Membership meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307.
The information about the current and near future meetings is located under the "Calendar" page. An interactive map to assist you in getting to the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is located at the bottom of this page.
Meetings are open to TU members and non-members alike. Please feel free to attend if you are considering joining TU. Just ask any officer and we'll be happy to provide you with information and/or an application.
Meetings begin at 7:30pm and adjourn about 9:30pm. Programs for each meeting are listed on the Calendar of Events page. Each year we bring in renowned guides and fly fishing experts from around the state as well as resource pros who make a living conserving the resources we all enjoy.
Below is a list of previous meeting topics for reference:
Previous Meetings 2013
February 2013 Speaker: Dr. Bryan Burroughs, Executive Director Michigan Council Trout Unlimited
October 2012 Presentation: 30 year History of Vanguard Chapter & CHAPTER ELECTIONS, OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
September 2012 Presentation: Salmon in the Classroom with Jon Gray, Waldon Middle School (Lake Orion) science teacher and preeminent expert on SIC programs in Michigan!
June 2012 - NO GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
May 2012 Joe Swantek & John Sabina - Bollibokka Fly Fishing Club and fly fishing the legendary McCloud River. PLUS, special election for chapter director.
April 2012 Topic: KVCTU Michigan Youth Trout Camp
March 2012 Speaker: Carol & Paul Rose, Upper Black River Council.
February 2012 Speaker: Kevin Feenstra, Feenstra Guide Service.
January 2012 Speaker: Czech Nymphing 101 by Steve Parrott and will be viewing portions of this video at the January meeting. This is the latest craze and you'll enjoy this video explaining how to fish this method successfully.
Previous Meetings 2011
December 2011 Speaker: Rich Merlino, Fly Fishing Manager The Orvis Company-Royal Oak store will give a presentation on Fishing in Belize.
November 2011 Speaker: Terry Drinkwine about fishing the Jordan River. We will also have a short presentation by Tony Palmeri, a middle school science teacher, 7th grade, in the Avondale District. He will tell us about their SIC program.
October 2011 Speaker: Jason Davis, author and owner of The Downstream Drift Guide Service to discuss his new book,An Angler's Guide to paint Creek".
September 2011 Speaker: Jeremy Geist from the CRWC. Jeremy will talk about the pending removal of the Paint Creek Dam & the upcoming SE Michigan TU Chapters work projects & picnic event on Sunday, September 18th.
June 2011 Presenter: Dave Leonhardt, FFF Certified Master Casting Instructor, beginning @ 6:30PM.
May 2011 Presenter: Jim Reed on stacking deer hair for fly tying.
April 2011 Presenter: Jim Bedford and his presentation, Expanding Your Trout Fishing Horizons.
March 2011 Speaker: John Sabina and his presentation, Trout Fishing 101.
February 2011 Speaker: Mike Batcke owner of Batcke's Baldwin Creek Lodge
January 2011 Speaker: Kelly Neuman of Streamside Custom Rod & Guide Service