You may find him at just about any yard sale in central NY, if you go early. Perhaps you got a glimpse of him pulling away as you were pulling in - until very recently he drove a blue Cherokee, windows papered with : "Wanted: Fishing Equipment".
He is fellow board member of TU chapter 210, the "Dave Brandt Chapter" out of Oneonta, NY.
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He keeps records. For example in 2010 a total of 63 poles & reels were given away and there were 60 left over. People that donate gear get recorded and receive a certificate of thanks - also Joe's doing.
Wherever the chapter goes (county fairs, fishing derbies... ) Joe shows with outfits for any children that come within ear shot :
"Do you have a fishing pole?" - "Here, go have fun"