2023 PATU Annual Meeting – Presentations

The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited held its annual meeting on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Haywoods on the Green in Mill Hall, PA.

Thank you to all of our members, chapters, presenters, and partners for your support and for making this an enjoyable and informative annual meeting!

For those that were unable to join us, PDF versions of the presentations are available below, if provided by the speaker.

More information about the annual meeting will be forthcoming in the Fall 2023 Pennsylvania Trout newsletter.

Annual Meeting Presentations –

PATU Programmatic Updates/Annual Report Review – Rachel Kester, PATU Program Director

Marketing Your Chapter – Rick Nyles, PATU Eastern Executive VP

Advocacy Update – Emily Baldauff, TU Mid-Atlantic Policy Program Manager

Youth Fly Fishing Educational Training Program – Dr. Sara Mueller, Wildlife Leadership Academy

Priority Waters Update – Scott Koser, TU PA Coldwater Habitat Program Manager

PA Office of Outdoor Recreation – Dr. Nathan Reigner, PA Director of Outdoor Recreation

Annual Award Winners-

Edward Urbas Award for Best PA ChapterPerkiomen Valley Chapter #332
Best Small Chapter (<150 Members)Fort Bedford Chapter #291
Best Chapter ProjectAdams County Chapter #323
Dr. John A Fritchey, Jr. Award for Coldwater Conservationist (TU MemberOwen Owens
Outstanding Coldwater Conservationist (Professional)William “Doc” Kimmel
Samuel Slaymaker Award for Best Chapter NewsletterForbes Trail Chapter #206
Best Chapter WebsiteBrodhead Chapter #289
Greatest Membership Increase (Number & Percentage)Susquehanna Chapter #044
Dr. Jack Beck Award for Outstanding Youth OutreachJodie Minor
Enoch “Inky” Moore Award for Distinguished Service to CouncilTodd Burns
Ken Sink Award for Outstanding Service to CouncilLarry Myers
Ken Sink Award for Outstanding Service to CouncilNick Cobler
Outstanding TU VolunteerHazel Stryker
Diversity AwardDoc Fritchey Chapter #108
Lifetime Achievement Award (Posthumous)Randy Buchanan