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.

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