May President’s Message

Our May 14th meeting started with our Annual spaghetti feed. We had lots of good stuff for all who attended. A big thank-you to John Drew the kitchen crew and those  who purchased tickets and enjoyed a great meal.

The theme of the evening was Kokanee fishing. Our own member Tony Dobson gave an informative presentation on the fishery. John Keizer was at the fish talk table with lots of Kokanee tackle to inspect. Those who participated in the raffle won Kokanee specific rods, reels and tackle packs. Thanks to all!

Saturday May 18th was our Annual Kokanee Derby on America Lake. Around 20 participants’s enjoyed “ok” weather and “ok” fishing. Fish were scattered anywhere from 10’ to 50’ down. The winners will be announced at the June 11th meeting and prizes will be awarded for biggest Kokanee and biggest Trout. Tony Dobson of Snatchin Lips Custom Rods has donated one of his creations for the winner of the biggest Kokanee.

Robert Christian is our June speaker talking about crabbing in the Puget Sound. Steve NG will be at our Fish talk table.

Don’t forget that June’s meeting is also our annual Garage Sale, which starts at 5:00 P.M, with General meeting to follow at 7:00 P.M.

We had two new members sign up at our last meeting. We would like to give a big welcome Joe Tabisz and Bob Watts. Bob Walter was present and won the membership drawing. Thank you to John Hager of Southworth Marine for his monthly donations to the drawing.

Our Cast for Kids event is coming right up – July 20th. We are still needing volunteers to take handicapped kids out in Puget Sound for a once in a lifetime opportunity for both them and you as their Captain. It’s a very rewarding experience.  If you’ve never particated in this event make this year! Contact Doug Dixon or Rich Silva.

Looking ahead, Tom Pollack is our July speaker on mooching and August 10th is our Annual Salmon Derby. Would like to remind everyone to please read Derby rules carefully as they will be enforced.

Thanks to all who volunteer and participate.

Vanice Roof

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