Well it is time for the second message of the new year. January was a busy month for me that flew by.
The big event for the month was our annual Awards Banquet (Oscar Night). For those that missed it you really missed a special evening. Wow! What an outstanding event with a fantastic new venue at the Southwestern Yacht Club and a beautiful setting for our banquet! We all felt like high-rollers. The food was excellent. It was great to see all the other members there and get to meet so many new folks. We all had a good time comparing fishing stories. The whole evening ran very smoothly starting with the presentation to the American Heart Association which is near to my heart. The Club donated all of the profits from the Heart Tournament. All the awards for the various tournaments, largest species, Fish of the Month, First Fish Flag were presented. Unfortunately, there were no Oscars presented because no qualifying marlin were caught. Hopefully this will be a better fishing season coming up. John Brudvik won the early bird membership prize and Dennis Hoehm Jr. won the largest species drawing. Congrats to both!
There was not a tournament in January so no one to congratulate this month. Tim Honick did connect with a 9.8 lb lingcod fishing on the Doghouse earlier in the month and it stood up to capture Fish of the Month honors. Congrats to Tim!
The Annual Membership Meeting is coming up on the last day of the month February 29. Based on this date, it looks like we only hold them every four years. It is a very important meeting where we select board members and you get to hear the status of the club. After the official meeting there will be a bingo night. Look for more information later this month but please save the evening.
Look for more information later this month but please save the evening. We have already had a couple new members join the Club this year. I would like to welcome Chad Glavis and Mario Souza to the Club. Hope to see you out on the water and at our events.
So, until you hear from me next month, good fishing, tight Lines and following seas, Dan Muslin