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Former GRTU Board President Honored by TU – Michael Racis

Mick McCorcle has devoted much time, energy and enthusiasm to support the conservation of cold water fisheries and their watersheds. He is the Past President of GRTU, the Past Chairman of the Trout Unlimited National Leadership Council and currently serves as a Board Trustee for Casting for Recovery.

“Trout Unlimited came along at an opportune time in my life,” said McCorcle. “While I joined to learn how to fly fish, I quickly realized that what led me to continue and increase my involvement in TU was its emphasis on cold water conservation. Along the way, I’ve gotten to build friendships with some great staff and volunteers, have fished some amazing places and have seen great work accomplished for our environment and natural resources, for our veterans and for our kids. My involvement in GRTU was really the springboard that helped broaden my perspective and make the jump to volunteering at the national level. I’ll always be grateful for that opportunity.”

At the Trout Unlimited Annual Meeting in Redding, CA, McCorcle’s work was officially recognized when he was awarded TU’s highest honor for an individual, The Ray Mortensen Award. This award is given to those who make “an extraordinary contribution to cold water fisheries” and whose work over a period of years or even decades has made him an example and inspiration to TU volunteers.

“Mick represents the best of Trout Unlimited,” said Trout Unlimited CEO, Chris Wood, “He’s thoughtful, generous, and kind. He is a true “man for others.” Whether it is tying flies for auctions, helping Casting for Recovery, or facilitating regional meetings, Mick truly understands the importance of giving back.”

GRTU extends our congratulations to Mick on this accomplishment and our sincere thanks for all he has done for our chapter. Well deserved and well done.

Michael Racis – VP Chapter Affairs

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