Rabun TU Connections Featured in TU National Blog

August 18, 2016

TU National staffer Beverly Smith recently wrote a personal essay, titled “It is Community, Not Coincidence,” about her favorite hidden gem “out west of Hiawassee” and the looping, linking connections in and around the Rabun chapter that led her there. She mentions by name Rabunites Charlie Breithaupt, Jim Kidd, Kyle Burrell, and Doug Adams: “This pattern of events is responsible for so much in my life. It is how I ended up living in Jackson for the last 11 years. It’s how I met my husband. How I established my lifelong passion for angling. And, how I ended up with the best job on the planet – working for Trout Unlimited.”

Read Beverly’s full post here. 

Draft Chapter Strategic Plan for 2016-2018

August 3, 2016

At the July 2016 Board meeting, the Board of Directors reviewed the Chapter’s revised Strategic Plan. The purpose is to more clearly focus on the Chapter priorities, and where we spend our time, effort, and money. The revised Strategic Plan will be presented to the Chapter membership at this month’s meeting.

Click here to read the draft plan.

Tallulah River Handicap Fishing Pier is complete!

August 2, 2016

 

The Tallulah Falls Handicap Pier that has just been finished is a great example of a dream becoming a reality. Several Rabunites joined USFS personnel late September and early October to complete the pier. There will be an official dedication coming either in November or early spring. Mean while if you know someone who is handicapped and wants to fish…..then go get them and take them fishing!!

While many played a role in a vision coming to life none of it would have been possible without you!! Buying tickets, making donations and supporting our annual Rabun Rendezvous helps make the funds available for things like the pier. Never think that any contribution is to small. It all adds up! Please help us continue to achieve more great things in the future by marking your calendar to attend our 30th annual Rendezvous on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

 

 

Sept 20: Chapter Meeting

August 2, 2016

Sept 20 (Tues): Regular monthly meeting of the Rabun TU Chapter.

Join us for our regular monthly meetings every third Tuesday of the month. Our Meeting Place is at Rabun Gap Presbyterian church Fellowship Hall.

Our speaker this month is David Vinson, US Forest Service Wildlife Biologist for the Chattooga River Ranger District.

Social & Story telling (Truth or Lies) starts At 6:30 pm, then at 7:00 – Program & Meeting. The church is located just past Rabun Gap Nachoochee School at 8397 Wolffork Road, Rabun Gap, GA 30568.

At every regular chapter meeting there will be a raffle for fishing or camping items to help pay the cost of mailing the newsletter to members without email and to raise money to pay for our storage building. Bring an item to donate and a dollar or two for raffle tickets. You Might WIN something !

DON’T MISS OUT ON A GREAT TIME WITH FELLOW RABUNITES

August 16: Regular Monthly Chapter Meeting

August 2, 2016

Aug. 16 (Tues): Regular monthly meeting of the Ra- bun TU Chapter. Our guest speaker will be Kathy Church. Kathy is the new Education Coordinator at Smithgall Woods State Park. She replaced retired coordinator Shelia Humphrey. Kathy will be sharing with us what all she is planning for youth outreach for the future. A great chance to learn about how all state TU Chapters contribute to edu- cation, conservation and passing it on to Georgia kids. Social time begins at 6:30 with the speaker and meeting starting at 7 pm. See you there!!

Join us for our regular monthly meetings every third Tuesday of the month. Our Meeting Place is at Rabun Gap Presbyterian church Fellowship Hall

Social & Story telling (Truth or Lies) starts At 6:30 pm, then at 7:00 – Program & Meeting. The church is located just past Rabun Gap Nachoochee School at 8397 Wolffork Road, Rabun Gap, GA 30568.

At every regular chapter meeting there will be a raffle for fishing or camping items to help pay the cost of mailing the newsletter to members without email and to raise money to pay for our storage building. Bring an item to donate and a dollar or two for raffle tickets. You Might WIN something !

DON’T MISS OUT ON A GREAT TIME WITH FELLOW RABUNITES

Congratulations to Kathy Breithaupt

Rabunite Kathy Breithaupt has been elected as the Council Chair for Georgia Trout Unlimited. She is the first woman to hold that position. Read more here.

Custom Rod & Reel Raffle A Success

The Mack Martin Rod Raffle raised a total of $1,890, $400 more than in 2017!

Read more here.

 

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