President’s Message for November 2015

I sincerely hope everyone had a fantastic Thanks Giving!  We certainly have a lot to be thankful for… Our November meeting was held on the 10th.  Turnout was decent considering that a good number of our club members were attending the annual Mexico trip to Van Wormer’s resort.  With that said, those who were in attendance had a great meeting.  We held our monthly membership drawing, Sponsored by Southworth Marine, and there was no winner.  That means the January drawing will be $260 (there will be no drawing at our Christmas party in December).  We didn’t have many fishing reports this month so hopefully the members who were in Mexico picked up the slack.  It did sound like deep water crabbing in area 13 was doing okay and the squid in areas 11 and 13 seem to be plentiful.  Our speaker for the night was Larry Phillips from the Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Larry covered a lot of topics that spanned lakes, rivers and our local saltwater fisheries.  A lot of good information was provided and as you can expect some of the topics had lively discussions.  Besides being a wealth of knowledge, Larry is also an avid fisherman.  Thanks Larry for sharing with our club.  Our meeting concluded with our regular raffle drawing.

We have one final outdoor activity for 2015.  On December 5th we will hold our Annual Dick Smythe Memorial Derby, which is open to club members.  We will be fishing area 11 from dawn until noon with noon being the official weigh-in time at The Tides Tavern Dock.   Biggest fish gets $100.00 and also buys the first round of beverages at The Tides Tavern.  Speaking of club membership, now is the time to renew your membership for 2015.  Cost is a $30.00 donation and covers your family.  In 2015 we had 149 active members in our Gig Harbor Chapter.  Now’s a great time to renew your membership or become a new member.  If you want to learn more about PSA, come checkout our club.  We have great speakers each month and we have a variety of club activities throughout the year.

On December 8th, we will hold our Annual Christmas Party.  Please note that we are changing the location of the party due to the septic issues at the TOA.  The new venue will be at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (1315 N, Stevens, Tacoma).   Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM.  This is a family event.  If you have children that will be attending, we ask that you RSVP to 253-255-8168.  We need the age and gender of your kids so Santa knows what age appropriate gift to deliver.  For the potluck, we ask that you bring the following items:

Last Name Begins With:
A – I = Side Dish

J – R = Salad

S – Z = Desert

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 at the Tacoma Outboard Association (646 N Wilton Road, Tacoma, WA).   We have one of the best fishing clubs around!  Stop waiting and come check us out.  Guests are always welcome.  Wear your lifejacket, be safe on the water, and good luck fishing… Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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