Our 2017 spring appeal may have had a slow start, but we had a strong finish! A record number of Kiap-TU-Wish members contributed, resulting in our highest total ever. Ninety-three donors contributed a total of $11,470. (The previous year’s total was $9,060.) There were 14 new donors. We appreciate adding them and also note the loyalty of the 79 who have given previously. Many have histories of five or more years of giving. Also of note this year were 52 gifts of $100+, 14 of $200+ and 4 of more than $300, including a gift from an IRA of $1,500. (Appreciated stock or gifts from IRA’s are a great way to maximize your gift. Chapter board members are happy to explain the options.) We also appreciate those who contribute to the annual auction and dinner each December, and the many volunteers who stretch these dollars to do the important work of education (like Trout in the Classroom) or stream maintenance and restoration (like the mowing program or recent culvert replacement at Parker Creek near Amery). If you want to see the spring appeal total reach $12,000 or more, we would still love to receive your gift. It’s true that the appeal letter went out months ago, but we suspect that for some of you it got buried on your desk as you enjoyed the summer and some good trout fishing. Think of it as a thank you for the joy of fishing our wonderful streams. —Judy Lutter

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