I admire your candidness and also admit that both the AKA and NANFA
desperately need active members to someday replace and boost our respective
Maybe we could appoint you as the Newbie Ambassodor?
Thanks for your interest.
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From: "Rose Lawn Museum" <roselawn_at_mindspring.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- alabama gettaway and such
> Hi Traci
> Being one of the "middle-aged men," I hesitated to answer this one.
> However, your points are well taken. At first, I too was amazed at the
> average age of the NANFAns I met, but this has been more than offset by
> degree of knowledge and experience. While age is no guarantee of wisdom,
> makes sense that the longer one observes fishes the more one is apt to
> learn and be able to share with others. I would encourage you to
> participate for that reason alone if there were no others. On the other
> hand, if you spent a day with young Dave Neely (AL), you would gain a
> substantial amount of knowledge in a short time.
> As for gender, at least three of our GA outings in the past year have
> included females from several different states. I wisely did NOT ask their
> ages. (-: I guess the point I would stress is that the quality of the
> individuals I've encountered in the pursuit of fishes has offset any
> pre-conceived notions about age, gender, or location. But, hey, I'm one of
> the old guys...what would you expect me to say? (-:
> Steven A. Ellis
> Kennesaw, GA
> (Now, where did I leave my walker?)
> At 10:42 PM 9/24/02 -0700, you wrote:
> >I wish I could go to this kind of thing! Sounds like fun, I however have
> been spending most of my evenings and weekends doing homework. I realize
> that it is important that I learn everything there is to know about 130
> species of trees, and that I may someday need to find out how much
> merchantable wood is in a 75' 15" pine tree. I am a wildlife major,
> however, I am realizing this semester is about TREES. Actually, we did
> spend 20 min measuring long dead fish in one class, but we are back to
> trees now. Before I complain about school any more, I do love it. I am
> outside almost every day for lab. (getting bitten by bugs and measuring
> >I lost my point. I think we should enlist more females and college age
> people. The idea of me spending a weekend w/ middle age men, not many
> and no one my age, however fun the fish, is just not acceptable. (I also
> think that my significant other has something to do with this idea- party
> >Yes, we need a younger, more diverse group of fish lovers so that the
> minority may come forward! AKA me!
> >Am I the only female on the NANFA list? only female under 25? I know
> is Travis, but are there any others here that are 20ish?? Speak up, don't
> be shy!
> >I want to share the moon pies!
> >Traci - on her soapbox. again.
> >ps. its late, what can I say.
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