Cape Cod Salties Brief
While we prepare for a new website and new website committee chairpersons collect and promote content for the web, I thought about using this space to briefly inform the club members about happenings during the month. Jay Pavick
Our New President
During the September 28th club meeting, a special election was held for the unfinished term of President Jack Creighton pursuant to the updates from Jack provided earlier this year. Jon Ungerland, nominated at the August club meeting, ran as an unopposed candidate and via the vote of the September 28th meeting, Mr. Ungerland was elected to fulfill the duties of president for the remainder of the current 2 year term. Following the election, president Ungerland addressed the meeting attendees. Joking about feeling like a fish on a hook behind a speedboat, and noting he's following in the wake of a legendary captain and a gem of a man, Jon expressed his heartfelt appreciation to Jack Creighton for time invested in him to ensure continuity and clarity in the change of leadership. Jon also informed members that per the club's bylaws Mr. Creighton would immediately be transitioned into the "Trustee" role, and thus Jon and Jack will continue collaborating together to promote consistency in the club's work within and connection to the community. Further, our new president also shared his thoughts about The Salties being an invaluable assembly of experience, wisdom, knowledge, skill, with deeply rooted history and comradery much greater than any single member - especially as 'green' as himself! - and thus emphasized it is "OUR" club, and mentioned he will be working intently to recruit and support volunteers to contribute their vision and talents to the yet-to-be-written chapters of the clubs story. By looking at the size of the volunteer list for the October fish dinner, the message was received by those in attendance. Welcome aboard Jon!
October Fish Dinner
Don't forget the Fish Dinner on October 26. Forms are available on out website. Jon is encouraging participants to invite their friends and family to help in exposing our club activities to as many folks as we can.
Saturday, September 24 saw about thirty Salties get together to pick up litter along the Cape Cod Canal. Thanks to the leadership of Cleanup Chair Bill Cottle the event was a success from the morning availability of coffee and donuts, the organization of the teams to do the cleanup, and finally to the great barbecue of Sausages/peppers/onions and burgers in the afternoon prepared by master chef Ed Burke. It was a beautiful day to participate in a marine ecosystem project. We do it every year, so mark your calendar for 2023.
Fishtales (What members are experiencing on or off the water and would like to share)
Ed and Lesley Callahan have been fishing, with success, around Monomoy and its rips. Ed reported catching Bass over 35" along with Blues and Fluke.
Jay Walpole was fishing with his grand kids and someone in the group caught a Northern Kingfish, which is rare for the Cape but they seem to be moving North due to the warming of our waters driven by Global Warming.
Our Salties Team (Jack Creighton and Bob Dunn) fishing the Martha's Vineyard Derby were reported to be in fifth place.