Two very interesting things came from the RISSA Legislative meeting that Eddie Callahan and I attended last Wednesday.
First, the boats catching herring were going to be moved out to 12 miles from Maine to North Carolina; this would be a huge win for the river herring population. Number two is whether or not the Magnuson Stevens Act would be dropped. It appears that some changes might come to it, and as of yesterday a bill passed that will have changes.
It is that time of year again where you have to pay your dues. Attached will be a membership form. Please get them in as soon as possible. It makes it easier for the membership chairman. Note: Your $30 dues means a family membership, so your wife, husband, or significant other is also a member, as are any children still in school and living at home.
Wednesday, Dec. 19, is our next meeting and also our annual election. We need someone for president, secretary, and board of directors. If interested, you have to email Randall Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to the meeting. It is imperative that these positions be filled.
On the webpage, you can get the application for the Annual Banquet, to be held April 6th. Don’t forget that we could use some prizes or gift certificates to be used as prizes. The plug bucket is at its lowest level of the year, so bring in your plugs, please.
On a happy note, see below the photo of longtime Saltie Carl Copp (USMC), who played a World War II bugle for the Pearl Harbor Ceremony in Bass River.
A shout out also to Saltie Steven Drowne, who was one of the readers at the Whoville Express event for children at the South Yarmouth Library on Dec. 3rd, and to Saltie Rick Cain, who played his magical bass at one of the homes on the Holiday Cookie Stroll in Bass River on Dec. 10!
On a sad note, we lost another longtime Saltie Ron Haley at the beginning of this month. Many of you might remember Ron as the salad master at our regular fish suppers. He will be missed by his family, friends, and the fishing community. See Ron Haley Obituary below.
Many thanks to Rob Conery for his Dec. 13 article featuring the Salties and the smile.amazon.com program to raise funds for our reef foundation. Rob writes a great column in the Cape Cod Times every Thursday!
Thanks, and Smile with Amazon!
Jack (email@example.com, 508 394-2983)
Ron Haley Obituary
SAGAMORE BEACH - Ronald James Haley, 79, of Sagamore Beach, MA passed away on December 2, 2018 he was the son of the late James and Margaret M. (McIntosh ) Haley.
Ron was raised in Boston and attended Boston Technical high school, then on to Boston State College now U. M. He became a teacher and worked at Bourne Jr. & High School for many years. Ron kept in touch with many of his former students who often visited him. They all mentioned the important impact he had on their lives. This can be said of all who knew this kind, generous man whose laugh you could never mistake. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him..
Once Ron had retired he still kept busy to manage Bourne Scenic Park and helping with the Toys for Tots on the Cape. He loved to garden and had a passion for fishing. He was also a Blue and Gold officer for the USNA.
He is survived by his loving wife Mary (Shaffer) Haley and their son Mark his wife Shannon Haley of Harwich, MA with their children Ryan, and Keira Haley. Brothers; Bob Haley of FL, and Joseph Haley and his wife Rosemary of Braintree, MA.
This month's meeting we will be having club elections
At last month's meeting we were reminded that this upcoming meeting December 19th will be the clubs elections. Only two openings at this time, but they are crucial: club secretary and president. If you at all interested in being considered for these positions please email the current president or vice president your request for nomination. Whether you wish to be nominated or not it is becoming more and more pressing to have more of our members to be more involved in this wonderful fishing club. Staying involved is the only way to make sure that the voices of recreational fishermen is heard on the important things that effect the fishery and our access to it. As we come into the holidays, if you know someone that is interested in fishing consider gifting them a Cape Cod Salties membership. It will get them more involved in the sport when they meet the other members that have such a passion for it. Also it is an incredible value, the money you can save on just the club sponsored fishing trips make it more than worth it. The annual banquet will be coming up in April but it is not too early to start thinking about the fundraising that needs to happen to maintain the clubs activities as well as its charitable contributions like the $200.00 the club voted to contribute to the Needy Fund last month. So if you know anyone with relevant skills, or has gift certificates or any other items that could contribute to the raffles and auctions it would be greatly appreciated. Lastly, if you are looking for a good winter project of setting up a canal bike then please contact VP Randall Sherman. He has a Columbia All-Terrain walk through frame black bike that would make a great start to this project. If you are interested you can have it for a $50.00 donation to the Cape Cod Salties Foundation. He can be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cape Cod Salties Foundation News
FUNDRAISER SALE CONTINUES
There are still some plugs left so bring your wallets to the next meeting.
Sebile plugs Orca Plugs Bombers and Yozuri plugs Needlefish plugs Poppers Metal lip plugs Multiple sizes and quantities of soft plastics, many with the jig heads
Cape Cod Salties Foundation 2018 Foundation Donors
Copper (up to $49)
E Burke Dick Kelly S Israelian
Tackle Sale John and Maxine Rice Peter Richenburg
Rick Cain J Creighton K M Hibbard Allen Brook Family
Hook, Line, and Eel Day Barry Sullivan Paul and Joanne Simoneau Rich and Beverly Stec
Bass Pro Shops D Dockery J Dudac
Riverview Bait and Tackle R Sherman
This month we had the good fortune of having Larry Dapsis "The Tick Guy" visit us. If you missed him you did miss a great and informational presentation but we did make him promise to come back next year.
"The Tick Man" gave us information on identifying the different types of ticks, the multitude of diseases associated with ticks, and most importantly best bets for prevention. This is information that any person that spends time outdoors needs specially in this area as it appears we are at ground zero with some of the highest numbers of tick diseases in the country.