West Denver Trout Unlimited

Board

WDTU’s Board of Directors (the Board) guides the chapter’s activities and manages the chapter’s affairs, responsibilities, and finances.

The Board consists of four member-elected positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), as well as numerous other positions that focus on specific affairs of the chapter. The existing Board is responsible for appointing vacant, non-elected Board positions. Officers, Committee Directors, and other Board members should be (active) members in the WDTU chapter. Members are encouraged to volunteer to be an Officer or Director.

Voting for Officers occurs yearly at the chapter’s June meeting (the Annual Membership Meeting), with positions commencing that October. The most recent past president is responsible for organizing the election, which includes forming a nominating committee. Multiple positions may be held by a single individual, without term limits. However, the president typically only serves a maximum of two terms.

Details about how WDTU’s Board functions may be found in the chapter’s Bylaws.  WDTU shares it’s financial information here.

Elected Chapter Officers

President – Jackie Edwards

TU Activities: WDTU board member for over 20 years; Communications Chair; Volunteer Coordinator; former Membership Chair; Vice President 2014 – present.

Personal: Married to Glen, two daughters. BS degree in Criminal Justice from Metro State. Retired from Jeffco Public Schools. Jackie’s passion is conservation. She says the best reward for her work is that she is helping, if only in some small ways, to protect our waters for all our children and their children, far into the future. Loves fishing trips to Alaska.

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Vice President – Ed Calmus

TU Activities: WDTU member for over 20 years; Webmaster; River Watch Coordinator.

Personal: Married to Jody, two daughters. MBA degree from University of Wyoming.  Retired from University of Denver, where he directed Business Services.  Ed’s passion is conserving the fly fishing experience.

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Previous President – Tim Toohey

TU Activities: WDTU board member 2000 – present; Raffle Chair; Chapter meeting program director; Vice President 2011 – 2013; President 2014 – present.

Personal: Married to Sandy – one daughter and one granddaughter. Retired operations manager. Hobbies outside of TU – gardening; reading; discovering new craft breweries. Favorite fishing spots are Clear Creek; Browns Canyon; the rest of the Arkansas; and salt water fly fishing in Florida.

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Secretary – Curtis Weller

TU Activities: New to TU.

Personal: A Colorado native.  Father was career military, so we moved around the US a lot:  This is the third time living in Colorado.  A life-long fisherman, but only got into fly fishing since returning to Colorado.  Studied environmental engineering at School of Mines, and working as a water resources engineer.  Other hobbies include wood turning/wood working, skiing, hiking, and hunting.

Treasurer – Matt Rivera

TU Activities:  WDTU Board Member, 2015-Present; WDTU Volunteer 2013-Present.

Personal:  Married to Denise; VP of Finance The Butterfly Pavilion; attended Regis College; besides fishing, enjoys shooting sporting clays and handgun shooting, bird hunting (especially waterfowl) and playing golf; favorite fishing spots are Rocky Mountain National Park and all over the Carbondale area.

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Assistant Treasurer – Chuck Lehman

 

Committee Directors
Education Laura Beer
Member Services Linda Miyamoto
Resource (Conservation) Rick Dornfeld

 

Other Directors
Advertising Manager Jon Weimer
Anglers’ Edge Editor David Amalong
Assistant Editor Jon Weimer
Chapter Counsel Bruce Ducker
Communications Ed Calmus
Database Manager Dan Sullivan
Fantasy Raffle/Sports Shows Bob Clark
Fly Tying Clinic Bruce Beck
Fly Tiers’ Night Out Tim Toohey
Joseph’s Journey Bob Untener
Meeting Programs Tim Toohey
Public Relations Brian La Rue
Raffles Tim Toohey
River Watch Dennis Wiles
Webmaster Cy Ball
Assistant Webmaster Dan Sullivan
Women’s Fly Fishing Program Geri Reffel
Directors at Large Glen Edwards
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