to the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter 109 of
Meeting - Chapter
monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month,
normally beginning at 7:00 pm.
place on Wednesday, February 10. This is not a normal
meeting, but we will be hosting a stop of the Fly Fishing
Film Tour (F3T) at the North Bend Theater. This is a major
fund-raiser for our chapter, so come and invite your fishing friends!
The F3T always has highly entertaining films showing fly fishing at
various places around the world. For more information and to
purchase tickets on-line, click
here. Advance tickets priced at $15 can be purchased from the
Orvis shop in Bellevue, Creekside Angling in Issaquah and Ace Hardware
in North Bend.
The North Bend Theater is located at
125 Bendigo Blvd N.
North Bend, WA
Calendar - To see a calendar that shows our
meeting schedules, chapter activities and other fishing-related events
in 2016, click
Membership - Currently, our chapter has 602 members, which falls
into several different categories. Breakdown of the membership is as
a membership is simple. Just go to http://www.tu.org, click on
"Get Involved" and then "Join/Renew Membership" to complete the
membership process in the appropriate category.
- Life members - 138
- Regular members - 305
- Sponsor members - 14
- Senior members - 41
- Trial members - 39
- Family members - 50
- Griffith Circle members - 3
Initiative - On
Friday, December 11, the WDFW voted unanimously to adopt new fishing
regulations for the Olympic Peninsula that will bolster runs of wild
steelhead! Yeh! For more information, click here.
November 20, 2014 Trout Unlimited launched its "Wild Steelhead
Initiative." This is an effort to protect and restore wild
steelhead that used to be abundant in streams in Washington, Oregon,
California, Idaho and Alaska. Now, 70% of the wild steelhead
populations in these state require federal protection. We must
act now if we are to preserve remnants of the original runs in streams
in our area. To see what Trout Unlimited is doing and see how you
can get involved, click
here. While at the web site, but sure to sign the credo to
show that you agree with the goal of recovering wild steelhead!
Merchandise for Sale
- As a fund raiser, the chapter is selling some chapter
logoed merchandise. We have the following items:
These items can be purchased
at the chapter meetings or by contacting Brad Throssell. Pictures
of these items are shown below. (Click on the image for a larger view.)
- T-shirts - $20 each
- Stainless steel travel mug - $20 each
- Ceramic coffee cup - $10
- Mouse pad - $10 each
Fishing Outings -Details on the next outing
can be found here.
Meetings - The next board meeting
will be held on Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00
pm. Location will be the Issaquah Brew House in
Issaquah. All chapter members are welcome.
- Check out Facebook to see pictures of the Fun Run, chapter activities
and fish outs
supports the Trout Unlimited Teens program. Check out the program's
can always use
donations to help us with our projects. You can donate to our
chapter simply by
here. Members who work for companies
like Microsoft and Boeing
can use their gift matching programs to increase donation
amounts to our chapter.
chapter is committed to saving/restoring
Kokanee Salmon in Lake Sammamish. Click
here to follow our
actvities and learn how to get involved.
mission of Trout
Unlimited is "To conserve, protect and restore America's coldwater
fisheries and their watersheds" with the vision of "ensuring that
robust populations of native and wild coldwater fish once again thrive
within their North American range, so that our children can enjoy
healthy fisheries in their home waters."
us save our Lake Sammamish Kokanee!