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Meeting Minutes – September 8, 2010

Meeting Minutes
The minutes from the August meeting were approved.

Fishing Reports
Mike Beachy reported that he caught one brown and one rainbow in the meadow.  He stated that the rainbow looked really stressed.  The water level is very low, which will contribute to warmer water during the 90+ degree weather we suffered this summer.  The browns seem to be surviving okay but time will tell about the rainbows.

Treasurer’s Report
Don Fiwek reported net income for the fiscal year at $570.58.  Balance of funds is $7,973.46.

There was some discussion as to when the Trout Unlimited report is due for the year.  Last year, we filed the report on November 4.

C&R Signs for Solomon Creek
Nothing new to report.

Indiana Fly Casters
Mike Beachy will do a presentation at their meeting on October 13.  The meeting starts at 6:00 PM with a social hour.  Lee will get the PowerPoint presentation from Brandon and Mike will get the projector from Chris Miller.

As this is the same night as the LECTU meeting, it was decided to cancel our October meeting.

Indiana on the Fly
Nothing new to report.

Up Coming Meetings
Neil Ledet will be at out November 10 meeting.

Dave Arrington will be at our December 8 meeting.

Summer newsletter – Brandon will be emailing the newsletter soon.

Middlebury Fishing Derby Report
Mike and Larry Beachy along with Brandon Rasler & Lee Troyer were volunteers to help the Middlebury Park Dept with their youth fishing derby.  A lot of youngsters showed up, a lot of fish were caught, and everyone had fun.  Mike suggested that maybe we could put on a fly casting demo next year as part of the event.

Cabela’s Membership Drive
Leonard manned the booth at the Cabela’s Hammond store on August 28 for their family weekend event.  Cabela’s donated some merchandise which Leonard sold raffle tickets.  The proceeds netted our chapter $74.00.

Youth Education
Our meeting with the 4-H fishing club will be October 5 at 7:00 PM.  The 4-H Fishing club has approximately 48 members.  Charlie Ray will provide a syllabus and handbook.  We will do a casting demo and a presentation.

River Clean-up
While our clean-up projects are complete for this year, there are two projects that we need to keep on our agendas.  One is where Bob Roth was approached by a Little Elkhart river landowner.  Bob was going to get some clarification of project details.  The other is from a landowner on Solomon Creek that wants some help with a tree.

Election of Officers
The following slate was presented for the officers for the coming fiscal year:

President                            Mike Beachy

Vice President                   Leonard Gustin

Secretary                             Lee Troyer

Treasurer                            Don Fiwek

3 Yr. Board Member       Bob Roth

A motion was made and passed to accept the proposed slate for the officer positions for the coming year.

New Business
Adopt-A-Trout rules tabled until raffle begins.

Next Meeting – November 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Middlebury Library

Note: No meeting in October!

Lee Troyer – Secretary