Chapter Booth at Penn College Outdoor Expo on February 15

The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited with have a booth at the first annual Outdoor Expo being held at the Penn College Field House on Saturday February 15, 2014.  Admission is free and the Chapter will have educational material present and will be talking with attendees about the purpose and goals of TU.  We will also be using this event as a fundraising event and will have limited items for sale (items that have been donated to the Chapter).

Sponsored by the college’s Student Activities Office, the family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Master Falconer Jack Hubley, a nature lecturer from Lititz, will offer presentations at 11 a.m.  (“Critters Beyond Your Back Door”) and 2 p.m. (“Flying Hunters”). Hubley has produced and hosted several outdoors shows on WGAL in Lancaster; the most recent, “Wild Moments,” aired on more than 140 syndicated stations nationwide for four years.

Additional demonstrations will be provided by Heath and Hillary Bender, of HB Chainsaw Sculptures in Forksville. One of the finished sculptures will be given away as a door prize.

Among the vendors scheduled to have display booths at the Field House are Affinition, A Water Odyssey SCUBA, 12 Star Survival and the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Attendees can also sample jerky prepared by participants in a Student Government Association-sponsored competition.

We still need help in manning the table and if you can help, even if for only an hour, please contact Dave Craig at  Email:  davsalc@comcast.net /  Home:  570-326-1002 / Cell:  570-971-4744.

Chapter Meeting Wednesday February 12, 2014

Just a reminder that our next Chapter meeting will be held tomorrow at 7:30 pm. Emmett Kyler, Waterways Conservation Officer in the Northcentral Region for the PA Fish and Boat Commission will be the featured speaker. Officer Kyler will provide an update of fishing opportunities, regulation changes, and PF&BC programs and initiatives for the 2014 PA fishing season as well as fielding any questions you may have about fishing and boating in our area. Officer Kyler has lots of information to share and you do not want to miss this.

The public is welcome to attend this program at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at East Third and Mulberry Streets in Williamsport on February 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

Fly Tying Class to be held

The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold fly tying classes for six weeks on Tuesday evenings starting on February 18 to March 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the social hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 102 E. 3rd Street in Williamsport.  There will be no cost for the course, which is open to the public. This year we are planning both introductory and more advanced classes with many of those sessions accommodating particular interests of the participants. Instructors will include experienced tiers from our area.  Youth 10 years and older are welcomed (under 15 yrs should be accompanied by an adult).
Anyone interested may register by sending an email to the Chapter at susquehannatu@gmail.com, or calling Walt Nicholson at (570) 447-3600.

Help needed for Anniversary Edition of Susquehanna Ripples

The March issue of the Susquehanna Ripples will be a special Anniversary Issue. There will be many things included in this issue to highlight things over the past 50 years. I am asking all of you to consider adding something to this edition. Whether it be a picture, story, memory (vibert box project, stream restoration, fly tying class’s, Trout Kickoff, etc), tribute to an individual, or whatever you think appropriate, please do so.

Existing 50 years is a tremendous accomplishment that we should be proud of. We have been fortunate to have had many very dedicated individuals who put in countless hours into this organization and into the various projects that we have undertaken through the years. We have also been fortunate to have been able to work with a number of other organizations, groups, and individuals in order to accomplish our goals. Central Pennsylvania is a much better place now because of the work and dedication of the individuals of this organization.

I have received some items so far that will be included in the Ripples as well as a booklet that will be made available at our anniversary dinner on April 5. We will also be posting things on our website in the near future as well.

Again, thank you for everything that you do, and have done for this organization and if you do submit something, you can do so by email to susquehannatu@gmail.com or through the mail to me at (Bob Baker, 821 Wilson Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-5449). Please include your name with your submission and if you wish to remain anonymous, will make sure that your submission is anonymous in the newsletter.

2014 Fishing Season to be Topic at February Meeting

Picture1     Emmett Kyler, Waterways Conservation Officer in the Northcentral Region of the PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited.  Officer Kyler will provide an update of fishing opportunities, regulation changes, and PF&BC programs and initiatives for the 2014 PA fishing season as well as fielding any questions you may have about fishing and boating in our area.

The public is welcome to attend this program at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at East Third and Mulberry Streets in Williamsport on February 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

 

 

Scam Invoices for TROUT magazine

Some Trout Unlimited members recently   received an invoice from Platinum Publishing Service located in White City,   Oregon, for renewal of TROUT magazine at a cost of $79.95. This is not a legitimate invoice   from Trout Unlimited. Click   here to view an example of the notice in question.TU is in no way affiliated with Platinum   Publishing. If you receive an invoice from Platinum Publishing for a renewal   of your TROUT magazine, please disregard that invoice, but rest assured   tu.org and TU’s Woolly Bugger, WV, post office box are fully operational,   secure and ready to handle your membership dues and contributions.

TROUT magazine is a benefit of TU   membership and included in your membership renewal. As always, you may renew   your TU membership via our official, secure website at www.tu.org. Or more directly at https://www.tumembership.org/member/renew.   TU regular membership remains $35 per year.

We are not clear at this time how this   company obtained mailing addresses for TU members, but we suspect they have   been taken from fly fishing industry magazine lists that Platinum Publishing   features on their website. We will be initiating legal notification to   Platinum Publishing to immediately cease-and-desist this unauthorized   activity of billing for TROUT magazine.

Thank you for your continued membership   support.

Sincerely,
Bryan Moore
Vice President of Volunteer Operations
Trout Unlimited

At your convenience, please   scan and email a copy of any received invoice from Platinum Publishing to Bryan Moore.

Happy Thanksgiving

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The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited would like to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving.   We have been very fortunate to have had many people step forward to help the Chapter in different ways and each contribution made is appreciated.  We want to Thank Everyone for your support and help and to know that we are thankful for all of you!!!

Penn’s Creek Fishing to be topic at November Meeting

Penn’s Creek is arguably one of the top 10 trout streams east of the Mississippi and rated in the top 100 in the continental U. S.  Bruce Fisher of Penn’s Creek Angler in Weikert, PA will be presenting an informative program on the hatches, pools, scenic attractions, and fishery facts, lore, and tips on this famous nearby stream.  The public is welcomed to attend this monthly meeting of the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of East Third and Mulberry Streets in Williamsport.