MARCH 2013 - EMAIL NEWSLETTER
Next General Meeting: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at the St. Augustine Shrine Club. Our meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month unless notified otherwise. The speaker this month will be Jim Sutton, Outdoors Writer for the St. Augustine Record. The March kids club will be taking a look at alligators and their history. Social is at 6:30, meeting at 7:30.
Last Months Meeting: ACGFA Challenge Kick-off Party: Thank-you to Letti Bozard and her crew at Bozard Ford for hosting the Kick-off Party for the third year. Mike Colee won the free entry to the ACGFA Challenge and Bobby Jones won a cooler gift set from Bozard Ford. We gave away t-shirts and Action butts as door prizes and had 5 new memberships and 1 renewal at the meeting.
Kids Club: The “I” Spy Hay Ride was a blast! Jade Smith, Sarah Sousa, Matthew Padgett, Olivia Cox, Wyatt Cox, Mason Wishard, Brayden Wishard, Christian Buckhalter, and item list keeper Alexis Mackey. Each kid received a new t-shirt! Thanks Letti Bozard for the Party! The kids spied 20 fishing related items hidden on the Bozard property. Thanks to Chip Whitfield for the trailer, Drew Smith the 4-wheeler driver and Terrell & Tina Jones for the donated hay!
Membership Drawing: Agatha Christine was not present for the $150. This month the drawing will be for $200. You must be present to win. It pays to attend the meetings!
Shrine Club Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner: Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 16th, 6:00pm, $10 a plate. Please contact Donnie Waldrep for reservations 904-315-8366 Email- Donniewaldrep@att.net
Spring Kickoff Tournament: The Spring Kickoff Tournament started March 1st and ends March 31st. This is an inshore tournament for Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Drum (Pompey and Black), Sheepshead, Pompano, and Whiting. Complete rules are enclosed. Contact Rick Mackey (904) 501-2032 or sign up at the meeting.
February Angler-of-the-Month: Kaylee Brown Congratulations to Kaylee Brown. She caught 2 Pompey Drum, a Redfish, a Trout and a Whiting for a total of 575 points. Not too bad for a real young Small-fry, great job Kaylee. There were 7 entry cards from 3 anglers this month. There were 4 species of fish entered. Complete list is attached. Catches include cards received from January 25th thru February 28th. Cards received starting March 1st will count for the March Angler-of-the-Month.
President’s Message: Just wanted to thank everyone who came to Bozard Ford for February's general meeting we had a great turn out, gave away lots of prizes, and gained some new members. Thanks to Matt for bring in the Revels family. Donna had lots of kids for the hay ride they enjoyed that.
We are looking for more volunteers for the Kids Fishing Clinic on March 16th at St. Augustine Marine at Vilano Beach please come out and help support this event Thanks.
Chip Whitfield, President
The club is in need of a VHF radio. Our old one is tired and won’t work anymore. If you have an extra one laying around and you would like to donate it we can put it to good use. Please contact Donna 904-824-6436. Thanks
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Free Kids Fishing Clinic (Kids Age 12 and Under) Saturday, March 16th
Registration begins at St Augustine Marina,Vilano Beach @ 8:00 am.
Clinic begins @ 9:00 am;
Fishing Tournament at the Vilano Beach Pier begins @ 10:00 am
Awards begin @ 12:00 pm.
Prizes: First 100 kids will get a free fishing pole.
Free hot-dogs, chips, and drinks.
Sponsored By: ACGFA Ancient City Game Fish Association, St Augustine Marina, Folgeman Builders Supply, St Johns County Parks & Recreation, FWC - Fish Florida, Andy’s Taylor Rental, S & S Tackle, and The Lawn Ranger.
SHRINE CLUB SPRING FLING
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST EVER SPRING FLING.
$100 PER COUPLE GETS YOU IN THE DOOR
ALL YOU CAN DRINK, EAT (HEAVY H’ORDERVES), LIVE MUSIC
20 APRIL 2013 - 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
ST. AUGUSTINE SHRINE CLUB
WE ARE GIVING AWAY OVER $4,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES