Presidents Message

As many of you know by now, it is with great regret, that we have had to postpone our annual dinner dance due to circumstances beyond our control. Unfortunately, weather related issues caused the roof to leak at the Moose and the decision was made to change the date to Saturday, March 1, 2014. For those of you who have tickets they will be honored on that date. For those of you who still would like to attend and have not yet purchased your tickets they are still available by contacting Bob Pellicot at 301-606-6200 or purchasing them at the February 12th meeting. For those of you who may have conflicting schedules and cannot attend on March 1st a refund will be given at the February meeting as well. I apologize for the inconvenience. I hope that you will still support our chapter by attending the dinner on the new date.

On a more positive note, we are excited about the upcoming Fishing Expo on January 18th at the Frederick Fairgrounds. Even with increased vendor space we have accomplished a huge feat by selling out all of the available booths and tables. Many new and exciting vendors will be there with many different products to supply us with our needs for the upcoming fishing or boating season. Please make sure your signs are out, help with passing out fliers to any local establishments and spread the word. Our goal is to have at least 1500 people attend this year. Guys, I really need your help to make this event a huge success. C’mon out, swallow a few oysters, check out all the new exciting products and support our chapter.

Finally, we have a lot of exciting new ideas for our meetings this year. Our monthly meetings should be packed with informative speakers some new or loyal vendors and of course, great raffle prizes. Hope to see you all at the meetings. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Fish Hard!      

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