2021: A New Year on the River
January 2021 is here and with it brings a cautious optimism for better times ahead. For the Angler optimism is innate. Optimism is what drives the desire to return after a bad day of fishing, causes late nights and early mornings on the water in hope of catching the right moment for a hatch. Optimism, that in cold of January reminds us we are nearly half to trout opener. It is optimism that brings forth the idea that as COVID retuned many folks to outdoor recreation, a raised awareness of cold-water resources and the needs for management and conservation and will follow. Many times over the past year, we have found ourselves sharing the waters with folks unfamiliar with our watershed. While it can be frustrating to seeing them bump about in watercraft or trespassing on private property, I challenge ACTU members to be river ambassadors. A kind word of information or a helping hand will allow these river guests to understand that our waters are cared for, these waters are our back yards, a place of memories, a sacred place, and hope for the future.
As we continue into 2021 looking toward a COVID vaccine, it is the hope of ACTU Leadership that we will be able to return with in person events. However, as we proceed with plans and events the health and safety of our members will always take priority. Going forward into 2021, events such as the banquet or other chapter activates may be happening at different times of the year rather than their traditional time frames or have a different format. The Board of directors in making decisions will remain complaint with public health orders and policy guidance from Trout Unlimited National. If you have ideas in alternative activities for conservation or chapter engagement, please reach out to the board.
Finally, March of 2021 marks the 25th Anniversary of the founding of Adams Chapter Trout Unlimited. The March newsletter will have a special feature, if you have any stories or photos of the chapter’s history that you would like to contribute please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cheers in hopes that 2021 find us all well!
The annual ACTU Elections and Year-End Meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom. The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM, with virtual voting, year-end review, and conservation presentation.
You can register for the Annual Meeting at the following link:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: December 17, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.