President's Column - Sept./Oct. 2017

Welcome back to our season of monthly  meetings.  If you have never attended a chapter meeting, this is a good time to try the pizza and ale at Lucky Lab and meet other TVTU members.  This year we will have some great speakers.  I have already booked Stacie Kelsey, Michael Gorman, Terry Turner, and Rob Crandall.  There will be more in the following months until June, 2018. I look forward to seeing  you there.


TVTU’s volunteers are the backbone of our activities.  As I finish my term as chapter president, I have been reflecting on how those activities have changed.  We now have many more youth outreach and education events.  Recently I got a notice about a volunteer training event for Trout Unlimited and Girl Scouts of America for “STREAM Girls”, an environmental education program.  Before this, I had never heard of a connection between the organizations.  To my surprise, a few days later, I received a note from a new volunteer who was eager to participate and had an interest in both GSA and TU.  We can use your capable and energetic help in a number of other areas.   One narrowly specific example is making the park reservation for TVTU’s annual picnic.  We need a resident of the City of Tigard to make the internet reservation in January in order to get a discounted rate.  If you can do this, please contact me. 




Join us at the NW Fly Tyers Rendezvous on November 11, 2017.  The program begins at 9:00 AM and is being held at the Jackson Armory on NW Cornfoot  Rd near the Portland Airport.  For more information you can it check out at NW Fly Tyers Rendezvous, or contact me or Jerry Lorang.