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    The Greater Upper Valley chapter (#226) is an educational, charitable organization covering a wide geographic area of Vermont and adjacent New Hampshire. Chapter members meet regularly throughout the year, mixing food, fun and fishing with educational programs and conservation projects.

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    Our mission is to protect, reconnect, restore, and sustain coldwater fisheries and their watersheds within our region for this and future generations.
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Thursday meeting at UVO

The February GUVTU Membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 6 at
Upper Valley Outfitters in Lebanon, NH.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm (pizza will
be available).  Meeting will start at 6:30.  Mary Ward of Hope on the Rise will
be speaking this month.  Mary was scheduled to speak at a meeting late last year
but was unable to attend due to illness.  Luckily we were able to re-schedule
her.  Hope on the Rise supports women cancer survivors through fly fishing.
Mary will be telling us a bit about the organization, its mission, the retreats,
and hopefully provide some information on how our chapter may be able to help in
these endeavors in the future.  Hope to see you there.


2013 Banquet Invitation

Sunday, April 21, 2013        4:00 to 8:00 PM
Bucket Raffles, Silent Auction & Cash Bar  —  3 Entrée Buffet Dinner — Speaker, author John Ross — Live Auction/Grand Prize Raffle Drawing

Hotel Coolidge, 39 South Main Street, White River Junction, VT

Ticket Information:  

$30/person – Kids 12 & under FREE

For ordering information contact us at 802-457-1247 or rhodes@sover.net

Tickets also available at:    Upper Valley Outfitters, 69 Hanover St., Lebanon, NH

Grand Prize Raffle tickets available NOW!!!  Contact us to get your’s today

Scott G Series Rod – 8’4″, 5-Wt., 5-piece – features the words “Trout Unlimited, Since 1959” handwritten on the blank (this rod was handmade in Montrose, Colorado and comes with Scott’s Lifetime Warranty);  PLUS…

Abel TR2 Reel, the epitome of a classic trout reel made in the USA, featuring pawl click drag in a traditional gloss black finish with an imprinted TU logo in white;  AND…

Orvis 5 weight Wonderline, leader and fly — a complete outfit!!!

We’ve even thrown in a Scott baseball cap for you to wear while fishing this beauty on your favorite local trout stream.

Retail value of this grand prize is more than $1,000 — Buy as many raffle tickets as you like!!!  Contact us today.

Can’t Attend?  But still interested in supporting G.U.V. TU?

Make a donation or buy ad space in the banquet program!

Cash donations will be used to cover room and food expenses.

Ads in the program are:    $25 for a business card, $50 for 1/4 page, $100 for 1/2 page, and $150 for a full page ad.

Contact us at 802-457-1247 or rhodes@sover.net

Thank you for your generous support!!!

November Meeting

Thursday November 1st – 6:30 PM at Upper Valley Outfitters in Lebanon.  Doors open at 6 PM, with pizza served.  BYOB.

Mark Foley of First Cast Fly Fishing in Dover, NH is our guest speaker with his talk “Fly-Fishing and Traveling Argentina”.

Check Mark out at http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com/ or on Facebook for more information.

Monthly Membership Mtgs. at UVO

Join us this Thursday (Oct. 4) at Upper Valley Outfitters for the monthly membership meeting.  Pizza and raffle prizes provided.  Doors open at 6 PM, with guest speaker at 6:30.  This month we have David Deen giving a presentation on fly fishing for red fish on the Gulf Coast of Texas.  As always, BYOB.

Volunteers Needed 10/30

Tree Planting:

We will be planting trees at Billings Farm on Sunday October 30th, starting at 10am.  We will meet at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) parking lot in Quechee, VT between 9:30 and 9:45am, at which time we will be car-pooling over to the Billings Farm site.  This project is repairing the buffer that we planted last year.  Some of the trees took an awful beating from Irene.  Please come out and help!!!  Bring boots, gloves, appropriate clothing, water, snack and a shovel (if you have one) to help us get these trees in the ground.

Also on the 30th:
After the tree planting we will head over to Hartland and Lull’s Brook for some afternoon fun.  The tree planting we did there is looking good and we have a new sign that explains the project for visitors.  We will install the sign near the Hartland Library.  Come join us, the Hartland Garden Club and others from 2 – 4pm at the Hartland Library.
Michael Caduto, Local Author, Performer and Naturalist in a presentation of his new children’s book, Riparia’s River, and a presentation about riparian buffers.  He will be joined by his wife, Marie Caduto, Watershed Coordinator for Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation, who will lead an on-stream discussion about the benefits of stream bank restoration and riparian buffers.

Banquet is April 17

2011  Banquet



Hotel Coolidge, WRJ, VT


Sunday, April 17, 2011 (doors open at 4:00 PM)

$25 ticket gets you in the door and dinner.  Tickets are available for sale at Hanover Outdoors, or contact us directly. 

-4:00 Doors Open for Social Hour-
Auction/Raffle Prize Review.
Cash Bar Open.
Bidding on Silent Auction Items, Bucket and Major Raffle Tickets Available.
-5:30 Dinner Served, Including-
Pasta, Sauce, Salad, ItalianStyle Bread, Coffee and Dessert. (Vegy and non-pasta options available by request.)
Live Auction takes place, silent auctions and bucket raffles close.
Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Drawing (JW Outfitter’s San Juan Pontoon Boat — tickets just $3, available at Hanover Outdoors)
-8:00 Event Over-

We have roughly $10,000 worth of donated items, including:

Numerous fishing trips (saltwater, freshwater, float trips etc.); Adirondack table and chairs; complete fly rod outfits (with reels and lines); Red Bird XC skis; Tom Tom 730; 14 K gold Brook trout pin; Sherpani women’s bag; IBEX clothing; Patagonia fishing shirts; HOP tickets; Northern Stage tickets; Simon Pearce bowl; flies… lots of flies and fly boxes; gift certificates from local restaurants (such as Common Man, Hanover Inn, Prince & Pauper etc.) and donations from other area businesses (such as Main St. Kitchens, Michael’s TV, Billings Farm etc.); and much, much more!

Such as?  18 holes for 2 at Eastman Golf Links and a case of beer from the Norwich Inn.  Gift cards from Mountain Khaki pants.  Overnight stays at the Quechee Inn and the Hotel Coolidge.

GET YOUR TICKETS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!  We printed 120 tickets and last time we sold out.

Last Call for Banquet Tickets!

The Banquet Committee has been bowled over by the response we have received thus far for the Banquet this coming Sunday, April 19th–there are just a handful of tickets left now and when they’re gone, they’re gone!  (I’m starting to feel like Willie Wonka handing out the Golden Tickets.) 
The staff and owners of Hanover Outdoors have graciously offered their time and effort to manage many of the ticket sales so far, and to be sure we don’t oversell, all remaining tickets are being held for sale at Hanover Outdoors in Hanover, NH.  We ask that you please not tie up their phone lines, however, but rather STOP BY IN PERSON to purchase Banquet and Grand Prize Raffle tickets.  Please bring a checkbook or cash as they cannot process these transactions through their credit card system.
Thank you everyone and see you Sunday!