Legacy Funds

Make Trout Unlimited a Part of Your Legacy

During the 26-year life of our Chapter, several valued—and much loved—members have gone “around the bend” ahead of us, taking the eternal fishing trip up the river.  While these Rabunites may be out of sight, they are never far from our thoughts:

  • Phil Klein – 1997 –  Klondiker, Charter member Rabun TU
  • Charlie Wharton – 2003 – member Rabun TU
  • John Martin – 2006 – member Rabun TU
  • Tom Landreth – 2007 – Charter member Rabun TU, Past President, Secretary, Director & newsletter editor
  • Arthur Crowe – 2009 – member Rabun TU
  • Ben Sanders – 2009 – member Rabun TU
  • Carlton Jones – 2011 – Charter member Rabun TU
  • Tony Wheeler – 2012 – member Rabun TU
  • Bill Kelly – 2012 –  Klondiker, Charter member Rabun TU & Past Director
  • Jim Darnell – 2012 – Klondiker, Charter member Rabun TU & Past Director
  • John Starinchuck – 2012 – member Rabun TU
  • Joe Gatins – 2012 – member Rabun TU
  • Ralph Morgan – 2016 – member Rabun TU
  • Doug Mansfield – 2016 – member Rabun TU
  • Travis Barnes – 2018 – member Rabun TU

When a Rabunite passes, often the family will graciously allow donations to be made to the Rabun Chapter in memory of their loved one. Some families have also donated art, fishing and camping equipment, books and other items from the estate of the deceased to be used for fundraising at the Rendezvous. What a great way to celebrate their lives and their support of the Trout Unlimited mission!

To help honor the memory of those Rabunites, the Rabun Chapter has created a special fund for memorial donations. The Rabunite Memorial Fund will be used only for conservation and education projects benefiting the cold water resources of Northeast Georgia.  During the project the Rabunite whose memory is being honored will be recognized.

To make monetary donations in memory of those Rabunites that have gone around the bend ahead of us, send your check to

Rabunite Memorial Fund
PO Box 371
Clayton, GA  30525

Please include the name of the Rabunite you wish to honor with your donation. Also, if you are aware of the passing of a Rabunite who is not listed above, please let us know by contacting the Chapter president.

Tom Landreth Memorial Fund

In addition to the Rabunite Memorial Fund, we also continue to have the permission of June Landreth and daughters Lisa and Kelli, to allow the Rabun Chapter to host the Tom Landreth Memorial Fund.  All donations earmarked specifically to this fund will be used to help pay for the Chattooga backcountry helicopter stocking program. What a nice way for the family to allow us to honor Tom.

To make monetary donations in memory of Tom Landreth, send your check to

Tom Landreth Memorial Fund
PO Box 371
Clayton, GA  30525

In addition to memorial donations, Trout Unlimited has a variety of other options of supporting the mission through your estate planning. Gift planning options range from simple will bequests to more complicated trust and annuity arrangements, but they all share the same basic benefit; they enable you to help secure the future for the people and places that matter to you most.

We hope you’ll take a minute to consider how you can make Trout Unlimited a part of your legacy. More information on gift planning can be found at www.tu.org.

Your donation to Trout Unlimited is tax deductible.  The Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, and certifies that no tangible goods or services were exchanged in conjunction with the donation.  Our Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN) is # 521766093.

 

Chapter Contributes to Chattooga DH Section Access Improvements

Parking and access to the trails going up both sides of the River got a little better this summer thanks to the USFS folks and four of the local TU chapters in Ga and SC. More details here.

 

Fellowship and Fly Fishing with Mike Fuller

First fall trip is October 11, 2017.  For more information contact Mike Fuller at david2053@windstream.net or 706-201-0138.

Make your plans now for the fall chapter campout!

Nov 1-5:Rabun Chapter TU Fall Campout At Oconee State Park, near Walhalla, SC. Reserve your own site, but all the cooking, storytelling, campfire sitting, etc will be at Site #93.  More details here.

 

No easy fix for felt!

Felt is a superior wading sole, but it’s also a transmitter of aquatic invasives. Sadly, there’s no easy fix. It’s on anglers to clean their gear thoroughly. A very important read from TU National.