Minutes – Teleconference – 6/5/2012

Tennessee Council – Trout Unlimited

The Spring teleconference was held at 8:00 pm on June 5. Those participating included Dick Davis, George Lane, Ron Harrington, Steve Fry, Paul Anderson, Bob Ross, Lori Paris, Allen Robins and Rufus King. A quorum was declared and the meeting proceeded.

Rufus King opened the meeting and apologized for sending the wrong call in number.

Steve Fry reviewed the funding request form for the Conservation Committee. Several suggestions and clarifications were discussed. It was noted that the use of the funds were for projects in Tennessee noting that there may be circumstances were projects could benefit common water sheds to adjoining states. The committee will use judgment in those cases to insure the primary beneficiary is within the state of Tennessee. There were some other suggestions and potential future modifications, but the Committee now has an official funding request form. The chapters were encouraged to develop projects and apply for funding.

Dick Davis reviewed the License plate fund account. There is currently $21,090 available for funding projects as of June 4, 2012.

Steve Fry is in the process of developing a plan to transfer the responsibility from Dick Davis to a Conservation Committee member to oversee the License Plate account. Rufus King suggested that Dick Davis be assigned the audit function once the transfer of duties occurred since is very knowledgeable of the mechanics of the account. Dick Davis suggested that the account remain at Regions bank to avoid complications in changing bank accounts.

Rufus King reported a nominating committee has been appointed to nominate a Chair and Vice Chair for next fiscal year. Rick Murphree will serve as chair and the other members include Clayton Gist and Bob Ross.

George Lane suggested the summer meetings have adequate time to discuss the hatchery issues.

In the event a teleconference is needed, Rufus King noted the call in number is 1-866-740-1260; code 380-9098 and chair access code is 1259. A chair is needed to open a meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Rufus King, Acting Secretary in Roger Hamiter’s excused absence.