7th Rotary fishing tournament a success

Published 11:29 pm Sunday, June 26, 2016

From Washington Evening Rotary

The Washington (evening) Rotary Club’s seventh annual fishing tournament was its most successful event to date. The major fundraiser now officially known as the Charlie Griffin Memorial Fishing Tournament and is named for a long-time member Charlie Griffin, who embodied Rotary’s “Service Above Self” motto.

The many participants took part in a morning of recreational yet competitive fishing June 4, from 6 a.m. until noon.

Generous prize money was awarded those finishing in the top three places in two separate categories.

In the adult division, first place went to Keith Mitchell; second place to Don Miller II; and third place to David Windley.

Youth division winners were first place, Jackie Smith; second place, Preston Hardin; and third place, Jackie Smith.

In all, 45 participants enjoyed a weather-perfect morning of fishing, helping to provide funding for Rotary projects.

Special participants were youth who are a part of Angels N Camo, which provides adventure fishing and hunting opportunities for those who might not experience this otherwise. Lisa Adams is the founder of this special endeavor.

The annual tournament is made possible by financial support through donations from corporate, local business and professional entities, as well as individual donors.

The club directs all after-expense monies realized to charitable organizations. The overall coordinators of the tournament were Dr. Tim Klugh and Shanon Carter, with enthusiastic support from club members.

The Rotary Club of Washington was organized with 18 charter members in the spring of 1920. In less than four years, it will mark its 100th anniversary as part of a worldwide organization that has made a significantly positive impact upon communities and individuals all over the earth.