The Rabun Rendezvous

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“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

2016 Rabun Rendezvous – January 23!

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Where: The “New” Dillard House Conference Center, located behind the Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia
Who: The more the better. Everyone interested in protecting our cold water resources, including their families, friends, and all who love clean, cold streams, trout, and trout fishing.
Social: About 5 o’clock PM folks will start gathering 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 bluegrass music will begin at 5 pm.
Dinner: Fish, chicken, and pork with all the side dishes and desserts that have made the Dillard House so famous will be served about t6:30. It’s a serve yourself buffet, so you will not leave hungry.

Cost: $33 for adults, $25 for those under age 15. Cash, checks, VISA, or MasterCard. We don’t do advanced tickets; just pay at the door.

Lodging: The Dillard House has set special rates for rooms starting at $69 (plus tax) for those who call and tell them you’re attending the Trout Unlimited Rabun Rendezvous.Call 706-746-5348 or toll free at 1-800-541-0671. Check out the Dillard House website here. Also Mountain Aire Cottages on North Main Street in Clayton is giving special rates for TU folks. Call them at 706-782-9568. You can view their website here.
IanCharity-e1439409424912Program presenters: Ian and Charity Rutter, R&R Fly Fishing. Ian and Charity are based in Townsend, TN. They offer premier guide services specializing in the Great Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee and have published five books on “Fishing the Smokies.” They are great presenters and highlight their programs with beautiful photography and video. Come spend the evening with Ian and Charity. Please click on the link here to find out more about R&R Fly Fishing.

 

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Rabun TU Connections Featured in TU National Blog

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. Read more here.

 

Draft Chapter Strategic Plan, 2016-2018

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. Read more here.

Tallulah River Handicap Fishing Pier is now under construction

Construction began on the pier this past month. There will work days ahead that volunteers will be needed. Read more here.

 

Rabun TU Fishing Buddy List

Be a part of the Official Jeff Durniak Fishing Buddy List! This is your chance to get to fish with one of the best. More details here.

 

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