Rabun Rendezvous Donations

January 6, 2020

TO ALL RABUNITES:

The 33rd Annual Rabun Rendezvous is rapidly approaching. The funds we raise are used to support Trout Unlimited efforts for cold water conservation and education.

Your donations are an integral part of that support! Donations to our event are starting to arrive and we’ll continue to update and publicize the list of items every couple of weeks. Hopefully, this will provide our prospective attendees the opportunity to identify some of the items in which they may be most interested.

Please consider a donation to the Rendezvous. Need an idea for what you can donate? Art, crafts (wood working, fishing flies, etc.), a campout with fishing, a day of lake fishing, a day of deer hunting on a lease, a day of wild turkey hunting, vacations, golf packages, raft trips, weekend use of mountain cabins or condos at beach, and goodies from the kitchens of the Rabunites (cakes, breads, baskets with canned veggies, jams, jellies and preserves) have always been popular with our guests.

If you don’t have an item to donate, that’s alright! Please consider donating your time at theRendezvous. We need volunteers to help staff the registration table, assist in the bucket raffle and silent auction events, and to meet and greet the folks who come out to support our great chapter.

And you could also consider making a cash donation to the chapter. You can send it to my address or provide it to a Board of Directors member. We are working on setting up a Pay-Pal account to make it easier to donate. More on that in the coming days.

Thank you for your support of the Rabun Chapter Trout Unlimited!

Ray King – Rabun Rendezvous Chair 121 Creek Road
Otto, North Carolina 28763-9356

All donations to Rabun TU (a Federal Tax Exempt 501(c)3 non-profit) are tax deductible.

Feb 18: Chapter Meeting

December 17, 2019

Feb 18 (Tues) Monthly Chapter Meeting. 6:30 pm at Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church in Ra- bun Gap, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

Feb 1: Annual Planning Meeting

December 17, 2019

Feb 1 (Sat) Annual Planning Meeting. 8:00 am at the Dillard House Restaurant in Dillard, GA Anyone can attend. Contact Kent Wilson.

Jan 14: Chapter Meeting

December 17, 2019

Jan 14 (Tues) Monthly Chapter Meeting.

Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church in Rabun Gap, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm
Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

Gold Rush TU’er and avid mountain trouter Sam Johnson will give a program on his newly published book, “Flyfishing the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina Section.”

I do believe he said! If you wanna know what he said, show up for our January 14 meeting. And if you want to remember what he said, bring some bucks for his book!

Let’s have a big Rabunite turnout for our fellow TUer and avid angler from the Gold Rush Chapter, Sam Johnson. See you on the 14th!

Jan 18, 2020: 33rd Annual Rabun Rendezvous

October 8, 2019

Jan 18 (Sat) 33rd Annual Rabun Rendezvous. Dillard House Conference Center, Dillard, GA. Contact Ray King.

Dec 9: Annual Chapter Christmas Dinner

October 8, 2019

Dec 9 (Mon) Annual Chapter Christmas Dinner. 6:00 pm at the Rock House at the Dillard House Restaurant, Dillard GA. $35 per person. Contact Kent Wilson.

Nov 19: Chapter Meeting

October 8, 2019

Nov 19 (Tues) Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting followed by Rabun Chapter Board of Directors Meeting.

Fellowship Hall of Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church 8397 Wolffork Road, Rabun Gap, GA

Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm
Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

The meeting program will be led by Ray King, Rabun Rendezvous Chair, and will consist of discussion and planning for the upcoming 2020 Rabun Rendezvous. The rendezvous is our primary fund-raising event for the year and much planning goes into a successful event. We need your input!

Immediately following the Chapter meeting, the Board of Directors will hold their monthly Board meeting. Any Chapter member is welcome to attend.

Nov 13-17: Chapter Fall Campout

September 11, 2019

Nov 13-17 (Wed-Sun) Chapter Fall Campout. Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest, SC. Contact Terry Rivers.

This is always a great campout! The Chattooga River Delayed Harvest section should be stocked and full of big, uneducated fish. The fall leaves will be in full color, with warm daysand cool nights: perfect camping weather. We will use Site #93 as the “gathering spot” toeat meals, sit around the campfire, and fellowship. If you cook a meal, all other meals are free; otherwise meals are a reasonable cost. Make your own campsite reservation at www.southcarolinaparks/oconee.com. Contact Terry Rivers if you plan to come.

See you there! Waaa Hooooo!!!!!


Oct 15: Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting

September 11, 2019

Oct 15 (Tues) Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting. Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church, Dillard, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

Ryan Foote, District Ranger of the Chattooga River Ranger District, Chattahoochee- Oconee National Forest and Robbie Sitzlar, District Ranger of the Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Sumter National Forest will be presenting a summary of the findings from the Up- per Chattooga River Recreation Monitoring Study Report recently made available to the public in July 2019. CLICK HERE to read the report.

This study synthesizes a two-year monitoring effort of recreation uses, including hiking, backpacking, fishing, and boating, within the Wild & Scenic River section located up- stream of GA Hwy 28.

The report is meant to assess current recreational management strategies, as well as guide future Forest Service decisions regarding this amazing natural resource.

Following this presentation, they will further provide a summary of ongoing and potential future management activities across the Chattooga River and Andrew Pickens Districts.

Sept 17: Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting

September 11, 2019

Fellowship Hall of Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church 8397 Wolffork Road, Rabun Gap, GA Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm
Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

Guest Speaker will be Jimmy Jacobs, author of “Fly Fishing for Peach State Trout”

Jimmy is a native of Atlanta and now resides in Marietta, Georgia.

For 25 years he was an editor for Game & Fish Magazines covering the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia. In that capacity he has written extensively about the region from the Southern Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

Today he is the editor of Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine. Since 2012 he has been the Georgia Editor for Southern Trout Magazine online.

Jimmy Jacobs was the Outdoor Columnist in the Sports Section of the Atlanta Journal- Constitution newspaper for eight years and also for the Athens Banner-Herald. For four seasons he was the Insider Fishing Reporter for Fox Sports Outdoors South on Fox Sport South television, covering freshwater action in the states of Alabama, Georgia and Missis- sippi.

Along the way he has won numerous Excellence In Craft Awards for writing and photography from the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, Georgia Outdoor Writers Association and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.

In 2015 Jimmy was inducted into the Georgia Outdoor Writ- ers Association Hunting and Fishing Hall of Fame for his work as an Outdoor Communicator. The Museum of Fly Fishing in the Southern Appalachians in Bryson City, North Carolina inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2017 in the category of Communicator. He was elected to the Georgia State Uni- versity Athletic Hall of Fame that same year.

He also is the author of award-winning guidebooks to fishing and hiking in the southeast region, as well as a volume of Southern humor and nostalgia, plus an adventure novel.

We hope to see you there at the meeting!

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The 33rd Annual Rabun Rendezvous is rapidly approaching. The funds we raise are used to support Trout Unlimited efforts for cold water conservation and education. Donations to our event are starting to arrive and we’ll continue to update and publicize the list of items every couple of weeks. Hopefully, this will provide our prospective attendees the opportunity to identify some of the items in which they may be most interested. Please consider a donation to the Rendezvous.

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January 18: THE 33rd ANNUAL RABUN RENDEZVOUS

The Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited proudly presents A Celebration of Rivers, Streams, Trout, and Trout Fishing!

WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2020.
WHERE: The Dillard House Conference Center, located behind the Dillard House Restaurant in Dillard, GA.
WHO: The more the better! Everyone interested in conserving and protecting our cold-water resources, in- cluding their families, friends, and all who love cold streams, trout, and trout fishing.

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Trout Camp! May 31 to June 5, 2020

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