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Tailwater TU Meeting This Tuesday April 16th!

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  • Tailwater TU Meeting This Tuesday April 16th!

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

    Our speaker will be Jeff Wright!

    Jeff is our new TU Southeast volunteer coordinator. and will work with TU Volunteer Operations staff and regional conservation staff to engage, inform and empower TUís volunteers to advance coldwater conservation in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.

    Jeffís passion for conservation and the outdoors stems from a childhood hunting, fishing, and generally running around exploring wild places. This upbringing led him to pursue a masters degree in biology, after which he spent the a decade working and volunteering in education, leadership development, and nonprofit management.

    Most recently, he has served as the president of the Overmountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Tennessee, assisting the board of directors in re-energizing the membership and building community connections to help carry out the TU mission locally. When asked what excites him about his new role he said, ďBeing able to help chapters and councils in the Southeast increase capacity to benefit local, on-the-ground conservation is really a dream opportunity for me.Ē

    The Southeast volunteer coordinator position is modeled after a similar pilot launched in the Pacific Northwest three years ago. TU has been able to hire these regional volunteer coordinators thanks to the support of two foundations, individual donors, and the generosity of TU members, chapters and councils in the respective regions. Our goals for these positions are to improve coordination between chapters, councils and staff to better strategically align our work; provide relevant conservation, citizen science, advocacy or community engagement programs for chapter leaders to adopt; and help chapters and councils strengthen their organizational capacity and ability to do more local work. NOTE: We will be meeting at the The Diner at Sugar Hill! (Map) Let's have a good showing !

    Date: Tuesday, Tuesday April 16th, 2019
    Location: The Diner at Sugar Hill (map)
    Time: 6pm arrive, 6:30pm eat, 7pm short meeting & presentation.

    "The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span, the hours spent in fishing."

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