Summer 2020

President’s Thoughts


Well this didn’t turn out like we expected! We were all looking forward to a great year. Some of our plans will be postponed possibly until 2021. I want to acknowledge the hard work of our board members and volunteers. We had fantastic speakers lined up for all of the monthly meetings thanks to the hard work of Charles James.

Richard Barnes works countless hours coordinating our volunteer opportunities, Larry Davis planned our camping and fishing trips, Ernest Frey heads up the Pistol Creek Project and educational opportunities through Maryville Parks and Recreation. Stream clean-ups and picnics were planned and we were ready to go. So let’s take a big breath and tie a few more flies.

The Board of Directors met to brain storm and discuss potential events that we can have that will follow the governor’s social guidelines. Needless to say our plans will evolve as the guidelines evolve. If you have some creative ideas please share them with us.

We will eventually have meetings again and we will also have opportunities to volunteer. In the meantime let’s hone our skills. Give a couple of friends a call and go fishing. Fishing is the main reason we got involved in Trout Unlimited to begin with. So, we really haven’t lost our primary motivation at all. This is not the time to throw in the towel it’s just time to adjust and renew our faith in each other. We will be seeing one another again soon. I hope to see you on the streams and rivers with a stringer of stories and pictures.

Be safe, be well and have fun.
Steve Darnell

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