Our next chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 1st, at 6:30 PM.
Note that the meeting will be held in person and available to attend online. We ask that you do wear a mask if you attend in person.
After a brief business meeting and our yearly elections we have a featured speaker, Jeff Yates, author, guide and Trout Unlimited staff member as we explore the Housatonic River in Connecticut.
Jeff will lead us on a journey from the tumbling native and wild trout headwaters of this fabled freestone stream, through the more than seven miles of fly fishing only trout water where large buttery browns lurk in the depths. The trek will continue downstream through some incredible smallmouth habitat – where it’s rumored some big carp and pike cruise the shallows – all the way down to the Long Island Sound where striped bass can be targeted on flats at the river’s mouth. You’ll never look at the “Housey” in the same light. Jeff is the national Director of Volunteer Operations for Trout Unlimited and has held nearly every volunteer TU position on the board of his local Mianus Chapter and the Connecticut Council. He has been fishing the waters of Connecticut for more than 30 years and has been guiding for nearly two decades. His book, Fly Fishing Fairfield County:” Secrets of Suburban Streams, details the great trout fishing available in the southwest corner of the state. Learn more at www.flyfishingct.com.
Here are the meeting details.
When: Wednesday, December 1st at 6:30 PM
Courtyard by Marriott, Kingston NY
500 Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston, New York 12401
If you are not able or ready to make it in person, you may also join online using Webex Meeting link:
WildEsopus (94533767 from phones and video systems)
Join by phone +1-650-479-3208 United States Toll
| Election Notice|
Our annual election will be held at the December meeting. The following officers’ terms are ending:
President: Ted Hoover (Jan 2020-Dec 2021)
Vice President: Art Christensen, (Jan 2020-Dec 2021)
Treasurer: Mike Malloy, (Jan 2020-Dec 2021)
Secretary: Christa Whiteman (Jan 2020-Dec 2021)
Art Christensen and Mike Malloy have been nominated for re-election. Christa has decided not to run for re-election. Ethan Ely has been nominated to become our Chapter Secretary. Ryan Williams, Ron Urban, and Ed Meyer have been nominated for another term on the board.
Based on the term limits in our chapter bylaws, after four years as president, my second consecutive term will end at the end of the year and I will need to step down. Please let the board or myself know if you are interested in this position.
Here is the slate for officers and board members put forward by the Nominating Committee:
Vice President: Art Christensen
Treasurer: Mike Malloy
Secretary: Ethan Ely
Board Member: Ryan Williams
Board Member: Ron Urban
Board Member: Ed Meyer
Finally, thanks to all the volunteers who put in the time making the chapter work, and a special thanks to Christa for being our chapter Secretary over the past couple years.
Please also consider becoming active in helping or leading our committees. It is a great opportunity to get involved.
Here is a list of committees that you may join. Membership Advocacy (chair open) Women’s / Diversity Initiative (chair open) Conservation Veterans Initiative Event Speakers