The ESCTU Board of Directors is responsible for the general supervision of the Chapter’s affairs and finances.
The Board currently meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 247 White Horse Avenue, Hamilton, NJ at 7:00 pm.
Current members of the Board include:
The President serves as general executive officer and appoints the chairs of all Chapter committees. The President oversees all activities of the chapter and presides at all membership and board meetings.
The Vice President assumes the duties of the President if the President is absent or unable to perform the President’s duties. The Vice President performs the duties assigned by the Board of Directors and the President.
The Treasurer has custody of all funds and property of the Chapter. With the President, the Treasurer signs and executes, in the name of the Chapter, all contracts, agreements and other obligations of the Chapter. The Treasurer also submits the chapter Annual Financial Report (AFR) to Trout Unlimited, and makes all necessary filings with the Internal Revenue Service and state and local authorities.
The Secretary keeps the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and the general membership and keeps an accurate and current record of all Chapter memberships. The Secretary assists the Treasurer in preparing the AFR form. The Secretary sends all required notices to members of the Chapter, as required by chapter bylaws or otherwise. The Secretary also maintains the correspondence of the Chapter.
Jim Schulz Sr.
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George Jaccoud (chair)
The Communications Committee is responsible for the chapter website (www.esctu.org), Facebook page (Ernest Schwiebert Chapter of Trout Unlimited - ESCTU), and the ESCTU Newsletter (a monthly emailing). Past ESCTU newsletters are archived and available for viewing by clicking on the Newsletter icon on the left hand side of this page.
Bill Hannisch (chair)
This committee is responsibie for activities and projects that directly support Trout Unlimited's conservation agenda. This committee is also responsible for educational programs and youth activities. ESCTU currently supports the Trout In the Classroom (TIC) and Onion Sack programs in ten local area schools.
Fly Tying Program Committee
Jeff Conover (chair)
The Fly Tying Program Committee is responsible ESCTU's Fly Tying Program. This program provides education to ESCTU members through fly tying presentations presented by very talented members and guest tyers.
Financial Development Committee
The Committee is responsible for chapter fundraising.
Guest Speaker Committee
Bob Bishop (chair)
The Guest Speaker Committee is responsible for identifying and scheduling Guest Speakers for upcoming monthly meetings and special events.
Jeff Dipple (chair)
This committee identifies and organizes chapter outings (e.g., fishing trips, picnics). The chapter typically sponsors 2 to 3 outings a year to various rivers in the tri-state area.
Jim Schulz Sr. (chair)
The Membership Committee manages the annual membership renewal drive and membership recruitment, processes new and renewing member applications, and maintains accurate member records.