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April, 2019

State of the Chapter:  

Our History:

Thirty years ago, our chapter adopted the name of Ray Neirle. Ray’s son Louis Neirle came to speak at our meeting and gave a wonderful presentation to a packed roomful of guests and members. He is a delightful 91 year old gentleman and his biography is on the website. Please visit the website to learn about the history of our chapter.

Conservation:

A couple of weeks ago Harry Meeks and I joined other Trout Unlimited volunteers to assemble line waste receptacles for discarding fishing line in at the Merril Creek Reservoir. We met representatives from other chapters, a representative from Americorps and cole Baldino from trout unlimited who led the session. we watched a video on the need for these receptacles. Afterwards we assembled about 30 of them with with the other attendees. Harry and I agreed that we can install our 2 using straps on posts that are already at locations at the Pickering. We walked around the park and found it to be a beautiful place, and we noticed the bird population attracts a big crowd of bird watchers. Harry is looking forward to bringing his kayak up to the reservoir.

Communication:

We are working to improve our communication via an updated Website, quarterly newsletter, frequent email blasts, and encouragement of the use of social apps like Groupme.

Participation Opportunities:

Two Board member seats are currently unoccupied. We are also in need of a Membership chairperson. Please consider participating in the governance of your chapter. Email rvaccaro@fmvaccaro.com

Ron Vaccaro