Presidents Message – January 2015

South King County Puget Sound Anglers

January 2015 Presidents Message by Frank Eshpeter

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Our December meeting was our member’s Christmas Potluck Dinner.

Bill Chan our new chef, had plenty of his famous Turkey, Ham and mashed potatoes. It was up the rest of us to fill in with the side dishes and deserts. This has always been a great evening and a chance for our families to meet some of the folks we all talk about.

 

Danny Clyde Our New Raffle Master had a full table of top notch goodies. He had over $3000 merchandise. He had something for all in this year’s lineup.

We once again had our world class Home Smoked Salmon contest.

And don’t forget the LURE TREE. For every lure you brought for the tree you got a ticket. THE WINNING TICKET TOOK ALL!

Big thanks to Captain Skip Anderson, Director, Flagship Maritime Training, Once again donated a complete $900 course.

I would also like to thank Mark Gavin and Pro-Troll for an awesome donation of gear.

And this year we had a winner in our Members drawing $500 went to Robert Rucker Congratulations Robert!

 

SANTA was in the house again with some special gifts for all the kids in attendance.

A big THANK YOU goes out to Greg Durbin for helping out as Santa. Greg volunteers a lot of time as the Santa for the King County Sheriff department Shop with a Cop program.

 

I would like to welcome aboard and introduce some new board members for this year

Danny Clyde is our new Raffle Master

Bill Chan is our new Chef

Jim Curris is our new secretary.

And Board member John Hopkins

 

Our January 21st guest will be Capt. Downriggins

Come and learn from one of the best at tackling those Puget Sound Salmon with the use of Hootchies and Bucktails.

This will be our kick off to our 2015 season. See you there.

 

I would like to thank all the folks that have volunteered to help with some of our many 2014 events. Without the help from our members many of the events we do and the ones we help with would not have been a success. Thank YOU for your help and we look forward to another fulfilling year.

Our membership drawing is back at $200 you have to be a paid member and in the room to win. Every meeting without a winner it will go up $50. When we get a winner we will start again with $200.

Don’t forget it is time to renew your membership. And you can still join online how easy is that! Dues are $30 See you at our January 21st SKCPSA meeting Come early, get in on the members Raffle, have a dog and talk fishing.

South King County PSA meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month 7pm

IBEW local 46 Hall in Kent. 19802 62nd AV S Kent WA 98032 http://www.ibew46.org/

Doors open at 6 meeting at 7

Visit us at http://www.pugetsoundanglers.net/