Volunteer Appreciation Party

It is time to have a volunteer appreciation party and the suggested date is Sunday, September 13 in the afternoon. It can be held in the picnic area at Winona Marina which has a grill, fireplace, electricity, some tables and chairs, and playground equipment. Dave will take care of reserving this area, making sure we have grill gas, firewood, extension cords, adequate tables and chairs, etc.

However, we need the following volunteers:

  • A person to tabulate how many and who will attend. Volunteers and family members or significant others are invited
  • A person to organize the potluck
  • A person to purchase the non potluck food and beverages to be paid for by LGF
    • Hamburgers, brats and buns
    • Beer, wine, pop, water, coffee
    • Catsup, mustard and other condiments
    • appetizers?
  • A person to purchase and bring paper plates, cups, glasses, napkins, disposable silverware, etc.
  • A person to do the grilling

Please respond to Dave Rowekamp if you will assume one of these duties. If the positions are filled, we will proceed with further planning. If they are not, I will send out a call for the unfilled duties before scrapping the idea.

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Great News!

The proceeds from the Hims Christmas Concert this year is going to go to Let’s Go Fishing. This should largely cover the cost of the new pontoon canopy, so we will not have to borrow any money to pay for it.
The LGF extended family will be asked to also volunteer as ushers or assisting set-up and take-down for the concert.

Captain Certification

Captain John Paulson

Captain John Paulson

Training for Captains and Crew

John Paulson is the Director of Safety and Training for LGF Winona. Everyone who pilots the boat needs some basic training in our policies and procedures. Certification is for our organization not sponsored by governmental authorities. It assures us that our crews understand how to handle passengers as well as the boat.

John will hold training sessions on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month through the summer, starting this Saturday, May 2. Download the Training Manual to learn the details of this training and how to contact John to confirm the training session.

Trip Schedule

Scheduling Trips

Sue Kimber has generously offered to be scheduling coordinator for Lets Go Fishing. Her email address is Scheduler@LGFWinona.org. Please email her with the dates and times you would like to schedule trips. If your requests can be fulfilled she will put you on the schedule and notify you. If the slot is already taken she will send you what is open.

Monday through Friday there will be a morning and afternoon trip. The morning trip will start at 9:30 am and the afternoon trip at 1:30 pm.
A late afternoon trip on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri will have a flexible time start and a trip could be started anytime from 4pm to 6pm.

We will also schedule trips on weekends and these trips will also have flexible time starts.
Click here to view or edit the schedule. Usernames and passwords are the same as last year. Call or email Jean Dowd with any questions (507) 205-3556.

Trips may be scheduled any time you can get a crew together. There must be a captain and a mate for any trip to be scheduled. A late afternoon trip on Mon,Tues,Thurs and Fri will have a flexible time start and a trip could be started anytime from 4pm to 6pm.

We will also schedule trips on weekends and these trips will also have flexible time starts.