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.
HELP US GUIDE THE FUTURE
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.
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.
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.
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