Beginning in 2018 the Doc Fritchey Chapter will hold its general membership (social) meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the months of February, April, June, September and October. The chapter’s business meetings will be conducted on the fourth Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November. There will be no meetings in December. Unless otherwise noted, general membership and business meetings will begin at 7:00 PM. All members are welcome to attend the chapter’s business meetings.
The chapter’s 2018 Annual Conservation Fundraising Banquet will be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Holiday Inn of Grantville. Please put this event on your calendar and check back later for more details.
Guests are always welcome at our chapter meetings!
MONTHLY MEETING LOCATION
Unless otherwise noted, our current location for monthly chapter meetings is the Giant Food 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 held 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.
UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS
Next Chapter Meeting – Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM
Our first membership meeting in 2018 will feature a presentation by Henry Ramsay on “Matching Major Eastern Hatches,” based on his book of the same name published in 2011. Henry is a custom fly tyer, photographer, fly fishing and fly tying instructor who also co-authored the “Keystone Fly Fishing Guide” published in 2017. His presentation will deal with several of his favorite fly patterns and the relationship between his patterns and the naturals they imitate. For more information on Henry, please see www.ramsayflies.com.
Beginner Fly Tying Classes – 8 weeks starting February 1, 2018
Beginner fly tying will be taught at the Wildwood Park Nature Center starting Thursday, February 1, and continue each Thursday night through March 22, 2018. All eight classes will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM with Doc Fritchey TU mentors assisting beginners. All equipment and material is free, but enrollment is limited… so please enroll early. Applicants may contact either Rick LaTournous at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Webster at email@example.com to sign up.
Annual Conservation Fundraising Banquet – Saturday, March 24 @5:00 PM
This year, our banquet will once again be held at the Holiday Inn of Grantville, and will feature a wide array of auction and raffle prizes, including a Door Prize Raffle for a fishing kayak. The atmosphere is casual, and the $35 price of admission entitles you to a first class buffet dinner. Click here for more information. To make your reservations, see the banquet invitation form. Questions should be addressed to Russ Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 717-838-6215.
2018 CHAPTER MEETING DATES
January 23 (Business)) June 26 (Social)
February 27 (Social) July 24 (Business)
March 24 (Annual Banquet) August (TBA)
March 27 (Business) September 25 (Annual Meeting)
April 24 (Social) October 23 (Social)
May 22 (Business) November (Business)
Sundays at 1:00 PM: Weekly Maintenance on Rausch Creek Diversion Wells
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 Dennis Coffman at 717-350-8817.
PFBC Fishing & Boating Seminar – Thursday, March 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Representatives from the PA Fish & Boat Commission will be on hand discuss a number of topics of interest to local anglers and boaters at the Derry Township Municipal Building. This is a free seminar, but seating is limited and registration is required by February 23 by calling 717-534-1323. Click here to see the flyer.