President's Quarterly Report

Chapter President's Quarterly Report to State Council.

Quarterly Report for June, 2017


Chapter Name & No. : Hokendauqua Chapter #535 Website :

-Dave Abraham, President


Organizational/ Leadership Activities
Leadership changes since last : At the June 7th Board of Directors meeting motion was made and approved for John Bernick to be a member of the Board. 


Other organizational & administrative activities:


Fundraising Activities: June 21st meeting to discuss the 2018 Fly Tying course has been postponed to a later date.

Conservation Activities
Stream restoration projects: Saturday, April 8th 13 Hokendauqua Chapter members and 2 members from the Bertsch Hokendauqua, Catasauqua Watershed Association did a stream clean up on the Hokey. A small dump truck from the Borough of Northampton was filled from all the hard effort to keep the stream and banks clean.


On May 9th. Dale Ott and Greg Scheirer cleaned up debris from two log jams on the Coplay Creek in the Whitehall Parkway. The Township hired an outside contractor to remove the downed trees from the stream.


Educational Activities
Trout in the Classroom projects: On April 11th Catasauqua HS teacher and Hokey TU member Janet Schmitt and 12 Catasauqua High School students released the Trout in the Classroom fish into the Hokey at the Kreidersville Covered Bridge section.


Phil Hublitz our PHW coordinator had 9 vets and 19 volunteers attend an outing May 20th at Bob Saks. Two other programs are planned for 2017. The first will be held at the Indian Mountain R&G and the second will be at Green-Walk Trout nursery September 23rd.


May 17th, Dave Abraham, Dale Steventon, and youth member Jacob Smith collected macros on the Hokey and did macro invertebrate identification for interested and new members to the sport fly fishermen. The program was held at the Kreidersville Covered Bridge where the Chapter did a stream restoration project a few years ago.


The chapter’s webmaster Mike Churetta finished the summer edition of the “Hokey Rises”. This edition and several past editions can be found on the Chapter website.


On June 3rd Dave Abraham assisted the Little Lehigh Chapter with their Fly Fishing Youth Day. Details of this event can be found in the South East section of PA Trout.


Women’s Initiatives (activities specifically tailored to women participants): 2nd Annual Fly Fishing program for Women will be held Saturday July 8th. This is a basic 3hr course for women wishing to learn and get started in fly fishing with casting instructions, bugs and flies and equipment. After lunch the ladies get to try what they learned fly fishing for trout in Bob Saks pond. A continental breakfast and a lunch will be provided.


Saturday June 17th members will be teaching fly fishing at the “Women in the Outdoors” event sponsored by the Jerry Zimmerman Memorial and Walking Purchase Chapters held at the Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club.


Grant Opportunities:Nothing as of yet.

Program Speakers: None

Issues to report to State Council : None

Events to post on the Chapters Calendar for next quarter (meetings, banquets, educational events, stream projects, etc.):


Event: Guest Meeting Speaker—Chad Chorney . Date: 9/20/17. Place: Catasauqua High School