General Chapter Meeting Information

A featured part of almost every month's membership meeting is the guest speaker program.  The Board of Directors spends a lot of time planning and arranging for the featured speakers. We begin by designing a general theme for each month's program and then follow up by identifying and booking potential speakers. With the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are currently holding virtual meetings which are available for viewing on YouTube by clicking on the Theme title.

 

2019 - 2020 Schedule
Theme
Speaker
Meeting Date
Health of the Shenandoah Watershed and the Mid-Atlantic Smallmouth Population Virtual Speaker: Mark Frondorf    November 18, 2020
Locating & Fishing Wild Trout Streams Virtual Speaker: Andrew Sarcinello    October 21, 2020
  CANCELLED     September 16, 2020
  Smallmouth Bass Fishing CANCELLED   Mark Kovach   May 20, 2020
  Maryland's Wild Trout (Joint meeting with NCC at Rock Bottom Brewery, Fly Tying Demo starts at 6:30PM) CANCELLED   Andrew Sarcinello   April 15, 2020
  Mono Rig setup for fly fishing CANCELLED   Domenick Swentosky   March 18, 2020
  Maryland Trout Stocking   John Mullican, DNR Representative   February 19, 2020
  Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations   PPCTU Members   January 15, 2020
  How to Get Your Local Water Protected as a Maryland Trout Stream   Art Senkel & Steve Malan   November 20, 2019
  Winter Trout Fishing Techniques   Capt. Duber Winters   October 16, 2019
  What I Did on My Summer Vacation   PPTU Members   September 18, 2019
  Fly Fishing the DelMarVa Region SNAKEHEADS!!!  Joe Bruce  May 15, 2019
  DNR Report on Historic Wet Weather   DNR   April 17, 2019
  Flea Market   PPCTU Members   March 20, 2019
  In the footsteps of Joe Brook: A Fly Fishing Perspective   Jerry Kustich   February 28, 2019
  Annual Fly Tying Demonstrations   PPCTU Members   January 16, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM, Third Wednesday except December, June, July and August

Place: Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Maryland

Directions: From Capitol Beltway -- North on Georgia Avenue (Rte. 97). First right onto Forest Glen Road. Pass Holy Cross Hospital and go across Sligo Creek Parkway. The Center is on the right, approximately one quarter mile.

Inclement Weather Policy

Since we meet at a Montgomery County facility we will be subject to the county closing policy.

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“Health of the Shenandoah Watershed and the Mid-Atlantic Smallmouth Population”

Virtual Speaker: Mark Frondorf November 18th 2020 at 7:30PM

Join PPTU and the Shenandoah Riverkeeper, Mark Frondorf, as he gets us up to speed on his recent research on his favorite watershed and one of his favorite fish -smallmouth bass of the Mid-Atlantic. Mark has had a long history of working for the environment and for local anglers. He has guided trips on the Shenandoah and Potomac for close to twenty years, many while working a day job at one of the local think tanks.

Of note, Mark was the principal investigator and author of a government study that examined the ocean dumping of U.S. chemical weapons. Not content to just point out a problem, Mark’s study explored the full-range of issues raised by the dumping, including the challenges and potential solutions to this complex problem. As the former president of the Potomac River Smallmouth Club, Mark successfully lobbied both Virginia and Maryland to issue and then expand their catch and release regulations. He was also part of the effort in getting the federal government to revise its regulations to allow wade fishing on formerly closed sections of the Potomac. To top it all off, Mark also served on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Federation of Fly Fishers. Mark joined Potomac Riverkeeper Network in 2015 as the official Shenandoah Riverkeeper. His skillset enables him to defend the Shenandoah against pollution, protect our right to clean water, and promote the recreational use of this beautiful river. Check out Mark’s work at: https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/shenandoah-river/

The virtual meeting link is https://amadeus.webex.com/meet/motti.tadmor. Hope to see you on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:30pm.

Tight lines, – Karan Singh