We say goodbye to a friend
Gordy Merck based on the timeline from the family, they believe Gordy passed away on or about Sunday, February 6th in the afternoon.
Gordy has been a member of the Fishers of Men for over 30 years. He was an excellent fisherman, volunteer for the club, a friend but most importantly, he knew Jesus.
Gordy was someone I enjoyed fishing with and I know there are others in the club who enjoyed fishing with him also. I personally did many tournaments, outings and trips over the years and he will be missed. The last outing i did with him was the Spring Outing in 2021.
There is no one I know who fished with more tackle, fishing rods and anything else he needed to make a day on the water a success. Gordy loved to go fishing.
Gordy was a valued member of the club and he will be missed.
Here is the plant the
Fishers of Men sent to the funeral
Here is the link to view his funeral
- my remarks start at 22 minutes
Guys please bring your checkbooks as we will be collecting for the Spring Outing.
We will also be selling Raffle Tickets in support of the Minnesota Teen Challenge Fishing Challenge on June 4th in Brainerd.
The three teams this year from the club are
Tim Jewell and Vern Wiesenberger
Michael Cummins and Vaughn Blackburn
Gary Ellis and Lowell Borgen
You can buy tickets from any of us and the proceeds will go to support the ministry of Teen Challenge
Tim opened with a word of prayer
Devotions lead by Vaughn Blackburn
Vaughn started by reading Romans 7:19 "For I do not do the good I want, but the Evil I do not want is what I keep doing."
Vaughn read us a story by Max Lacado and closed with Romans 8:35-39.
Our speaker this month was Jiggin Jim Ryks and he shared many experiences and ideas based on time in the boat.
March Fishers of Men Meeting
Our meeting is this Thursday beginning at 7:00
Location is Lutheran Church of the Master at 1200 - 69th Ave N in Brooklyn Center.
Our Speaker this month is going to be Scott Hanson and will discuss fly tying.
If you cannot make it and you want to forward me any prayer requests, please email them to me at email@example.com
Duane Priors Fundraiser is coming up -"A Taste of Nature"
Location: North Point Church at 10732 Hanson Blvd NW - Coon Rapids
Date and Time: March 19, 2022 beginning at 5:00 and going to 7:00
Cost is: $15.00 per person or $30.00 for the family (limited to 100)
Please RSVP to Duane Prior or Tim Jewell to help with food and planning so to sign up go to www.northpc.org
The menu includes:
Venison Meatball Stroganoff
Wild Rice with Duck Soup
Creamed Salmon with Peas
Proceeds to benefit the Fishers of Men, North Point Church
and the Men's Father-Son Fishing Outing
Summer Club Tournaments
We have set the dates for this Summers tournaments and will announce the lakes in the very near future.
June 18 - Multi Species Team Tournament on Rush Lake
July 23 - Multi Species Team Tournament
August 13 - Individual Bass Tournament
October 8 - Multi Species Team Tournament
May 5-8 at Luthercrest in Alexandria
September 15-18 at Shores of Lake Andrew