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Meeting Minutes – December 9, 2009

Little Elkhart Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Meeting Minutes December 9, 2009

Mike Beachy called the meeting to order.

Meeting Attendees

Mike Beachy, Leonard Gustin, Don Fiwek, Wayne Andrews, Lee Troyer

Meeting Minutes

The minutes from last month were approved with corrections.

Fishing Reports

Mike Beachy reported that he caught a couple of browns on the Rowe Eden.  Both Mike and Leonard reported catching a couple of fish in the two inch class.  This is significant because it may be an indication of natural reproduction.  Leonard stated that the fish stocked by the Elkhart Conservation Club were larger.  Mike will double check with Ed Evans on exactly what was stocked.

Treasurer’s Report

Don Fiwek reported that we received a deposit from the council.  There was some confusion in the process because the direct deposit did not work since we were changing our account at the time.  Therefore, he is not sure if this deposit was for last year or this year.  It was for $295.00.  Total current balance is $7,388.11.

Apparel

Mike reported that we are waiting on Imagemill for T-shirts and caps.

Annual Outing

Mike will reserve the pavilion for our annual outing.  We will target May 1 if available.  The alternate date is May 8.  Don suggested that we look at varying our activities so that we do not do the same thing every year.  Jeff Stanifer had put on an interesting Czech nymphing demo at the SJRVFF outing last May.  Mike will contact him to see if he could do that for our annual outing.

Communications

Mike produced a sample of the Adopt-A-Trout tickets.  Once he gets the annual outing date finalized, he will put that date on the tickets.  We will order a minimum of 500 tickets.

Adopt-A-Trout Raffle

This year’s winner will receive a Winston rod (which we already have) and an Orvis reel (which is on the way).

Brown Trout Stocking

Jim Phillips will take care of the application process for our trout stocking this year.

Indiana on the Fly

LECTU will have a booth at the Indiana on the Fly event which will be held on Saturday, January 9 at the Indy Fairgrounds Ag-Hort building from 9 AM – 5 PM.  Setup is on Friday from 8 AM-5 PM.  We will have a 10 X 10 booth with a couple of tables and chairs.

In the booth, we will have our banner, display boards, raffle tickets (Brandon), caps, T-shirts, and fishing guides (Don).

There will be a reception on Friday evening at 6:30 located at 1454 W 86th street.  Discounted lodging is at Marten House at 1801 W 86th street.

Habitat Christmas Project

Mike and Wayne will deliver the hams to the landowners Friday or Saturday.

Youth Education

Plans are to put on a program for the 4-H fishing club in March.

Middlebury Park Business

No report on the brainstorming session.

New Business

We need to get dates for the presentations to Fly Masters, Orvis and Three Rivers Fly Fishers.  Mike will speak with Orvis and Fly Masters while in Indy in January.

Next MeetingJanuary 13, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Middlebury Library

Lee Troyer – Secretary