ARCH has been running its Gone Fishin' Club for over two years. Every Thursday, Fishing Club members go to a local pond to learn fishing skills and enjoy the great outdoors. Club Leader, Travis, recently caused a splash when he took members to protest at the Department of Game & Fish.
“Basically every year we have to get a fishing permit and we have got this for the last two years, based on the fact that our clients have special needs. This year, they said we couldn’t have one as their paperwork indicates that they only offer permits for people who need ‘Rehabilitation’, whereas our participants - from ARCH’s point of view - are doing ‘Habilitation’."
"So we decided to take our group to their offices and bring it to the attention of the management there. After explaining our case, they agreed to grant us our license
and to change their wording on their paperwork to include ‘Habilitation’. We are really happy we got it back as our members really love going fishing every week and we’re glad they’re changing the wording so it may help others in the future too”.
Well done Travis and ARCH Gone Fishin' Club members!