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Membership information
Thank you for your interest in the NFCA.

Membership in NFCA is $75 per year (plus a $75 initiation fee for the first year), and includes all the benefits of the association.

Attend our next meeting, the second Thursday of the month from Sept. to June. Reservations are required, and can be obtained by contacting info@nashuaflycasting.com. Guests are always welcome!

To apply for membership, simply download the application below and forward it to info@nashuaflycasting.com.

Benefits of Membership
Whether you are new to fly fishing or have years of experience, you can benefit from membership. We invite you to get acquainted with us through our website and by joining us at our next monthly meeting.

  • Increased awareness of the fine art of fly fishing and fly tying
  • Access to a “members only” catch & release, stocked pond in Nashua
  • Monthly meetings with guest speakers
  • Club-organized outings
  • Lots of good conversation with experienced fly fishing enthusiasts just waiting to help with fishing tips, and tying advice
  • Hot tips on where to fish and what equipment to use
  • Club fishing trips and gatherings to get in touch with nature
  • Presentations by local experts and professionals
  • Education of youth and sharing of fly fishing knowledge
  • Personal enjoyment and relaxation which comes from the sport of fly fishing
  • Tips to protect and preserve our waterways and the environment

arrowDownload the membership application HERE. (Right-click and "Save As" to your desktop. Microsoft Word document, 111KB)

NASHUA FLY CASTING ASSOCIATION BY-LAWS

ARTICLE I. MEMBERSHIP

Regular Membership

1. The membership of the Corporation shall be on an annual basis and shall consist of all those who pay their annual dues in accordance with these by-laws.
2. The total active regular membership shall not exceed seventy-five (75) members.
3. Any and all prospective members must have reached their eighteen birthday (18 years of age) to be recommended for membership in the Corporation.
4. A member must be a regular member, in good standing of the Corporation, for a minimum of one (1) year prior to sponsoring a prospective member for membership in the Corporation.
5. Any member may be removed from the membership upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee by a majority vote of the members in the quorum assembled at any regular meeting. Removal requires that such members shall have first been served with written notice of the recommendation of the Membership Committee based on conduct detrimental to the objectives of the Corporation.

Such conduct shall include, but may not be limited to:
a) Failure to pay dues within two (2) months of the due date.
b) Gross violation of other Corporation rules and regulations.

6. The voting power of all members of the Corporation shall be equal.
7. A Certificate of Membership or other proclamation of membership, as directed by the Officers of the Corporation, shall be issued to each member. No membership or Certification of Membership of the Corporation shall be transferable.

Life Membership

1. The Membership Committee shall have the option of recommending to the membership that an individual be awarded a Life Membership in the Corporation.
2. The Life Member shall not be required to pay regular dues, or other assessments as directed by the membership, but shall retain all privileges of the Regular Membership.
3. A Life Member shall not be counted as a Regular Member on the membership roll.
The guidelines for the Membership Committee, when making a recommendation for Life Membership, shall be as follows:

a) The member proposed cannot attend regular meetings due to ill health, wintering in distant climes, or for other valid reasons as determined by the Membership Committee or the Officers of the Corporation.
b) The member must have been a Regular Member, in good standing, in the Corporation for a minimum of ten (10) years.
c) The member must have contributed as an officer, or served as an active Committee person, or otherwise contributed substantially as an active member of the Corporation.

4. The vote by the membership shall be by paper ballot, and a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the membership in attendance is required for passage.

Honorary Membership

1. Honorary membership may be awarded to any non-member of the corporation for significant contributions toward the objectives of the Corporation.
2. Honorary membership shall not require a vote by the membership: the award may be made by the Executive Committee upon recommendation by a Life or Regular member, or by the Membership Committee.
3. An honorary member shall not have voting rights, with the sole exception being the pool owner, who shall have voting rights and also retain the privilege of veto rights of any and all motions carried by the Corporation that do not meet with the owners' personal goals and objectives, and that relate specifically to the use of the pond.
4. Honorary members shall not be expected to attend any of the Corporations meetings or functions, but may do so as it pleases them.

ARTICLE II. OFFICERS

1. The Officers of the Corporation shall carry on the affairs of the Corporation.
2. The Officers of the Corporation shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a Sergeant-At-Arms if requested by the serving President or Treasurer.
3. All Officers shall be elected at the regular January meeting of the membership from a slate presented by the Nominating Committee, or others as presented by the open membership, and shall hold office for a term of one (1) year and until their successors have been elected and shall qualify. Any Officer may resign at any time by resignation in writing delivered to the Corporation. Any Officer may be removed at any time for or without cause at any regular or special meeting of the members in quorum assembled by a vote of three-quarters (3/4) of the quorum.

ARTICLE III. DUTIES

1. The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and shall preside at all meetings of the members. The President shall appoint the Chairman of all Committees and shall, with the Treasurer, sign all contracts and all obligations of the Corporation. The President shall have sole authority to call the membership to vote on any/ all motions made at meetings of the members.
2. The Vice President shall perform all the duties of the president in the Presidents' absence or inability to act or in the event of vacancy of that office.
The Secretary shall handle the general correspondence of the Corporation and shall issue notices of meetings and shall attend meetings and keep the minutes.
3. The Treasurer shall be the financial officer of the Corporation and shall have the custody and control of its' funds and shall have the authority to open bank accounts in the name of the Corporation and to sign checks and other papers requiring the payment of money. The Treasurer shall cause all obligations of the Corporation to be paid and shall keep an account of all receipts and disbursements, which shall be open for inspection to a member at any regular meeting. 4. The Treasurer shall prepare a budget and shall give a report of accounts at each meeting to the other members and shall perform such other duties as may be authorized and directed by the members.
5. The Sergeant at Arms shall maintain order at all meetings of the members and perform other duties as may be delegated by the President or the Treasurer. The President shall have the authority to appoint a Sergeant at Arms for any meeting of the members. The Sergeant at Arms shall uphold the dress code (as directed by the membership) at all meetings of the members.

ARTICLE IV. COMMITTEES

1. The Committees shall be as follows: Executive, Nominating, Pool, Membership, Permanent Site, Program, By-Laws, Outings, and such others as may be deemed necessary or advisable by the Executive Committee.
2. The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and the past President. It shall carry on the executive business of the Corporation under the direction of the President.
3. The Nominating Committee shall be assigned at the October meeting consisting of three (3) members appointed by the President. It shall present for election, at the December meeting of the members, a slate of officers. for election at the January meeting of the membership. It may consider suggestions for this slate from the membership.
4. The Pool Committee shall attend to the obtaining, purchase, lease, or use of a pool, shall see to the stocking and maintenance thereof and upon direction from the membership establish rules and regulations concerning the use of the pool.
5. The Membership Committee shall propose members for admission within the limits of the number of members of the Corporation, and the established Guidelines for Sponsoring a New Member as directed by the membership.
6. The Permanent Site Committee shall, on direction of the membership or the President, investigate sites for the acquisition of a suitable fly fishing pool. All results of the investigations will be presented to the membership, at meetings of the members, for further membership direction.
7. The Program Committee shall arrange for the programs at regular and special meetings of the membership.
8. The By-Laws Committee shall be responsible for the formation, modification, and amendment of the by-laws for the Corporation.
9. The Outings Committee shall be responsible for the organization and planning of the outings for the members in keeping with the objectives of the Corporation.

ARTICLE V. REGULAR MEETINGS

1. The regular meetings of the Corporation shall be held on the second Thursday of each month, except the months of July and August, or at such other time or place as determined by the President.
2. All regular meetings of the membership shall be conducted using Roberts Rules of Order as a guideline.
3. Written notice of the time and place of the January meeting and of the slate of officers proposed shall be given to each member by the Secretary sometime before the meeting. The Secretary shall receive all nominations offered by the membership not later than the December meeting, in order to receive consideration.
4. No member shall be able to place a vote by proxy.

ARTICLE VI. QUORUM

1. At any meeting of the members, twenty-five (25%) of the attending membership shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VII. FISCAL YEAR

1. The fiscal year of this Corporation shall begin January 1st and end December 1st: annual membership dues are due effective January 1st each year and carry a grace period of 60 days, but not to exceed the March membership meeting.

ARTICLE VIII. AMENDMENTS

1. These By-Laws may be amended or repealed in whole or in part by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the membership in quorum assembled, taken by ballot at any regular meeting of the membership, provided that written notice of the proposed amendment together with the time and place of the meeting shall be given to all members at least fifteen (15) days before the meeting, and a copy of the proposed amendment shall accompany the notice.

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