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Resources for FFI Charter Clubs

FFI Charter Clubs

Welcome FFI Charter Clubs!  Thank you for being a vital part of FFI and its mission - you are our feet in the streams!  This page is dedicated to all your FFI Club needs.  If you don't see what you are looking for contact clubs@flyfishersinternational.org or call 406-222-9369 Ext 2.

As all of us strive to navigate the challenges presented to our communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fly Fishers International recognizes we are facing some important decisions. Fly Fishers International has issued new guidance for clubs and councils.  Please click here to review the information.

To assist with finding ways to connect electronically FFI is a providing the list of free services which you might find helpful.  If, in the event, the free services are inadequate to meet your needs please contact the FFI office for further assistance. 406-222-9369 X109.

A quick google search came up with a list of "6 Best Free Conference Call Services"

  • FreeConference.com - While there are different levels of service, the free account allows meeting hosts to hold an unlimited number of conference calls with up to 5 online participants or 400 phone participants. Video conferencing, screen sharing, call summary, and a virtual whiteboard are all available with a free membership.  With mobile apps available for both iPhone and Android phones, it’s possible to set up and run FreeConference.com high-quality conference calls right from your mobile phone or tablet.
  • Skype for Business - Allows for an unlimited number of calls on a monthly basis with free conference calling for up to 10 participants.  Skype does not offer conference numbers for participants to dial in, but attendees can join conference calls through the free desktop or mobile phone apps.
  • Google Hangouts - Any conversation can be pivoted into a free group VOIP call for up to 10 contacts, which can be spontaneous or effortlessly scheduled in Google Calendar. There is no time limit for online meetings run through Google Hangouts or the Google Hangout Chrome extension. Meeting hosts are provided with all the usual free conference calling features like the ability to mute/unmute participants, call recording, and mobile phone apps to enable you to attend a meeting on the go.
  • FreeConferenceCall.com - is truly a free service and does not have any paid service levels. The available features include up to 1,000 participants, call recording, and a mobile app.

Update Your Club Profile

Keep your club information up to date anytime.  This helps potential club members reach out to you or become a social media follower.  It also helps FFI to keep in touch with the right people.  

Update Club Information

You need to log in with your CLUB CREDENTIALS.


Annual Report

To simplify and streamline the process there is a single link that will take you to an online form.  The form will guide you through the necessary steps to complete the annual report.  Clubs will be required to upload all necessary forms to the report and those forms can be found below along with cheat sheets for the type of tax filings you need.

DUE DATE: MARCH 1, 2021

To help make filing easier Follow these steps:

  1. First you will update your club information by clicking the "Update Your Information" link below.
  2. After updating the club information, read through, download, fill out and save the applicable instruction sheets and the cheat sheets to your computer (below links).  Use them to guide you through the process and help you prepare.
  3. Make sure you also have a current membership roster in Excel format and a reconciled year-end bank statement. 
  4. Once you have all your documentation ready you will clik the "Start 2020 Annual Report" link.  This will take you to the online form.  Follow the steps and instruction throughout the form and upload your documents as requested.  
  5. Once completed, submit the form and you are done!

Once you start the online form you must complete it in one session.  YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RETURN TO THE FORM TO COMPLETE IT LATER.  ANNUAL REPORTS MUST BE SUMBITTED ONLINE WITH ALL REQUIRED FORMS UPLOADED. 
Please DO NOT mail or email your submissions or forms.

INSTRUCTION/CHEAT SHEETS & FORMS:

Annual Report Instructions

990N (Postcard) - Cheat Sheet

Group Return - Cheat Sheet

Insurance Declaration

Club Information Sheet

Impact Questionnaire - Cheat Sheet

 

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

 

START 2020 ANNUAL REPORT

 


Club Membership Roster

Access a roster containing those FFI members associated with your club with the Club Leader Report.

Club Leader Report

FOR CLUB USE ONLY!  Member information is not to be shared or used for personal use.


Programs

Group Insurance Program

FFI offers group insurance to Charter Clubs at a significantly reduced rate.   The master policy provides:

  • Directors and Officers Liability ($1M)
  • General Liability ($2M per incident/$4M aggregate)
  • Umbrella coverage ($1M)
  • Hired or non-owned automobile liability coverage ($1M)

Enrollment forms for Charter Clubs are sent with the annual report in December, but clubs can join any time during the year.  The coverage peroid is June 1 - May 31.

Member Incentive Program

Our Member Incentive Program provides a resource to councils and clubs to obtain merchandise for educational activities, fundraisers and membership recognition. It expands the product line (not just rods anymore) that clubs and councils can choose from as an incentive for recruiting new members and retaining existing members to FFI.

For every 12 new FFI members your club recruits, your club receives $75 towards the purchase of merchandise in our Industry Partner Program.  Our industry leading partners provide products at discounts for club fundraisers, educational events, and member recruitment and encouragment in local projects.

Equipment Loan Program

The Equipment Loan Program makes rods, reels, fly tying vises and tying materials available to councils and FFI-affiliated clubs throughout the nation and non-commercial organizations within Montana. These organizations use the equipment for educational programs that will ultimately produce the fly fishers and conservationists of the future.

Industry Partner Program

Discounted merchandise available from FFI partners for fundraisers and member incentives. Must be logged in and have proper credentials to view page.

Newsletter Content

Articles from FFI publications that are available for FFI Councils and Clubs to use in their newsletters.

Non-Profit Status

Who is covered under the FFI umbrella.

Speaker's Bureau

FFI has organized a speaker's bureau as a resource to our clubs and councils.  Clubs and councils need dynamic speakers for their meetings and events.

 


Benefits

Please click the flyer you wish to review.

Charter Club Benefits

Membership Benefits

 


Promote Your Affiliation

FFI encourages all clubs to display their affiliation with the FFI on all promotional vehicles, including website and marketing materials. A club officer will need to sign the trademark agreement and return it to the FFI office.  The logos will be sent to the club in an electronic format after the agreement is received. 

Charter Club Logo

Trademark Agreement

Trademark Guidelines

Council Contacts & Map

Our Councils serve the members in regional areas throughout the United States. International members are served by HQ.

 

CHESAPEAKE

Lane Thurgood
202-441-0345
lthurgood68@gmail.com

EASTERN ROCKY MTN

Tim Papich (interim)
720-280-4186
president.ermc.ffi@gmail.com

EASTERN WATERS

Sam Decker
845-283-9555
samfishes@hvc.rr.com

FLORIDA

David Olson
321-695-9522
david@whitestackle.com

GREAT LAKES

Terry Greiner
517-719-0550
tlgreiner12@gmail.com

GULF COAST

AJ Rosenbohm
504-952-1340
ajrosenbohm@gmail.com

NORTH EASTERN

Jon Larrabee
207-729-5200
jon@larrabeereels.com

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Mark Rockwell
530-559-5759
mrockwell1945@gmail.com

OHIO

Jeff McElravy
513-652-1894
jmcelravysr@cinci.rr.com

OREGON

Sherry Steele
541-420-5532
steelefly@msn.com

SOUTHEASTERN

Greg Thurlow
404-372-1026
president@secffi.org

SOUTHERN

Chris Allen
817-913-4973
callenshooter@aol.com

SOUTHWEST

Leigh Ann Swanson
310-741-7645
president@swcffi.org

TEXAS

Rick Haness
214-679-2682
rohdevelopment@aol.com

UPPER MIDWEST

Ralph Johnson
775-230-0335
rj4par@aol.com

WASHINGTON

Steve Jones
360-606-5947
president@wscffi.org

WESTERN ROCKY MTN

Dave Londeree
208-683-1759
dlonderee@roadrunner.com

 

 

 


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Questions

E-mail: clubs@flyfishersinternational.org
Telephone: 406-222-9369 Ext 2