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.
Bill McNamara, secretary