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.


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

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    March 2023 Monthly Fishing Contest Results


    1st Brian Bourgeois 31"

    2nd Rod Kramer 30.5"


    1st Norm Kitchen 17.5"

    2nd Stan Hellenbrand 13.5"

    3rd Sheila Gilstrap 12.5"

    Spanish Mackerel

    1st Norm Kitchen 18.625"

    2nd Sheila Gilstrap 18"

    3rd Ron Prieskorn 16.875"


    1st Brian Bourgeois 18.5"

    2nd Jim Tamski 17.5"

    3rd John Sparks 17.25"


    1st John Halteman 26.75"

    2nd Rod Kramer 26.125"

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    1st Bill Booher 24.75"

    2nd John Halteman 24.25"

    3rd Rod Kramer 23"

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    Hope to see You there. 

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    1st Steve Stordeur  20 ½”

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    2nd Bill Booher      19 ¼”

    3rd Norm Kitchen   17 ¼”

    3rd Steve Lucas     17 ¼”

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    1st Sheila Gilstrap  20”

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  • March 2023 Meeting Minutes +

    February 28th, 2023

    Paradise Bay Sarasota Bay Boating & Fishing Club Meeting Notes


    President: Ron Prieskorn

    Vice President: Chris Matteson

    Treasurer: Kevin Sullivan

    Secretary: George Mullen

    The meeting was called to order at 9:00am by President Ron Prieskorn.  There were 74 members present.

    Ron Led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance and then recited the Fishermen’s Prayer.

    Ron asked for a motion to accept the minutes that were available to review placed on the tables. The minutes were accepted and approved by the attendees.

    Ron stated the club will not be banking with the park office. He explained our club will continue to bank with our current bank after we make some needed changes to update our account. We will then review the banking practices next year and reevaluate annually.

    Ron reported the Frank and Bean dinner was a Great Success, Ron then thanked all the volunteers that

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  • Feburary 2023 Fishing Contest +


          February 2023 Fishing Contest Results



    1st   Norm Kitchen             16”

    2nd Kelly Equimaxx           14”

    3rd John Holteman            13 ¾”


    1st Dave Holstein             16 ¾”

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    3rd  Norm Kitchen             16 ¼”

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    1st Norm Kitchen             22 ½”

    2nd Sue Prieskorn           21 ¾”

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    1st Robert Allen                 23 ⅛”

    2nd Rod Kramer                22 ½”

    3rd Bill Booher                   21 ⅞”



    Steve Lucas                      26 ¾”

    John Halteman                  26 ⅛”

    Bill Booher                         26”



    Bill Venema                     20 1/8"

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    1st John Matte         20 ¼”


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    Spotted Seatrout

    1st Rod Kramer         19 ¼”

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  • Feburary 9 2023 Ladies one day Fishing contest +



           February 9  2023

    Spotted Sea Trout

    1st  Linda Witaker     18  ⅝”

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    Spanish Mackeral

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