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Mike Banaszewski

  • Community

    Finding community on Independence Day

    On this Independence Day, we honor those who have made a commitment to their communities, and the nation, the centerpiece of their lives

    “I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan I firmly believe that the obligations of community do not contradict independence. What I have seen, in fact, is that when strong, independent men and women dedicate themselves to service, communities emerge.  On this Independence…

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    TU Service Partnership steelhead trip a big success

    [et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] So what do you get when a Navy veteran mixes together two Army veterans, two state troopers from different states — including one with his elementary school teacher spouse, and a fire fighter/paramedic?  Apparently, you get one heck of a fishing trip. From Nov. 13-15, the Trout Unlimited Service Partnership proudly hosted its…

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    Sept. 11: National Day of Service and Remembrance

    Each year since 2009, Sept. 11 has marked a federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day Americans across the country volunteer in their local communities in tribute to those lost and injured in the September 11, 2001 attacks, first responders, and the many of us who have since risen in service.…

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    Building a community of service in difficult times

    Now more than ever, we need to address issues of equity within Trout Unlimited

    In a recent Hatch Magazine article, Chad Brown – Navy veteran and founder/president of the non-profit organization Soul River, which focuses on bringing veteran mentors and inner city youth together in the outdoors – made a point that captured the gravity of today’s moment for the environmental conservation community.   While sharing some of the personal instances of…