Board member Paul Butler, a vet himself, helped rally members and chapters around the state to donate flies to Warriors and Quiet Waters, a Bozeman-based non-profit which serves severely injured Iraq and Afghanistan vets. In 2018 and 2019, we contributed over 32,000 flies! For our work, the chapter was recognized by Trout Unlimited President Chris Wood at the annual meeting.
And more good things happened because of our Chapter’s involvement.
Paul was working on a project to generate funds to provide Warriors and Quiet Waters with a custom drift boat that was wheelchair accessible. This is something that was badly needed to serve their mission. Based on our Chapter’s efforts with the flies, an anonymous donor came forward and funded the entire $18,000 project.
Now that’s good karma!
REMINDER: Tie-A-Thon Challenge - Need Flies before April 1: This is an ideal way to show your support for injured US soldiers. Whether you tie your flies or buy them, you can help by contributing flies. Go here to find the list of flies requested and get tying, or go to your favorite fly shop and buy a few dozen. For every dozen flies you donate or for every $20 your contribute, you'll get a raffle ticket and a chance to win one of over a dozen great prizes. Bring them to the meeting or mail them in. Read more about the project.
Watch for more exciting and meaningful projects in 2021!