Ammonoosuc Chapter Trout Unlimited
June 2022 Newsletter
Members and Friends,
On May 7th Ammo TU participated in the first annual Ammonoosuc River Clean-up Day in downtown Littleton. The clean-up day removed trash from the recreation path and along the river. Ammo TU teamed up with Casella, The Home Depot, Littleton Parks and Recreation, The Inkwell, and Schilling Beer Co. for this event. The clean-up day event had over eighty volunteers, who picked up over 5,000 pounds of trash and forty-one tires. I would like to thank the clean-up day volunteers for their hard work!! The Littleton Police department deserves many thanks for loading all the trash collected onto trailers and hauling it back to the dumpster the entire day. It was a very strong effort for a first-time event. The second annual Ammonoosuc River Clean-up Day is being scheduled for May of 2023.
Clean-up work along the recreation trail
Also, in early May, the Ammo TU chapter #554 held our annual meeting on May 12th at the Schilling Brew pub. Elections were held at the annual meeting for the following Ammo TU Officers and Directors.
Roland Payne, President
Larry Plate, Treasurer
Paul Starring, Director
As the newly elected president of Ammo TU Chapter #554, I would like to thank Schuyler Sweet the past President of Ammo TU for his time and efforts with the Ammo TU board of directors. Schuyler will be working with the TU National Leadership Council representing NH Trout Unlimited. After the presentation given by John Bunker and Colin Lawson, Ammo TU out-going President Schuyler Sweet took the opportunity to thank Colin Lawson, the TU New England Projects Coordinator, for his years of service to TU in New Hampshire and the Ammonoosuc TU Chapter #554 area. Colin will be retiring on June 3.
It has been a long two years with Covid-19 interrupting or cancelling Ammo TU events and chapter meetings. We would like to provide an opportunity for you to get out and reconnect with Ammo TU members outdoors while fishing. Ammo TU is planning a Friday evening fishing event each month this summer. We will meet and fish at a different location on the third Friday of each month. This will be a casual evening of fishing with Ammo TU members on Ammo TU home waters, there is no need to register, just show up at 6:00 pm and join other members of Ammo TU in a night of fishing. The first Friday evening fishing will be at Profile Lake on Friday June 17th, meet at 6:00pm in the parking area at the north end of Profile Lake. Come out and enjoy an evening of fishing and reconnecting with friends and fellow Ammo TU members.
The Ammo TU Chapter has an ambitious schedule of events planned for this summer, we hope you can join us. There are many opportunities for chapter members to volunteer for events throughout the summer. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for any of our upcoming events.
We are working with Adaptive Sports Partners again this summer and fall to provide fly fishing lessons to individuals with disabilities. Our first session is scheduled for June 20. If you are interested in volunteering as a fly-fishing instructor, please send an email to email@example.com. I will provide more details for the June 20 session . For more information on Adaptive Sports Partners and their activities, click on the link below to view their website.
The Twin Mountain youth fishing derby will be held on July 9 from 8:00am to 10:00am in Carroll, NH at the recreation area on Lake road Route 3. If interested in volunteering or for directions to the youth fishing derby, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also in July, CX3 in Portland ME, (formerly known as the TU annual Meeting) July 20-24. There is still time to register for this 4-day event if anyone is interested in attending. This will be TU’s largest family-friendly gathering ever.
The R.J. Schilling Fishing Tournament/Silent Auction is scheduled for September 10. The proceeds from this event support NH Trout Camp. This event is being organized by the NH TU Council and will need both volunteers and participants. Please help support the event and supplement the generosity of the Schilling family. Look for more information on the R.J. Schilling Tournament/Silent Auction as the planning progresses.
The Kamik 5K is taking place this year on September 17th, with early registration for the event taking place now. An early bird discount on registration is available until August 17. Please sign up and join us at the Kamik 5K. Ammo TU is a beneficiary of the Kamik 5K and the proceeds provide a substantial portion of Ammo TU funding. Click on the link below for the Kamik 5K website to register.
in closing our Ammo TU June newsletter, I would like to encourage Ammo TU members to join us and participate in one or more of the events scheduled this summer. We are working on scheduling speakers for our fall chapter meetings at this time, we will provide more information when chapter meeting dates/speakers are confirmed.
Roland A. Payne,
Ammonoosuc Chapter #554
Littleton Community Center
120 Main Street