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MEETING AGENDA

2013 Meetings

Meeting - March 20, 2013 Meeting - Roanoke Chapter Trout Unlimited Members and Friends,  Just a reminder that our regular monthly meeting will be this Wednesday March 20th at 7:00 at the Moody Student Center at Hollins University. Our speaker this month will be our own Robert Marek sharing photos and a few fishing stories from a fishing trip to Alaska.  We’ll also have our usual business meeting after Robert’s presentation and we’ll be holding an election for the office of President and Secretary.  Come enjoy the fellowship and share a few fishing stories with your friends. Everyone Welcome!!  Thanks, Steve

 

Meeting - February 20, 2013 - Our regular February meeting will be on February 20th at the Moody Student Center at Hollins University at 7:00 PM. I hope everyone can attend!!

· We will be holding an election for a couple of the open officer positions during the business portion of the evening.

· Our guest speaker for the evening will be Josh Williams. Josh is a Vet who lost his right arm. He is involved with Project Healing Waters and was the lead for PHW locally at one time. He also has designed several flies that are sold by Orvis. Josh will be speaking about Project Healing Waters and about his flies. Please check out his web site below.

http://www.deaddriftflies.com/

· We’ll also discuss our regular ongoing projects as well as see if anyone has any fishing stories to tell.

We look forward to seeing you there!!!

2012 MEETINGS

Meeting - November 14, 2012- Our annual meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Hollins University - Moody Student Center - Goodwin Room - 1st floor We will meet at our usual time of 7:00pm.  ANNUAL MEETING: We have a few business items that we need to take care of at this meeting which includes the election of officers, a financial report and planning for the riparian tree planting on Glade Creek in December. We should be able to move thru these items quickly.  Raffle - Major Items Our annual raffle will be held at this meeting. We have some great items and fishing trips on the raffle this year. Thanks again to our sponsors: Orvis, Natural Retreats/Meadow Lane Lodge, Riverbound X-Stream and Sportsmans Warehouse. If you cannot make the meeting please submit your entries by mail. You do not have to be present to win. Raffle - Dollar Items We will again hold a $1.00 raffle. If you have any items you would like to donate to the chapter, please bring them for the $1.00 raffle. Items such as: flies, books, fishing tools and gadgets, fly boxes, fly tying tools. If you are a tyer - tie up some of your favorite flies. I have 15 DGIF 2013 calendars to give away plus some duck prints. The Dollar raffle is always a lot of fun. Come out and support this important event for your Chapter.  Hope to see you on the 14th. If you need raffle tickets give me a call. Bill Bainter (540) 989-5249  Click here to view Raffle Poster.  

Roanoke Valley TU Members

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Raffle this month. The Gross contributions from the Raffle were $3,127. While not up to previous Raffles, we sincerely appreciate all contributions.  Our biggest chapter expenses in the past and going forward are related to our Trout in the Classroom program. This is an exceptional program for youth education that we should all be proud to support.

Major Prize winners - Congratulations to our winners!!!
Orvis Access Fly Rod/Reel - Kevin Bocock - Orvis Safe Passage Sling Pack - Jim Moras - Renzitti Traveler Vise - Bob Almond - Orvis Wading Staff - Jeff Culbertson
Brodin Premium Net - Jim Porter - 2 Night Stay/Fishing Meadow Lane Lodge - Jack Ward - Riverbound X-Stream Fishing Trip - Paul White - $350 Gift Certificate Sportsmans Warehouse - David Wilson

I want to again thank the Sponsors for our major raffle items:
Orvis - Meadow Lane Lodge/Natural Retreats - Riverbound X-Stream Fishing - Sportsmans Warehouse

Also thanks to Hans Loberg for the handmade fly box, Robert Marek for the professionally tied flies and to all who brought items for the $1.00 raffle. 

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and that you get to enjoy family and friends thru the Holidays. 
Be Safe if you are traveling.  Bill Bainter

October 17, 2012 Meeting - Hollins University - Moody Student Center - Goodwin Room - 1st Floor.  We will have a presentation by Chad Rowe and Jonathan Lancaster. Chad and Jonathan represent Natural Retreats. Natural Retreats manages Meadow Lane Lodge in Bath County. They also manage other fly fishing properties around the country and outside the country. Natural Retreats/Meadow Lane Lodge has been one of our major sponsors for our annual raffle for several years. Jonathan was a guide on the South Fork of the Snake River for 14 years. Come out to hear this interesting presentation and to thank one of our major sponsors. Hope to see you all next Wednesday night.  Bill Bainter

September 19, 2012 Meeting - Hello Roanoke TU Members it has been a long hot summer. Time to refocus on some great fall trout fishing. We have a regularly scheduled meeting set for the Roanoke TU Chapter on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:00pm at Hollins University - Moody Student Center - Goodwin Room on 1st Floor.  The program for the September meeting will include a presentation by Matt Miles. Matt is a guide from Lynchburg. After guiding in Colorado for many years, Matt has returned to Virginia to guide on his home waters. He currently guides on the Jackson, James, New, Maury and Roanoke/Staunton. Matt has a passion for fly fishing and is a fly designer for Umpqua. Come out to hear Matt and get inspired for some fall fishing. We have a number other business items to discuss.  Here is a link to Matt's web site: http://www. mattmilesflyfishing.com/   Reminder: 1) If you have any used 5wt WF floating fly lines, please consider donating to the chapter. We need them for the practice rods that the chapter owns.  2) If you have any Trout Magazines that you wish to dispose of, bring them to the meeting. We use these as give-a-ways at community events.   See you September 19th. Bill Bainter, President Roanoke Valley TU

 

No meeting for August

 

MAY 16, 2012 MEETING 

Greetings Roanoke Valley TU Members: Hope  everyone is enjoying some good springtime fishing!  We have a regularly scheduled Roanoke Valley TU meeting set for Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00pm at Hollins University Moody Student Center - Goodwin Room on 1st Floor.  Have you ever caught a Roanoke Log Perch?? Have you ever seen a Roanoke Log Perch? It is not a trout but due to its Endangered Species Status, it is important to us. James Roberts, a doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech, has done extensive study of this creature and will give us an interesting overview of his study.
JUNE 20, 2012 MEETINGI wanted to give you a heads up for this meeting. In June we will hold a Gear Sale/Swap/Trade event at our usual meeting room at Hollins. Many of us have collected extra rods, reels, vests, packs, gadgets, flies, fly boxes, lines, nets, rain gear, books, hats etc. etc. If you have fishing gear you would like to sale, trade or barter bring it to the June 20th meeting. If you plan to display items for sale or trade there will be a $5.00 fee payable to the Chapter. This should be a good opportunity sale or exchange some good used or perhaps new gear. Bring a friend or neighbor with you.  Bill Bainter, President Roanoke Valley Trout Unlimited

April 18, 2011 Meeting - A regularly scheduled Roanoke TU meeting is set for Wednesday April 18th at 7:00pm at Hollins University - Moody Student Center Goodwin Room on 1st Floor.  We have two speakers for the April meeting:  Shannon Smith, Protection Officer from Botetourt County.  Shannon will give us an update on the recent legislative session in Richmond.  Shannon is also the organizer for the Kids Fishing Event held in Buchanan each year.  Roanoke TU has participated in this kids event for a number of years and will participate  this year.  Dargan Cogeshall - Virginia Rivers Defense Fund
Dargan is one of the defendants in the Jackson River Trespass suit.  He will give an update on the suit.  Look forward to seeing everyone on April 18th.

March 21, 2012 - A regularly scheduled Roanoke Valley TU meeting is set for:  Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:00pm Hollins University - Moody Student Center - Goodwin Room - 1st Floor Program: DGIF Steelhead Stocking Program for the Upper Jackson.  Stephen Reeser with DGIF will give us an overview of the state's steelhead stocking program. Steelhead fishing has been a serious sport in the Great Lakes region for a number of years. Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York have significant stocking programs. Come out to hear how this program may impact fishing in the upper Jackson River.  Bill Bainter, President Roanoke Valley Trout Unlimited

January 18, 2012 - Hi Folks - Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays.   Roanoke TU Meeting - January 18, 2012  We have a Roanoke Valley TU meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 18th at Hollins University. We will meet in the Moody Student Center in the Goodwin Room at 7:00pm. Presentation - Our speaker for the evening will be Dan Gracia. Dan is a member of Roanoke TU and has been employed by Orvis for 25 years. For about 10 years Dan taught and coordinated Orvis's Fly Fishing Schools on the West Coast. Dan has also taught Fly Fishing Schools up in Manchester and locally at Hot Springs. Dan has worked for Orvis in various other roles including managing the Rod and Tackle department.  Dan has an extensive knowledge of fly fishing. His topic for the evening will be Strategies and Techniques for fishing Spring Creeks.  Chapter Two Fly Event - February 4, 2012 We will attempt our first Two Fly Event for the Chapter on February 4, 2012. This event will be held in the Delayed Harvest Sections at Green Hill Park and the Colorado Street Section. There will be a $20.00 entry fee per team with all proceeds going to the chapter. The rules for this event along with an entry form will be posted to our web site soon.  Find a partner, dig out your long johns and lets have some fun with this event.  Raffle Tickets By now you should have received Raffle Tickets in the mail for our 2012 Raffle. This is our primary fund raiser for the year and I hope that all of you will support this initiative. We have a number of great items sponsored by Orvis. Prizes also include a custom fly box by Hans Loberg, a stay at Meadow Lane Lodge, a guided fishing trip on the South Holston and a set of golf clubs in case you get tired for fishing. The drawings for the raffle will be held at the February 15th meeting. Additional tickets will be available at the January and February meeting. You do not have to be present to win.  Stay tuned for more details about the raffle.  Volunteer Opportunities We have a need for a Secretary and a Membership Chairman.  If you have an interest in serving in either of these roles, please give me a call.  Thanks for your continued support.  Bill Bainter, President Roanoke Valley Trout Unlimited, (540) 989-5249

February 15, 2012 - Roanoke Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter 308 Raffle - Please mail your tickets back as soon as possible. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.  Mail your ticket stubs and donations in the enclosed envelope ASAP. Must be received by Monday February 13, 2012 or bring your tickets to the February meeting, Drawing will be at the general meeting at Hollins University, Wednesday Feb. 15 th at 7:00 PM. Thank you for your generous support to continue our work in stream restorations, conservation and educational projects.  Click here to view prizes donated for the raffle.  Also please make sure you thank and support our sponsors!  For more tickets or questions concerning the raffle, please contact Bill Bainter, President.

 

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