Join TU volunteer leaders from across the West for an enlightening and inspirational experience in the Evergreen State March 14-17, 2019 in the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula along the South Puget Sound in Shelton, Washington.
The TU Western Rendezvous is an occasion to be inspired – by tried and true lessons from volunteer leaders, inspiring conversations with newfound friends, and a thoughtful agenda in a beautiful place. The event will feature opportunities to discuss the unique issues facing the region as well as a chance to network and build relationships with fellow TU volunteer leaders.
The planning committee invites you to bolster your conservation toolkit while learning about the unique features of Washington state through activities meant to highlight regional culture, tribal relationships, and coldwater conservation histories of salmon, steelhead and trout. From the indigenous artwork throughout the venue and the hand-picked session leaders to the Salmon Safe golf course and the unique fishing opportunities, we hope that you are inspired by your experience!
Thursday, March 14 – Adventure Day
Enjoy the day fishing on your own for coastal cutthroat, steelhead, etc., or any of these family-friendly local activities including the Squaxin Island Tribal Museum, local hiking, wineries and more!
Friday, March 15 – Workshops and Seminars
Friday’s full-day session will include group discussions, concentrated workshops and opportunities for council and chapter leaders to share successes and discuss common challenges. Friday night dinner is on your own. The Washington Council is offering a no-host evening event that you do not want to miss.
Saturday, March 16 – Workshops and Seminars
Saturday’s session will continue the work of the previous day’s meetings and include group discussions, concentrated workshops, and opportunities for council and chapter leaders to share successes and discuss common challenges.
Saturday Night, March 16 – Dinner, Networking, and Washington Council Fundraiser
Following the day’s meetings join your fellow TU volunteer leaders and TU staff from across the country for dinner and chance to network with one another. Spend time trading stories and strategies with people who share your passion for conservation and enjoy a fun evening of camaraderie.
Sunday Morning, March 17 – Fishing
After a full weekend of leadership development and networking with fellow TU volunteers, stick around for fishing on Sunday.
Accommodations for the Western Regional Rendezvous are provided by the Little Creek Casino and Resort. The resort boasts indigenous art as well as fine dining options, pool, spa and other family-friendly amenities in the South Puget Sound. Discounted rates are available for a variety of different rooming options, including RV spots. Call (800) 667-7711 and ask for the Trout Unlimited group rate using discount code WESTERN REGIONAL RENDEZVOUS. The room block expires on February 15, 2019:
- RV spots: $33/night
- Dbl Queen: $129 (3/14) / $149 (3/15-16)
- Premium Dbl Queen: $149 (3/14) / $169 (3/15-16)
- King: $129 (3/14) / $149 (3/15-16)
Nestled on the south side of the Puget Sound, Shelton’s nearest airport service is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), approximately 60 miles away. Attendees may also consider flying into Portland, Ore., and driving (approx. a two-and-a-half-hour drive). There are a variety of regional transportation options including Amtrak train, Bolt Bus, Greyhound, rideshares, and more. Local transportation options include public transit (Olympia to Shelton) and private transportation companies.
The total cost is $175 and includes:
- Participation in all seminars and workshops on Friday and Saturday
- Breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday
- Group dinner and networking event on Saturday night
* You can register for the entire weekend, or register for one day only at a discounted rate
** Attendees may register to bring spouses/guests to the dinner on Saturday night
**** A meeting-only registration will be available for only $20 to those who hope to attend a few sessions but not join us for meals
For questions, e-mail Lisa Beranek at email@example.com