The Arkansas Chapter of Trout Unlimited (Chapter #514) is based in the Northwest corner of the state of Arkansas. We are one of three active TU chapters in the state of Arkansas. We hold monthly meetings from September through May. We do not hold meetings during the summer months of June, July, and August. If you are interested in trout fishing and conservation, please join us. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings.
Monthly Chapter Meetings
NW Chapter 514 Meeting Programs
On Summer Vacation until September 2013
As usual, we will take a break during the summer months for monthly meetings. We'll resume again in September.
Meeting location will be the Whole Hog Café, Fiesta Square in Fayetteville. Please join us for dinner and social hour, 6-7, program from 7-8.
Other Conservation News
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Video of the month
Minutes from the April 2013 Board meeting have been posted, click on the Board Meeting Minutes button on the right to view.
Chapter supports Rogers Outdoors program
Our chapter has been happy to provide support to several local school programs in the past and will continue to do so in the future. One program that is taking it to the next level is the Rogers H.S. Outdoor program with educator Jeff Belk. Click here to see a letter from Jeff about his plans for the program. We also have a Power Point presentation available that Jeff has put together if you are interested in a more visual format that you can scroll through (caution file size of PP is 3.91 MB). If you do not have Power Point, a PDF file of the presentation (2.44 MB) is also available that can be accessed with Adobe Reader. Your chapter is glad to support this growing program that has a positive influence on so many young people.
Distinguished Service Award
One of our own, Ray Smith was recognized at the 2011 TU National Meeting in Bend, OR. Ray Smith’s dedication to TU dates back over 30 years and can be best captured by the words leadership, dedication and respect. Smith is one of the charter members and past president of Arkansas Chapter #514, the first chapter to be recognized in the state. He has served on the National Board of Trustees, the NLC, and as chairman of the Arkansas Council. His dedication to conservation can be seen throughout northwest Arkansas and his counsel has helped expand TU in Arkansas from one chapter to three active chapters with well over 1,000 members. Congratulations and thanks for all your hard work Ray!
"Many men go fishing their whole lives without knowing it's not fish they are after." - Henry David Thoreau ~ 1817-1862