November 17, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Trout Unlimited Roanoke Chapter November2021 Meeting

Date: 11/17/2021

Location: Green Goat Restaurant Roanoke, VA

Attendance: 28

Current treasury balance: $2900

Meeting start: 6:30pm

Meeting end: 6:57pm

Minutes:

• Future Meetingso Official Meetings will be held Quarterly, for now, at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Roanoke starting the 3rdWednesday of February 2022, in the upstairs meeting space.o February meeting Agenda will focus on electing officers and solidifying the Board of Directors (BoD)

▪ There are currently openings for at least the President and Vice President▪ It was suggested the BoD incorporate members of the community with spheres of influence in different areas (local colleges, for example)o The February meeting will also include a presentation from the “Virginia Outside” Organization

• Other Activities There are no immediate plans for other activities like Trout in the Classroom (TITC), Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PPHWFF), Stocking with VDIF, etc..o However, the goal is to start engaging in these activities again ASAP and they would be done in between the quarterly meetings

• Website Jon Wilson has volunteered to start maintaining the Chapter website using the TU hosted webpageo https://roanokevalley.tu.org/• Other Announcements and Noteso The Proprietors of the recently reopened “Big Lick Fly Fishing” shop in Salem attended the meeting and announced they will give a 20% discount to TU members or the TU members can opt to have that 20% donated/contributed to our chapter fund so There was discussion of an informal “holiday meeting” to be held in December, more information/invites to follow

Next meeting: February 15, 2022 @ Sportsman’s Warehouse (3550 Ferncliff Ave NW)

Quote of the meeting: 

“Having Fun [with the chapter, members, and activities] will equal Success”

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