Ryan is quickly making a name for himself because of his metal reed Reelfoot style calls. Ryan has really embraced the design of the Reelfoot style call. His metal reed calls sound as good as they look, and his Reelfoot style calls placed 1st and 2nd last year at the CCAA Working Call Contest. Ryan also placed 1st in the Amateur checkered division, 2nd in the Amateur carved division, 2nd in the Miniature division, and his Laminated division entry won the Amateur Design Award at this year's CCAA Fancy Call Contest! This past April, Ryan volunteered and was recently elected as the new CCAA Secretary. Keep up the great work Ryan, and congrats on being the featured August call of the month!
I hope your summer is going well. There are lots of fantastic shows going on this summer. I hope you are able to attend a show if it is in your area. Here are the events:
Southern Illinois Sportsman Show, July 22-23 in DuQuoin, IL. Check out the flyer for the show on the calendar of events, or get ahold of Jason Furlow with questions about the show. There will be calling seminars at the show for the kids, given by CCAA members John Stephens and Steve Carter.
Christian Waterfowlers Association, July 29-30 in Siloam Springs Arkansas
Louisiana Call Makers and Collectors Association, July 29th in Pineville, Lousiana
Point Mouilee Waterfowl Contest, September 16-17th in Brownstown, Michigan
Reelfoot Gathering, October 6-8th in Samburg, Tennessee
If you haven't heard, CCAA member Gary Chambers discovered the location of the grave site of Charles Grubbs (1848-1933). The site is an unmarked grave, so Gary is leading an effort to procure a memorial to mark the resting place of this pioneer in the duck call world. In the next CCAA newsletter, you will be able to read about the journey Gary has been on. Let's all pitch in and help Gary on his quest. If you would like to contribute to the efforts, Gary has a GoFundMe campaign launched here:
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