VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Guadalupe Now – Coldwater Outreach Conservation Fund

Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited could not exist without volunteers. Our mission is to have an organization that makes a difference for its members and the trout fishery that we all love. We have a wide range of services that require voluntary help: membership, meetings, community events, newsletter, conservation, computer, fisheries, etc. etc. The web based survey from earlier this year identified a large number of people willing to make a contribution of their time, but we’ve not been effective in utilizing this potential. To become a more effective organization, the chapter is implementing a committee structure to utilize as many of our members as possible, who want to volunteer their time.

GRTU Committees and Responsibilities

Chapter Affairs

  • Seeking, acquiring, informing, and hosting speakers for chapter meeting
  • Meeting arrangements, including AV, food, and meeting place
  • Organizing and maintaining the chapter store
  • Hosting activities like casting or kayak clinics, swap meets, etc,. that take place on meeting days
  • Acquiring and dispersing raffle items and door prizes
  • Organizing events likes banquets and auctions
  • Maintaining relationships with vendors, flyshops, and others who provide merchandise or services

Conservation

  • Flow issues
  • River Defense Fund
  • Onstream and community projects
  • Sponsoring and conducting studies of the river; like Guadalupe Now
  • Water temperature and quality monitoring

Education

  • Teaching members and others about: Cold water conservation, Flyfishing
  • Encouraging women and children to take up trout fishing and become cold water conservationists through programs like: Trout Fest, Kid Fish, First Cast
  • Casting for Recovery
  • Spreading the word about GRTU and its mission through events like the TPWD 
  • Expo, Shallow Water Show, etc.

Fisheries

  • Acquiring, maintaining, and enforcing leases
  • Arranging, scheduling, organizing, and conducting trout stockings
  • Coordinating stocking and fingerlings programs with TPWD

Membership

  • Processing new and returning member applications
  • Printing and disbursing lease passes and parking permits
  • Maintaining an accurate listing of new members and lease members
  • Coordinating membership activities with TU National and its programs
  • Arranging, scheduling, and teaching lease orientation classes

Public Affairs

  • Chapter communications, including the website and newsletter
  • Public relations activities, including contact with the media
  • Contacts and relationships with outside individuals or organizations, including: WORD, TU National, TPWD, Legislators/politicians, CCA, FFF
  • Lake Yellowstone – Lake Trout mitigation