2018 6th Annual Fishability Day

District 27-D2 is hosting a Fishability Day for special needs students in grades K-12 on June 9, 2018. Lion Dan Wolfe is Chairman of the planning committee.

This is not to be confused with a “Tournament”. This will be a day where the emphasis will be on fun!  The event will start at 9:00 A.M. with a brief ceremony and comments by District Lion Officers and Fish Hatchery personnel. Fishing will then be done around one of the ponds at the Fish Hatchery. There are handicapped accessible docks for wheelchairs etc. After fishing there will be a light lunch for all. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and a ribbon or other small memento of the occasion. The T-shirts will be available for Lions and other guests to purchase.

It should be noted that participants should NOT bring their own fishing gear or bait. All will be furnished by the Hatchery in order to avoid any contamination of the trout pond. There will be at least two and possibly three trout of good size available for each participant. Lion members are needed to be one-on-one with each participant for safety reasons and to help with whatever is needed. We need volunteer Lion members to help with parking, assisting participants, cleaning/icing fish, serving food etc.

The committee is asking each club to sign-up a student or two (K-12) with special needs to participate in this fun day. Your club should arrange with parents or guardians for transportation to the Hatchery at Genoa. The parents or guardians MUST attend.  Because of space available to fish the participation will be limited to thirty (30) determined by the registration dates.  If the club has difficulty in locating an eligible student, it is suggested that you might contact local school personnel for recommendations.       

All clubs should make members aware of the event, look for individuals that would make good participants and see if any Lions would like to help with the event. Similar to last year, we're asking that each club make a $25 donation to the event and this can be mailed to CST Lion Randy Kissack - N4481 19th Ave N - Mauston, WI  53948 - MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: LIONS District 27-D2 with memo: Fishability Day 2018.     

If you have questions contact Lion Dan Wolfe dwolfe9760@aol.com, 608-457-2365.

Would you like to hold a Fishability Day in your area?  Let’s discuss how to make this happen.

Thanks for all that you do as a Lion

2018 Flyer (PDF)

2018 Article by Lion Dan Wolfe (PDF)

2018 Registration Form (PDF) - May 20, 2018 deadline for registration/signup

2018 Photo Release (PDF)




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