On Sunday, October 9, at River Forks Park, we of Source One Serenity along with some local veterans, had an amazing meeting with Allen Hall Advertising (AHA), a students-run advertising agency from the University of Oregon. In the coming months, they will be developing a marketing strategy for Source One Serenity. Thank you, AHA for helping us!
I enjoyed the interaction between the students and veterans that are finding their healing through fly-fishing. These veterans were inspired and eager to share the magic of fly-fishing. I was watching them, and I could see how content but energized they were. It seemed as if they had found their healing! I was joyful to see these happy guys and it feels to me like fly-fishing as a path to healing is working for them and will for other veterans also.
Near the end of the meeting, one of the students asked if fly-fishing has religious connections. The answers were: “The River is my Church”, another was: “Once I watched a beautiful and amazing sunset at the river, and I thought this is worth more to me to be here, at the river, than being in a stuffy room at a church.” Thanks everyone for attending, thank you all for your input and for providing a friendly, relaxing atmosphere while spending a day out of doors.