Greetings fellow MCTU Members!

Once again fall is here and the winter looms ahead in the distance. We have been busy this summer and fall hosting annual events; participating in the Red Lion Street Fair, stocking streams, and looking at the future of our chapter. I encourage you to read about these various events in our newsletter and to also take a look at some of the changes you can expect to see.

For me, as chapter president, I would like to see more of our members; men, women, youth and even families with young children attend our monthly meetings. We plan to make some changes to our monthly meetings in an effort to have a more engaged chapter! More information about this change can be found inside the newsletter.

Our annual For-Sight fishing event was another success this past May; this event never ceases to amaze us as we watch these students and their families fish with assistance from our chapter’s volunteers. We are also thrilled to share that we are sponsoring a Trout in the Classroom in one of Dallastown’s third grade classrooms. These students and their parents came to a marshmallow and wiener roast at our September meeting and the enthusiasm from these kiddos was phenomenal; a much more detailed article can be found inside the newsletter. As we look to the spring, we anticipate having a third food stand site on the opening day of fishing; we were able to up-date our equipment and expand our resources. These food stands generate funds for our organization but more importantly it allows us to interact with fellow anglers on the Muddy Creek Watershed.

The nursery has welcomed another fingerling shipment; we received approximately 8,000 Brown Trout fingerlings the end of September and they’re doing well. Our faithful group of folks who stock the streams were able to get our holdovers into the wa-ter; we are very appreciative of this group-it’s not an easy job but fishing in the Muddy Creek Watershed wouldn’t be the experience that is without their dedication.

We are still working and involved with the Bonham Animal and Wildlife Sanctuary on a project entitled “Trout in the Bonham”. We were able to work with a group of students who helped plant new vegetation throughout the project. Our Fall Fest fundraiser was held on the Bonham property and many of our guests commented on the beauty of the land. We are very excited to be a part of this project.

I hope the winter is kind to us; as we look forward to seeing you over the winter months at our monthly meetings. Please note these meetings will be held at Mediterraneo Pizza. Please join us for dinner at 6pm, and our chapter meeting will commence at 7pm. Feel free to bring a friend, spouse or prospective member.