Meeting Minutes 5.4.22

The meeting was called to order by FredK/Pres at 7pm on May 4, 2022 at Ledos pizza/back room in Warrenton, Va. There were 12 members present, including new member James Blake, Kevin Daniels/past Pres., & Joe Ray/past Pres.
After introductions around the room, prizes were raffled off, & winners were AmyO, ChuckH, & JoeC.  At last meeting, it was noted that a motion was made & seconded to donate $100 to Project Mayfly.  Treas.Rpt/JoeC-Balance is $25,338.32.  TIC/ChuckH-We have 26 schools, 30 tanks, and all trout have been released for season.  Fishing Show-ChuckH will check with Highland School after July 1 to confirm fishing show date of February 11, 2023.  FWF/FredK-All had good time shad fishing on Rapp in Fredericksburg, at Mossy Creek outfitters, at Cedar Creek trophy trout, and on Rapidan River.  FWF-May: Bluegills/KyleD-Meet at 7am on May 14 at Crockett Park off Meetze Rd in Warrenton. Green Drake hatch/AndyH(week of 5/23-TBD; meet at 2pm on Route 33 about 5 miles west of Rawley Springs at Dry Run on right side of road). Date will be announced ~1 week in advance. See pages on RapidanTU website for more fishing opportunities.
 At April’s events: Buchanan Hall/Upperville(4/9)-Membership, fly tying, & casting-great event; at Ducards Vineyards(4/23)-Membership & fly tying-not so good-windy, sunny, & noisy music.  VCTU/AmyO-Zoom meeting on Monday 5/9.  CampSpecialLove/BillH-Maybe Aug 18?  Fauquier County Parks-TeachingYouthFishing/MaggieB-June 18(11am-12, & 1-2pm). Email maggi.macquilliam@gmail.com for your support.  Willowsford-TeachingYouthFishing/KyleD-6/24(5-6pm; rain date-7/1)-August date TBD. Email kdd8989@vt.edu for your support.  Newsletter/RedB-All-please email pics & event info: rjbourdage@comcast.net. Next edition out in late June.  New Business: Meetings starting next fall will be at the PATH building at 321 Walker Drive. Membership & fly casting event in Middleburg at Dog Daze on May 28 at 11:30 to 12. Marcia is doing fly casting & needs additional rods. FredK will do membership. Any other volunteers, email willowamy@gmail.com.   The speaker was Amy Orr, talking on the preliminary results of VTSSS water sampling done in April 2021 by TU volunteers. There were many good questions & a good flow of information back & forth.  Chapter volunteer hours: April=540,  YTD=540-new fiscal year.  Meeting adjourned at 8pm.   

April 4, 2020: Rapidan TU Kid’s Fishing Day

The 40th annual Rapidan Trout Unlimited (TU) Kids’ Fishing Day scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020, has been cancelled. Please consult state and national guidelines on safe practices regarding COVID-19 and public gatherings.

September 7 FWF: Cancelled

The FWF event on Saturday, September 7 is canceled, in deference to Hank Woolman Memorial Service at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains at 11 am.

Chapter Picnic, June 5th

Annual Rapidan TU picnic will be held in Warrenton Wed. June 5th, 5 pm – 830 pm. Email Chuck Hoysa for information and potluck coordination.

Chapter Picnic, June 5

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