President’s Message for November

Our November meeting was held on November 11th.  Turnout was decent considering that a good number of our club members attend the annual Mexico trip to Van Wormer’s resort and the fact that weather was not very accommodating.  With that said, those who were in attendance had a great meeting.  We held our monthly membership drawing and Bill Brengman won the $260 that is generously donated by Southworth Marine Services.  That means we will start the membership drawing in January at $150 (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.  Our speaker for the night was Jim Owens.   Jim is the founder of the CAST for Kids Program.  They have fantastic program that serves children (especially special needs children) and parents from various communities around our nation.   The talk was very informative and hopefully gave a unique perspective about the mission and goals of the CAST for Kids organization.  I know that our chapter is actively involved in some of the events that take place locally and we look forward to assisting in the future.  To find out more about the CAST for Kids programs checkout their website at    Our meeting concluded with our regular raffle drawing. 

We have one final outdoor activity for 2014.  December 6th will be our Annual Dick Smythe Memorial Derby, which is open to club members only.  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 2014 we had 163 active members in our Gig Harbor Chapter.  Now’s a great time to renew your membership or become a new member.  Our goal is to grow our club in 2015 so come check us out.  We have great speakers each month and we have a variety of club activities throughout the year.  If you like to fish or want to learn about fishing, what are you waiting for?  On December 9th, we will hold our Annual Christmas Party.  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 = Desert

J – R = Side Dish

S – Z = Salad

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).   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…

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