President's Message -- August 2018

Why Are My Chapter Voluntary Dues Important?

I was thinking the other day about all of the great work our chapter does for the environment through our conservation programs, stream rebuilding projects and educational platforms for youth and women in our community. We do a lot and should be proud of that fact.


But, you might not be aware of the groups we support with generous financial contributions derived from our various chapter fundraisers and from voluntary chapter dues.


Here’s a snapshot of the fine organizations we support with annual checks of $1,000 each:


  • UGA Warnell School of Forestry – We support their scholarship program with our donation that goes to a deserving student to help pay a part of their tuition.
  • Casting for Recovery – Our check helps this group to offset expenses incurred in their holding their annual overnight fishing event.
  • Chattahoochee Riverkeeper – As a long-time supporter of this organization our check goes into their operating fund to help pay for a myriad of river-oriented programs undertaken during the year.
  • Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy – Last year we entered into a sponsor relationship with this group that works closely with the National Parks Service on projects designed to enhance parks along the Chattahoochee River.
  • Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing – Our contribution helps to fund this very important group who give of their time and resources to assist our veterans.


Without your generous voluntary chapter donations, we couldn’t continue our yearly support of these organizations. Thank you.


I hope you’ll join us at our August 28th chapter meeting where Bill Cox, Superintendent of the National Parks Service Atlanta Region will speak on the past, present and future of the Parks Service in Atlanta.


Ken Mock

Chapter President