Doc Fritchey TU holds its membership meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except for one month during the spring (Annual Banquet), some summer months, and December (no meeting).
Our business meeting, which is open to the general membership, starts at 6:30, followed by the featured program of the month. Members who would like to present something to the board are asked to contact the chapter president before the meeting to schedule time on the agenda.
Guests are always welcome at our chapter meetings!
MONTHLY MEETING PLACE
Our current location for monthly chapter meetings is the Giant Foods Community Center, 2300 Linglestown Road (Rt. 39), in Susquehanna Township just north of Harrisburg. This location is 1.7 miles east of Rts. 22/322, on the north side of the road between Crooked Hill Road and Progress Avenue. Our meetings are in one of the Community Rooms on the second floor, and food service and beverages are available before or after our meetings in the Beer Garden & Eatery on the first floor.
Next Monthly Chapter Meeting - Tuesday, April 22
Following our business meeting which begins at 6:30, TU’s Eastern Sportsmen Organizer Paula Piatt will present a program on “Shared Habitat” which focuses on the potential impacts of shale gas drilling and its associated construction activities on fish and wildlife habitats, and the sportsman’s experience, as well as ways sportsmen can protect the habitat.
2014 Chapter Meetings
January 28 July 22
February 25 August 26
March 15 (Annual Banquet) September 23
April 22 October 28
May 27 November 25
June 24 December (no meeting)
Mondays @6:00 PM – Rausch Creek Diversion Wells
Weekly maintenance shifts to Mondays at 6:00 PM beginning April 14. Meet in the parking lot at the north gate of the Stony Creek trail off Gold Mine Road. For more information and directions to the diversion wells, see the Projects/Diversion Well page and/or contact Steve Long at 717-652-1421.
Saturday, April 26 – Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup on Clarks Valley Road
In conjunction with National Highway Cleanup Day, Doc Fritchey volunteers will meet at 9:00 AM in the large parking lot on the north side of Clarks Valley Road (SR325) past the PGC barn to pick up trash along that portion of the road which parallels the FFO section of Clarks Creek. Please contact Nate Kepp at 717-991-3882 or email@example.com to sign up and for more info. Work gloves, trash bags, safety vests and lunch will be provided.
Saturday, April 26 – Wildwood Park Wetlands Festival – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Our chapter will be participating with a display in the Olewine Nature Center at Wildwood Park, located just north of the city of Harrisburg. For more information on this event, please see http://www.wildwoodlake.org/events/. If you can spare some time to help out, please contact Rick LaTournous at 717-579-2947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 4 – Tree Planting Along Clarks Creek
Continuing the project we started a couple of years ago in cooperation with the PA Game Commission, this year we will be planting white pine seedlings in the upper end of the FFO section of Clarks Creek. Volunteers will meet at 10:00 AM at the rifle range parking lot on the north side of Clarks Valley Road (SR325). Lunch and beverages will be provided, and volunteers are asked to bring pointed shovels, 5-gallon buckets, and waders for accessing the south side of the stream. For additional info and to sign up, please contact Nate Kepp at 717-991-3882 or email@example.com.
Sunday, May 4 – Fort Hunter Garden Faire – 10:00 Am to 4:00 PM
Situated along the banks of the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter’s Garden Faire event provides an excellent venue for visitors to learn the basics of fly casting and observe fly tyers demonstrating their craft. Chapter volunteers should contact Rick LaTournous at 717-579-2947 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to sign up.
May 7 & 15 – Trout in the Classroom Releases at Ned Smith Center, Millersburg
May 7 is for the Harrisburg Catholic Elementary (formerly Cathedral School) and Holy Name of Jesus schools. May 15 is for the Math-Science Academy. We will be getting help from PFBC and Chesapeake Bay Foundation as well as staff and volunteers from the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art and DFTU. As part of their learning experience, students will visit three or four educational stations which will review previous lessons and introduce new ideas. Contact Cyndi Camp at 717-545-2460 or email@example.com for additional details on these events.
Saturday, June 7 – Home Waters Disabled Veterans Fly Fishing Event
Patterned after our first Project Healing Waters event in 2010, once again this year our Home Waters fly fishing event for disabled veterans will be conducted on the O’Gormans’ property along Clarks Creek. Volunteers will be needed to act as guides during the day-long event, and lunch will be provided courtesy of Applebee’s Restaurants of southcentral PA. To volunteer and obtain additional info, please contact RoseAnn Viozzi at 717-566-7920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.