Text Box: TU Chapter 468 Minutes of Meeting December 9, 2008

Pres. Rich Terry called the meeting to order at 7:30p.m.  Minutes from previous meeting of November 11, 2008 were approved as read.  Dennis OíGara, treasurer, gave his report and it was approved as read.  

Rich talked of website updating at national level.  Your national number is your password.  Our website is TU468.org.

The speaker who was to appear at this meeting cancelled at the last minute.  There was talk of how much a speaker would cost for future meetings.  Al Kahoun said he would be willing to contact anyone who would be a speaker.  There was talk of the fly fishing expo at Somerset possibly being a chapter trip on January 23, 24 and 25.  There is a signup sheet for the polar bear fishing trip to the Little Lehigh for anyone interested.(Jan.17)  

Sam Shiels agreed to do a more advanced fly tying class on Mondays only following a beginners class.  The dates will be announced.  Mike Wilson spoke about the Colorado trip,  flying out on July 11th and returning on July 19th.  Time to sign up is running out.  

Since there was no speaker the meeting concluded with talk of several topics.  Sam Shiels was recognized as the leader in catching fish.  He says he probably  2,000 more fish this year than last.  Samís largest fish was a 9 lb channel catfish.

Tom Flannery brought up the fact  that as a group we donít fish together enough.  He suggested we could rent a van and make a one or two hour trip with several TU members.  Someone else said if we had enough we could carpool.  This matter will be looked into further. 

Submitted by Bill McNamara, Secretary