President’s Message for December

Merry Christmas!  We had a phenomenal turnout for our December Christmas Party on December 9th.  I’d estimate that we had at least 150 in attendance from ages 1 to 89.  Santa Clause was also in attendance and all of the children were eager to tell him what they wanted for Christmas.  Christina S. was an 89-years young guest had never had her picture taken with Santa.  Santa was happy to accommodate!  As is our custom, all the children received a gift.  We had a special ladies raffle along with our regular membership raffle.  There were lots of great prizes won.  Everyone seemed to have a great time and there was plenty of good eats.  I’d like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who volunteered and assisted with the cooking of turkeys and hams, kitchen crew, setup and cleanup crew!  

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone.  I hope everyone took advantage to get out and enjoy the many opportunities to fish and enjoy the great outdoors.  We are really fortunate to live where we do and have access to the fisheries we have!  Speaking of opportunities, the first meeting of the year will be on January 13th.  We hope to see all of our members in attendance.  Our speaker for the January meeting will be John Hager of Southworth Marine.  John is a club member from our chapter and will be talking about boat winterization and proper maintenance.  I have heard John speak on several occasions and I always get good information on how to better care for my boat.  Our first club outing is on January 17th.  We will be fishing Lake Washington for Cutthroat.  Specific details about this outing are posted on our website (  Our club will be working the Puget Sound Anglers booth at both the Puyallup Sportsman Show on January 24th and the Seattle Boat Show on January 30th.  If you want to find out more about the PSA Gig Harbor Chapter stop by the booth and we would be happy to answer any questions.  

In 2014 we had 163 active members in the Gig Harbor Chapter.  Now’s a great time to renew your membership or become a new member.  Membership is a $30 donation and covers your family.  You can do this at one of our upcoming meetings or sign-up/renew online at our website. 

Checkout our website or Facebook page for the latest updates regarding our meetings and our club activities.  We meet the second Tuesday of every month (except in August) at the Tacoma Outboard Association (646 N Wilton Road, Tacoma, WA).   Wear your lifejacket, be safe on the water, and good luck fishing…

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