The Meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm on September 9, 2021 at The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls. Introductions were made and John Daniels was welcomed to the group. The August 12, 2021 minutes were nominated for approval by Royce and Jeremy as posted to the Dakota Chapter, TU website (https://www.dakotatu.org) and approved.

Treasurers Report:

We have $14,934.92 in the bank.

New Member Report:

We had 1 new member in August.

Editor’s Report:

Check out the summer issue of the newsletter at www.dakotatu.org or check your email for a link. Continue sending content to Dan for the October issue.

Social Media Report:

Checkout or Facebook page and become a group Facebook member if not a member of the group yet.

Old Business:

  1. Adopt-A-Lake:

Saturday October 9, 2021. Rolling’s and Lake Vermillion.

  1. Fall Fish:

Driftless Area. September 10-12, 2021. Base: Maple Springs Campground. Lodging also available in Spring Valley.

  1. Fly Fishing / Fly Tying Class:

Outdoor Campus. Fly Fishing October 13, 20, & 27 and Fly Tying November 10 & 17, 2021 6:30pm to 800pm. (All dates are on Wednesday Evening). Volunteers Needed.

  1. Trappers Association Convention:

On Tuesday Afternoon on August 31, for a couple of hours, Royce, Sandy, and Sr. Tied around 20 flies using various fur. The flies will be donated to their banquet Friday and Saturday, September 10 & 11, 2021 in Clark. We have a volunteer to man our booth.

  1. Swag Ordered:

On the evening of August 24th the Officers met at BB’s and ordered the Swag. The order included 100 Cozies, 50 Backpacks, 144 microfiber cloths. Total of $513.18 spent.

  1. Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup:

Saturday September 25, 2021 from 9am to noon. Jim B., Israel, and Erwin will be manning a booth to help register participants, give directions, handout supplies, and answer questions. Jeremy may also help.

  1. Casting for Recovery:

To be held on Sunday September 26, 2021 at Ponca State Park, Nebraska. Jim B. and Ron M. have volunteered to help guide their participants.

New Business:

  1. Castle Creek Project:

September 16 at virtual conversation, hosted by Patrick Champa the project manager from BHNFS, about the state of the Castle Creek Project. President Andrew will participate.

  1. Holiday Social:

Discussion: Place, Time, food, theme. Thursday December 9; research options for next meeting.

  1. Adopt-A-Lake:

Fall Cleanup of both sites is scheduled from October 9th from 9:30 to around noon. Current plan is 1 group at Rolling’s GPA and 1 group at Lake Vermillion. Andrew D. to research possible place to “Meet in the Middle” for lunch.

  1. Any Other New Business:

Andrew / Royce to check board member terms and term limits. They will be verifying by-laws as to if the limits are extended to March 30 to coordinate with the updated fiscal year change.

Other Items of Interest:

  1. Sign up for SDWF Camo Coalition alerts:

Consider going to www.sdwf.org and scrolling down to “The Camo Coalition”; to sign up for alerts.

  1. Check out the “TAKE ACTION” tab near the bottom of www.tu.org home page:

A variety of ways we can each impact Coldwater fisheries conservation

  1. Facebook Pages that might interest you:

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers; Orvis Fly Fishing; D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives; South Dakota Wildlife Federation

With that, the meeting was adjourned at 8:04pm following a 54-minute business meeting.

The September 9th, 2021 minutes were prepared by Andrew Hershman, Secretary; Dakota Trout Unlimited.

On Going Reminders:

  1. Our next Official meeting is October 6, 2021 at the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls.
  2. Save your issues of “Trout” magazine to give them to the chapter to be given out at future events.
  3. The GF&P has an updated 2018 addition of the Black Hills of South Dakota Fishing Guide.
  4. Please like our Facebook page at Dakota Trout Unlimited and our website https://www.dakotatu.org for up to date Chapter news and information.