The Chapter was founded in 1983. First meeting held in Cochranton. Since 1987, regular meetings have been held nine months of the year. They have been at the Franklin and Oil City Libraries, Two Mile Run County Park, and streamside at Oil Creek State Park. Presently the meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at King's Restaurant in Reno, PA. The meetings have included numerous information, conservation and fishing programs.
The first annual fund-raising banquets were held at Bonanza Restaurant in Franklin, moved to the Franklin Elks' for a year or two, then settled into the Franklin Club in 1988. Tom and Elaine Young and their daughter Jennifer (Young) Lyons chaired all but one or two of these banquets from the beginning until 2004. Scott and Kim Wilson were the banquet chairs from 2004 - 2008. Tom Young returned to that rein in 2009.
The chapter annually sends representatives to other TU meetings and training. Membership peaked at 165 in 1991 & 1992 and included a member from South Africa. Current membership remains over 100.