Chaska Rotary President Rick Ness introduced Carl Lacey of Chaska Area Fishing With Friends. Carl introduced cohorts
from CAFWF. Chaska Rotary club previously introduced this program as “Let’s Go Fishing,” but now the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is aligned with CAFWF. The group’s mission statement is to provide meaningful, enjoyable, no-cost fishing opportunities and boat tours for senior citizens, veterans, youth and adults with disabilities.
Partnerships with state DNR and municipal departments are critical to the success and expansion of the CAFWF mission. Volunteers from nearby communities help organize and conduct fishing-related experiences and instruction to a wide variety of senior citizen facilities such as Auburn Courts/Manor, St. Gertrude’s Long-term Care and others. Veteran groups such as American Legion and VA homes, and youth programs such as Boys and Girls Clubs, and summer youth camps also participate in CAFEF events. Annually, around 100 trips and presentations are provided with all family members included in age-appropriate activities. Carl asked for our participation as volunteers and other means of support so that together we can share our strengths and continue to be ambassadors in our community. For more information, visit
their website: www.cafwf.org.