In late July, President Erik Broesicke and Treasurer Dr. Ed Hart attended the TU Northeast Regional Meeting at the Windham Resort in New York. The two day event included topics ranging from stream restoration to membership engagement. All of the topics were extremely timely and relevant to issues our Chapter ( and all Chapters) are facing. Some major points:
1. TU will be pushing the recruitment of women on a national level, which will include a FREE membership for women. (LINK) This will be a major push over the next few years, and represents a largely untapped demographic. LINK to TU Women's Initiative presentation.
2. Building a cohesive unified message, while still maintaining the benefits of a localized, grassroots organization.
3. The importance of strengthening Chapters by recruiting new members, developing leaders and cultivating volunteers.