May 7, 2022
Just a quick reminder that the Chitina Dipnetters Association will be conducting their 2022 annual meeting on Tuesday, May 10, at 7PM in the TVSA shooting range building, 1230 TVSA Way, Fairbanks.
Door Prizes, Mid-meeting Smoked Salmon Feed, 2021 Harvest Review, 2022 Season Outlook, Latest on Chitina Fishery access projects, CDA Board Member Elections, O'Brien/Haley Creek Trail status, presentations by F&G and DOT. CDA Memberships and Apparel will be for sale
Come support the all-volunteer organization whose sole purpose is protecting and enhancing the ability of Alaska residents to harvest salmon from the Chitina dipnet fishery.
If you're interested in becoming a CDA Board Member, read on, otherwise, we hope to see you at the meeting!
The Chitina Dipnetters Association is managed and run entirely by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. We currently have four empty positions out of twelve. Average minimum commitment is a couple hours a month, with no activity some months and doubled up on others. If you're interested in helping us make the Chitina Personal Use Dipnet Fishery a better, more sustainable, more accessible fishery, please consider becoming a board member. Election of new board members takes place at the Annual Meeting on May 7th. Contact Board President Chuck Derrick or VP Paul Delys prior to the meeting if you're interested in helping out. Nominations for new board members will also be taken on the floor.
If Chitina dipnetting is important to you and your way of life but you're unable to volunteer on the board of directors, become a sustaining member of the Association. Annual dues are the major source of funding for our work, which includes representing dipnetters at the Alaska Board of Fisheries. The BOF manages the fishing rules, bag limits and salmon allocation betweeen the personal use, subsistence, commercial and sport fishers across Alaska and in the Copper River. Having a larger membership base is also important when approaching these political meetings!