Instead of our December 7th meeting at the Sun Trust Bank, we will have our December Chapter Meeting on December 10th at the Chapter President’s house (Rob’s – 46 Ridge Pointe Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405), and in lieu of a full meeting, it is really a Christmas Party – come join us and celebrate!! We will announce the Chapter’s Member of the Year winner at the party – starts at 6:oo PM
Hi All-The Rapidan TU chapter meeting was held at 7:30pm Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton. Eighteen members were present. The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm, and after introductions around the room, the speaker (Larry Dunn) was introduced by Chuck Hoysa (also JMSWCD).
Larry Dunn manages the John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Fauquier County. His office’s job is to protect soil & water; specifically to provide technical assistance to farmers, establish soil conservation practices, and provide conservation education. He basically gets livestock out of the water/creeks through road hardening, fences & riparian buffers(35′), wells, amd ice-free geothermal watering troughs. He has a annual budget of ~$600K. Read more »
Hi All-The Rapidan TU chapter meeting was held at 7:30pm Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton. Eighteen members were present. The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Rob Paul – President, and after introductions around the room, the speaker, Larry Dunn, from the John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District(SWCD) in Fauquier County was introduced by Chuck Hoysa(also JMSWCD).
No treasurer’s report, although the balance should be the same as last month($10, 532). Doug-Please make out recurring expenditure budget for next year for January meeting. We need to spend about $5K, so email your recommendations to RobP(rapidantupresident@gmail.
Andy Holmaas has moved to Monterry,VA, near Jackson River.
The chapter Christmas party is at 6pm Saturday, December 10th at President Rob Paul’s home:46 Ridge Pointe Lane, Frederkicksburg, VA 22405. Please bring a side dish or snacks. “Chapter Member of Year” award will be presented at the party. Email nominations to Rob.
Fishing Show/LarryW/FredK- Raffle tickets prizes are progressing and tickets are planned to be distributed at chapter Christmas party and at January meeting. The venue for the February 25, 2012 show is Fauquier County Fairgrounds, Inc on 6209 Old Auburn Road(off Meetz Road south of route 29) in Warrenton. It can accommodate 50 tables(38-8′ tables), but 19-6′ additional tables(non-profit groups, food, & chapter support) are needed. Facility cost is $750. We need to setup and takedown the tables & chairs, and clean the facility(~ Middleburg). ). A portable seminar wall needs to be made. Thirty eight vendor letters/registration forms were mailed(10/26).
The National TU meeting in September 2012 is in Asheville,NC. This will be a special opportunity for members to attend/MarciaW, and for chapter to pay part of expenses.
Elections: The following persons were elected; Rob Paul/Pres, Chuck Hoysa/VPres., DougF/Treasurer, FredK/Secretary, Amy Orr/Conservation, ChuckH/Education-TIC, JoseV/Membership/, & LarryW/Fund Raising.