October President’s Message



Our general meeting was held on October 8th at 7:00 PM.  The actual meeting was preceded by one of our semi-annual garage sales, which began at 5:00 PM.  There were lots of good deals to be had.  You know what they say, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.  I know I walked away with some great deals on a couple of rods and lures… after all, you can never have too many rods or fishing lures.  The general meeting was well attended.  I’d like to welcome new member Andrew Brengman to our club.  Our membership continues to grow.  The membership drawing was up to $260 and was won by George Mcleod.  A big thanks to John Hager at Southworth Marine for continuing to sponsor our monthly membership drawing.  Because we had a winner, next month it will start back at $150.  Each year we hold elections for President, Vice President, Secretary and the Treasurer positions.  During our meeting we began nominations for our 2014 officers.   Final nominations and voting will take place at our November 12th meeting.   Todd Girtz was our featured guest speaker.  He gave a phenomenal presentation on fall river fishing for Kings and Silvers.  The one thing about Todd, he likes to catch fish… a lot of fish!  I can hardly wait to get on the water after his talk.  You really missed out if you weren’t in attendance.

Wow, can you believe it? Only 2 meetings remain before the end of the year.   Our next meeting will be on November 12th.  Come check us out, guests are always welcome.  We have a great club that loves to fish and talk fishing.  You will learn a lot and have a lot of fun in the process.  For those of you who are current members, it is time to start renewing your annual memberships for 2014.  In addition to renewing in-person or via USPS, you can also renew your membership online at our website (https://gigharborpsa.org).  Our November speaker will be John Hager from Southworth Marine.  John’s presentation will be on winterizing your boat, fuel additives and maintenance tips.  You don’t want to miss out on this one, especially if you own or maintain a boat.  Our December meeting will be on the 10th.  This is our annual Christmas Party and potluck.  There will be no guest speaker for this event, but rumor has it we have a special guest from the North Pole.  This is a family event, so bring your spouse and children.

In addition to our monthly meetings, we have a monthly outing/activity.  John Keizer, our activity coordinator, has done a fantastic job organizing our activities for the past couple of years.  Thanks John!   We have 2 club outings for the rest of the year:   November 7th – 11th East Cape Mexico Marlin Tournament and December 7th, our member’s only Blackmouth Derby in Honor of Dick Smythe.   Don’t forget that participation in our monthly events earns you points towards our “Fisherman of the Year” award.

We meet the second Tuesday of every month at the Tacoma Outboard Association (646 N. Wilton Road, Tacoma, WA).   Our meetings begin at 7:00 PM, but come early and grab a hot dog and chips.

Wear your lifejacket and be safe on the water.  Good luck fishing!

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