April President Message

NOTICE: April Meetings are canceled

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE April 2020

Our next meeting is April 8, 2020 at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA  98406). Our guest speaker for the meeting will be Dave Schamp from Wild & Hatchery Co-Exist.

I would like to thank all the volunteers that helped make our annual crab feed a success. Without the club volunteers, all our events would not be possible. Remember when you volunteer, your name is placed in the drawing for the Scotty downrigger at our annual Christmas party. Ed Chandler, Member #4, was drawn for the membership drawing at February’s meeting and was not present. There was no March drawing due to the annual crab feed in place of our regular monthly meeting. April’s drawing will be for $260. 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 $150 sponsored by John Haggar of Southworth Marine.

The club is planning to have another table at the Pt. Defiance Spring Swap meet. Start to clean out your garages and basements of any unwanted fishing gear or tools. You can bring items to the monthly meeting or make arrangements with me to have them picked up. Remember it is time to return your catch cards.

The 2020 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.

Frank Baker

President

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March Presidents Message

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE March 2020

Our next meeting is March 11, 2020 and will be 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 lady’s raffle for those in attendance. Crab salads ($25 for an 8oz tub of cracked and cleaned crab) or barbecued ribs ($15) will be the choice of dinner options. Barbecue will be provided by Proper British Bacon. Social hour 6:00 PM with dinner being served at 7:00 PM. All dinners must be prepaid in advance and ordered by March 3.  There will be no extra meals available for walk-ins. All food will be furnished by the club. We will also have a member raffle that night. Please contact Frank Baker bakerfaz@msn.com or Roger Chapman rkchapman58@comcast.net with questions. You can pay on-line via our website at gigharborpsa.org.

I would like to thank Dan Ayres for his very informative presentation on Razor Clams at our February meeting. Ed Chandler, Member #4, was drawn for the membership drawing at February’s meeting and was not present. There will be no March drawing due to the annual crab feed in place of our regular monthly meeting. April’s drawing will be for $260. 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 $150 sponsored by John Haggar of Southworth Marine.

The club is planning to have another table at the Pt. Defiance Spring Swap meet. Start to clean out your garages and basements of any unwanted fishing gear or tools. You can bring items to the monthly meeting or make arrangements with me to have them picked up.

The 2020 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.

Frank Baker

President

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February Presidents Message

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE February 2020

Our next meeting is February 12, 2020 at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA  98406). The New Year brings with it the time for our members to renew their membership and pay their annual dues. Our guest speaker for the meeting will be Dan Ayres discussing razor clamming and crabbing opportunities. I would like to thank Director Kelly Susewind, David Stormer and Mark Baltzell for their discussions surrounding our fishery issues.

The next membership drawing will be for $150 at our February meeting. 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 $150 sponsored by John Haggar of Southworth Marine.

March’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Scottish Rite. This meeting will be our Annual crab feed dinner and will be in place of our monthly meeting and we will not have a guest speaker that evening. There will be a lady’s raffle for those in attendance. Crab salads $25 (8oz tub of cleaned and cracked crab) or barbecued ribs $15 will be the choice of dinner options. Barbecue will be provided by Proper British Bacon. All dinners must be prepaid by March 1.

The 2020 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.

Frank Baker

President

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Presidents Message January 2020

GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE JANUARY 2020

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 would like to thank Mark Abetz and LeRoy Bell for their service over the last 2 years as Vice President and Secretary.

At the annual Christmas party, the Big Fish drawing went to Scott Douglas and the Volunteer award went to Jeff Stockman. Chris Trembly member #191 was drawn for the membership drawing and was present. The next drawing will be for $150 at our February meeting. 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 $150 sponsored by John Haggar of Southworth Marine. I would like to extend a special thank you to everyone that volunteered to make the Christmas party a success. The annual Dick Smythe club derby will be held on Saturday, January 11 (daylight to noon) following with the weigh-in and awards ceremony held at the Tides Tavern where we will all enjoy sharing the winner’s prize.

Our next meeting is January 8, 2020 at Tower Lanes in Tacoma (6323 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA  98406). The New Year brings with it the time for our members to renew their membership and pay their annual dues. Our guest speakers for the meeting will be Director Kelly Susewind, David Stormer and Michael Baltzell.  We will not have a regular business meeting that night but will have a club raffle time permitting. Volunteers are needed for the January 31st Seattle Boat show. A sign-up sheet will be available at the meeting or contact me if interested.

The 2020 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, Steve Ng: fishing1@aol.com   (253) 380-6056
Treasurer, Pat Sanchez: sanchezrez@yahoo.com
Secretary, Jacob Abetz: jrabetz@gmail.com

Frank Baker

President

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Presidents Message December 2019

The next family outing will be December 6 for our Annual Christmas party which will replace our December meeting. The dinner will be held at the Scottish Rite in Tacoma (817 South Vassault Street). Social hour at 5:30 PM with Dinner served at 6:30 PM. There will be a ladies raffle for those in attendance. There will also be a surprise visit by Santa Claus for the children. If you are bringing children to the dinner, please bring a wrapped gift with their name on it for Santa to present to them. Please keep the gift value under $15 dollars. The Stadium High School Choir will provide Christmas music for our enjoyment. We will have a large general raffle, plus don’t forget to bring a lure for the Christmas Lure Tree.  Ham, turkey and beverages will be provided by the club. The rest of the nightly feast will be potluck. Please RSVP by Nov. 24 by contacting Frank Baker at (623) 221-7317 or email: bakerfaz@msn.com or Mark Abetz at (253) 677-7293 or email at: relentless3@comcast.net.

Bill Macaras member #82 was drawn for the membership drawing and was present. The next drawing will be for $150 and will be at our January meeting. The drawing is open to all current, paid members and members must be present to win.

Our January meeting will have Director Kelly Susewind, David Stormer and Mark Baltzell from the Department of Fish & Wildlife as our guest speakers. If you have items you would like for them to address, please forward them to me at bakerfaz@msn.com or call me at (623) 221-7317. We will not have a business meeting that night to allow us to dedicate the entire meeting to the Director.

On Saturday, January 11, 2020 we will have our annual Dick Smythe Derby.  The Derby will run from daylight to Noon when everyone will meet at the Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor for the fish weigh-in and lunch.

I would like to thank our outgoing board members LeRoy Bell for his 2 year stint as secretary and Mark Abetz for his 2 year stint as Vice President. A special thanks to John Hager of Southworth Marine for his support sponsoring our monthly membership drawing. I would also like to especially thank all members who volunteered to help out at our events; our club wouldn’t be what it is without your support.

As the year comes to an end, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and prosperous New Year.

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

President

Frank Baker

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