President’s Letter–September 2018

Members and Friends:

We have wrapped up a busy and productive spring and summer of Youth Education Programs, Conservation projects and Fundraising, and with our fiscal year ending September 30, we are setting our budgets and formulating our plans and objectives for our new fiscal year.

The critical component to achieving our goals will be member involvement and engagement in the form of volunteering time and energies.

One of our objectives during the past few years has been to expand the proactive nature of our various committees and encourage the committee chairpersons to develop and execute activities consistent with our strategic plan.

To this end, our Committee Chairpersons need volunteers to periodically step up and assist them. It could be as simple as a singular event or activity or assisting on a more regular and consistent basis.

Below I have listed our current Chairpersons and their respective committees.

I am asking ALL our members and friends to review the list and if an area appeals to you please contact myself or the Chairperson for more information on the committee’s activities and needs.

Finance/Accounting—Jack Potts
Membership—Ken Krueger
Fundraising—John Snyder
Communication/Publicity—Jim Schmiedeskamp
Conservation—Dave Carlson
Youth/Adult Education—Marv Strauch
Women’s Initiative/Events—Carol Hennessy
Meeting Programs/Events Planning—Willie Beshire
Endowment Committee Chair—Fred Hodge
Leadership Development Committee Chair—Lisa Gilmore

These individuals can be reached by visiting our website’s “Leadership” page. If you haven’t visited our website, please check it out at:   Each Committee Chairperson is listed along with their email address to request contact or more information. Or you can call me at 630-939-3471.

Our Chapter—the Oak Brook Chapter of Trout Unlimited—is well positioned to continue making a difference in the lives of numerous young boys and girls in the Chicago area and coldwater streams in Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Only through the efforts of all our members will we achieve our goals.


David Lunardini
Chapter President