2016 Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting

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Join hundreds of like-minded TU members, volunteers and staff at our 2016 Annual Meeting in Bozeman, MT from Sept. 28 - Oct. 1. The TU Annual Meeting is an event like none other, full of interesting presentations, networking with TU leaders from across the country, awards and fundraising banquets, and a great conservation tour showcasing successful stream protection and restoration. For those traveling from across the country, it's also an excellent opportunity to fish some incredible trout streams in Montana! The Annual Meeting is a powerful celebration of all we've accomplished together in the past year towards our mission to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.  We have also arranged an exciting spouse's tour that includes stops at some of the Bozeman-area's most popular attractions. 

Register now to attend this great event! You can register for the entire event, or choose to attend just a few days or activities. For more information contact Melanie Liebo at mliebo@tu.org or (703) 284-9407.

The annual meeting of the members of Trout Unlimited will take place on Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 at 8:45 a.m. in the Emerson Ballroom of the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture, 111 South Grand Avenue, Bozeman, MT.  The members will elect members of the Board of Trustees and act on such other matters as are properly raised in accordance with the bylaws of Trout Unlimited.

Download the 2016 proxy form for the Annual Meeting in Bozeman



Event Details

Wed., Sept. 28
8 – 5 p.m. Hosted Fishing Day
7:30 p.m. No-Host Dinner (Montana Ale Works)
Thurs., Sept. 29   
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Party and Tour of Simms Facility (Simms Headquarters)
6 p.m. No-Host Dinner: Local Food Truck Options Available (Outside the Emerson)
7 – 9 p.m. Fly Fishing Film Tour Showing (Emerson Theater)
10 p.m. Hospitality Suite (Baxter)
Fri., Sept. 30 
7:30 – 8 a.m.  Breakfast & Welcome from 024 - Madison-Gallatin Chapter (Emerson Ballroom)
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. National Leadership Council Workgroup Meetings: Open to All (Various venues)
12 – 1 p.m. Grassroots Luncheon (Emerson Ballroom)
1:30 – 5:30 p.m. National Leadership Council Workgroup Meetings: Open to All (Various venues)
1:30 - 5:30 p.m. STREAM Kids Activites for Young Conservationists Ages 5-17 (RSVP to tgranke@tu.org)
6 – 10 p.m. Cocktails, Dinner, Annual Awards Presentation (Emerson Ballroom)
10 p.m. Hospitality Suite (Baxter)
Sat., Oct. 1 
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast (Emerson Ballroom)
8:45 – 10:45a.m. Annual Members Meeting: (Emerson Theater)
   - State of TU Address: Chris Wood, President and CEO
   - Financial Update: Matt Renaud, Chief Financial Officer
   - State of Grassroots Address: Mick McCorcle, Chair of the NLC
   - Board Business: Jim Asselstine, Chair of the Board of Trustees
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Wild Trout Plenary Session (Emerson Theater)
12 – 1 p.m. Luncheon Featuring Hank Patterson (Emerson Ballroom)
1:30 – 5 p.m. Meetings, presentations, workshops (Various venues)
6 – 10 p.m. Cocktails and 024 - Madison-Gallatin Chapter Fundraising Banquet (Emerson Ballroom)
10 p.m. Hospitality Suite (Baxter)
Sun., Oct. 2
9:30 a.m. Women's and Diversity Initiative No-Host Brunch (Location & Cost TBD - RSVP to Jeff Yates)
12 p.m. Women's and Diversity Initiative Fishing Outing (Details coming soon - RSVP to Jeff Yates)


Registration Details

General Registration Fee of $350 includes all standard meals and events Thursday evening through Saturday night. 

Additional events include a hosted fishing trip ($50) with local members and a conservation tour ($25.) Please register for these events in addition to your general registration.

For guests of attendees, consider signing up for our spouse's registration ($275) full of local, non-fishing, non-meeting related activities.

For those who will be attending the Friday Volunteer Awards Ceremony ($55) and/or Saturday Banquet ($90) only, please use the Volunteer Ceremony/Banquet only registration form.

All general meetings and events will be held at several locations throughout the heart of downtown Bozeman, including the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture, the Baxter, and the Element.

Similarly, TU has secured discounted room rates at a number of close-by hotel options. When booking, please note that you are attending the Trout Unlimited Annual Meeting.

The Lark Bozeman
122 W Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
(866) 464-1000
TU rate per night: $169 +tax
Last Day to Book: 7/27/2016

Lewis & Clark Motel
824 W Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
(800) 332-7666
TU rate per night: $159 +tax for Singles, $169 +tax for Doubles
Last Day to Book: 9/13/2016
Free Airport Shuttle with 24-hour advance reservation.

The Element Bozeman
25 East Mendenhall Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 582-4972
TU rate per night: $199 +tax for single kings, $229 +tax for double queen
Last Day to Book: 9/6/2016
Free Shuttle to/from Airport and any location in Downtown Bozeman

Best Western GranTree Inn
*Please note this hotel is the only hotel not within walking distance from the meeting/event venues downtown.
1325 N 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
(800) 624-5865
TU rates per night: $139 +tax
Last Day to Book: 8/26/2016
Free Shuttle to/from Airport and other locations based on availability.

For information about local camping options, visit the Forest Service website or search among a number of private KOA sites closer to town. 

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International Trout Congress

Trout CongressExtend your stay in the Greater Yellowstone region and join us at the International Trout Congress to be held in the same location the week following, Oct. 2-6. There will be trout art exhibits, science and conservation sessions, and angling presentations. TU members receive a 20 percent discount on registration by using the code TU2016.


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