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Meeting Minutes – June 10, 2020

Meeting Attendees

     Tom Vanderputten   Keith Loutzenhiser  Nick Christofeno   Mike Beachy  Chase Spaw  Jon Christofeno  Wayne Andrews  

Meeting Minutes

  • The meeting minutes for May 13, 2020 were approved.

Fishing Reports

  • Nick reported fishing the Little Elkhart and doing well using an Elk Hair Caddis

 Treasurer’s Report

  • Keith Loutzenhiser reported a total balance $ 25,893.34 in all accounts.
  • Keith reported that the Annual Financial Report to TU National has been filed.
  • The report to Indiana Gaming for the raffle license will be filed this month.
  • LECTU received $ 100 from Dr. Burns, $ 30 for fishing guides, and $ 5 for a fly box.

Communications

  • LECTU received $ 30 from Sean Ward of Ft. Wayne for two fishing guides.
  • Greg Hodnett (LECTU member from Indianapolis) contacted Mike about fishing the Little Elkhart.
  • The summer newsletter will be sent by July/August.

Little Elkhart River Guide (reprinted from March meeting minutes)

  • The river guide is outdated and contains obsolete information.
  • After discussion it was decided to keep the current tri-fold format for the guide. After it is updated and new copies printed, they will be available at No Charge.
  • Keith volunteered to work on a new draft for the guide.

LECTU Web-Site Manager

  • The LECTU web-site is often not updated, and contains old and stale information.
  • LECTU will search for someone that can take over full time management of the Web-Site. There are no additional updates regarding this position.

Corson County Park

  • There is no new information about the park we are still waiting on the zoning board.

NLC Youth Education

  • Workgroup Skype meeting to be held. Keith will report at our next meeting.

Wood Duck Houses

  • Mark Holcomb has agreed to look into this for LECTU

Edward Donnelly Chapter

  • LECTU will supposedly receive $ 500 from the Ed Donnelly for our stream conservation efforts.
  • The Ed Donnelly has requested a joint work day in August/September starting at 10:00am (9:00am Chicago Time). Since LECTU has already established work days for these months, we will notify them of these days.

Summer Work Days

  • The trail cutting through Hoover Woods will be Saturday June 13th and start at 7:00am. Mike, Nick, Wayne, Jon, and Chase will participate.
  • In addition, due to many fallen trees there will need to be chainsaw work as well.
  • The other work days are July 11, 25, August 8, 22, and September 12 (all days are Saturday).

Middlebury Riverfest

  • The Middlebury Riverfest event is August 29th. Our contact is Tom Enright.
  • Keith will be the chairperson from LECTU for the event.

#cleanmywater

  • The cleanmywater is a 50 states initiative and TU is involved
  • The Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Atlanta Ga. is leading this effort
  • Pick up trash along the river, take a picture and then post the picture.
  • Instagram – tag #cleanmywater and #lectu.

Trout Routes

  • Zach Pope of the Twin Cities Chapter is attempting to compile a trout map in the Midwest States.
  • Zach is working on Indiana and Michigan and needs some help.
  • LECTU will have Leonard Gustin contact Zach and offer assistance.

Next Meeting – Wednesday – July 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Middlebury Library

Tom Vanderputten – Secretary