2019 Irish Award Winners
Bob Stephens -- Irish Trophy
Though neither officer nor chairperson, Bob has nevertheless been a steadfast presence at Executive Board meetings since becoming a club member, always offering good suggestions and sound advice, volunteering to help where help is needed, and telling some mighty fine stories.
Mark McGinnis -- Old Irish Fly Dressing Award
Mark is excited by fly fishing: excited to learn and excited to share. His excitement is infectious, and he takes every opportunity to infect others. Mark has been our Membership chair this year, improving our outreach and bringing us several new members. He's an incredible ambassador for our sport. I am always humbled to hear his booming voice and boisterous laughter as he greets people--always making them feel good and helping make our club feel welcoming.