OBTU To Celebrate 50th Anniversary in 2023

OBTU’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Pin is displayed above.  We have been distributing the pins at chapter meetings and events.   If you haven’t received your pin yet, be sure to inquire at your next OBTU event.   While supplies last.  The pin is based on a retro design 1980’s vintage logo.  

Planning is underway for 50th anniversary celebrations to take place in 2023.  We have much to celebrate.   It is rather remarkable that our 100% volunteer organiztion has been passed along through a long line of cold water conservationists who have kept OBTU vibrant for 5 decades and counting!

Save the Date:   On August 12, 2023, OBTU will be holding a celebration at the Oak Brook Park District.   Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited Chief Executive Officer, will speak and be on hand to mingle. 

Announcing OBTU MAy 17 cHAPTER mEETING:

SPEAKER:  Jay Anglin, Proprietor of “Anglin Outdoors” providing cold & warm water, multi-species fishing guide services in the Michiana region.  Jay is currently serving as the President of MEANDERS (Meeting the Environmental and Agricultural Needs of the Dowagiac River System), a not-for-profit organization advocating for and providing guidance to the Dowagiac River restoration effort.

Link to Anglin Outdoors web site:  https://www.anglinoutdoors.com/

TOPIC: Jay will speak on cold & warm water, multi-species fly fishing in the Michiana region.  As current president of MEANDERS, Jay will also provide an insider’s view of how the Dowagiac restoration efforts are going and an update on Pucker Street Dam removal results to date.

A brat roast is planned prior to the meeting at no cost to attendees.   You are invited to come early and join us.

Quick Summary of Key Upcoming OBTU Events:

-May 13:  Youth Fly Fishing Class, 2023 Session #1.

-May 17:  Chapter Meeting:  Jay Anglin, Proprietor of Anglin Outdoors to speak on cold & warm water, multi-species fishing in the Michiana region.

-May 20:  Entomology Survey on Michigan’s Coldwater River near Grand Rapids, combined with fishing opportunities.

-May 23:  Tuesday night meet up & casting at Central Park West at 6:00-8:00pm. (This is the first 2023 Tuesday session:  Check the calendar for future dates.)

-May 28:  Sunday morning meet up & casting at Clark Island Park Batavia, IL at 9:00am-noon. (This is the first 2023 Sunday session:  Check the calendar for future dates.)

-June 3:  Stream Girls 2023 Session #1.

-June 10:  Youth Fly Fishing Class, 2023 Session #2.


Link to Calendar For Event Details as they beome available

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