Is your chapter a part of the TU Veterans Services Partnership yet?

The Veterans Service Partnership (VSP) began in January of 2011 as an initiative of Trout Unlimited to serve our nation’s veterans and active military, able and disabled, their spouses, and their families and involve them with TU chapter activities with the ultimate goal of engaging them in meaningful and sustaining ways with the TU community locally and the mission more universally. In all, we now believe that half of TU’s chapters are doing something to support veterans in your community, meaning 200 TU chapters belong to the TU Veterans Services Partnership.

Thank you!

The TU Veterans Services Partnership was created to be a resource at the national level to help foster and support this important work in chapters and communities across the country. To that end, we have a number of great resources and benefits for your chapter, including:

As we look into the future, TU believes we are uniquely positioned to do more to build on our unique brand of “conservation, community and fishing” to engage and support to our nation’s veterans in hundreds more communities across the country.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our VSP staff to talk about your unique situation so that we might help support you with resources catered to your specific needs. Alan Folger, TU’s Director of Veterans Services Partnership [828.290.3730 |] Dave Kumlien, TU’s Western Coordinator Veterans Service Partnership [406.570.0023 |]




said on Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Thank you very much for this post. I wasn't aware that we could join the partnership without a "PHWFF" or "Heroes on the Water" (HOW) program. I have sent the link to this blog to officers and directors of Adams Chapter.

said on Friday, March 25th, 2016

Thank you for your interest in the Veterans Service Partnership, and thanks for forwarding this to your Adams Chapter officers. Yes, absolutely you can run a program for veterans, all veterans, able and disabled, spouses, and families without having an MOA with PHW or any other program.  The parameters for the VSP allow you to do what suits your Chapter's interests and your Chapter's resources.  Please feel free to reach out to me, Dave Kumlien, Western Coordinator for the VSP at , with any questons.  I see "Adams Chapter" in your comment. Are you Adams #676 Chapter in Traverse City, MI

said on Friday, March 25th, 2016

Yes, that's us; named for the fly that was created in our back yard, on a tributary of the famous Boardman River now undergoing restoration.


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