Presidents Message March 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE MARCH 2019

March’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 – 6th Avenue – Tacoma, WA 98406). Tower Lanes will be our new meeting location for future meetings. Our guest speaker will be Tommy Donlin giving a presentation on Chasing Tuna.

Leslie Hunt, Member #98, was drawn for the membership drawing at February’s meeting and was present so the March drawing will be for $150. Thanks to John Hager of Southworth Marine for his support. The drawing is open to all current, paid members and members must be present to win. Just a reminder: All memberships expire as of January 31, 2019.

The next family outing will be April 10 for our Annual crab feed. This dinner will be in place of our monthly meeting and we will not have a guest speaker that evening. There will be a ladies raffle for those in attendance. Crab salads $20 (8oz tub of cleaned and cracked crab) or barbecued ribs $10 will be the choice of dinner options. Barbecue will be provided by Proper British Bacon from Auburn, WA. All dinners must be prepaid.

The 10th annual All PSA derby will be held March 23 & 24 in Anacortes, WA. Tickets are $40 per person. Derby participants must be paid PSA members entered to participate in the derby. Tickets can be purchased at the meeting or the following link can explain derby rules and purchase tickets: www.facebook.com/PSAFidalgoSanJuanIslands.

We are looking for donations of used or new fishing gear for our upcoming spring swap meet at Pt. Defiance Marina’s annual swap meet. Any equipment that is taking up space in your basement or garage will be gladly accepted. Donations can be brought to the meeting for collection.

There are numerous opportunities for members to volunteer to help with promoting the club at our events. All members who volunteer over the course of the year will have their names entered into a special drawing for a great prize at our Christmas party in December 2019.

Please feel free to contact me or any board member with any questions or comments.

Frank Baker
President

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Presidents Message February 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FEBRUARY 2019

February’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Bass Pro in Tacoma. Our speaker will be Art Tachell giving a presentation on South Sound Blackmouth fishing.

Sam Kulla, Member #240, was drawn for the membership drawing at January’s meeting and was not present so the February drawing will be for $360. Thanks to John Hager of Southworth Marine for his support. The drawing is open to all current, paid members and members must be present to win. Just a reminder: All memberships expire as of January 31, 2019. Please come to February’s meeting and see Membership Chair Pete Pitman to pay your 2019 dues.

The next family outing will be April 10 for our Annual crab feed. The dinner will be held at the Scottish Rite in Tacoma (817 South Vassault Street). This dinner will be in place of our monthly meeting and we will not have a guest speaker that evening. There will be a ladies raffle for those in attendance. Crab salads or barbecued ribs will be the choice of dinner options. Barbecue will be provided by Proper British Baking from Auburn, WA.

There are numerous opportunities for members to volunteer to help with promoting the club and at our events. All members who volunteer over the course of the year will have their names entered into a special drawing for a great prize at our Christmas party in December 2019.

Remember this is your club, and we need our members to help promote our club and to make it run smoothly.

Please feel free to contact me or any board member with any questions or comments.

Frank Baker
President

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Presidents Message January 2019

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
JANUARY 2019

Happy New Year! I hope this message finds everyone well and that everyone had a good holiday season. As we start the New Year I want to thank Chris Tremblay and Jeff Zuniga for all their work on the board last year. I would also like to thank Mark Abetz and LeRoy Bell for staying on for another year of service.
At the annual Christmas party the Big Fish drawing went to Peter Pitman and the Volunteer award went to Jerry Henderson (another downrigger was added to his collection). A special thank you to everyone that volunteered to make the Christmas party a success. The annual Dick Smythe derby was won by Capt. John Keizer and everyone enjoyed sharing his winnings at the Tides Tavern.
The New Year brings with it the time for our members to renew their membership and pay their annual dues. Don’t forget that at each monthly meeting all present and paid members are eligible for the monthly membership drawing for a cash prize of not less than $210 sponsored by John Haggar of Southworth Marine and Maggie Feagin-Schauble of Windermere Real Estate. Our next meeting is January 9, 2019 at the Tacoma Bass Pro Shop and our speaker will be Ted Schuman, Winter Run Guide Service giving a presentation on Steelhead 101.
Volunteers are needed for the January Sportsman’s and Boat show. A sign-up sheet will be available at the meeting. We are still looking for a volunteer for Membership Chairman. Please contact any board member if you are interested in volunteering for this position.
The 2019 board looks forward to working with all of you this year. Please contact any one of us if you have any comments, questions or concerns. The board contact information is as follows:

President, Frank Baker: bakerfaz@msn.com
623-221-7317
Vice-President, Mark Abetz: relentless3@comcast.net
253-677-7293
Treasurer, Pat Sanchez sanchezrez@yahoo.com
Secretary, Leroy Bell: ljb2043@hotmail.com
253-720-3010

Frank Baker
President

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President’s Message December 2018

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
DECEMBER 2018

The December meeting will be our annual Christmas Party on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Scottish Rite in Tacoma (817 South Vassault Street). At the Party we will have a Women’s Raffle, our general raffle, and Santa will be visiting so mark your calendars and bring the family! We will also have the prize drawing for all members who volunteered at our various events throughout the year.

That same weekend on Saturday, December 8, 2018 we will have our annual Dick Smythe Derby. The Derby will run from daylight to Noon where everyone will meet at the Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor for lunch.

This is my last President’s Message and I want to take a minute to thank everyone who helped sponsor our club this past year. Thank you to Proper British Bacon for catering. Thank you to Pat Leahy and Leahy Law for sponsoring a derby prize. Thank you to John Hager of Southworth Marine and Maggie Feagin Schauble of Windermere Real Estate for sponsoring the membership drawing. I would also like to specially thank all members who volunteered to help out at our events, our club wouldn’t be what it is without your support.

New officers will take over starting in January 2019. We are still looking for volunteers for the Membership and Raffle Chair positions. Please contact incoming President Frank Baker if you are interested in volunteering for one of these Board positions.

Member #199 (and incoming President) Frank Baker was drawn for the November Membership Drawing and won $460! The drawing will restart in January. Again, thanks to John Hager of Southworth Marine and Maggie Feagin Schauble of Windermere Real Estate for their support. The drawing is open to all current, paid members and members must be present to win.

Thank you everyone for reading my messages each month. I’ve enjoyed being the Gig Harbor Puget Sound Anglers President this year. Thank you again for all of your support.

Chris Tremblay
President

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Presidents Message for November 2018

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

NOVEMBER 2018

 

The November meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, starting at 7 p.m. at Bass Pro in Tacoma.  Member Todd Girtz will be giving the presentation

Our new Board was elected at the October meeting.  Your Gig Harbor Puget Sound Angler Board of Directors for 2019 is:

President:​​Frank Baker

Vice President:​Mark Abetz

Secretary:​​LeRoy Bell

Treasurer:​​Pat Sanchez

 Congratulations and thank you for volunteering!  We are in need of folks to volunteer for the Membership Chairman and Raffle Chairman positions.  Please contact me or any current officer if you are interested in volunteering for one of the open positions.

We have a couple of events coming up.  Our Christmas Party is coming up on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Scottish Rite in Tacoma (817 South Vassault Street).  At the Christmas Party we will have a Women’s Raffle and Santa will be visiting so mark your calendars and bring the family!  That same weekend on Saturday, December 8, 2018 we will have our annual Dick Smythe Derby.  Look for more details on the derby to follow via email and on our Facebook page.

 Member Peter Pitman, Jr., was drawn for the October Membership Drawing and was not present so the drawing for November will be $460.  Thanks to John Hager of Southworth Marine and Maggie Feagin Schauble of Windermere Real Estate for their support.  The drawing is open to all current, paid members and members must be present to win.

Please feel free to contact me or any board member with any questions or comments.

Chris Tremblay

President

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