TROUT UNLIMITED #468     APRIL 14,2009  MINUTES
 
        The meeting was called to order by Rich Terry, president.  Minutes of the meeting of March 10, 2009 were read and approved.  Dennis O'Gara read the treasurer's report and reported on the banquet as being "a tremendous success".  His report was approved as read.
 
        The speaker for this evening's meeting will be Rod Rohrback from the Little Lehigh Shop.  Mike Wilson  reported on the progress of the April 25th Watershed Day at the Blair Mill Elementary School.  He commented that so far 48 people signed up for the rain barrels.  The activities of the Watershed Day will include tree planting, rainbarrel program, rain garden planting, name the garden contest and groundbreaking for Clear Brook park project.  He asked for help for both Friday and Saturday and put out signup sheets.
 
        It was also noted that the Children's Fishing Derby at Lorimer Park will be the same day as the Watershed Day.  A plea was made for some of our members to try to make that event since we've supported this fishing derby in the past.
 
        The Pennypack was stocked with 200 browns.  Signs have been placed for catch and release areas only.  Dick McKinney noted that there was an opening for fishing in Maine.  This trip would be from Sunday June 14 to Saturday June 20.  Dick also said there would be sign up for the Penn's Creek fishing trip from May 15-17.  Tom Franklin is going to investigate a fishing trip to involve our group.  Mike Wilson mentioned the possibility of a trip to Lake Erie in September. 
 
        Denis Mora talked about the Cheltenham Elementary School project.  He stated that a grant had been turned down from Trout Unlimited.  A motion was passed that if the school could raise $500, we will match it.
 
        Denis had some hats for sale and other items can be ordered from TU through him. 
 
        Jennifer Sherwood with the Abington Environmental Advisory Council has nominated our chapter for an award for our work in Lorimer Park.
 
        Denis Mora stated that a pair of eagles are nesting near where the Pennypack meets the Delaware.
 
        The meeting ended with some fish stories and turned over to our speaker.
 
 
        Respectfully submitted,
 
        Bill McNamara, secretary