Wednesday, December 6, 2017

GBTU Welcomes New Chapter President

501(c)3 non-profit organization serving southeast New Hampshire

GBTU Welcomes New Chapter President
John Silverio Elected at November Meeting
GBTU Chapter President, John Silverio

John Silverio took the helm from outgoing acting President, Wendy Nixon, at the December chapter meeting. John is a long time TU member and has been active in the Salmon and now Trout in the Classroom programs for many years as a Strafford County teacher. He takes on this responsibility with an already busy full time work schedule and after school responsibilities, but with an energetic slate of Officers and Board of Directors behind him to lend a hand, we think he will more than rise to the office! John joins GBTU Vice President, Dave Fritz, Treasurer, Chris Rieder and Secretary, Paul Spendley, in providing strong and insightful leadership for the chapter. The outgoing President and Secretary, Wendy Nixon and Mitch Kalter, will remain on the Board of Directors with Mark Seymour and John McKernan, and continue to be active with the chapter. We sincerely hope that all GBTU members will not only attend meetings but give generously of their time to help with events, projects, and continue to support them in their efforts to move the chapter forward.  

There will be no January Chapter Meeting
We wish everyone a joyous Holiday Season and very Happy New Year!
See you in February.

   Great Bay Trout Unlimited 2017 – 2018

   Chapter Meetings and Presenting Speakers

Meetings:    First Monday of the month October until April at the Roundabout Diner, Portsmouth Bypass from 6:00 until 8:00ish in the Function Room.  Come early, order dinner or a beverage and meet with friends.  Door raffles each month.  Donations for presentations accepted at the door.

October 2        Short Presentation:  Wendy Nixon – President updates.
                          Guest Speaker:  David Van Wie presenting, The Confluence – Fly Fishing &    
                          Friendship in the Dartmouth College Grant.

November 6   Short Presentation:  To be announced
                         Guest Speaker:  Lou Zambello presenting, 20 Great Places to fish in New England
                         that you may have never heard of: Covers many species for the fly fisher including    
                         salmonids, bass, pike, and other species.

December 4   Short Presentation:  To be announced
                         Guest Speaker:  Nate Hill presenting, Fly fishing New Hampshire waters.

January          No Chapter meeting in January.

February 5    Short Presentation:  TBA
                       Guest Speaker:  Dan Harrison of Harrison Anglers, "Targeting Big, Wild Brown Trout in Western Massachusetts Rivers"

March 5       Short Presentation:  To be announced.
                      Guest Speaker:  Rick Little presenting, Adventure Trip to Southwestern Montana,
                      focusing on several beautiful rivers in this area.

April 2          Short Presentation:  To be announced.
                     Guest Speaker:  Ron Sowa presenting, TBD.


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Monthly Meetings

When:  GBTU chapter meetings are held on the first Monday of every month, from October till April.  All are welcome to attend and we encourage you to bring friends and family.  

Time: Meetings start at 6pm and typically last till 8pm.  However, with our new meeting location, many members show up at 5pm, grab a bite to eat, drink an adult beverage, tie some flies, and talk tall tales of their fishing adventures.

Where:  Roundabout Diner.  Rte 95 & Rte 1, on the Portsmouth Traffic Circle

Costs:  All of our monthly meetings are open to the public (TU members and non-members), and there is no charge for attendance.  However, in recognition of our efforts to host monthly meetings, and our continued efforts in the areas of local conservation-restoration-education, we kindly suggest making a cash donation (at each meeting we simply pass the hat). All cash donations are welcome, but typical donations range from $5-$10, per person.  In advance, thank you for your continued support of Great Bay TU.