The Ambassador Program

WBC members gather for lunch at the April 2001 Lake Sammamish Fish-In

The purpose of the Ambassador Program is to help better acquaint new members with the Western Bass Club and to help them become better anglers. The program is designed to quickly eliminate that initial feeling of being an "outsider" when you first join a club. The program works in several ways:
  1. First the new member is given an informational packet complete with information about the club and its activites. Included with this packet is a "Basics of Bass Fishing" guide and a fishing log to fill out after each fishing trip.

  2. Next, a veteran member (Ambassador) is assigned to take them out fishing to introduce them to new lakes and techniques.

  3. Several "Fish-Ins" are scheduled during the year for all members. These are informal get-togethers where new members fish with somebody other than their assigned ambassador. The "Fish-In" includes meeting for breakfast before hitting the lake and a pot-luck style picnic for lunch before heading out again to catch the evening bite.

Lake Goodwin trip
Boats await their passengers at the '94 Lake Goodwin fish-in

The Ambassadors compete to win a trophy for "Ambassador of the Year" awarded to the person who does an outstanding job acquainting new members with the club and helping them become better anglers. The net result insures the longevity of the Nations oldest bass club.

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