President’s Message

I don’t know about everyone else, but it’s hard to believe it is August already. The summer will be winding down soon, kids back to school, the weather cooling and the activities of our Chapter heating up. We have a lot going on the next couple of months that should make for a great upcoming fall season. Starting off with our lure tying hands on demonstration at August meeting, we follow it up with some great activities and prizes. At the August meeting, we will be raffling off a crabbing trip on August 23rd on the Chester River with Capt. Mark Gallasso. This will give two lucky winners and their guest an opportunity to bring home some of the Bay’s tastiest fares.

Following our next meeting our annual crab feast which has become of the Chapter’smust attend activities will be held again this year at Pine Cliff Park on September 14th. Which brings up that for each 10 raffle tickets you have sold you get a free entry into the feast. Generating funds to supplement these activities is important, so, just a reminder to please make sure you’ve sold at least your raffles tickets to help. We will be looking for volunteers to help setup, cleanup and general help with making this another huge success.

Our annual “Tackle the Mackerel” tournament follows in October and we will have the design for the shirts available at the meeting. Remember, there will be no extra shirts, so, if you want one you must order them at the next meeting.

We are currently in the process of upgrading our website to better provide our members with information regarding the chapter. Please be patient during this process as it is a tremendous undertaking to convert this software. Upon completion, this should be a very user friendly program that will allow you to get the newsletter, fishing information and general MSSA activities.

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