I am not quite sure that everyone knows that the board has worked diligently to establish relationships with local tackle shop and suppliers of everything associated with fishing/boating. A couple of these actually make significant contributions towards sponsorship of our tournaments.In return, we need our members to patronize these outfits by purchasing our fishing/boats supplies from them.Theses donations help offset the cost to provide these events.

Although, they are not all local or convenient, they do attend our meetings or offer on-line ordering and shipping. Cost is obviously important, but, to pay a few cents more for an item from a vendor that supports our chapter, will benefit us all in the long run. Therefore, I ask that each of us purchase our supplies from those that sponsor our tournaments and attend our monthly meetings.

Attached you will find a flier from a major sponsor, Shore Tackle (www.shoretackleandcustomrods.com) offer our chapter a 10% discount on all products except custom built rods. In addition, with winter coming, many of us will need our rods or reels repaired for next year. We have put together a free pickup and delivery program in place. I will pickup up for items for repair at each meeting, deliver to Shore Tackle with a tag, pick up when completed and bring to the next meeting. FREE of CHARGE.

So, everyone, I ask that each of you consider the loyalty from these vendors and purchase your tackle from them.