Greetings Women of TU!
We saw our first stonefly of the season a couple of days ago. With the spring thaw approaching and trout season just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to invite you to an upcoming event with the CMTU Women’s Initiative (WI). The goal of the TU Women’s Initiative is to ensure that women feel welcome at chapter meetings and included in projects and river outings. The CMTU WI is also working to actively develop women’s events at the chapter level and initiate new programs to provide meaningful engagement opportunities for women.
Join us on Saturday April 20th for our 2019 planning meeting and contribute to the Women’s Initiative of Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited. Whether you are interested in fishing or coldwater fisheries conservation, beginner or expert, all women are welcome to attend. We will meet at Sweet Sue’s in Phoenicia for brunch at 10:30am, then from 12:00pm-2:00pm we will continue on to the Phoenicia Library across the street to generate and discuss ideas to grow the Women’s Initiative for our chapter. We will end the event by hitting the stream for some fishing if conditions allow. Rose, a chapter member, had this to say about the CMTU WI, “Sending you all a thank you for your support and guidance while fishing on Saturday evening. It was very nice to meet each of you personally and spend time with women anglers. I think you are all on the right track in this initiative to provide women an opportunity to meet, greet and learn from each other”.
Please send RSVPs via email to Jayne Henson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Anne Bloomfield at 518-894-6344 so that we can get a rough head count of how many to expect. RSVPs are encouraged but feel free to come last minute and invite a friend. We’ll see you there!
Jayne and Anne
Jayne Henson is the Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited Chapter Women’s Initiative Coordinator
Anne Bloomfield supports the WI and serves on the board of Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited
While we respect and appreciate any and all support that the men of CMTU have to offer we would like keep participation at this event as a space for just female identified anglers and river conservationists. Thank you for being understanding.