From the Troutfest web site:
"The Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited will not hold a Troutfest event in 2013. The Chapter is taking a year off to examine other opportunities/formats for the future Troutfest events. Thank you for all your support over the past 9 years, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated when we have more information."
More info at http://www.troutfest.org/
Many of the Troutfest worker bee volunteers have been LRCTU members, but "many more have come from other non-profit organizations such as other TU Chapters, The Fly Fishing Federation and individuals who are not connected with non-profit organizations..."
As in the past, a person would not need to be a TU member to volunteer or participate in future Troutfest events. My personal thinking is that some may wish to join the Chapter well in advance of spring as a way of demonstrating potential Troutfest (and other function) volunteerism to chapter leadership. For more information or to join, visit the "Join our Chapter" page at http://www.lrctu.org/Join/body_join.html