Ammonoosuc Chapter Trout Unlimited July Newsletter
Having been your chapter President for all of 2 weeks, I am finding that all ‘the little things’ that the President does are starting to add up.
First, let me say that I am honored to serve as your chapter President!
Secondly, I will endeavor to fill the giant shoes that Art Greene left behind.
Thirdly, (the best news) is that I have a good chance of accomplishing our goals due to the commitment and leadership qualities of Ammo’s board and officers.
Let me introduce them:
Vice Pres.- Roland Payne, Jr.
Sect. – Andrew Bronson (our inhouse governance expert)
Treas. – Larry Plate
Past Pres.- Art Greene (also Financial Reviewer)
Directors: Paul Starring
Mike Didio (an original Ammo chapter member)
Directors Emeritus: Don Pelletier and Diane Timmins
While we are ‘on hold’ with chapter activities, we are told that there may be some new guidance from TU national soon. We will keep you informed as it develops.
I would like to briefly discuss our chapter finances, and, in a word, I will tell you that they are “healthy”. Although we have lost our sources of funding for reasons that we could not influence, our account balances are such that we can continue to operate for ‘awhile’. We, the board, have been working on identifying alternate and additional sources of income, and have identified a couple of potential players. More to come as these plans materialize. Also, thoughts and ideas for fundraising are welcome—please feel free to contact any board member.
Improve Your Skills
Orvis - Fly Fishing Lessons - Casting in the wind
Orvis - Loop Knot - Homer Rhodes knot. A knot for attaching streamers and large flies
Lastly, I thought that I would share some recent photos. They are of the pedestrian bridge and handicapped fishing platform recently completed at Profile Lake. These were paid for by the ‘Old Man Legacy Fund’ and are a result of the compromise plan adopted by the Fund. Your Ammo chapter was involved in those compromise negotiations and we are immensely proud of the result
Stay healthy and best regards,
Schuyler W. Sweet - President
Ammonoosuc Chapter Trout Unlimited