Category: Meeting Minutes

January 2013 Chapter Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Chuck Hoysa (V Pres) at 7:30pm January 2, 2013 at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton, Va. This was an “all hands meeting” where officers & board members review what happened last year & present chapter plans for next year. After introductions around the room (15 present), Chuck Hoysa led the presentation.

  • Treasurer/Doug Farmer–Sun Trust Bank chapter balance is $9,293.32. Fishing show expenses are trickling in.
  • Website/Judson Walls–Requested comments for improvement.
  • Conservation/Amy Orr (Fred Fox pinch hitting)–Temp loggers have been collected (Rose River, Fiery Run, Spout Run) & data to be evaluated & presented. Spout Run is expected to be chapter major effort, with $$ and volunteer support donated. Updated brook trout habitat maps were generated with improved resolution, showing reduced trout habitat. Marcia W reported that 300,000 Yellowstone Lake lake trout were removed in 2012 (most ever), and chapter $$ donation last spring for electronic tracking made a difference. Continue Reading »

February 2012 Chapter Meeting Minutes

Hi, All–The Rapidan TU meeting convened at &:30 pm on Wed., Feb 1, 2012 by Rob Paul/President at the Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton, VA.  The meeting was preceded by dinner with guest fly tyer William Heresniak at Chipotle with 10 members.  After introduction around the room, (22 present, 2 new (Mike Scully, Brock Livingston), committee reports started.

Treasurer–Doug Farmer–Chapter shirts have been selected (long sleeve, light material, tan with two logos proposed (NTU and Rapidan TU) for embroidery.  Chatper approved the recommendations with a brighter yellow fly (if possible) on the Rapdian TU logo.  The shirts will be $45.  Email Doug Farmer (defarmer12@comcast.net) with size.  Pay Doug upon shirt delivery, or with order. Continue Reading »

January 2012 Rapidan Chapter Meeting Minutes

The January 2012 Chapter meeting on the 4th, was called to order at 7:30pm by President Rob Paul, where we had 20 members present for our annual chapter meeting.

Rob presented a power point slide show regarding the Rapidan Chapter’s 2011 Year-in-Review of events and activities, which meets the requirements of our Chapter’s By-Laws.  During the presentation, Rob shared that our Chapter’s Volunteers at Special Love Camp won an award – “Special People Award,” for their efforts from the Special Love Camp Group.  Rob mentioned that the slide presentation would be posted on the Chapter’s webpage for everyone to view.

Rob then opened a discussion on the proposed Amended Chapter By-Laws.  Having met the requirements of the By-Laws for a 30 day review period before voting, a motion was offered from the members present, to adopt the amended By-Laws.  Mike Mcaffrey offered a 1st on the motion and Beau Beasley offered a 2nd  – the voting was unanimous in favor of adopting, and the motion passed.  A photo was taken commemorating the voting event.  Rob stated the new By-Laws and the photo would be posted on our webpage as soon as he and Fred Kalmeyer – the Chapter Secretary signed the document.

Beau Beasley asked for information concerning how to become a Fishing Show Sponsor and gain advertisement privileges on the printed hand out. Continue Reading »

December 2011 Chapter Meeting/Party (Minutes)

The December Chapter Meeting and Christmas Party was held this past Saturday evening, Dec 10th, and several members and their spouses attended.  During the party festivities, a short Chapter meeting was held, where the Chapter’s Member of the Year was announced (Fred Kalmeyer), and some discussions regarding events for the upcoming year were expressed.  Then it was back to the festivities – Rita and I want to thank everyone who attended, who brought yummies and gifts, and we hope everyone had a great time, as we certainly did.  Our next meeting is scheduled for January 4th – which is our Chapter Annual meeting and we’re hoping for a great turnout.  See you all then!!

November 2, 2011–Rapidan Chapter Meeting Minutes

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. Continue Reading »

September 7, 2011–Rapidan TU Chapter Meeting Minutes

The Rapidan TU meeting was held at Sun Trust bank in Warrenton at 7:30pm Wednesday, September 7, 2011. The meeting was called to order by Rob Paul/Pres, a signup sheet was passed around, summer fishing stories were told, 18 people were present, and there was 261 member volunteer hours during the summer.

Fred Fox introduced our guest speaker, Rick Webb, Senior Scientist with the Department of Environmental Sciences at UVA, who spoke on the VTSSS water quality sample collection results of April, 2011. Continue Reading »

April 6, 2011 Rapidan Chapter Meeting Minutes

On Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Rapidan TU meeting was called to order by Rob Paul/President at 7:30pm at Sun Trust bank in Warrenton. There were 23 people present.

After introductions around the room, Marcia Woolman gave presentation on: “Yellowstone–Conservation & Fishing”. The stocked brown & rainbow trout of the late 1800’s in/near Yellowstone National Park are interbreeding with the native cutthroat trout and creating big challenges. Lake trout were also detected in Yellowstone lake and are not compatible with the cutthroats. In addition, whirling disease has been detected in several tributaries of Yellowstone lake, further reducing cutthroat populations. Marcia’s photography was outstanding! Marcia is also looking for 3 Rapidan members for Montana fishing trip about the first week of September to pair up with 2 NSV TU members. Continue Reading »

November 2011 Chapter Meeting Minutes

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).

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.

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.com).

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).

Education/TIC/ChuckH-Trout are now ~1″ long, chiller was repaired, need new filter(~$150), and we have 8 schools participating in program.
Camp Special Love/BillH–putting together a recommendation for ~$250 budget.
Membership/JoseV-327 chapter members, with 287 active. Jose will work on reducing number of expiring memberships.
Tri-state TU Conservation/Fishing Camp/MikeMc-Camp went very smooth last year with 24 attendees starting & completing camp. National TU had difficulty placing students in local chapters. Boots are needed for kids for next year, and he will put together a budget/Cabela’s.
Bylaws/RobP-Email changes to RobP.
Volunteer Hours/KevinD-Kevin is revising volunteer form for January meeting to get more details.

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.

Dan Spethman offered to show chapter Sperryville facilty for possible fishing show(FredK will follow up).
Uranium Mining/MarciaW- Keep informed of uranium mining bill status in VA.
The meeting raffle prize of three insulated stainless steel water bottles was won by AmyO.
There was a discussion regarding having one of the Jackson River litigants talk to each of us, as individuals for ~10 minutes for case update/donations.
The meeting adjourned at 9:30pm.

 

November Chapter Meeting Minutes

The Rapidan TU meeting was convened at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton, VA. 21 people were present.

After introductions around the room, Rob Paul/Pres requested nominations for “member of the year” be emailed (rapidantupresident@gmail.com) to him by November 15. Also, the VCTU quarterly meeting is November 13 in Roanoke. Rob & Kevin plan to attend. The Chapter Christmas Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, at 6pm at Rob & Rita’s place near Fredericksburg. Details will be on website. Continue Reading »

Meeting Minutes from the November 4, 2009 Chapter Meeting

The Rapidan Chapter TU meeting was called to order by Kevin Daniels/Pres. at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton. We introduced ourselves around the room, and 20 people were present. One new member from “Lake of the Woods” was present (Bob Fish) & was introduced to Danny Delongis & John O’Toole/Lake of the Woods members.

The Christmas party is at Kevin & Barbara Daniels house in Nokesville at 6:00pm, Saturday, December  5, 2009.   If you plan to come, email Kevin (2educ8rs@gmail.com) and bring a side dish (veggie, snacks, or dessert). Continue Reading »