The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting up at 7:00 and runs to about 8:00. We really need folks to show up so we can make sure we get presenters.
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523
Program: Our guest speaker for February will be Chuck Head. Chuck guides for Unicoi Outfitters
for most of the year but spends his summers guiding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains on the Gunnison River.
First of all, our January Meeting is next Tuesday, January 16th at the Ivie
Lodge in Camp Glisson, Dahlonega. Our speaker at this meeting is Jeff
from Alpharetta Outfitters (one of our sponsors). Also, we will be
off a 9ft, 5wt fly rod along with a 2nd prize of (270) flies and a 3rd prize of
a White River Fly Tackle Pack. Also, we will be selling raffle tickets
2018 Dream Trip to the Henry's Fork in Idaho. If you don't have your
tickets yet, please see Ken McKinnon at the meeting. If you will be
this meeting, we need you to register by this Saturday at:
The second set of dates that I want to remind you of is Friday/Saturday,
19th/20th. This is the makeup dates that we have scheduled for our
project at Camp Glisson wherein we are building a bathhouse for middle school
aged kids to use in the spring when they become campers. This is a very
important project and we can use all of your help that we can get. Please
register right away at:
Date: 12/14/2017 Time: 6:30 P.M. Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523
Come join us this Thursday and bring a friend. The social time is
around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting up at 7:00 and runs to
Beverly Booth is our guest speaker for a program on the "Casting for Recovery" program the we have been supporting.
We have GOT to get our attendance up at the monthly meetings or we
won't be able to get guest speakers to drive here for our program. We
ask everyone to, at a minimum, bring your spouse or significant other
and even better, bring a friend whom you think may be interested in what
we do. I know we can count on you!
of potentially inclement weather tomorrow in Dahlonega, the plan is as follows:
I will be at Camp Glisson as originally planned and will decide then whether or
not we will work on Friday. If you live quite far from Dahlonega, you
should decide for yourself if you want to risk coming and have to turn around
and return home.
We are still a "go" for Saturday at this point in time.
All of us sincerely appreciate your volunteering for this important project and
we'll get it done eventually.
Call or text me if you have any questions.
Trout Unlimited - Gold Rush Chapter
Camp Glisson in Dahlonega has been very good to our Trout Unlimited over the
years. They have allowed us to use their facilities for our meetings at
to the Gold Rush Chapter. Now, it is time for us to pay them back.
Gold Rush TU is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Camp Glisson to
build a Bath House for their Middle School Campers.
The Bath House will be a 24' x 35' structure within the Frontier Camp. The Bath
House will support the current 7th to 9th Grades Boy's and Girl's Cabins within
the Camp at their Outpost property. Each cabin holds up to 8 campers and 2
The main foundation posts are already in place. We will build out the structure
including the flooring, walls, siding and roof. We will work in conjunction
a plumber and will be overseen by David Stubblefield, the Camp Facility
Director (who is joining our Chapter!).
Camp Glisson will provide necessary tools for us to use, but if you have any of
the following listed below, please bring them, but make sure they are well
marked with your name.
You will need to bring your own gloves and safety glasses if you have them.
Our initial work effort is scheduled for Friday December 8th and Saturday,
December 9th. We will meet at the Welcome Center, at the camp entrance at 8:30
We have tentatively scheduled January 19th and 20th, as additional workdays,
You do not have to commit to every date. If you can make only one day, that
make a difference!
Camp Glisson will provide lunch.
Let's have a lot of volunteers for this project and show Camp Glisson how much
we appreciate their support and the use of their facilities for our meetings!
Even if you have no experience with construction or wood working, we need your
help. There are construction materials to be carried, lunch setups to be done,
and a myriad of other activities that will need your assistance. If you
sign up for another series of work days, this is the one thing that will have a
Chapter of Trout Unlimited is thrilled to be a part of Victorian
Christmas at Hardman Farm Historic Site. Our thanks to Mike and Valarie
Dye for spearheading our participation. Our tree is in the upstairs
boys bedroom. Which is perfect for our outdoorsy theme! We encourage
everyone to enjoy Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Historic Site and
be sure to visit our tree. You can find more information online at http://explore.gastateparks.org/info/255085?c=13784798
Trout Camp Applications are now available. We will accept applications
at our next monthly meeting. . It would be nice to have applications
in hand when making the request at council meeting coming up on Dec 2nd.
especially if we have three request and need to try to apply for the
You can email them to me if you are unable to
attend chapter meeting. I don’t see any problems with funding 3 campers
instead of the usual 2. This is an excellent use of our money.
Please get the applications in as soon as possible and I’ll work at
getting the spots secured.
Healing Waters Group from the Oakwood VA Clinic put on a fly fishing event for all Vets at the Nachoochee Bend. Sponsored by the Gold Rush and Georgia Foothills TU chapters and Unicoi Outfitters. PHOTO ALBUM OF EVENT
Three "Quilts of Valor" were presented at the event...
Mike Dye for his service in the Army
Roy Price for his service in the Army
Richard Trotter for his service in the Air Force
Ron Thomas from Healing Waters Oakwood Chapter awarded the quilters group On Eagle Wings a plaque for our continued support for them.
Ron also presents certificates of appreciation from Healing Waters to the event sponsors, Gold Rush and Georgia Foothills Chapters of TU and the Unicoi Outtfitters Fly Shop
A check was presented to the Healing Waters Program as well.....