Lake Region Anglers Association
"What We Do" 2012-2013
"WHAT WE DO" is a brief overview of some of the activities that your Lake Region Anglers Association is involved in. We welcome all persons who enjoy the benefits of "WHAT WE DO" to become members of LRAA.
Your membership in LRAA helps us to advance the objectives of the Association.
The objectives of the Association are the Conservation and Preservation of our natural resources, enhancing recreational and fishing opportunities through our work with Lake Access projects, creating an environment that promotes a spirit of Sportsmanship and Fellowship amongst our members and supporting Youth Education and Youth Activities.
Association Member & Public Outings
- Spring Northern Outing
- East Bay Outing
- Devils Lake Open – open to the public
- Devils Lake Angler Young Angler (AYA) Tournament in partnership with FM Walleyes – open to the public
- Adult-Child Outing
- Walleye Widow Outing
Annual Meeting – Meal, Association Business (Secretary & Treasurers Reports), election of Executive Officers and Board of Directors, Association, Guest Presentations, Awards (LRAA Team of the Year, LRAA Sportsperson of the Year, LRAA Lifetime Achievement), Raffles - Prize Drawings
Monthly Board of Director Meetings – Association Business - Open to the public – held the first (1st) Tuesday of each month – September through May at Felix’s Restaurant starting at 7:00 PM
Game & Fish Appreciation Evening - get-together to recognize and thank the local and state Game and Fish Employees for all the work they do.
Association Newsletters - 3 per year – updates on club activities, how to fishing articles, topics of local, regional and statewide significance, legislative concerns related to fishing and our natural resources
LRAA Website http://www.ndsportfishingcongress.org/LRAA.htm - Everything LRAA
E-Mail Tree -- Regular e-mail communications to the membership and interested parties on upcoming events, items of interest, and provide a way for members to contact the memberships elected Board of Directors and Officers of LRAA through our e-mail contact address of firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Activities -- Provides Equipment, technical assistance and volunteer support to:
- Flyway Fish Fry
- Devils Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Fish Fry
- North Dakota Telephone Company Fish Fry
- Law Enforcement Fish Fry
- Devils Lake Chamber Fishing Tournament
- Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Tournament
- Kim Barstad Memorial Fishing Tournament
- FLW Walleye Fishing Tournament
- Masters Walleye Circuit Fishing Tournament
- Host of ND Game & Fish District 3 Advisory Meetings
- Lure Em' for Life - Youth Camp
- Fishing Has No Boundaries - Anglers with Disabilities
- North Dakota Teen Challenge - Fishing Qwest
- Fishing Rummage Sale
Support’s Become an Outdoors Woman through scholarships – Week long camp where focus is on learning in 28 different outdoor activities
Member of Devils Lake Access Committee - cooperative committee of City, County, DL Park Board and Lake Region Anglers to provide for improved access to Devils Lake both summer and winter.
Coordinate new access projects, fish cleaning stations in partnership with North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Provides consultation, money and volunteer labor to maintain Lakewood Landing, East Bay, Black Tiger, R&R Campground, Henegar, 6 Mile Bay, Lake Irvine and Pelican Lake landings – Help purchase, install, maintain, clean-up Docks, Ramps & Fish Cleaning Stations
Fundraising - Calendar Raffle - funds used to support Lake Access Projects
Clean Water Grant – activities to help local businesses provide equipment to clean boats help prevent the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species
Youth EDUCATION & Activities
Support’s Lure Em’ for Life with 5 full scholarships for youth – Week long camp to teach youth about fishing in the classroom and on the water
Support’s Exploratory Days for the middle school (5th-8th grades) with financial, equipment and volunteer support
Support’s local Cub & Boy Scout Outings
Support’s Sportsmen for Youth Expo
Coordinator in partnership with FM Walleye's Unlimited, Inc. of the Devils Lake Regional Angler Young Angler (AYA) Fishing Program and the Angler Young Angler International Championship
Legislative - CONSERVATION - perservation
Member of North Dakota Sportfishing Congress (NDSFC) - The NDSFC is the fisherman's independent representative at the state and federal level. We offer support to the NDSFC who represents the interests of fisherman at local, state and the federal meetings. LRAA helps to support an independent lobbyist to work for the fisherman’s interests at the State Legislature each biennium. Currently the President, the Vice President, one Board member and two delegates of NDSFC are LRAA members
Represent the angler’s interests at the Ramsey County Water Board, the Joint County Water Board and the Billings Lake Subcommittee meetings addressing issues that affect sport fishing in the Lake Region such as the Carp issues at Billings Lake. Active with North Dakota Game & Fish on educating public on the negative effect Aquatic Nuisance Species would have on Devils Lake.
Selected as a representatives of the North Dakota State Fishing Tournament Committee .