General Chapter Meeting Information

A featured part of almost every month's membership meeting is the guest speaker program.  The Board of Directors spends a lot of time planning and arranging for the featured speakers. We begin by designing a general theme for each month's program and then follow up by identifying and booking potential speakers. Some of our virtual meetings have been recorded and are available for viewing on YouTube by clicking on the Theme title.

Our Meetings are currently hybrid (in person and virtual).


2023 - 2024 Schedule
Meeting Date
“TU Western Maryland Initiative” Passcode: m&km62L4 Speaker: Ben Harris   May 15, 2024
“In Search of Good Water” (IN PERSON ONLY) Speaker: Author John N. Maclean    April 17, 2024
“Success Not Stress on Spring Creeks” Speaker: Mike Heck   March 20, 2024
“Climate Change Impacts and Threats to Cold Water Fisheries” Speaker: Jim Irons   February 21, 2024
“Fly Tying Extravaganza 2024” In Person PPTU Members and Guests   January 17, 2024
“Latest News About Beaver Creek” Speaker: Matt Lawrence   November 15, 2023
“Summer Vacation Showcase: Travel/Fishing Stories & Photos by PPTU Members” Passcode: G*y2&t$6 In Person/Virtual Speakers: PPTU Members   October 18, 2023
"Fly Fishing Tidal Creeks and Millponds from a Kayak” Passcode: LGd*%4a. Guest Speaker: Mark Bange   September 20, 2023
Special Presentations "Q&A for Camp Buffalo Bill & Yellowstone Mapped Fishing Spots" Passcode: =h+Kus50 Virtual Speakers: Scott Cernich, Randy Dwyer, & Jay Sheppard   June 29, 2023
“Fishing Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley”  Passcode: Tvc2i5F^ Virtual Speaker: Bill Nolan   May 23, 2023
“The Work of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay” Passcode: 7.6fto8z Virtual Speaker: Kate Fritz, CEO of the Alliance  April 19, 2023
“Tight Line Nymphing for Trout” Passcode: qX01Cpg^ Virtual Speaker: Mike Slepesky   March 22, 2023
Special Presentation “Camp Buffalo Bill” Passcode: 9Zyg%kLE Virtual Speaker: Tim Gailfoile   February 27, 2023
“State of the Gunpowder” Passcode: HU1!IFej at The Green Turtle in Burtonsville In Person with virtual speaker MD DNR's Mark Staley February 15, 2023 from 6-9PM
Special Presentation “Camp Buffalo Bill” Virtual Speaker: Susan Thrasher   February 13, 2023
“Fly Tying Extravaganza” at The Green Turtle in Burtonsville In Person PPTU Members and Guests January 18, 2023 from 6-9PM

Time: Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Third Wednesday except December, June, July and August

Meeting Place:  Mid County Community Center
2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906.