Fish Tales Fishing Club

The next General Meeting is
February 20, 2020
Doors open @ 6:30PM

Our Guest speaker will be
Capt. Ralph Steiger
Early Spring Fishing on Lake Michigan

Our General Meetings
are held at:
The Worth Township Offices
Located at 11601 S. Pulaski Rd,
Alsip, IL, USA
There is plenty of parking,
including handicapped.
Come one, Come all!
September 11, 2001

    We are a Fishing Club celebrating it's Thirty First Year in 2020. We
    meet on the third Thursday of each month at the Worth Township
    Offices, 11601 S. Pulaski Rd., Alsip, Illinois, USA.
    During the year we hold one Outdoor Meeting, a Fish Fry, a Picnic and a
    Christmas Party.
    Dues are only $50 per year. A monthly News Letter is included. Non
    Members, there is a $5.00 Guest Fee at the door and if you decide to
    join the same night, the $5.00 will go towards your yearly dues.
    We ask Guests to check in with the Club Secretary.
    For more info go to the aboutus page!
    See you at the next meeting!
Saying Good-bye
2019 saw many of us saying good bye to loved ones
within our families and our circle of friends. It is
always tough to lose a loved one. A wife, husband,
child, parent, or any other special person in our lives.
Most of us can only offer our condolences and well
wishes for the people left behind.
This past December, our club lost another of our Fish
Tales family. The good Lord called Chuck Cook to join
his heavenly fishing team. Chuck joins so many other
terrific people who seem to have gone far too quickly.
Jim Pinson, Pinky, Roger, Lenny D, Jim Fredrichs,
Barney Pfieffer, Duke O’Malley  and so many others.
Chuck joined our club in 1996 and served as an officer
for 12 years. President for seven, Trips and Secretary
as well. Yes, Chuck was Secretary. Many times he
would write e-mails that seemed only he could
understand. One evening while he and I were visiting,
I asked him if he would like to learn how to use spell
check. He had an interesting answer. “Jackson, I know
how to use it. I have used it when it is important
enough, but for the most part, anyone who knows me,
knows what I’m saying or what I mean. Those that
don’t – well it gives them something to gripe about.”
That was Chuck. He never put on airs or pretended to
be someone that he wasn’t. What you saw was what
you got. That is what made him a very special kind of
guy. You could ask him anything, and if he could help
you he would. If he couldn’t, he would damn well try
to find someone who could. Chuck loved this club and
its members. He just enjoyed being involved. He even
started a club in Valparaiso called “Friends of Fishing.”
It is said that if a man has five true friends, he is
considered a success, and a very rich man. If that is
true, Chuck was the most successful and richest guy
on the planet. There are many people I miss, but I
think I will miss him the most.
Tight Lines O’Troller, Ketch a kepper fur me!
Jack Knies
In Memory of: Charles "Chuck" E. Cook, Jr.