Presidents Message:

Can you believe that it’s August already? Each summer seems to come and go faster than the year before. It has been somewhat quiet the last month for the Chapter, but things will be heating up over the next couple of months. We have two of our chapters late summer/early fall events scheduled. Those being our annual crab feast and our every exciting week long King Mackerel Tournament in Harker’s Island.

The crab feast will be held September 13, 2014 from 1:00pm until the last crab is picked. This year the crab feast will be held at the Urbana District Park, Pavilion #1 off of Route 355 in Urbana, Md. As everyone knows, crabs have been hard to come by and we had to adjust the ticket prices. Be reminded, that for each ten raffle tickets you sell, you receive one free entry to the feast. The menu again this year will be delicious with steamed crabs, smoked chicken or beef, corn on the cob, handmade fries, slaw and all the other fixings. Volunteers are needed. Tickets will be on sale at the August and September meetings. THERE WILL BE NO TICKET SALES THE DAY OF THE EVENT. Hope to see everyone there.

Sign-up sheets will be available this meeting for early bird registration for the King Mackerel tournament. This week long event is one of the Chapters prestigious events with two catered pig pickins’, great prizes and some decent cash to be won. Tournament shirt orders forms will be available at the August meeting. There will be NO extra shirts ordered, so, if you want some, please be sure to fill out the form.

Finally, preparations have begun for our 2015 Fishing Expo to be held on January 17, 2015. We are currently preparing committees with team leaders to help assist with the event. Each team leader will then reach out to our members to volunteer time to help make this a continued success. We can only hope that you will be willing to donate some time.
Fish Hard!


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