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Old 04-05-14, 11:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up A Special Thanks to "The Ole Man"

From the very first days of the inception of NGTO, back before it had Non-Profit status and was just a message board about trout fishing Georgia, Jack "The Ole Man" Edwards had a hand in guiding the future of NGTO. He has always been full of great advice as well as offering up some poignant "witticisms"

Jack became the Treasurer of NGTO from the onset of the Non-Profit status. He always kept things in balance as well as obtaining grants from other groups to further the cause of the NGTO Mission.

When Jack decided it was time to pass the financial torch and step down from the duties as treasurer, he did not want to be "awarded" for the service he had given so freely. Thank goodness the BOD did not listen to his stubborn request They commissioned Todd "Groundpounder" Arnold to sculpt one of his beautiful stainless creations in the form of a trout to present to Jack to show their thanks for an awesome job well done.

For me, the best thing that NGTO brought me, is the friendship of Jack Edwards.

I was glad to be there as he was recognized for his years of service and dedication to a group that he believes in with great passion.

I raise a glass to you my friend for your dedication and service.

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Jack with the sculptor Todd Arnold

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Old 04-05-14, 11:36 PM   #3
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A closeup of Todd's awesome craftsmanship and artisan skills.

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Old 04-06-14, 08:49 AM   #4
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For me, the best thing that NGTO brought me, is the friendship of Jack Edwards.
It is my guess that this could be said by many. I know it holds true for me and it is an honor to call Jack a friend. Congratulations for a job well done.

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Old 04-06-14, 09:35 AM   #5
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Behind every great organization is a quiet, humble, and honorable accountant.

That sculpture is a fitting tribute to a true pillar of this organization. When I was Prez, I always took great comfort in knowing that Jack was taking care of our finances. He also kept me out of trouble by making sure we always submitted our non-profit paperwork on time!

Love you Jack and congrats again!
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Old 04-06-14, 09:45 AM   #6
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Great job Jack! We can't say "thanks" enough.

I think all of us who know Jack have learned something about our great sport from him. I, for one have broaden my fly-tying skills at the behest of The Ole man. Under his tutelage, I began tying large flies such as Clousers and Deceivers....my favorite kind of tying now.

I'm proud to say, "I know Jack".
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I, too, am proud to call Jack my friend. His wisdom and humor helped guide NGTO thru some very murky waters, and his integrity always meant your donations were in good, capable hands. It has been a pleasure to know and work with Jack. It is comforting to have him on the NGTO Advisory Council.
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Jack, It's been my pleasure knowing you. Thanks for your contributions to NGTO. TRW
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Old 04-06-14, 01:14 PM   #9
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Jack has kept us on solid footing more than most folks know, and not just financially. He has helped to make NGTO a terrific resource through vision, persistence and execution.

Here's to you Jack!
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Old 04-06-14, 02:36 PM   #10
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I don't think I have ever seen Jack not smiling. Your ability to recall vast amounts of information down to the fine details still amazes me.

The recognition and award was well deserved for all you have done and still do for NGTO.

I am proud to call you a friend.

Thanks Jack !
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