Congratulations to Rabunite Kathy Breithaupt

October 9, 2018

Rabun Resident Elected to Chair State Council of Trout Unlimited

In the recent annual leadership election for Trout Unlimited, Dr. Kathy Breithaupt of Rabun County was elected as the Council Chair for Georgia Trout Unlimited.

Dr. Breithaupt has been an active member of the Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited and currently acts as secretary of the chapter. Previously she was secretary for the Georgia Council and, more recently, held the position as Vice-Chair. In addition, she is the founding Coordinator for the Georgia Trout Camp, a week-long camp for boys and girls from all over Georgia and other states that has operated for the past fifteen years.

The Georgia Council is the umbrella organization for all twelve chapters of Trout Unlimited in Georgia. The Council supports all chapters with their 4000 members and coordinates efforts to meet the mission of protecting and restoring cold, clean water in Georgia and throughout our country.

Dr. Breithaupt is the first female to chair the State Council and one of just a very few nationwide to hold this position. Trout Unlimited is a national conservation organization founded in 1959 that now boast over 150,000 members throughout the country.

For more information visit www.georgiatu.org.

Mack Martin Rod Raffle A Success

August 6, 2018

Report from Pat Hopton, Mack Martin Rod Raffle Coordinator

The drawing for the Mack Martin Rod Raffle was held July 19 at the annual Family Picnic. This year we sold 782 tickets and raised a total of $1,890. To compare, last year we sold 574 tickets and raised $1,490.

The winner of the rod raffle was Tony Allred. Tony is a longtime member of the Chapter, has served as Treasurer, is currently on the Board of Directors, and he and his wife, Terri, coordi- nate the annual Christmas dinner. The rod and reel were presented to Terri at the pic-
nic. Congratulations, Tony!

This year we had a runner-up prize of a full day guided fishing trip for two at the Hatch Camp, donated by Steve Perry and Scott Lowe. The winner of that prize was Howard Holt. Howard is a member of the Savannah River Chapter and recently helped the Rabun Chapter at the Tallulah River Kids Fishing Event at the fish cleaning station. Howard’s grandson, Jessie Phillips, attended this year’s Trout Camp, which is where Howard bought his ticket. The certificate for the trip has been mailed to Howard. Congratulations, Howard!

Thank you to everyone who sold and purchased tickets! Good job!!!

May 26: Bettys Creek Stream Trimming Project

April 3, 2018

May 26 (Sat) Bettys Creek Stream Trimming Project. 8:00 am—12:00 pm. Meet at Bettys Creek and US Hwy 441. Contact Charlie or Kathy Breithaupt. This work project will be conducted in memory of Doug Mansfield, Rabun Chapter.

 

In preparation for the annual Trout Camp which will be at Rabun Gap Nacoochee School once again from June 3rd – June 8th. Volunteers are needed! Your assistance will make the job much easier so please plan to come out and join us streamside for a little work and some great fellowship.

May 16: Fishing and Fellowship Trip to Tallulah River and Coleman River.

April 3, 2018

May 16 (Wed) Fishing and Fellowship Trip to Tallulah River and Coleman River. Contact Mike Fuller.

May 15: Annual Scouts Cookout

April 3, 2018

ANNUAL SCOUTS APPRECIATION PICNIC

Tuesday, May 15 at Indian Lake, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

All Rabun County Boy and Girl Scout troops, Cubs and Brownies packs, parents and leaders are invited!

Beginning at 4:00 pm – Fishing in Indian Lake for bream and bass. Rods, reels,and bait provided by the Chapter. No boats or swimming. Dogs must be on a leash.

At 6:00 pm we will have a hamburger and hot dog supper with all the fixin’s.
The Rabun Chapter provides the hamburgers, hotdogs, plates, silverware, drinks, ice. Chapter members please bring side dishes and desserts.

Directions: On Hwy 441, just south of the Rabun Gap Post Office, turn onto School Farm Road. Go one half mile, turn left onto Indian Lake Road. Follow the signs to the cookout.

Thank you, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, for the use of your facilities! For more information, contact Kent Wilson.

 

Apr 24: Fishing and Fellowship Trip to Ravens Fork

March 16, 2018

April 24 (Tues) Fishing and Fellowship Trip to Ravens Fork. Contact Mike Fuller.

Apr 17: Chapter Meeting

February 13, 2018

April 17 (Tues) Monthly Chapter Meeting. 6:30 pm at Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church. Program will be “Dark Thirty Fishing” by Past Prez Pat Hopton.

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.

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

Apr 8-13: Fishing and Fellowship Trip to Shenandoah National Park

February 13, 2018

April 8-13 (Sun-Fri) Fishing and Fellowship Trip to Shenandoah National Park. Contact Mike Fuller.

Dream Trip Tickets Now Available

January 8, 2018

One winner will be drawn for the grand prize and will choose a partner to accompany them on the trip. Several other tickets will be drawn for the runner-up prizes which include: custom-made rods, fishing trips and flies. The seller of the grand prize winning ticket will also receive a prize. The ticket price is $10, and proceeds will go to the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited to fund Council projects. Details here.

 

RULES

Winners will be drawn at the Georgia Foothills Chapter of Trout Unlimited annual banquet, the “Hoot on the Hooch,” in Helen, GA – March 24, 2018.

One winner will be drawn for the grand prize and will choose a partner to accompany them on the trip.  Several other tickets will be drawn for the runner up prizes which include; custom made rods, fishing trips and flies. The seller of the grand prize winning ticket will also receive a prize.

Ticket price is $10 and proceeds will go to the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited to fund Council projects.

The winner and their partner will each receive:

July 22 – 27, 2018

Five days fishing and six nights food and lodging at a private cabin in Island Park, ID near the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park.  Laine and John McGarity are the owners and hosts!

A float trip on the Madison River.

Choice of Winston BIII-x or Air 4, 5, or 7 weight rod.

A Fly Reel with Scientific Angler line.

A fly box and flies (approximately 5 to 7 dozen per box) for the trip.

$500 in travel expenses (this is total, not per person).

NOTE: Travel arrangements will be the responsibility of the winners.

Fishing licenses, gratuities, and alcoholic beverages will be the responsibility of the winners during their stay.  The winner(s) of this raffle are responsible for any tax due on the value of the winnings.

The winners will be required to sign a waiver releasing the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited and John McGarity of any responsibility of injury that could occur during the trip.

Chapter friend Mack Martin receives national award

January 4, 2018

Each year Trout Unlimited (National) recognizes individual members, Councils and Chapters for outstanding work in several categories. This year Mack Martin of the Cohutta Chapter received the Distinguished Service Youth Education Award. Since the beginning of the Georgia Trout Camp in 2004, Mack has been a driving force to see that the camp provides the best experience possible for the 24 boys and girls that attend each year. In addition to procuring equipment for each camper, Mack leads all the daily casting instruction and practice and conducts the final “casting contest” near the end of camp. Outside of camp Mack leads clinics and offers lessons throughout the state. As co-owner of the Atlanta Fly Fishing School–one of the first TU Gold Level Business Members in the country–Mack passes on his love of the sport and his passion for the conservation of clean, cold water.

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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.

Calling All Trout Campers! Time To Apply

Trout Camp 2019 is set for June 2-7, at Tallulah Falls School, Clayton, GA! Applications due March 15.

Read more here.

 

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