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Chapter Wins 2019
Silver Trout Award
On October 5 in Fayetteville, AK at the Trout Unlimited National Meeting, the WestSlope Chapter of Trout
Unlimited was honored with the Silver Trout Award. Trout Unlimited has 387 chapters across the country and
the Silver Trout is its second highest chapter award. In presenting the award, Jeff Yates, VP for Volunteer
Programs cited the following reasons for honoring the Chapter with the Silver Trout:
4 Membership engagement with great programs

4 The successful Women’s Initiative led by Kate

Hasterlik, with 13 events in the last year with more
and significant member turn outs from 125 to 275
than 100 women involved.
members attending per meeting, with growth in
chapter membership to 750 people.
4 The Chapter’s Veteran Program, led by Paul
Butler, which marshaled the tying and donation
4 Conservation funding with $132,750 returned to
power of the Montana TU chapters to deliver a
stream passage, irrigation screening, dam removal
stunning 32,000 flies to Warriors and Quiet Waters
and stream stabilization among other projects, with
over two years. Plus, based on the Chapter’s work,
another $15,000 returned to fly fishing education
an anonymous donor contributed $18,000 for a
and advocacy.
wheelchair accessible drift boat.
4 Funding half of the salary for a Rock Creek Project
Coordinator for two years, which directly led to
4 The Chapter’s work to share its successes with
other Montana TU chapters providing similar
fundraising, banquets and auctions and programs
funding on the Jefferson.
with other Montana TU chapters.

“This award is a testament to the hard work and generosity of our chapter members, the board of directors, our
four great fly shops and the Missoula business community. Missoula is a very special place and together we are
making it even better for generations to come.”
—Mark Kuipers, President/WestSlope Chapter

A Special Thank You to Our Banquet Sponsors and Donors

Thomas Farago,

Mike Foust

Scott Wolff

George Kesel

Michael Mathis

James Rempp

Paul Moseley

Kelly Laabs

Ray & Susie

Robert DoBell


Advanced Imaging
Alec Underwood
Bayern Brewing
Big Bear Sign Company
Big Sky Bikes
Big Sky Law
Big Sky Brewing Co.
Bill Pfeiffer
Blackfoot Communications
Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors
Brandon Fisher
Canyon River Golf Club - Rick Orizotti
Carolyn Snively
Ciao Mambo
Conflux Brewing
Copper Mountain Coffee
Corey Fisher
Dave Paoli
Discovery Ski Area
Dixon Adventures
Dog & Bicycle Cafe
Dram Shop
Draught Works
East Rosebud Fly and Tackle

First Security Bank
Flyboy Angler
Fred Thomas
Freestone Climbing
Freshwater Studio - Bob Montgomery
Gary Holloway
Goertzen Adventure Equipment
Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop
Grizzly Liquor
Hair Headquarters
Henry Cloud Massage
Highlander Beer
Hooked Outfitting - Garrett Blackburn
Hot House Yoga
Human Resource Specialties
Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters
Imagination Brewery
John Peterson
Keep Restaurant
Kelly Harrison
Kelly Laabs -Glacier Sotheby’s Real Estate
Kendra Potter Yoga
Kettlehouse Brewing Co.
Kingfisher Fly Shop
KLO Group Merrill Lynch

KynsLee Scott
La Stella Blue
Lake Missoula Tea Company
Lary’s Fly Shop
Laurie Lane Studios, Inc.
Linehan Outfitting Co.
Logjam Presents
Lolo Peak Brewing Co.
Loose Caboose
Mark Kuipers
Michael Mathis
Mike’s Print and Copy
Mike and Gay Peterson
Mike Robinson
Missoula (Mo) Club
Missoula Country Club
Missoula Fresh Market Grocery
Missoula Troutfitters
Missoulian Angler Fly Shop
Montana Club
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fly Company
Montana Fly Fishing Connection
Montana Natural History Center
Montana Raft Frames
Montana Silversmiths

Pearl Restaurant
Pure Barre
R.B. Meiser Fly Rods
Range Dry Goods - Heidi Kelly
Rattlesnake Creek Distillery
Rattlesnake Market & Cafe
Schmidt Law Firm
Skin Chic
Scotty’s Table
Shine Auto Detailing
Snowbowl Ski Area
Sorella’s Day Spa
Sportsman’s Warehouse
Steelhead Fly Angler
2 Stroke Cologne
Tom Clucas
The Trailhead
Trempers Ace Hardware
Trout & Company
Uptown Optical
Watershed Education Group
Western Cider Co.
Whiskey Leatherworks
Worden’s Deli & Market

4 Chapter Meetings are FREE and open to everyone


4 Meetings are held at the Doubletree on the Second
Wednesday of the Month, November through April

4 Join us 6:30pm-9:00pm on Nov. 13 for Jeff Currier
speaking on “Trout Bumming the World”


enrollment fee of just $17.50 will help suppor
work and
An enrollment
supportt our work
Trout Unlimited’s mission. ($15.00 goes to our Chapter #056)


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