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.
GRTU Lease Access Program
The 2019-2020 Lease Access Program enrollment has ended. Memberships go on sale starting October 1st. This year we sold out in 6 days.
We notify everyone across our network that the LAP is open for enrollment on October 1st. Be sure to add our email addresses to your contact list to not miss out. Also, follow us on Instagram @Guadalupe_river_tu and Facebook @Guadalupe river trout unlimited to stay up to date.
The GRTU Lease Access Program allows lease members to access the river at multiple locations. 2019 – 2020 GRTU Lease Access Program enrollment period starts on October 1st, 2019. Below is a summary of the Lease Access Program.
- 850 Memberships
- $165 LAP Cost to include GRTU processing and shipping fees
- Online Membership Signup Process
- 3 Minute Orientation Video
- 5 Question Quiz
- If you are already a TU Member – Have Your TU ID Number Ready
- Access to the GRTU Member Website
- Private LAP Forum Access
- Digital Map with Lease Information & Clickable Google Map Links
- Printable Map
- Printable Guest and Youth Pass
- Low Profile Membership Badge
We will notify everyone across our network that the LAP is open for enrollment on October 1st. Be sure to add our email addresses to your contact list to not miss out. Also, follow us on Instagram @Guadalupe_river_tu and Facebook @Guadalupe river trout unlimited to stay up to date.
Trout Unlimited (TU) National Membership
If did not sign up for the LAP and only want to be a TU/GRTU member, you may go to www.tu.org. All National TU members who reside in Texas, are automatically assigned to GRTU. The current National TU membership fee is on the application form. If the LAP program is in season and available below, you may alternatively sign up for TU/GRTU on this website when it is available (typically around 1 Oct – 15 Jan each year). If it’s outside of that season and there is no link below for membership, then use the first option of going towww.tu.org.
Change of Address for Current Members
Current members can update their e-mail address, US mailing address, phone numbers and other membership information by calling TU Customer Service Team at 1-800-834-2419 or logging onto the TU national site TU Member Login.
To make direct donations to any GRTU fund Click here to donate.