SERVICES FOR DICK O'NEILL - DEC. 9 & 10 FORMER CHAPTER PRESIDENT
The Mianus Chapter sadly announces the loss of Dick O'Neill, past chapter president and long-time head of our youth education programs, who died at home with his family by his side on Sunday. He was 75. Obituary and service details
Dick served almost every possible role as a volunteer with the Mianus Chapter. From board treasurer, to banquet chairman, he proved his passion and dedication and was elected chapter president for three consecutive terms.
But it was in his love of teaching, of engaging the next generation of river stewards, where Dick truly found his calling. For the last few years, he played the lead role in our Trout in the Classroom program - partnering with over a dozen local schools and community education programs to bring hands-on science education to more than 1,000 students each year.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Dick's memory to the Mianus Chapter. They can be made online in the "Donate Now" section at right, or checks mailed to: Mianus Chapter Trout Unlimited, PO Box 475, Wilton, CT 06897.
MIANUS CHAPTER HOLIDAY PARTY TUESDAY, DEC. 13 - DOORS OPEN AT 6 NEW CANAAN NATURE CENTER
The Mianus Chapter holiday party is free and open to members, family, friends and the public. Join us for a fun evening celebrating all we've accomplished in the past year.
Along with a great bar and finger-food buffet and an exciting raffle, we'll join Rick Bannerot, TU Life Member and award-winning photographer on a special journey to Cuba, now opened thanks to "normalized" relations with the U.S. Rick trained his camera not only on tarpon, permit and bonefish, but the people, places, food, cigars, rum and the amazing cars, all caught in this unique time capsule.
LOCAL RIVER RESTORATION PROJECTS Since 1973, the Mianus Chapter has been restoring local rivers and improving habitat for trout and other aquatic life.
In recent years, work has focused on the Norwalk River, where the chapter has protected a spawning wild brown trout population, and on the Mianus River, where work on our namesake stream continues to enhance the fishing and improve the river.
MIANUS CHAPTER GEAR Fish the local rivers in style and proclaim your support for local river restoration with new Mianus Chapter gear.
Fishing caps available in Navy, Green, Khaki, Black and Red feature the chapter logo on the front and the words "Coldwater Conservation" on the back. Light-weight fishing shirts, available in White, Light Blue and Green, are perfect for a day on the stream.