Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter #251 - Trout Unlimited
At home in the beautiful rolling valley of Northeastern, Pennsylvania, the Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter encompasses the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area. Drawing in more than 200 members, the chapter meets at VFW Anthracite Post 283, 757 Wyoming Ave. in Kingston at 7:30pm the second Tuesday of the month September through May; no meetings are scheduled during June, July or August.
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29th Annual Conservation Banquet
Saturday, March 26th, 2022 at 5pm
At the October Public Meeting we have our elections. At Stan Cooper TU the chapter is run by a Board of 9.
The term of a Board member is 3 years. So 3 seats are open every year. Once the Board is elected and seated,
They choose the officers of the chapter, President, V P, Secretary and Treasurer, from among the Board members.
We still have seats available on the Board. The Board sits about 10 times per year, lately the meetings have been
By Zoom. We need a quorum of 5 at the Board meeting to vote on any issue. Unlike some Boards we don’ expect you to donate money.
WE would like you to donate some time to projects. The meetings rarely last more than an hour.
The Board used to be a mixture of young and old and we’ve had women on the Board and as officers.
Now some of the young guys have gotten old. A mix of people and perspectives is the ideal to which we aspire.
No one has been turned down. We are happy someone helps with the work and comes up with an idea on occasion.
Members of the Board look forward to those meetings. You get to hear a lot about our favorite topic, TROUT.
You’ll hear about it from people who have spent countless hours on the water. Best of all, you get to meet some new friends
And I can guarantee, that you’ll get to spend some time on the water with them.
Nominations for the Board can be made at any time up to the time we vote at the Public Meeting.
So I hope I’ve enticed you to nominate yourself or another for a Board Seat and help us chart the direction of TROUT UNLIMITED.
Scott Brady, Current president of The Stanley Cooper Sr Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
OCTOBER 12, 2021 STANLEY COOPER SR CHAPTER (#151) MEETING & GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATION on PATU’s WOMEN, DIVERSITY, and INCLUSION WORK
Our next Zoom Meeting consist of a short Chapter meeting, followed by a presentation from our guest speakers - Amidea Daniel (PA Fish and Boat Commission; PA TU Women, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair) and Kelly Williams (Clearfield County Conservation District; PATU Regional VP; and PATU Women, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair).
Through their presentation, Amidea and Kelly, will introduce us to PATU’s Women, Diversity, and Inclusion work that has been occurring over the last 3.5+ years. They will share what other organizations/chapters are doing, ideas on how we can get started, and suggestions on how to sustain what we begin. Diversity covers many avenues from age, gender, social and economic backgrounds, to ethnic, and family backgrounds, and much more. Just as diversity is important for healthy stream ecosystems, so too is it important, for organizations like ours, in order to sustain the hard work, and dedication to the protection, conservation, and enhancement of the waters, and trout we love, and enjoy.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
PATU Women, Diversity, Inclusion - Our Efforts in PA – This presentation introduces participants to PATU’s WDI efforts, along with local program implementation strategies, and tips.
Presenter bios –
Amidea Daniel – Amidea has been the Northcentral Region Education Specialist with PA Fish and Boat Commission for 13.5years. She has also been a co-chair of the Statewide Women, Diversity and Inclusion Committee alongside Kelly Williams for 4 years. Amidea was immersed in the outdoors at an early age, as she grew up fishing, hunting, camping, and exploring the natural world of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Ultimately, her love of the outdoors, led to a degree in Outdoor Resource Management from Lock Haven University, which eventually led her to her current position with the PA Fish and Boat Commission.
Fly fishing has been catalyst for Amidea, her Husband, and two children to explore and appreciate nature. She enjoys connecting people to nature, whether it’s through educational programs like Trout in the Classroom, or through recreational programs like fishing, intro to fly fishing etc. It’s fun to see the excitement when female anglers throw that first solid cast, hook their first fish or visibly connect with nature. She is excited to lead, alongside Kelly and all of the talented women on the Women, Diversity and Inclusion Committee to expand opportunities for women through more tailored programs. Reaching out and gaining new female instructors/ ambassadors is the only way to continue to expand, not only the excitement and reconnection to oneself and others, but also to help protect our resources for generations to come.
Kelly Williams –Kelly has been the Watershed Specialist with the Clearfield County Conservation District for over 12 years. She is also on the Board of the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited , and is a Co-Chair of the PATU Women, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative with Amidea Daniel. Additionally, she recently became the Northwest Regional Vice President with the PA Council of TU. She is a Certified Fishing Skills Instructor with the PA Fish and Boat Commission and also maintains the Fishing Tackle Loaner equipment at her office in Clearfield. She has a passion for conservation and loves the environment. This passion led to an Associate Degree in Wildlife Technology and a Bachelor Degree in Wildlife and Fishery Science from Penn State and ultimately her career as a Watershed Specialist. Kelly learned how to fish shortly after she learned how to walk and has enjoyed passing on her love of fishing and the environment ever since. When she's not working on watershed restoration she's fishing, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, gardening, or walking her dogs.
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