Chapter Affairs . . .

"River Dance" Art Selling Well

Thank you to all who purchased a limited edition print of the "River Dance" painting. I know you are enjoying the beauty of this amazing piece of sporting art. I also know you are pleased with the fact that 25 percent of your purchase price will be donated back to GRTU. According to my records, as of mid-December the chapter had received approximately $1,300 from this project—with more to come! Thank you very much! And to those of you who are still wanting a print: Don't hesitate any longer! Prints are still available now, but not forever!

The color flyer in the October newsletter and the appearances that the original painting made at tackle shops around the state gave this work an immense amount of exposure. The excitement that purchasers have expressed to me has been wonderful. The limited, signed, and numbered print are selling very well. The surprise to me has been the number of artist proofs and canvases purchased by GRTU members. In fact, members have purchased almost as many artist proofs and canvases as they have prints!

While there were some complications in the tour schedule of the original, I hope you had a chance to see how dramatic it is. As of this printing, there were a few parties interested in purchasing the original, but it doesn't have a permanent home yet. You still have a chance to own this landmark piece of art!

Somerset House Publishing is very pleased at the reception "River Dance" has received and thanks GRTU for promoting it. They are also excited to be donating to our organization through the sale of the print. If you have questions or if you wish to place an order, please call Sue Powless at Somerset: (800) 444-2540.

April Program to Include

In-stream Instruction

Rick Hafele, co-author of The Complete Book of Western Hatches and Aquatic Insects and Their Imitations, will be our April meeting's program presenter. Rick has a master’s degree in aquatic entomology and a minor in fisheries biology, and is widely considered one of the best on the subject of trout fishing. His video, Anatomy of a Trout Stream, has aided hundreds of anglers in their quest for the majestic trout. He will be presenting a slide show during the meeting.

Rick will conduct a three-hour in-stream clinic in the afternoon of the April meeting day. Because of the additional cost of bringing Rick to the Guadalupe, GRTU will require a $20 fee for members to attend this informative and practical lesson on identifying and learning to imitate the important hatches. This instruction will be valuable not only to those who primarily fish the Guad, but also to those who venture to other waters north, south, east and west of the Guad.

Details are still being finalized, but class size may be limited. If you wish to reserve your place in the in-stream clinic, please send your $20 fee to:

GRTU April Program

c/o Stacy Lynn

P.O. Box 312058

New Braunfels, TX 78131-2058

If you have questions, you can call me at (830) 629-3084. Thank you again for supporting GRTU through donations of time and money. I look forward to seeing you on the river.

Stacy Lynn (Trimble), Vice President

Chapter Affairs