Well it is time for the third and final message of the New Year from me. Ann and I have been busy going to NASCAR races over the past several weeks. Yes, we are “Closet Rednecks” that come out this time of the year.
The big event for the month was our annual Membership Meeting that was held on Saturday night February 29. Paul Himmelberger pinch hit for me and I understand he hit a homerun. Thanks for stepping up to run the meeting! The main agenda item for the meeting was to elect new members to the Board. The nominees to the Board this year were Trish Carlin (she was appointed not elected during the year) Micah Andersen, Shane Hurt, Bob Hargraves, Rafael Sanchez and Jarrad Gilbert. They were all unanimously elected. They along with the returning members of Shawn Kaus, Billy Vitale and Ken Yasuda will make up this year’s Board of Directors. Congratulations to all of them! This looks like an outstanding Board with a mix of members that I am sure will bring many new ideas to the Club. They will be meeting soon to select which Board positions each will occupy. I am sure they will announce their decision soon thereafter. I believe the Club will be in great hands with this outstanding leadership team. Minutes will be prepared, summarizing the meeting, and will be distributed to all members. After the formal meeting an outstanding Italian dinner was serviced followed by fun filled bingo games. Thanks to all that came and participated in the evening.
There was not a tournament in February so no one to congratulate this month. Weighmaster Billy Vitale was February’s Fish of the Month winner. He caught a nice 11.3 lb. halibut. He sure knows where they live. Congrats to Billy!!
I can’t say “So, until you hear from me next month” but I can say “Good fishing, tight Lines and following seas” because this will be my last President’s Message. I got to get really involved in the Club this past year and met a lot of new people, which is what the Club is all about PEOPLE. Look forward to seeing all of you at the events this coming year and out on the water. Dan Muslin …out.