My first Make a Difference Day still gives me goosebumps. It was October 2006. We had decided to do a special volunteer event just for the national day of service. We did not expect much as we had decided to take a regularly scheduled volunteer event, coin it a Make a Difference Day event, change the date … Read more
About Lisa Beranek
“I’m not sure where to begin but I know this is important.” With the Trout Unlimited regional rendezvous season wrapping up with the Northeast Regional next week, I find it helpful to pause and reflect on common questions and conundrums that surface during sessions and side conversations to better support chapter and council leaders across … Read more
I love saying thank you. It is an odd thing to say but I do—I love sharing a genuine thank you. I truly enjoy sharing sincere appreciation. Not only do I usually see a smile appear but I, too, get inspired to continue my efforts. It is important to recognize the power of appreciation. Each … Read more
When organizing a day on the water, you spend time planning to maximize your enjoyment. You get on the water and enjoy the trip and upon your return, you rinse, dry and organize gear while reflecting on your experience to improve the next opportunity. Just like a fishing outing is more than simply getting on the water, attending a conference is more than attendance. Learn more about how to maximize your attendance now that you are home and the most important aspect of the educational process is about to start.
Attending a Trout Unlimited regional rendezvous is quite the experience. Not only is it an opportunity to connect with like-minded coldwater conservationists, it is an opportunity to learn about the latest science, celebrate conservation successes and to shape a new perspective of your chapter or council’s efforts through networking. Plus, it is always #TUmuchfun! While … Read more
Each spring, many of us start to get that feeling—an itch instigated by the transition from a comfortable and cozy winter to the cabin fever frenzy that beckons the freshness of longer daylight and warmer outdoor adventures. Cue spring cleaning! This spring when you revel in the fresh air, consider blowing the dust off your … Read more
No one is born a leader. Each of us is molded and impacted throughout our leadership journey, mentored by experiences and people. It’s important to take time to reflect on our leadership story. It not only fills us with gratitude for where we have been, but it also gives us the opportunity to register our … Read more