Hatches Summer 2021 Edition Now Online

The Summer 2021 edition of our newsletter – Hatches – has been mailed out to members. Visit our Hatches Newsletter page to view the current digital edition, as well as find back issues available for download.

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Doc Fritchey T-Shirts Now Available

If you've read our last few chapter newsletters, you know that we now have a good supply of Doc Fritchey T-Shirts available. The intent was to sell these T-shirts at chapter gatherings and events, but that’s not been possible, so we have been selling shirts via the mail. The shirts…

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Rep. Tom Mehaffie Recognized by PA Fish & Boat on Passage of HB 808

Many thanks to PA State Rep. Tom Mehaffie for his work pushing through House Bill 808 allowing the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to set their own fees. Chapter President Russ Collins and Secretary Trip McGarvey joined Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director Tim Schaeffer at Bullfrog Valley Park to…

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2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Winner – Jim Rauch
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2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Winner – Jim Rauch

The 2020 Gerald L. Miller Outstanding Volunteer Award – which under normal circumstances would have been presented at our Annual Banquet in March – was presented to chapter member Jim Rauch on Facebook Live on September 10th. Chapter president Russ Collins asked Jim to help out with the Julie Szur raffle drawing…

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2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award
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2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award

The 2020 Gerald L. Miller Outstanding Volunteer Award – which under normal circumstances would have been presented at our Annual Banquet in March – has now been scheduled on Facebook Live following the raffle ticket drawing for the Julie Szur fishing trip at 8:00 PM on September 10th. Gerald R.…

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Diversion Well Workday Scheduled for September 27th
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Diversion Well Workday Scheduled for September 27th

Our quarterly print newsletter that just went out lists the annual workday on the Chapter’s Diversion Wells as Saturday, September 26, 2020. That date is no longer correct. After we set the date and sent the newsletter to the printer, we learned that Saturday is the opening day of Youth…

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Annual Fundraising Banquet Sets New Records!

More than 130 chapter members and guests turned out for this year’s Annual Conservation Fundraising Banquet. Celebrating our chapter’s 49th year since its founding in 1971, the crowd was greeted with a wide array of auction and raffle items to bid on, and were treated to recently-retired PFBC Executive Director…

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Slate of Officers & Directors Proposed for September 25th Elections

The following slate of officers and directors has been nominated to serve for FY2019 which begins October 1, 2018. Elections will be held at the chapter’s annual meeting on September 25, 2018. Other nominations will also be accepted from the floor. Nominated Officers PresidentRuss CollinsVice PresidentSteve VegoeSecretaryBob PennellTreasurerTrip McGarvey Nominated…

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