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At a young age Joe was introduced to outdoor sports, hunting and fishing. Over the years he became an accomplished athlete and outdoorsman. In 1980 Joe King became one of the original founding members of the Dirty Dozen Hunting and Fishing Club. In 1999, the Dirty Dozen Hunting & Fishing Club adopted Fall Creek to preserve the natural habitat and clean up the stream.
Eight years after he began the Dirty Dozen Hunting and Fishing club, it had become evident that a youth portion needed to be established In 1988 the Outdoor Youth Exploration Academy was created in an effort to introduce the appreciation and awareness for environmental issues and fishing to urban youth.
A life-long resident of Indianapolis, Chuck Madden was born in 1956 to a large family with nine siblings. He attended grade school at St. Thomas Aquinas and was an honor graduate of Cathedral High School. He remained in Indiana after graduation and studied at Indiana University and IUPUI. Chuck has spent the last 39 years working at Information Dynamics/Singlepoint, Inc., as part owner and in the capacity of Software Designer and Developer, VP, and CFO. He has been instrumental in the long term success of that corporation.
He and his wife Susan have three children and three grandchildren. Chuck and Susan have been residents of the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood for more than two decades. He was a candidate for Indianapolis’s City-County Council District 9. He is an active volunteer in the neighborhood, serving on the neighborhood association’s board. He is also currently serving as board member of the Outdoor Youth Exploration Academy and serves as chairperson for OYEA’s Public Relations Committee.