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.


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.


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

Ron Vaccaro