President’s Message January 2020

Wow! It is the start of a new decade. I hope everyone had a fantastic Holiday Season. Sorry my message is a little late, but I have had an interesting time this past month.

If you are reading this and have not sent in your 2020 membership renewal, you have missed out on the chance to win the Early Bird Raffle for a TRANX reel, which will be given away at the Annual Awards Banquet. You still have the month of January to get in your 2020 membership renewal so you can be included in the very useful Member’s Directory. Let’s see if we can increase our membership over the 2019 where we had just a little over 100 members.

There was not a tournament in December so no one to congratulate this month. John White did connect with a nice 19.8# yellowtail earlier in the month and it stood up to capture Fish of the Month honors. Congrats to John! Since we have not had a social event for the last couple of months the FOM winners for September through December will be presented their awards at the Awards Banquet.

Speaking of the 2020 Awards Banquet (Oscar Night), I want to remind you that it is set for January 25th at the Southwestern Yacht Club. The committee is well on its way in planning an awesome evening. This is a fantastic setting with views of Shelter Island and the city. Please set this evening aside. Please RSVP by January 17th so we can plan for the dinner.

We have had an outstanding Board of Directors team this year but a few of them will not be able to continue in 2020. We will need more members on the Board next year so the Club can operate efficiently. New members with new thoughts and talents will enhance the Club, so I am asking all of you to consider being on the Board for 2020. The reward you get from seeing the Club and its membership grow is extremely gratifying. Please contact any Board member to let us know if you have any interest in contributing to the Club.

So, until you hear from me next month, good fishing, tight lines and following seas, Dan Muslin