2015 Western Regional Meeting

May 1-2, 2015
Jackson, Wyo.

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Join fellow anglers and TU volunteer leaders from across the West on May 1-2 in Jackson, Wyo. for enlightening presentations, inspiring dialogue and engaging camaraderie with those who share your dedication to TU and our mission.

2015 Western Regional Meeting - Jackson, Wyo.We'll kick-off the two days with a "State of Western TU" by TU's Vice President for Western Conservation, Rob Masonis. We'll learn from TU staff professionals and volunteer leaders on topics as wide ranging as climate change adaptation to youth education. Opportunities abound to develop your governance skills and practices, discover solutions to your leadership challenges, and increase your understanding of the key trends and coldwater conservation issues impacting that particular region. The agenda will break-out into dual tracks so that participants will have a plethora of topics from which to choose. And as always, we'll have lots of time and opportunities for providing feedback, asking questions, networking and having fun.

TU regional meetings are occasions to be inspired – by the work of TU staff, lessons from leaders and conversations with newfound friends.

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Register before Feb. 1, 2015 and receive the early bird discount of $150. Otherwise, the total cost is $165 and includes:

  • Participation in all seminars and workshops on Friday and Saturday
  • Breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday
  • Barbecue dinner Friday night

Attendees may pay day by day or choose just to attend the barbecue. For details, visit the registration page.

Schedule

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Friday and Saturday, May 1-2 – Workshops and Seminars
The Western Regional Meeting is designed to provide TU volunteer leaders with valuable tools and skills you can bring home to help improve the effectiveness of councils and chapters. Friday and Saturday's full-day sessions will include group discussions, concentrated workshops and opportunities for council and chapter leaders to share successes and discuss common challenges. A detailed agenda will be provided soon.

Friday, May 1 – Evening Barbecue
Details will be provided soon.

Saturday, May 2 – No Host Dinner at Local Restaurant or "Tie One On" Chapter/Council Fundraiser
Saturday evening activities are "on your own" in that it is not included in the registration price. However, we will have two activities coordinated to keep the group together. For those interested, we will be meeting at a local brewery for a casual, no-host dinner. Alternatively, the Jackson Hole chapter and the Wyoming council are putting on their annual Tie One On fundraiser in Teton Village (approx. 35 minute drive away.) This is a formal event with a reception-style dinner, silent and live auctions. More details will be provided here soon.

Sunday, May 3 – Optional Day of Fishing
2015 Western Regional Meeting - Optional Fishing DayNorthwest Wyoming and eastern Idaho are home to some of the most well know fly fishing waters in the US, including the Snake and its many tributaries, the Green, the Wind River, the Bighorn, the South Fork, and the Henry's Fork. The time of year may pose some challenges with regards to runoff, but there is always something to fish in the Jackson area no matter the time of year or conditions. In a normal year, the Snake is clear and fishable until mid-May, when runoff begins in earnest. Sunny days in this pre-runoff season provide opportunities for dry fly fishing, while streamers and nymphs work in more varied conditions. If we hit it right in terms of runoff and weather, you can expect large cutthroat trout moving aggressively to the fly. Inclement weather can be a factor; however, this keeps the less hardy anglers from visiting and you may find the river to yourself. Never fear, if we've miss-timed runoff this year, clearer waters like the Henry's Fork or the Bighorn, for example, are only a drive away.

Don't forget to connect with one of TU's Business Members in the area to check in on up-to-the-minute water conditions, book a guided trip or stock-up with a local selection of flies.

Lodging

Accommodations for the Western Regional Meeting are provided by TU Business Member, Snow King Resort.

Rates

$111/night.

Reservations

(800) 522-KING ask for the Trout Unlimited Western Regional Meeting Room Block before March 31, 2015.
*Snow King Resort provides a complimentary airport shuttle. The room rate is subject to all applicable state and local taxes.

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