For 2019, the Doc Fritchey Chapter will hold its general membership (social) meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the months of January, May, July and November. The chapter’s business meetings will be conducted on the fourth Tuesday of February, April, June, August and October. The chapter’s annual membership meeting will be held on September 24. 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.
Guests are always welcome at our chapter meetings!
MONTHLY MEETING LOCATION
Unless otherwise noted, our current location for monthly membership 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
Snitz Creek Tree Planting – Saturday, May 18 @8:00 AM
To wrap up the stream restoration project completed earlier this year on lower Snitz Creek in Lebanon, we need volunteers to plant approx. 185 trees along the streambanks. Depending on how many volunteers we can muster, we should be able to finish up by about noon, and lunch will be available on site. All you need to bring is a sturdy shovel and show up at 8:00 AM. Please contact Russ Collins at 717-580-3958 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get a head count. See the MAP for the project location.
Membership Meeting – Tuesday, May 28 @7:00 PM
Our program will feature a presentation by TU’s Mid-Atlantic Organizer Rob Shane who will bring us up to date on the state’s Unassessed Waters Initiative. Working with colleges and universities, Rob helps to find and evaluate previously unassessed wild trout waters across the state. This cooperative program with the PA Fish & Boat Commission has greatly accelerated the Commission’s efforts to protect additional miles of streams that have now been re-designated as Wild Trout and Class A Wild Trout Waters.
“Home Waters” Disabled Veterans Fishing Day – Saturday, June 8
For the 11th. year in a row, DFTU will host a day of fishing for veterans with various disabilities at the O’Gorman property along Clarks Creek just north of Dauphin, PA. While the emphasis will be on learning the skills of fly fishing with a chapter mentor/volunteer, those who would prefer to use spinning tackle are certainly welcome to do so.
The day will include a full lunch catered by Applebee’s Restaurants who has so generously donated their services for the past 10 years.
Each veteran will be assigned to a chapter volunteer who will act as a mentor, either on the stream fishing for trout or at the pond fishing for bass and bluegills. Anyone who is interested in serving as a mentor for this event should contact RoseAnn Viozzi at email@example.com or 717-756-1990 to volunteer.
Women’s Introduction to Fly Fishing Day – Sunday, June 9
The Doc Fritchey Chapter is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the “Women’s Introduction to Fly Fishing Day.” This program is organized by our membership chairperson to introduce women to fly fishing, and to align ourselves with the diversity initiative of our national organization, Trout Unlimited. This year’s program will once again be held at the O’Gorman property along Clarks Creek, just north of Halifax, PA
This program consists of 4 educational sessions covering all the basics of fly fishing…from equipment, knots, fly tying, matching the insects and other trout food, fly casting, and an opportunity to practice newfound skills with one of our chapter mentor/volunteers.
Participation is limited to guarantee a quality program. Please contact Membership Chairperson Chuck Swanderski at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and obtain additional information.
2019 CHAPTER MEETING DATES
January 22 (Social) July 23 (Social)
February 26 (Business) August 27 (Business)
March 23 (Annual Banquet) September 24 (Annual Meeting)
April 23 (Business) October 22 (Business)
May 28 (Social) November 26 (Social)
June 25 (Business)
Mondays at 6:00 PM: Weekly Maintenance on Rausch Creek Diversion Wells
All are welcome to meet in the parking lot at the east gate of the Stony Creek trail off Gold Mine Road to assist with weekly maintenance. For more information and directions to the diversion wells, see the Projects/Diversion Well page and/or contact Dennis Coffman at 717-350-8817 or email@example.com. For weekly updates on the diversion well crew’s activities, click on the link to the chapter’s Facebook page.
TU Northeast Regional Rendezvous – May 31 through June 2
Join fellow anglers and TU volunteer leaders from across the Northeast on May 31 – June 2, 2018 at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Spring, Pa., for some great fishing, enlightening presentations, inspiring dialogue and engaging camaraderie with those who share your dedication to TU and our mission.
TU regional rendezvous are occasions to be inspired — by the work of TU staff, lessons from volunteer leaders, and conversations with newfound friends. They are also an excellent opportunity to discuss the unique issues facing the region as well as a chance to network and build relationships with fellow TU volunteer leaders.
To register and find out more about this weekend jam-packed with activities for TU members, please see https://www.tu.org/get-involved/events/northeast-regional-rendezvous/