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Meeting Minutes – September 9, 2020

Meeting Attendees

     Tom Vanderputten   Keith Loutzenhiser  Nick Christofeno   Mike Beachy  

     Jon Christofeno   Mark Holcomb  Lee Troyer  Wayne Andrews  Jim Mauck

SPECIAL NOTICE:

  • Due to the ongoing restrictions at the Middlebury Library because of Covid-19 the next meeting on Wednesday October 14, 2020 will be held at the home of Keith Loutzenhiser.
  • Keith’s Address: 10475 Cottage Grove Dr., Middlebury, IN 46540

Meeting Minutes

  • The meeting minutes for August 12, 2020 were approved.

Fishing Reports

  • The water temperatures have been good with cool nights. The low water levels have caused the fishing to be tricky. Dries and baby leech patterns have been successful.

 Treasurer’s Report

  • Keith Loutzenhiser submitted the report for August. The total for all accounts is $ 26,199.43
  • LECTU received $ 150 from Dr. Dan Burns
  • LECTU received a legal notice from INterra regarding Mandatory Arbitration with disputes.
  • LECTU received dues reimbursement from TU National. The total was $ 767.50

Communications

  • The summer newsletter is nearly complete and will be sent out soon.

Little Elkhart River Guide 

  • Mike will rewrite the guide with assistance from Keith.
  • Access points to be highlighted with blow-ups of key sections.

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. 

Corson County Park

  • There is no new information from the County about the park.
  • New construction of building sites, roads, and retaining pond has started next to the park land.
  • When fishing this section stay back from the first house downstream from the access trail.

Middlebury Youth Fishing Contest

  • Tom Enright (Middlebury Parks) and LECTU (Sponsorship) will jointly host this venture.
  • Tom is getting permission from The Essenhaus and LECTU will provide prizes.
  • Keith Loutzenhiser will be the contact person at LECTU. We need additional volunteers.
  • The plan is to have the event in early October.

Summer Work Days

  • Saturday September 12th was the last scheduled work day for this year.
  • Mike and Nick will lead a team of Nick’s friends.
  • Mike and Wayne Andrews will work Friday September 11th to pre-drill logs.

TU Youth Report

  • The national TU youth director will interview Keith regarding the youth volunteer hours submitted to TU National by LECTU.

Chris Wood TU CE0

  • Mike and Nick have a scheduled Zoom Meeting on September 22nd with Chris Wood.

Electrofishing

  • Nick received an email from Carlson Ross from IDEM who will be conducting a study of fish tissue samples. 
  • Nick will assist Carlson Ross with access to the Little Elkhart.

LECTU Annual Hats

  • We will need a new source for 2021 LECTU hats. We will research new vendors.

Next Meeting – Wednesday – October 14, 2020

  • NOTE: Due to Library restrictions we will meet at the home of Keith Loutzenhiser. 
  • Address for Keith: 10475 Cottage Grove Dr., Middlebury, IN 46540

Tom Vanderputten – Secretary