May 8, 2013 (Wednesday wRain Date May 9th) - Salmon in the Classroom Release -Instructor Jon Gray and his students from Lake Orion Middle School will be releasing their salmon at Yates Park on the Clinton. These salmon were raised by the students under the watchful eye of their instructor as part of the Vanguard supported Salmon In the Classroom (SIC) project. Jon Gray was the first Vanguard-supported teacher and was an area pioneer in the SIC. Expect the group to arrive about 10:00 AM. Vanguard members are invited to join the group to help with the release and stream monitoring. This is a great opportunity to see our previous investment pay dividends!
May 9, 2013 (Thursday) - General Membership Meeting -Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve (333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307) @ 7:30 PM. Speaker:Stan Roland, VG Board member will present about fishing streamer flies. Since larger fish often eat smaller fish, learning the fine points of streamer fishing can be very rewarding.
May 17 - May 19, 2013 (Fri-Sun) - Vanguard Fun Raiser weekend at Riverview Lodge & Cabins. Located on the Au Sable at McMaster Bridge, this great facility provides a perfect fishing and fun base for the entire area. This outing is now full with a total of 29 persons attending. See Fun Raiser flyer for complete details.
May 23, 2013 (Thursday) - Vanguard Board Meeting @ 7:30 PM -Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
June 13, 2013 (Thursday) General Membership Meeting @ 7:30 PM. Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve (333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307.) Speaker: To be announced.
June 27, 2013 (Thursday) Vanguard Board Meeting @ 7:30 PM. Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve.
There are no Vanguard Chapter General Membership Meetings in the months of July or August. General Membership meetings will resume in September.
We will, however, hold other events and outings, so check this calendar regularly during the summer if you don't want to be left out!
August 2 - 4, 2013 (Friday - Sunday) - annual Black River Restoration Project - Mark your calendar now to save the weekend and watch this calendar as further details become available.
Michigan TU has items available from our Michigan TU Council. Check it out as there are shirts, beverage containers and stickers available. I expect there will be more items to come later.
Remember to sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards Program as a Michigan Trout Unlimited member. Details on how to sign up can be found on the Michigan Trout Unlimited Kroger Community Rewards Program page. Note: You must re-sign up each year to remain in the program! This program is free (no cost to you) and helps fund Michigan Trout Unlimited and its conservation work.
Check out the new page, Books, DVDs & Misc For Purchase. These are great NEW books & NEW DVDs at really great prices, at least 40% off retail. If you find it cheaper, and can prove it, we'll lower the price. (New books only.) If interested, go to the Contact Us! page and send us a message. We want these resources out in the hands of our members.