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2022 Annual Business Meeting

September 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CDT



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The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP) will be holding its 12th Annual Meeting at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offices at Lake Shelbyville, Illinois. The meeting will be held Friday through Sunday, 30 September-2 October 2022. Lunch will be provided to the participants on the 1st and 2nd and an Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday evening. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Shelbyville Inn (www.theshelbyinn.com) at government rates ($96/night). Reservations must be made by phone (217-774-3991). Be sure to call the hotel for reservations because online reservations will not be given the government rate and reserve your room under our room block listed under “Friends of Reservoirs”. Friends of Reservoirs (FOR) will provide 2 nights of free lodging (Oct 1 and 2) to Friends of Reservoirs members. Please share rooms if possible.

Highlights of this year’s meeting will the opportunity to participate in a “Shelbyville Cube” build and field trip on Friday, September 30. The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership Business Meeting will be held on Saturday morning. Technical sessions will begin Saturday afternoon and conclude at noon on Sunday. Friends of Reservoir will provide lunch onsite on Saturday and Sunday and sponsor a fish fry Saturday evening for the Awards banquet. We plan to have a raffle and auction at the banquet to help raise funds for future work of the Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance.

A $100 registration fee will be charged. Attendees can register online at https://www.friendsofreservoirs.com/event/2022-annual-business-meeting/. Friends of Reservoirs will provide registration for Friends of Reservoir members. Contact Jeff Boxrucker if you are requesting gratis rooms and registration (jboxrucker@sbcglobal.net). Individuals need to make their own room reservations and reserve on their own credit cards; those receiving gratis rooms will have the bill transferred to RFHP master upon arrival at the meeting.

There will be a Zoom attendance option available.

  • Transportation
    • Fly into Bloomington/Normal Airport (75 miles from hotel)
    • The St. Louis and Indianapolis airports will have better connections but the drive to the meeting is longer (2 hours)
    • Rental cars will be needed to get to the meeting site. Contact Jeff Boxrucker to coordinate “ride shares”
  • Meals
    • Hotel does not provide breakfast but local restaurants are within walking distance
    • FOR will provide lunch on Oct. 1st, 2nd and 3rd
    • Awards banquet on Oct. 2nd (evening).
  • Fishing Licenses
    • Illinois DNR has a 1-day fishing permit. Below is the link to the website for license purchase, non-residents can either purchase a 24hour permit for $10.50 or a 3 day for 15.50 if they plan on doing any additional fishing.  If anyone has any problems or questions, feel free to contact Jim Garavaglia.
    • Purchase here: ExploreMore IL Online License

Additional meeting details will be made available as plans progress.



Friday, September 30

0800-1200           Cube Build (Chip’s Marine-Lake Shelbyville)

1200-1300            Lunch (provided by Friends of Reservoirs)

1300-1700            Field Trip


Saturday, Oct 1

0900-1200            Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership/Friends of Reservoirs Business Meeting

1200-1300            Lunch (provided by Friends of Reservoirs)

1300-1530            Technical Session

1600-2200            Awards Banquet/Raffle  Sponsored by Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance and Friends of Reservoirs


Sunday, Oct 2

0800-1200            Technical Session

1200-1300            Lunch (provided by Friends of Reservoirs)



September 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am CDT
October 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CDT
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Mike Mounce


Shelbyville Office
1989 IL-16
Shelbyville, IL 62565 United States
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