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April 5th Boating & Fishing Club Meeting Notes

April 5, 2022

Paradise Bay Sarasota Bay Boating & Fishing Club

 

President: Larry Blank

Vice President: Chris Matteson

Treasurer: Kevin Sullivan

Secretary: George Mullen

The meeting was called to order at 9:00am by President Larry Blank with 46 members present.

Secretary: March Minutes were Read.

Vice President: Chris Matteson spoke about the Easter Dinner and passed a clip board for volunteers to help. Chris also thanked Sandy VanEtten, for the donation of a Penn Rod and Reel that was won by Steve Lucas. Chris also spoke about needing volunteers to chair the various activities in the Boat and Fishing Club.

Treasurer: Kevin Sullivan Gave the monthly Treasurer Report, and Awarded Fishing Contest Prizes to the Winners,
Kevin discussed the Clubs New shirt design ideas, after several ideas from the membership were expressed there was a committee formed to finalize the design.

That committee includes, Sheila Gilstrap, Jim and Sharon Elias, Joyce and Gee Stepansky, and Joey Stewart. The shirt design will be finalized by the committee and orders will be placed for delivery before the 2022 – 2023 season.

Harbor Master: Scotty Yates Spoke about several items,
Thanked the new Board Members for Volunteering to be on the Boating & Fishing Club
Reminded everyone about new slip rules which can be read on line or get a copy at the office
All Dock slips are now filled even though there were four recent vacancies
He also stated the $100 fee to get on the current list is helping manage the list.
Summer dock & slip storage is available to co-op members and to contact him if interested
He Thanked Everyone who help with the Beautification project along the Water Front
He also Reminded everyone not to Lock their trailer and keep the latch Up so trailer can be moved, to lock the boat launch chain soon as your done launching boat and to keep gate locked at boat yard when coming and going.
Next years Dock bills will be mailed out October 1st and are due by November 1st

President: Larry Blank spoke about the new club activities for the 2023 boating season. Larry had several rods n reals on display from local businesses. These were donations for raffles next year. Larry is also talking to the same retailers about the possibility for discounts on purchases with these retailers for our club members when they show their Boat & Fishing Club membership card. The participating Retailers making these donations where Ace Hardware, West Marine and Discount Tackle.

Larry also spoke about Boat & Fishing Club seminars for Fishing and Boating interest.
Such as Off Shore, In Shore Fishing, Rod Repair, Line Weaving, Safety Classes, GPS Training, Bait & Tackle and even Sea Food Preparation which seemed very popular.
He also talked about connecting Boaters and Fishing members with other park members to explore these experiences together and build comradery.
There will be a lot of new experiences for the Club members to enjoy and opportunities to learn next season.

50/50 Drawing Winner was Ricky Baer who won $43.00

Larry Blank Adjured the meeting at 10am

 

Respectfully Submitted George Mullen Secretary

 

 

March 2022 Minutes

March 1, 2022

Paradise Bay Sarasota Bay Boating & Fishing Club

President, Rick Plite

Vice President, Chris Matteson

Treasurer, Kevin Sullivan

Secretary, Sheila Gilstrap

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by President Rick Plite with 45 members present. Rick thanked Sheila Gilstrap for her 10 years serving as Secretary and was presented a bouquet of flowers.

MOTION: Award Membership Dues waived for Sheila for her service. PASSED

ELECTION OF OFFICERS 2022-2023 Season

President: Larry Blank

Vice President: Chris Matteson

Treasurer: Kevin Sullivan

Secretary: George Mullen

MOTION: Slate of Officers to serve 2022-2023 PASSESD

VP Report: Chris announced 50/50 Today and subsequent meetings. Sandy VanEtten donated a Rod from her husband Tom, chances are available until March 10, 2022. A clipboard was passed for volunteer opportunities for our club’s many activities.

Treasurer: Contest Award winners read, monthly report, Submission accepted. Kevin Thanked Rod Kramer for his donation of award winnings to purchase fish cleaning station equipment.

MOTION: Donate $100.00 each to Sarasota Bay RV Activity Club and Paradise Bay Activity Club. PASSED

Secretary: Minutes were read and approved.

Old business: President Rick Plite report on the Coast Guard Auxiliary Navigation Pilot course is still being planned. Information will be available when it is completed, dates announce later.

DOCKMASTER: Scotty Yates reported all docks but 1 are assigned. The dock wait list is under 80. The Board of Directions New Dock and Storage Rules and Regulations dated 2/21/2022 are available from Dockmaster, posted on Paradisebay.info or the Office. Scotty Thanked all Volunteers that are working on the Beautification Project and all who help on a daily basis, year-round to keep our Docks and Storage Yard functional. Please DO NOT LOCK BOAT TRAILER TONGUE IN STORAGE.

Meeting Adjourned 9:42AM Respectfully Submitted Sheila Gilstrap, Secretary George Mullen, Secretary

January 2022 Minutes

January 4, 2022

President, Rick Plite

Vice President, Chris Matteson

Treasurer, Kevin Sullivan

Secretary, Sheila Gilstrap

The Meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by President Rick Plite with 55 members present.

President announced multiple sign-up sheets at the table. Membership Dues MUST be paid to enter all our Contests or witness a posting.

Egmont Key trip is scheduled January 27 from 11 AM – 4 PM.

Don Vogel and a crew of volunteers placed several yards of gravel at the end of the Boat Ramp off 5th Street. Feedback is welcomed from boaters using the ramp. Please be mindful not to power load your boat onto your trailer as that causes the ramp to be damaged. Thanks to the volunteers who keep our docks, storage area and ramps in good condition.

Bayview Beautification committee meeting has been postponed until January 12, in the annex in PB Hall.  John Mattei reported this meeting is to gain feedback for landscaping and parking ideas between Bayview and the Docks.

Coast Guard Boat Inspection Date is pending, will be announced, and posted.

Paradisebay.info is where all our Club Information is available.

Treasurer’s Report:  Will be at the February meeting and contest awards presented then.

Secretary Minutes:  Read & Approved.

MOTION:  Cancel the Frank & Bean Dinner. Discussion, motion PASSED. A time and date to refund ticket money will be announced on Paradisebay.info and posted on the Information board by the docks. We will also request Paradise Bay to send out a mass email with this information.

Norm Kitchen has hosted the Annual Fish Fry Dinner. It is on our calendar March 25, 2022. It has also been Cancelled.

Coast Guard Boater Safety course will be Saturday, January 15, 2022, 8 AM in PB Hall.

Club Officers Nominations and voting to be held in March. Openings for President and Secretary. The VP and Treasurer have agreed to serve next season. There were No nominations or volunteers for the open positions.

Next Meeting:  February 1, 2022, in the Carport area behind PB Office at 11:00 AM. No Chili Luncheon, just a meeting.

Meeting was adjourned 9:45 AM

February 2022 Meeting Minutes

February 1, 2022

President, Rick Plite

Vice President, Chris Matteson

Treasurer, Kevin Sullivan

Secretary, Sheila Gilstrap

The Meeting Was called to order at 11:04 AM by President Rick Plite with 67 members present and several members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Rick thanked the Coast Guard for the Boater Safety Course held in January with 12 of our members.

The Egmont Key trip will be Feb 3, if cancelled a RED flag will be posted.  Another boat trip is scheduled for February 24, 2022, meet at end of our canal around 11:00 AM.

Pat Canavan from the Coast Guard Auxiliary is working on a Weekend Navigation course, it will be a 1-day class sometime in March.  He also advised people to check their boat fire extinguisher for a date on the bottom.  They are good for 10 years or if the arrow points to the green indicator.

Volunteers needed for the Cortez Fish Festival, Jim Gath and Scotty Yates have information for sign up.

Paradisebay.info is the web site where all our information is posted. 

Treasurers Report:  $4,125.71 in checking, $572.30 cash.  Fish Contest Awards available.

Frank & Bean Ticket refunds were available at this meeting, see an Officer if haven’t returned your ticket.

MOTION:  Schedule the Frank & Bean Dinner to last Saturday in February.  Discussion:  Ken Huizinga recommended this to give us more time to sell tickets.  He and John Kalman have agreed to host it 2023.

MOTION PASSED.

Dockmaster Report:  Scotty Yates has an updated Waiting List with 70 on the Paradise Bay and 10 Sarasota Bay.  The Board is working on New Rules, the 2019 Rules are available to pick up.  The Boat Assist List is also available.  Dock Fees Billing is changing to be sent out October 1 with Due November 1.  This gives the Dockmaster needed information on what docks will be available at the beginning of season.  Sarasota Bay RV Park has limited storage for Boats & Trailers, it is first come so check with Kelly in the RV Office for availability.  PB Shareholders can get stickers for the vehicle, Boat trailer and boat, SB Residents get their stickers from the RV Office.  These stickers help Security know who belongs in the Park.  There are new security cameras in the Boat Storage lot, new fence and soon laser security will be installed.  If you have a boat trailer in the lot DO NOT lock your tongue, they need to be moved occasionally. 

Summer docks and boat storage is available for Shareholders on a monthly basis.

VP Report:  Elections coming in March.  Larry Blank would like us to have flags for our boats.

George Mullin has offered to serve as Secretary next season.

John Mattei reported the Beautification Committee meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday Feb 2 in PB Hall Annex.

The Coast Guard Tapestry drawing was held.  Mike Turner was the winner.

Meeting was adjourned.

Sheila Gilstrap, Secretary

December 7, 2021 Meeting Minutes

December 7, 2021

President, Rick Plite

Vice President, Chris Matteson

Treasurer, Kevin Sullivan

Secretary, Sheila Gilstrap

The Meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by President Rick Plite with 57 members present.

President Report:  Dues $10.00 per year, include Chili Luncheon and Fish Fry Dinner. Fishing Regulations are constantly changing so check FWC before you go fishing. The mini reef is installed on East Finger Dock about 3 docks from Channel. Ken Huizinga will be in charge of the January 29, 2022, Frank & Bean Dinner.  A sheet was passed out for volunteer sign ups.

New Fishing Shirts are being designed, long sleeve SPF 50.

The Club will host Coffee Hour, PB Hall, January 3, 2022.  Volunteers are needed to serve.

Coast Guard Boat Inspections will be January or February, sign ups sheet passed. Also Coast Guard Boating Safety Class sign ups for an upcoming class.

Paradisebay.info is where all our Club Information is available.

VP Report:  Chris Matteson reported membership sign ups, Frank & Bean Tickets are available. Jim Gath will be updating the Boat Assist List. Please let him know if your information needs updating.

Treasurer’s Report:  Read & Approved.  Fish Contest Awards were presented.

Secretary Minutes:  Read & Approved.

Dockmaster:  Scotty Yates reported over 80 on the Dock Wait List. There was discussion on floating dock availability. The Dock Billing was sent out early this season to get an idea Dock usage so empty docks can be assigned. Please get the new stickers for your vehicle, Boat trailer and boats. The Goal this year is to have every dock filled. Boat Trailers need to be functional as they are often moved in the storage area. When you pay your dock rental the office needs updated Boat & Trailer Registration.

FISH Festival is Feb 19 & 20 Volunteers needed; Jim Gath has information for sign up.

Egmont Boat Trip:  Contact Rick Plite for an upcoming trip.

Question & Answer period followed with great discussion.

Meeting adjourned 10:09 AM

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    President: Larry Blank

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    Secretary: George Mullen

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