Rick and Ed, All this publicity got me to pay your website a visit. I was overwhelmed by all the amazing things your club has accomplished in the way of conservation, education and other very worthwhile causes over the years. BTW happy 40th anniversary. I wonder how many of us were fly fishing back when your club began doing all this stuff that benefits so many. You certainly do not owe anyone an apology here but I'm not at all surprised that you had the integrity (and class) to do just that. As a former Bellingham resident, I'd join if I still lived up there. And after everything I've read here and otherwise, all I can think to say is Thank You. I hope others will say the same. Tim L.