PARADISE BAY SARASOTA BAY BOAT & FISH CLUB MINUTES. January 7, 2020
President, Carl Shaver
Vice President, Gary Armour
Treasurer, Joyce Stepansky
Secretary, Sheila Gilstrap
The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by President, Carl Shaver, 91 members present. 6 Coast Guard Auxiliary Guests. Treasurer Report and Secretary Minutes were read and approved.
VICE PRESIDENT REPORT: Sign-up sheets were passed around for the Coast Guard Boat Inspection, CPR/AED Refresher Course and Fish Fry Luncheon.
Frank & Bean Dinner: Ken Huizinga and John Kalman are requesting volunteers for our 28th year and sign-up sheets were passed out. Tickets were also distributed; members were asked to commit to their street for ticket sales.
Fishing Contest Awards were presented. Discussion regarding the Rules for the One Day Contests. No One Day fish caught may be posted on the monthly board. FWC: Snook and Redfish are still catch and Release. Starting February 1, 2020 Trout may be kept, slot is 15-19” with one fish per vessel over slot, the new Ruling is 3 Trout per angler.
Tom Guinan is researching mini reef’s built by Ocean Habitats. There are numerous articles in the Sun and Islander regarding these. Also, great fishing reports in these weekly local papers.
DOCKMASTER REPORT: John Mattei 2020 Dock Fees are Due. Copies of the New Boat Dock Rules are available. Trailers need to be moved in the Storage lot, please do not lock trailer tongue. Don Vogel reported 5th street launch project ongoing. The Channel lights were recently reconfigured to Coast Guard Regulations.
Boat Assist List: Jim Gath has updated this list, copies are available. Please contact Jim if you have changes to your posted information. Current sheets were passed out for corrections or additions.
Fish Fry Dinner March 27th: Norm Kitchen reported fish are still needed for this luncheon. Please see Norm or Gary Armour if you have fish to donate. Door prizes are also needed.
COAST GUARD: Tom Alvord, Commander and Patrick Canavan, Vice Commander, from Flotilla 81, GT Bray Park, and their crew were available for Boat Inspections. Boater Safety is very important. They recommend 3 key issues when boating.
- Life Jackets Save Lives
- Float Plan, let people know your plans
- Practice for an Emergency, practice man overboard
Meeting was adjourned 9:55 AM