2/6/15: February 2015 Note from the President

Greetings from the Headwaters Chapter!

I hope this email finds everyone well, and off to a fantastic start to 2015.  With the new year underway, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some events and initiatives that we have identified as priorities at our first board meeting of 2015.

First, our goal this year is to provide better outreach to our general members and the communities we serve.  This message is the start of what will be a series of email blasts to keep everyone up to date on the chapter.  We hope to get a message out monthly, but be patient if we miss a month every now and then.

Along with the email blast, you can also receive chapter updates every Wednesday morning on Gaylord’s local radio station – Eagle 101.5.  The station graciously allows us time to communicate our message every Wednesday morning at 6:30 am, so tune in to get the latest Headwaters Chapter update!

Our second big push currently in the works is an overhaul of the web-site.  For those of you not familiar, our current web address is http://headwaterstu.org/.  We are working on bringing the site up to date, and once complete, have regularly scheduled maintenance to reflect all that is going on at the click of a mouse.  Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

Next, I wanted to remind everyone of the annual banquet. Save the date on your calendars now!  This year our banquet will be held on Saturday, April 18th.  The location will be at Treetops Resort with doors opening at 5 pm.  Dinner will be served at 6 pm and the live auction to follow at 7 pm.  This year’s event is shaping up to be the best banquet yet as we continue to build upon prior years successes. We could not share the successes without the help and support of our members. We are very grateful for your generous support and for attending these special events which help us raise money for our local resources.

New this year, we are offering for pre-sale a $2500 cash give-away.  We are currently selling 250 tickets at $20 each.  We will then draw the winners the evening of the banquet with a top prize of $1000, and all prizes totaling $2500!  Please contact Andy Krajniak at (989-858-0323), Eric Anderson at (989-745-3224) or Bill Forreider (989-942-0416) to purchase your tickets today.

If you or anyone you know would like to stay the night following the event, Treetops has set aside a block of rooms at a discounted price.  We will also be hosting a hospitality suite immediately following the banquet for anyone who wishes to carry on the celebration. Please call Treetops directly to reserve your room for the banquet at (989-732-6711).

As you can see, there are plenty of good things going on with the chapter.  Our board meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6 pm.  If you would like to join us, we meet at 611 N. Center Ave. in Gaylord.  I hope everyone enjoys the remainder of winter, and just keep thinking… in a few short months, we will be on the stream chasing trout!

All my best,

Bill Forreider
Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited

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