News from The President - December 2019

Post date: Dec 13, 2019 1:39:54 PM

Just a few notes to keep you all involved with what’s going on:

The December meeting is also our annual Christmas party meeting. This is a Pot luck dinner along with the Christmas Present exchange game. Please bring something for the dinner, consisting of a dessert, appetizer or main course and if you want to participate in the trading/swapping/stealing present game please bring a new unopened wrapped gift (fishing related) of at least $25 (but don’t go crazy) in value. Also I’ll remind you spouses are welcome to attend. It’s a fun night for all and a good way to go into the holidays!

Flatbrook Project update: TU National has filled Cole Baldino’s position, his name is Keith Fritschie. Once he meets with the State Council in January and they figure out a few things we’ll have him attend a meeting and go over his idea on the way forward for Flatbrook and all the other projects he inherited from the great work Cole started.

The Somerset Fly show is scheduled for January 24th – 26th. We’ll need help covering our booth for the show. Anyone interested can sign up at any of the next 2 meetings. With that, we also need a few more flies for the Fly Box raffle. We had 2 very generous donations made last month by members that totaled about 700 flies, with that I would like to thank both Don Comer and Ed Lindhorn for their generous donations, remember the fly box raffle a is 100% profit fund raiser for us and as it looks now this may be one of the best boxes we’ve raffled off. So if you have some flies that you want to donate to the cause bring them to the meeting and we’ll get them in the box.

Attention Fly Tiers –Just a reminder that in February we begin our annual Fly Tying classes which run for 7 weeks. Any tier that wants to lend their expertise and help with the class is welcome. All help is greatly appreciated! And you earn double points for helping to teach the classes!

The next Board meeting & Banquet kickoff meeting has been rescheduled due to the ice and snow and loss of power last week, the meeting is now on Dec 10th at 6:30 before the Fly tying round table at the VFW. All are welcome to attend and help out with the Banquet planning.

All for now


3 Month Look Ahead


  1. Board Meeting 12/10 6:30 at VFW

  2. Fly Tying Round table 12/10, 7:30 at VFW

  3. Christmas Party/meeting 12/18, 7:30 at VFW

January 2020:

  1. Board Meeting – 1/8/20 7:30 PM at VFW

  2. Banquet Committee meeting 1/8/20 6:30 at VFW

  3. Fly Tying Roundtable 1/14 7:30 at VFW

  4. General Meeting 1/22 7:30 PM at VFW

  5. Guest Speaker - Tim Flagler

  6. Somerset Fly Show 1/24 -1/26

  7. State Council meeting – Rutgers University Date – TBD


  1. Fly Tying Classes start date TBD

  2. Board Meeting - 2/5/20

  3. Fly tying Round Table – 2/11/20

  4. General meeting – 2/19/20 we are attempting to have another swap meet before and after the meeting.


  1. Annual TU Banquet