January 2022 Presidents Message


NOTE: We ask that all members and guests wear a face covering (mask) if you are planning to attend. We would like to avoid any conflict at the meeting, so if you choose to attend and not plan on wearing a mask, you will be asked to leave.

Our next scheduled meeting will be on Wednesday, January 12th at Tower Lanes located at 6323 6th Ave., Tacoma (253) 564-8853. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM but feel free to come early and swap fish stories.

Our guest speaker will be veteran guide Darrell Johnson of Far Corners Express Sport Fishing Charters. Darrell is a full time guide fishing both salt water and coastal rivers so expect an interesting presentation. He may even fill us in on his recent bird hunting exploits in North Dakota.The January meeting will include Big Fish awards as well as the special drawing for a Scotty 1106 downrigger. Tickets will be available for $5.00 prior to the drawing.

Unfortunately our decision to hold our annual Dick Smyth members only “derby” came to an abrupt end with the short notice closure of MA 11. Hopefully next year!

We did not have a winner on our membership drawing sponsored by John Hager of Southworth so the prize money pot will be increased to $710 for January. You will have to be paid up and present to win. Again, our thanks to John for his generous support.

Finally, I want to thank Frank Baker for his three years of dedicated service as President as well as fellow officers Steve Ng, Jacob Abetz, and Pat Sanchez. The good news is that Steve has agreed to stay on as V-P to help me plus new officers Ron Hunt, Treasurer, and Donald Auman, Secretary. We have big shoes to fill.

Larry Bucklin


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