Jan 21: The 2017 Rabun Rendezvous

November 17, 2016

View a photo gallery of the Rabun Rendezvous

“The Rendezvous was unlike anything before or since, a gathering of uninhibited men down from the mountains. The event attracted perhaps a hundred mountain men, their Indian wives, and assorted visiting tribesmen. Amusements included gambling, drinking, storytelling – continuing day and night.”

The Mountain Men by George Laycock

2017 Rabun Rendezvous – January 21!

We are gearing up for a great big celebration!! We hope you will be able to join us for our 30th annual Rabun Rendezvous. It will be a great time! Our guest speaker will be Beverly Smith, Vice President for Volunteer Operations, TU National. Beverly is responsible for the Volunteer Operations Department, which supports 36 state councils and 380 local chapters across the country by delivering a suite of applications, trainings and resources aimed at helping volunteers more easily and effectively accomplish TU’s mission in their local communities. Her responsibilities also include managing TU’s youth education programs, veterans’ ser- vices partnership, and women/ diversity initiative. Beverly joined TU as the Volunteer Operations Coordinator in 2007, was promoted to Director in 2009, and Vice President in 2014. Prior to joining TU, Beverly worked for the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League. Beverly grew up in Charleston, S.C. and received a B.A. from the University of Virginia. She lives in Jackson, Wyo. with her husband, daughter, and springer spaniel, where she enjoys volunteering locally, fly fishing and bird hunting.

We’ll be at our usual location at the Dillard House. Social will start at 5 o’clock PM. Folks will start gather- ing to “pick the pig” and enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch of the Conference Center. There will be snack trays of cheeses, crackers, veggies with dips and fruits. Soft drinks and ice will be available. If you want something stronger, better bring it yourself. (BYOB) There will also be a fire inside to warm your buns. The Foxfire Boys, with their famous Blue Grass Music, will also begin at 5 pm. Then about 6:30 we will dine on fish, chicken and pork with all the side dishes and desserts that have made the Dillard House so famous. It is a serve yourself buffet, so you will not leave hungry. The cost will be $33 for adults. $25 for those under the age of 15. Cash, checks, VISA or MasterCard. We don’t do advanced tickets, just pay at the door.

The Dillard House has set special rates for rooms starting at $69 (plus tax) for those that call and tell them you’re attending the Trout Unlimited Rabun Rendezvous. Call: 706-746-5348 or Toll Free 1-800-541-0671. Also Mountain Aire Cottages on North Main Street in Clayton is a good source for lodging. Call them at 706-782-9568.

Jan 17: Chapter Meeting

November 17, 2016

Nov. 15 (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.

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

Dec 6: Annual Chapter Christmas Dinner

November 17, 2016

Dec. 6 (Tues): Our annual Christmas Dinner. Our dinner this year will be held at Amore Dining Room & Event Facility located next to the Moon Pie Pizzeria at 7110 Highway 441N, Suite C in Dillard, Georgia on
Tuesday, December 6th beginning at 6:00 P. M. Meal cost is $30.00 per person. They do have a bar on the
premises for those wanting wine or other drinks with dinner. Please RSVP to Tony Allred no later December 1, 2016. Click here to RSVP. Or call him at 706-490-4755. Please note in email name and number in attendance.

Congratulations to Mack Martin

Rabun TU friend Mack Martin of the Cohutta Chapter received the Distinguished Service Youth Education Award from the national TU organization. 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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