2014 Upper Midwest Regional Meeting

May 2-4, 2014
Lewiston, Mich.

Join fellow anglers and TU volunteer leaders from across the Upper Midwest on May 2-4 in Lewiston, Mich.

Who should attend?

Anyone committed to building effective TU chapters and councils.

What will you learn?

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

Registration and Cost?

The total cost is $125 and includes:

  • Participation in all seminars and workshops on Friday through Sunday;
  • Breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday; Breakfast on Sunday morning
  • Barbecue dinner Saturday night

Attendees may register for any one day individually as well:

  • Just the Friday Women's Specific Seminar ($40;)
  • Just Saturday's Workshops and Seminars ($40;)
  • Just Sunday morning's Workshops and Seminars ($20;)
  • Or just the Saturday Barbecue ($25.)

Register now »


Friday, May 2 – Women in TU Seminar & Optional Half Day of Fishing
This half-day, afternoon session is designed to arm volunteer leaders with tools to help grow and maintain your women's membership and encourage the women in TU to become leaders within our organization. We will offer leadership training, membership growth/retention, event/activity planning, and time for networking, too! This event is open to both men and women. For details, contact Heidi Oberstadt, TU's Women's Membership Coordinator at 715-573-5104.

Saturday, May 3 – Workshops and Seminars/Evening Barbecue
The Upper Midwest 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. Saturday's full-day session will include group discussions, concentrated workshops and opportunities for council and chapter leaders to share successes and discuss common challenges. View the agenda »

Join us on Saturday evening for an outdoor barbecue at the Lovells Historical Society museum/township hall. The museum is very close to the North Branch of the Au Sable River in Lovells, MI which was the former stomping grounds and fishing location of notable people such as Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and William B. Mershon. The museum has artifacts and displays reflecting the history of this famed fishing hole in the 19th century. This is always a great time and the perfect opportunity to get to know TU members from other parts of the region...and possibly also wet a line.

Sunday, May 4 – Morning Workshops and Seminars & Optional Half Day of Fishing
Sunday's sessions will follow the same format as Saturday; however, we will end around noon to allow attendees to fish. If you've never fished in northern Michigan you are in for a treat. There will certainly be something for everyone. Many popular fishing destinations are close by including the North branch of the Au Sable River. More information will be provided directly to those that indicate on the registration their interest in the Sunday fishing option.


Accommodations for the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting are provided by the Garland Lodge & Resort; 4700 North Red Oak Road; Lewiston, MI 49756.




Call 989-786-2211 and ask for the Trout Unlimited Upper Midwest Regional Meeting Room Block.


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