GRTU Fall Chapter Meeting with Guest Speaker Alice Owsley November 16, 2019, 11 AM – 2 PM at Lazy L&L Campground. See you there!

We have moved this meeting and changed the time of the event to be on the river and during the best trout time on the river and allow our members time to fish the Guad before or after the meeting. We are hoping these changes will encourage our out of the area members to turn it into a fishing weekend on the river and join us for the meeting.

Alice OwsleyOur guest speaker is Alice Owsley (https://riversideanglers.com/meet-us & https://www.affta.org/2017/01/10/january-member-of-the-month-alice-owsley-riverside-anglers/) and we are stoked to have her with us. If you’d like to learn about fishing West Yellowstone and methods to catch more trout, Alice is the person to do exactly that for you!

Chris JohnsonChris Johnson, the owner of Living Waters Fly Fishing in Round Rock will be holding a “Learn to Tenkara” class from 9:30-10:45 prior to the meeting. If you are interested in learning more about this technique and the equipment involved, please join us he shares his knowledge and passion for Tenkara. We’ll have coffee and donuts available for this early group.

Matt BennettMatt Bennett, aka The Fly Geek, will be demonstrating how to tie some of his best known creations throughout the meeting. Come learn from one of the best in the business how to tie the most effective flies for the Texas Hill Country.

As we will be going through the lunch hour and most likely have some hungry fishermen on our hands, GRTU will provide lunch and beverages at the meeting.

Proposed Bylaw Revisions to be Voted on at the next Chapter Meeting November 16, 2019.

Evaluating and making sure our bylaws fit the current needs of the chapter is important! Which is why we created a bylaws committee to review and make recommended updates to the current bylaws. We would like to publically thank the committee members for volunteering their time and skills in this effort.

Please see the proposed changes below. Thank you!

Rafael Torres President and Bill Marshall Vice President, Chapter Affairs

Proposed revision to GRTU Bylaws

Periodically chapter leadership proposes revisions to the chapter bylaws. The intent is to have bylaws that aid in effectively and efficiently managing chapter activities and governance. Most of the proposed changes are clarifications to the existing bylaws. In this version, we also more clearly defined duties and expectations for GRTU directors.

GRTU’s bylaws include sections mandated by the Trout Unlimited national organization, to protect our non-profit standing and to ensure alignment between local chapters and the national organization. None of those sections have been changed.

The adoption of revisions to the bylaws is voted on in a chapter meeting by chapter members. GRTU leadership is required to advise membership of proposed changes to the bylaws 30 days in advance of the vote for adoption. The current bylaws may be found at http://www.grtu.org/about/, to compare against the proposed revision here.

Voting on the revised bylaws will occur in the November chapter meeting.

Committee members:
Rafael Torres
Bill Marshall
Michael Racis
Lise Lozelle
Joe Zocchi
Brad Garner
Phil Dopson
Mick McCorcle
Mark Dillow