reminder, with an invoice, the first week of December.

If you have questions about dues or member status, contact Membership Director Kirk Ross, x234. 

THANK YOU for renewing your membership!

American Sportfishing Association Appoints New Officers

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) appointed a new Executive Committee as well as ex-officio members to the board of directors during the 2018 Sportfishing Summit, the recreational fishing industry's annual business meeting held October 9-12, just outside Charleston, S.C.

This annual fall business meeting brought together more than 200 fishing and boating industry and community leaders to provide a venue to discuss the issues impacting recreational fishing during committee meetings, networking events, general sessions and the association’s board of directors meetings. 

Board of Directors Appoints Executive Committee
During the Summit, the following individuals joined Chris Megan, publisher, On the Water, LLC, Chairman; and Kirk Immens, president, Sportco Marketing Group, Immediate Past Chairman, on ASA’s Executive Committee. The board of directors appointed Zack Swanson, general manager and vice president of Sales, Rapala, as Vice Chairman; Dan McDonald, president, Yakima Bait Company, as Treasurer; Louis Chemi, COO, Freedom Boat Club, as Secretary; and Jessie Simpkins, director of Marketing, St. Croix Rods, as At-large member.

Dave Bulthuis, vice president, Government Affairs and Industry Relations, Costa; Neil Eibeler, CEO, Pure Fishing; Carey Graves, vice president of Sales, Daiwa Corporation; Kenneth S. Hammond, CEO, The Hammond Group; and Phil Lillo, owner, ‎Don Coffey Group, were appointed as ex-officio board members. 

Foley Appointed ASA Lifetime Board Member
Peter Foley, president of Boone Bait Company, was unanimously appointed a life-time board of directors member. Foley has devoted decades of his time and experience to the association, having served numerous terms as a board member, Executive Committee member and board Chairman from 1985 – 1986. He also holds the title of Treasurer Emeritus.

Save the Date for the 2019 Sportfishing Summit

Please mark your calendar now for the 2019 Sportfishing Summit being held Tuesday, October 8, through Friday, October 11, at the Skamania Lodge, located along the beautiful Columbia River Gorge just outside Stevenson, Wash. 

About Skamania Lodge
“Skamania” is the Chinook Indian word for “swift water”. The Columbia River Gorge hotel is aptly named, as there are also over 70 waterfalls nearby, including the famous Multnomah Falls, which, at 620 feet, is the fifth highest waterfall in the United States.

The Washington State lodge offers 254 nicely appointed guest rooms, a 22,000 square foot conference and event center, an 18-hole, par 70 golf coursefull service spa and fitness center which includes an indoor heated swimming pool, dry saunas and indoor and outdoor whirlpools, tennis, basketball, volleyball and hiking trails.

Skamania Lodge is approximately 45 minutes from the Portland airport. For more information, check out the Skamania Lodge blog. 

For More Information
For more information about the 2019 Sportfishing Summit, please contact Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson or (703) 519-9691, x227.