NANFA-- a letter from Rob Carillio

Chris Scharpf (
Fri, 13 Aug 1999 14:42:57 -0400

I received this letter the other day from NANFA's Ohio regional rep, Rob Carillio. I'll run it in a future AC, but it was so nice, I thought I'd share it with you here.

"The 1999 NANFA National Convention was brilliant, dazzling, and most of all, very fun! I am honored to have met people like Larry Page (whom I promised a 'Darters' baseball jersey), Bill Roston and James Gammon. I especially enjoyed Larry Page's talk and

his emphasis on treating stream pollution problem causes rather than treating the symptoms. I don't think he is being negative; rather, he's realistic, for if you are going to fix the problem, you have to be realistic! All the talks, however, were very i


"Anyway, I want to thank Mr. Randy Sanders from Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources/Division of Wildlife for taking time to be a guest speaker. Thank you, Randy! I would also like to acknowledge the presence of Mark Binkley and Jeffrey Hildebrand. My only reg

ret was that I had to leave half-way through. Elmer Guerri, I don't know how you do it! If I was half as organized as you, I'd never find anything! Great job with getting our attention (letters, notices, etc.).

"Finally I would also like to say it has been *a pleasure* meeting people that I've often heard about, talked to or wrote to. Ray Katula, I wish I had more time! Mike Thennet, I'll get you those ideas. Jay DeLong, thanks for the brochures. Chris Scharpf,

thanks for AC. Anyone else I had talked with, I am also glad to have met you. I look forward to next year. I know I'll be there!!

"Oh, by the way, I hope whoever won those 'Triassic Triops' kits knows what do do with it. They're terrific.

"Sincerely and respectfully,
To NANFA and its members,

"Robert S. Carillio

Ed. note -- the triops went to Casper Cox. "They're for my boy," he said. (Yeah, right.)

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