President's Letter - September 2016

The Georgia DNR is sponsoring its annual Outdoor Adventure Day on Saturday, Sept 24 in order to encourage youth and adults of all ages to participate in outdoor activities.  There are opportunities to volunteer or participate at two locations.  Jeff Durniak has asked for volunteers to help with youth fishing and fly tying at Unicoi State Park near Helen where they will be offering trout fishing, fly tying, fly casting, airgun shooting, archery, and skeet shooting. UCCTU will have a booth at Buford Dam where Tom Hayes will lead volunteer efforts to help with kids fishing and fly casting.  The DNR will be stocking 2500 trout in the Hooch, so afternoon fishing after the event should be good.  If you'd like to help, please contact Tom at 513-515-7954.


It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your President for the past two years.  I am proud of UCCTU's achievements toward our mission of conserving, protecting and restoring cold water fisheries and their watersheds.  Many thanks to the officers and volunteers who made this possible.


At the September meeting we will have our annual election of new officers and directors, and I will pass the gavel to the new President.  Please join us for the election and find out who the next President will be!


Jim Harvey