Thursday
Nov132014

November Membership Meeting

TU 710 Membership Meeting Notice: Tuesday November 18th, 2014 in LINCOLN, NE

The November TU710 membership meeting will NOT be held at our usual meeting location at Wehrspan Lake in southwest Omaha. We will be meeting in LINCOLN at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center, located at 4473 north 44th street. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, our usual fourth Tuesday meeting becomes the third Tuesday of the month meeting.

 

Because we are trying to reach out to our members from Lincoln and points west, the usual board meeting from 7 to 7:30 pm will be replaced by a short informational segment before the main program.  We will fill members in on our conservation activities for this past year, which will include:

*Results of our efforts to restore stream habitat at Verdigre Creek
*New partnership with NE Game & Parks to prioritize and assist in stream restoration and protection throughout the state
*Nebraska Environmental Trust grant proposal for stream, wetland and prairie restoration at Spotted Tail Creek, a tributary of the North Platte near Scottsbluff
*Fishing and outdoor education events at which we’ve taught aspects of fly fishing to hundreds of youth and adults
*Our chapter’s sponsorship of Trout in the Classroom at several schools in the state
*Potential Western Nebraska TU chapter forming
*New Nebraska TU coordinated fishing trips

Our program at last year’s event was provided by Larry Pape of the Nebraska Game and Parks. His program was titled:    
    
                       Trout Stream Enhancement Program

Our program this year will be a presentation of the next step in the restoration process of our cold water stream resources.
The main evening program will be a glimpse of the recent grant proposal to the Nebraska Environmental Trust to fund an initial 3 year program to assess and demonstrate management practices in Nebraska Cold Water Streams. This proposal if approved for funding would be directed by the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission with the direct cooperation of the Nebraska chapter of Trout Unlimited, and has the potential for National TU involvement as well. This is a direction NEGP has wanted to pursue for some time. With a little prodding from Nebraska TU and our restoration efforts, we are excited and hopeful this will be funded and all of Nebraska will benefit. We will have a question and answer period as well.

We are looking forward to meeting more of our members at this new venue. We hope to have more membership meetings in Lincoln and possibly points west in the future.  

Come meet other Nebraska cold-water fisheries and conservation enthusiasts!

 

tu710@cox.net
Thanks!
David Jacobs Chapter 710 President

Monday
Oct272014

October Membership Meeting

TU 710 Membership Meeting Notice: Tuesday October 28th, 2014

The October TU710 membership meeting will be held at our usual meeting location at Wehrspan Lake in southwest Omaha. We will be meeting in the atrium on the main level of the NRD building.

 Each year  we hold elections for the Officers and Board Members of Nebraska Trout Unlimited (TU#710). As a member of TU#710 you are most welcome to nominate another member or yourself for an Officer or Board position. Nebraska TU is blessed with over 400 members statewide, but, as with many organizations, only a small number of individuals are active participants in the organization. Perhaps many of you joined simply to support your sport with a few dollars that you spend for membership. Others have a desire to become more involved, or meet others who share their passion for fishing, fly-fishing or cold water habitats. Whatever your particular situation, becoming more involved has many side benefits…sharing fishing experiences and places to fish with those who share your passion, active involvement in stream restoration or education, or staying current with legislative or political issues which impact our streams or water quality.

We currently have three Board of Director positions open for nominations. We have two nominations. We are actively looking for one more person to step forward and assist in our decision making.  Board Members are elected for three-year terms, with two Board positions elected each year.

Duties are as follows:

 Board Members: attend monthly meetings and vote on motions brought before the Board. In addition, various Board Members or Officers serve in various positions of leadership, such as Stream Restoration Chair, Education Chair, Marketing Chair, Web Master, Legislative Chair, Fishing Trip Coordinator, Banquet Chair, etc. Any member of the Chapter can also hold these leadership positions.

Our 2014 elections will be held Tuesday, October 28th at the Papio-Missouri River NRD Bldg. at Chalco Hills. Our meeting starts at 7:00 for this event. We start with a short Board meeting, and will then procede to the elections and a short program. The program will be a discussion on the Nebraska Environmental Trust Grant applications, our annual fund raising banquet, 2015 fishing trip swuggestions, and plans for the Western Nebraska Chapter soon to form!

If you have any further questions you can email me at:

tu710@cox.net
Thanks!
David Jacobs Chapter 710 President

Monday
Sep222014

September Membership Meeting

TU 710 Meeting Notice: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The September TU710 membership meeting will be held at our usual meeting location at Wehrspan. We will be meeting in the board room on the main level of the NRD building.

 Each year at the September meeting we hold elections for the Officers and Board Members of Nebraska Trout Unlimited (TU#710).  As a member of TU#710 you are most welcome to nominate another member or yourself for an Officer or Board position.   Nebraska TU is blessed with over 400 members statewide, but, as with many organizations, only a small number of individuals are active participants in the organization.  Perhaps many of you joined simply to support your sport with a few dollars that you spend for membership.  Others have a desire to become more involved, or meet others who share their passion for fishing, fly-fishing or cold water habitats.  Whatever your particular situation, becoming more involved has many side benefits…sharing fishing experiences and places to fish with those who share your passion, active involvement in stream restoration or education, or staying current with legislative or political issues which impact our streams or water quality.  Those who serve TU#710 in leadership positions have been involved for several years.  It is high time for some of us to step aside and allow others to lead us forward.

The positions which are up for election this September are the four Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and two of the 6 Board positions, plus a single Board position to replace an individual who has moved out of state.  The Officers are elected annually, after serving a maximum of three consecutive terms.  Board Members are elected for three-year terms, with two Board positions elected each year.

Duties are as follows:

President: preside at all meetings, conduct business and be the primary spokesperson for the Chapter.

Vice President: act in absence of President and act as Membership Chair.

Secretary: Record meeting minutes and maintain the records of the Chapter.

Treasurer: Keep the financial records of the Chapter and make all monetary deposits and pay all bills.  In addition, the Treasurer and President complete the Annual Financial Report (AFR) for TU National each year.

Board Members: attend monthly meetings and vote on motions brought before the Board.  In addition, various Board Members or Officers serve in various positions of leadership, such as Stream Restoration Chair, Education Chair, Marketing Chair, Web Master, Legislative Chair, Fishing Trip Coordinator, Banquet Chair, etc.   Any member of the Chapter can also hold these leadership positions.

Our 2014 Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 23rd at the Papio-Missouri River NRD Bldg. at Chalco Hills.  Please plan to attend.  Also, please consider contacting one of the members of the Nomination Committee to add your name to the nominations or to nominate a fellow member for one of the open positions.  Your vote for our leadership is important.

Nomination Committee: Bob Johnston (bobjohnston1@cox.net)

                                    Bill Schlichtemeier (flyfishfun@juno.com)

                                    Mike Sonderman (mmsondo@cox.net)

Yours truly,

Gene Kathol

Secretary, Nebraska Trout Unlimited

 

Our meeting starts at 7:00 for this event. We start with a short Board meeting, and will then procede to our elections. Our program will be a discussion of the Steele Creek situation, our Nebraska Environmental Trust Grant Application for Spotted Tail Creek, and the NEW Western Nebraska Chapter.

 

David Jacobs

Chapter 710 President
Monday
Aug252014

August Membership Meeting Tuesday 26th, 2014

The August TU710 membership meeting will be held at our usual meeting location at Wehrspan. We will be meeting in the atrium on the main level of the NRD building.

We have a very important program scheduled. We will have a presentation by the Nebraska Game & Parks Fisheries Division personell related to their Nebraska Environmental Trust grant application for a management study of cold water streams in Nebraska. This is a significant request to fund research and stream management demonstration projects. This is for both public and private cold water streams. We will be composing a letter of support and beginning to formulate cooperative agreements.

The secondary focus of this month's meeting will be our involvement in the reapplication of our grant proposal to the Nebraska Environmental Trust. As many of you know, our application for 2014 was narrowly missed for approval. The project is for the Spotted Tail Creek restoration near Mitchell, Nebraska. This is a cooperative venture with Ducks Unlimited as the main partner, along with several other conservation groups and agencies. We will have the revised 2015 grant application to share.

We will also have a discussion regarding a recent proposal to remove a significant amount of cold water from a trout stream in Nebraska for irrigation. This is on Steele Creek near Niobrara. Several local landowners have asked for our support in trying to prevent this draining of one of our few remaining trout streams.

Our meeting starts at 7:00 for this event. We start with a short Board meeting, and will then procede to the  program.

Monday
Jul212014

July Membership Meeting

TU 710 Meeting Notice: July 22nd, 2014

The July TU710 membership meeting will be held at our usual meeting location at Wehrspan. We will be meeting in the Board room on the main level of the NRD building.

The primary focus of this month's meeting will be our involvement in the reapplication of our grant proposal to the Nebraska Environmental Trust. As many of you know, our application for 2014 was narrowly missed for approval. The project is for the Spotted Tail Creek restoration near Mitchell, Nebraska. This is a cooperative venture with Ducks Unlimited as the main partner, along with several other conservation groups and agencies.

We will have a presentation by Matthew Hough, staff biologist from Nebraska Ducks Unlimited. We will be presenting new and existing details about this very important project. The details of our discussion will also be posted on our website as they are worked out. Please keep checking it at TU710.org.

Our meeting starts at 7:00 for this event. We start with a short Board meeting, and will then procede to the Spotted Tail program.

  If you have any further questions you can email me at: tu710@cox.net

Thanks!

 David Jacobs

Chapter 710 President