November 2020 Newsletter

The Presidents Corner


The Holiday Season is upon us, the time when we not forget the food. All three of those items mean even more this year. We ponder even more how important our families are during these challenging times. Cling to those we love not so much with our arms but with our thoughts and prayers. We can hug them later when it’s safer. Faith is also so important right now. We all need someone to lean on when there is more questions than answers. And lets not forget the food not only for ourselves but for those who are in need. Have a Wonderful Holiday Season, be safe, stay positive and test negative.

We need your input. We want to know what you want to see and want to do in 2021 while times are so challenging. Are you interested in learning new skills through Zoom meetings and if so, what do you want to learn? Are you interested in outdoor meetings and activities and if so, what would that activity be? Do you want to go fishing with a small group, hike a new stream, learn how to identify aquatic insects, or learn how to tie fishing knots? We really want to know how to engage with you. We have a lot to share with each other and if you want to be the instructor, that’s great too! Just because we are, all about fishing doesn’t mean that a group wouldn’t be interested in photography. I love to take pictures of my fish but they could be much better pictures! Give us your thoughts and help us craft a 2021 program tailor made just for you.

We also need volunteers more than ever! I don’t say this in desperation but because the more you invest in an organization the more you get out of the experience. We want more people, and new people to be involved and engaged in making a vibrant program for our members. Be a part of something great.

Happy Holidays
Steve Darnell, President LRCTU

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Notification of Annual Meeting and Officer Elections

The Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Notification of Annual Meeting and Officer Elections December 18, 2020.

Greeting to all and Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are safe and doing well.

Typically, we elect new officers at the December meeting. Unfortunately, we must cancel our December meeting due to Covid19. This has been an unprecedented year for all families and organizations. Therefore, the Board of Directors has made the decision to hold the election via email in 2020. In the next few days, a slate of Chapter Officers and Board of Directors will be forwarded to you for your consideration. Nominations can also be made from the Chapter membership. The nominations will be added to the slate, and a ballot will be distributed. The election will be held by email and ballots will be tabulated on December 18, 2020. The results will be announced the following day.

We look forward to 2021 with excitement as we craft new ways to engage and share with each other.

Thanks for all you do.

Steven Darnell

LRCTU President

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October Meeting

October 10th, 2020 Outdoor Meeting


Hello to all I hope you are all doing well.

It has been a challenging year!  If you have cabin fever as bad as I do you’re probably anxious to get outside and visit with your friends.

The Board of Directors have cooked up an exciting outdoor chapter meeting for you.  We have reserved a spacious pavilion at the Alcoa Duck Pond, 636 Vose Road in Alcoa.  There is plenty of space to spread out and visit with your TU friends.  The pavilion has nearby bathrooms with running water.

 We will start at 12:00 noon and for safety purposes we encourage you to bring your own lunch and beverages.  There are several picnic tables available that will be sanitized, but we encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs and a small table if you wish.  

The afternoons activities will not only give you a chance to catch up on the latest news with your friends but an opportunity to compete in the 2020 FLY CASTING CONTEST!  We will also have corn hole boards set up for your enjoyment.  

For your safety we will follow the appropriate social distancing and engagement protocols.  Please honor the following rules.

1.      Observe six-foot social distancing for your protection as well as for the protection of others.

2.      Wear a protective mask especially when moving from one point to another.  If you do not have a personal protective mask, one will be available.

3.      Practice appropriate hygiene.  Hand sanitizer will be available for your convenience.

We hope you will come and enjoy the afternoon with your friends.  We look forward to seeing you!  We have missed you!


Steven Darnell

Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, President (865)356-4756 

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August Meeting

August meeting has been canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).We are hoping on being able to meet soon.

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