NOVEMBER 9 TU
Rich Terry opened the meeting. The minutes from the previous meeting were
read and approved. The financial report for the previous
month was read and approved. We have a balance of $ 6416.61. Rich
introduced Jason Cruz from the Philadelphia Department of Water who will
be our speaker this evening.
Rich asked if there were any nominees from the floor for any of the
current offices in the chapter. There were no additional nominees and
since the present officers had agreed to another term, they were reelected by
a show of hands.
There will be a stocking of the trout on Friday, November 12 in the
Pennypack. All interested are to meet in the Trust's parking lot . We
have purchased 250 ten inch rainbow trout and 12 trophy trout at the chapters
There will be a fourth annual polar bear outing on January 15th, 2011. We
will meet at 9 a.m. in the Trust's parking lot.
Mike Wilson stated that the committee met to revise the banquet. We need
to find a hall where we could bring food and have one of our
members, probably Denis, put on a power point presentation of this year's trip
to Montana. Both these items will save the chapter a
considerable amount of money. The banquet will be held on March 19, 2011.
We will have a table at the fly show on March 5 and 6 at the Valley Forge
Convention Center. We will sell raffle tickets and have 5 or six
good prizes. Mike Wilson reported that the trees that were planted at the
Thompson's were in pretty bad shape from deer and drought. Rather
than putting mesh around trees we will probably use plastic wrappers in the
Denis Mora reported on Trout in the Classroom. This involves the Swenson
High School and the Crossing Elementary School. Denis reported
that eggs had arrived and the students were sorting through for live and
dead. Den showed a poster that will be hung in the high school with
Trout in the Classroom activities. Denis reported that the schools are
showing a lot of interest in the project. He said this is a unique
program widespread throughout the country. The hope is to have more schools
interact in the future. Possibly we could add one tank each year.
Concerning the fly show on March 5th and 6th, Rich asked if everyone could
bring in 12 flies, newly tied or old flies, to be given out to
raffle ticket purchasers. One fly per ticket.
It was also mentioned that on November 20, 21, there was a fly show to be
held in Somerset, N.J.
Seth Bakes, a member, asked for some members to possibly help out at
Ressica Falls on April 15th or perhaps some members could be of help
on May the 14th to give fly fishing lessons in Lorimer Park to assist the
scouts in earning a fly fishing merit badge.
The business part of the meeting ended and the speaker, Jason Cruz, took