2017 Chapter Supporters

Thanks to all who made the 2017 Rabun Rendezvous successful:

The Rabun TU Chapter celebrated our 30th Annual Rabun Rendezvous this year! This is a tremendous milestone for our chapter. “Old Man Winter” smiled on us this year in that he held off the snow, but did provide us with some much needed rain. The clouds parted and we celebrated the kick-off with dry conditions. Thanks to the Dillard House, Foxfire Boys and our guest speaker, Beverly Smith, Vice-President for Volunteer Operations, TU National. Beverly talked about TU, some of its history, roles within the organization and interaction with chapters across our country. Her main focus was “Community”. We are indeed a community and it was evident as we looked around the room and saw the participation from multiple TU chapters and attendees from several states. Beverly shared some great stories that contained a few familiar names, like Doug, Charlie and Kyle. She talked about her interaction with her family and the greater TU family. We felt the presence of missing, but not forgotten members of our TU family in “Around the Bend.” We are indeed blessed to be part of a community who love the outdoors. Thanks to all who were able to attend the Rabun Rendezvous! Those of you who weren’t there, we hope to see you next year. Come be part of our community!

Thanks to all our donors who made the 2017 Rabun Rendezvous successful: Please support them every chance you can!
Doug and Eedee Adams; Avril Adams; Johnny Amrine (Amrine Rentals, Clayton, GA); Bass Pro Shops – Lawrenceville, GA; Kathy and Charlie Breithaupt; Louisa Hanney; Unicoi State Park & Lodge; Michele and Broderick Crawford (Crawford Art Gallery); John Dillard, Jr. (Dillard House and Staff); Louise Dillard; Jeff Durniak; Smithgall Woods State Park; Foxfire Boys (Wayne Gipson, Mike Hamilton, Steve McCall, Tom Nixon, Dean English, Filmer Kilby) ; Jake Darling & Jimmy Harris (Unicoi Outfitters); Tammy and Pat Hopton; Vaughn Rogers – (Reeves Hardware – Dillard); Jim and Carolyn Kidd; Estate of Tom Landreth (June Landreth); LL Bean; Mack Martin (Atlanta Fly Fishing School); Susan and Frank Patton; Jeff Reeves (Reeves Building Supply – Clayton); Lewis Reeves III (Reeves Hardware – Clayton); Terry and Emmilyn Rivers; Mountain Nature & Wild Bird Supply; Gail and Frank Tolbert; Fritz Vinson; Jim Enloe (Jim’s Primitives); Sandy Morgan; Highlands Aerial Park; Smitty’s Spirits, Clayton, GA; Ray King; Highland Hiker; Peter Croes; Elizabeth and Steve Perry; TU National – Embrace-A-Stream and Coldwater Conservancy; TU National – Franklin Tate; Maria Rodeghiero; Wayne Prosser; Sky Valley Golf Club; Steve Hudson; Landon Williams; Mike Fuller; Rabun TU – Young Volunteers; Apple Mountain Resort & Golf Club; Blue Ridge Music; Monte Seehorn; Academy Sports and Outdoors, Snellville, GA; Jim Harvey – Upper Chattahoochee TU; Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa; Coosa Valley TU; C & J Mountain Out- fitters; Project Healing Waters – Atlanta; Estate of Brad Hayes; Jeff Fields; Jim Nixon; Ken Bradshaw; Brian Weeks; Butler Galleries – Clayton, GA; Patsy Lewis Gentry and Ray Gentry; Glenn English; Bill Stevens; Hillside Orchards – Wiley, GA; Donn Harper; Kitty and Joel Wise; Tim Raney; Blue Ridge TU Chapter – GA; Larry Vigil; Tony Allred; Walmart – Clayton, GA (Bud O’Connell); River Through Atlanta (Chris Scalley); Blackrock Outdoor Company (Sylva, NC – Shannon Messer); R. M. Rose Distillers – Dillard, GA; Rodney Tumlin; Stephen “big T” Thomasovich – Big T Fly Fishing Guide Service; Mane Design (Cathy Williams); Rusty Bike Café (Clayton, GA); Wiley Tire Center – Wiley, GA

WAAHOO for our 30th Annual Rabun Rendezvous! Hope to see you on the water. Ray King, Rabun Rendezvous Coordinator

  • New Kiosks at Burrell’s Ford

    The Rabun Chapter recently donated funds to help pay for a new kiosk to be located at the Burrells Ford Bridge, near the trailhead to Ellicotts Rock. The kiosk will encourage visitors to practice “Leave No Trace” outdoor recreation. Read more here.





2023 Dream Trip Tickets Now On Sale

Details here.

• 5 days hosted fishing / 6 nights lodging in Idaho July 23-28

• $500 total in travel expenses

• Each winner receives a float trip on the Madison River, plus choice of Winston AIR 3 wt. – 6 wt. or BILL-x 4 wt. – 8 wt. fly rod. Fly reel with Scientific Anglers or Winston Energy Fly Line and a fly box and flies for the trip.

Fellowship and Fly Fishing

Is coming back! This program in which members would fish a local stream together was put on pause during COVID,  but Rabunite Mike Fuller is resurrecting it.  Read more!


Special Award to Terry Rivers

During the Fall Chapter Campout, Vice Prez Tammy presented Terry Rivers with a special award in recognition for all his hard work in coordinating the Chapter Campouts, including setting up and taking down the shelters and planning the meals. Tammy presents a Thank You card signed by all the campers and a $20 gift certificate for Burger King. Terry can use the certificate at his daily morning old men coffee klatches at Burger King! Thank you, Terry!


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