Member Meeting, August 4th, 2014

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Monday, August 4th, 2014 - 1:00pm

Frank Wallis, a retired journalist, will be the speaker at our August meeting. His program will be survey-oriented, with a view toward identifying any consensus on some hot topics in our TU chapter.

Those include:

What's local TU sentiment on the so-called hatchery funding crisis?

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford's legislation to resolve the hatchery funding problem. Why are congressmen with constituencies who are stakeholders in hatchery production so slow coming around to Crawford's bill?

Where-to discussion regarding the Trout Nature Center.

What good is a mayor who's a vocal friend to fishery causes?

Wallis also will share some anecdotes from times when TU, biologists, and anglers in general did an excellent job telling the conservation story.

Come prepared to weigh-in on the issues.

Frank Wallis, 59, was an Arkansas journalist for 28 years until his retirement in June. He covered mostly state and local government with an emphasis during the past five years on the troubled NABORS landfill in north Baxter County. He's also written frequently on fishery issues. The fishery writing began with a BANG more than a decade ago with a series of stories about the decline of fish habitat in the North Fork of The White River.

Wallis is currently one of three candidates for the office of mayor of Mountain Home in the Nov. 4 General Election. He was educated in Batesville Public Schools and the Sunset International School of Biblical Studies in Lubbock, Texas.

Representatives from local media outlets may be in attendance.

Held at El Chico's Restaurant, Mountain Home, AR

Social Hour 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Meeting starts at 7:00

Optional Buffet dinner apprx. $10 per person. Cash bar.

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