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
Introductory Fly Tying Course – Thursdays, February 21 through March 28
DFTU will conduct a 6-week evening course on introductory fly tying at the Olewine Nature Center, Wildwood Park in Harrisburg. The class will be held on 6 consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, beginning on February 21, 2019. All tools and materials are included in the registration fee of $20.00 per person. Adults and youth 10 years and older are welcome (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required; call 717-221-0292, or register online at https://dauphincountyparksandrecreation.ticketleap.com/fly-tying-classes/dates/Feb-21-2019_at_0600PM
Contact Rich DiStanislao at 724-664-3122 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on what the course entails.
NOTICE: We regret that all spaces for these fly tying classes have now been reserved.
Annual Banquet – Saturday, March 23 at 5:00 PM at the Holiday Inn at Grantville
Our Banquet Committee has been hard at work gathering donations with an eye toward offering an outstanding selection of guided fishing trips, fishing gear, hand-tied flies, wildlife art and books, dining and lodging certificates, and a whole host of gift baskets and items for both men and women…fishers and non-fishers alike.
The price of admission is just $35.00 per person and includes a full banquet meal and a free door prize of 6 hand-tied flies, plus the opportunity to win one or more of the many live and silent auction prizes and bucket raffle offerings, as well as a large selection of items on our Bargain Table. And this year, recently-retired PFBC Executive Director John Arway will be featured as our special banquet speaker to talk about some of the more memorable moments during his 38-year career with the Commission.
The Door Prize Raffle tickets cost just $20.00 each for an opportunity for one or two people to spend a full day fly fishing with Dave Rothrock, professional guide, casting instructor, author and fly tier extraordinaire, on a central or north central PA stream of their choice.
This annual event is the chapter’s single source of revenue to fund a number of stream restoration projects now in the planning stages for Dauphin and Lebanon counties…so please click here for a reservation form and plan to attend. We know you will enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow chapter members and guests while contributing to the future health of our coldwater resources!
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)
Sundays at 1:00 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.
PFBC stream stocking schedule announced for Spring 2019
April 15: Quittapahilla Creek – Meet at 11:15 AM in the Quittie Nature Park in Annville.
April 25: Manada Creek – Meet at 11:00 AM on Furnace Rd. at the lower end of the Delayed Harvest section.
To volunteer, or if you need more information, please contact Dennis Coffman at 717-350-8817.