Mission

Mission Statement

To help build and sustain healthy communities by providing; education, conservation, and outdoor recreation in a safe and inviting environment for kids and families while enjoying the sport of fishing.

About Us

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Never too young to start fishing...

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 GENERATION OF ANGLERS



We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 , tax exempt organization. Please share our mission to connect Kids and Families through adventures in fishing together.  Fishing helps us to build stewardship and conservation of the environment while protecting our most precious resources.  We provide a safe and positive outdoor fishing experience and education for Kids by participating in recreational angling.

Our Partners

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Our Partners

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Board of Directors

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Dyann Aspiazu - President 2011- Present

Dyann Aspiazu - President 2011- Present

Dyann Aspiazu - President 2011- Present

Contact: 208-936-8974

E/M: dyann@kidsfirstcast.org


Dyann,, has developed and managed several businesses within the transportation industry. She has over 30 years of success in business development and management. Her driving forces are people, sales, service and commitment.

Dyann has a significant desire to promote progressive and instrumental causes that will impact the lives of others with positive results, especially children. She served both as a member and a Chairperson on the “Keeping Children Safe Panel” for the State of Idaho Health and Welfare department for 5 years. As well as helping with several fundraising events, she also helped spearhead “Operation Backpack” program, designed to help children who were in transition from their homes into a more secure environment.

As a native of Idaho for over 50 years, she has a passion for camping and fishing. So, it would only be natural for her to bring her love of fishing and the outdoors to others, especially kids. With her patience and ability to teach and work well with kids and their families, the opportunity to help them learn how to fish while also learning to practice conservation and preservation of Idaho’s beautiful fishing lands are certainly a winning combination for Kids First Cast, Inc. as well as for the kids and families.


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Ron Cleveland - Vice President

Dyann Aspiazu - President 2011- Present

Dyann Aspiazu - President 2011- Present

 Born in Boise, Idaho and lived in the Treasure Valley  for most of my younger years until joining the Navy in 1965. Traveled  the world for the next 21 years retiring in 1986 and staying in  Bremerton, Wa for the next 8 years before returning to Idaho in 1994.  Worked as welder for various companies before retiring in 2002. Became a  full time volunteer helping veterans for several years before backing  off a little and finding Kids First Cast to fill in a few hours helping  children learn about my second love, fishing. 


Ron has a true devotion in his dedicated efforts to help local Veterans.  He has demonstrated allegiance and trust as an AmeriCorps volunteer for years.  Ron is invaluable in many capacities.  He is always honest, trustworthy and a great team player.  He is a great friend, mentor, and instructor for many.  Kids appreciate Ron's knowledge in fishing, and his terrific personality.

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Larry Raganit - Event Manager/Planner

Larry Raganit - Event Manager/Planner

Larry Raganit - Event Manager/Planner

Contact: 208-890-9558

E/M: larry@kidsfirstcast.org


When not on the water fishing, you can find Larry teaching kids and adults about fishing.  He wears many hats for Kids First Cast, and always puts success into every event and/or program.  He is always a pleasure to work with! His wonderful sense of humor, smile, and patience are a winning combination when it comes to volunteers and kids.  He is always motivated and engaged to go the extra mile when teaching kids and adults about fishing.


Retired: Lucent / Alacatel Technologies – 35 years

Married: Cathy Raganit

4 Son & daughters, 7 grandkids

Organizations & awards

Tournament Director (10 yrs.) for professional team bass fishing in Idaho. Premier Bass

Director: Get Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs! 12 years at Karcher Mall. Started in 1992

Snake River Bassmasters - youth director 7 years

Snake River Bassmasters past president 

Idaho B.A.S.S. (Bass Anglers Sportsman’s Society)

Idaho B.A.S.S. Federation President 2 years

Idaho B.A.S.S. Federation youth director 8 years

Man of the Year for Idaho B.A.S.S. Federation award

1993 International B.A.S.S Man of the Year award.

Past member of B.P.O.E and Jaycees

Projects that I have volunteered and help on: Scales of Justice (Ada County Juvenile Courts)

C.A.S.T. (Catch a Special Thrill) taking kids who are physically challenged and kids going through cancer treatment. MISTI and Make A Wish Foundation

Kids First Cast, Inc. – 5 year Service Award 2016

Kids First Cast, Inc. – Program/Event Manager 4 years

Kids First Cast, Inc. – Board Member 4 years

Contact: 208-890-9558

E/M: larry@kidsfirstcast.org

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Cindy Clancy - Secretary

Larry Raganit - Event Manager/Planner

Larry Raganit - Event Manager/Planner

Pending

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Application 2019 (docx)

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501 Tax Exempt Letter

Tax ID # 45-4181635

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