Year-End Letter from Our Club President

Hi Saltys – I guess the season has come to an end for most of us….locally that is. Those of us who have the time and resources to travel to Florida or other more southerly destinations can enjoy a perennial, ongoing fishing season!

As a club, we had several fishing outings and signed up a few new members which is excellent. We hosted some great local guides and fly tiers who donated their time and knowledge to us and we are all thankful to them for that. Casting on the lawn was also a lot of fun…thank you Lou, Paul and Michael. The conclave was a success despite the lack of cooperation of our targeted line siders and other finned evaders!

It was my pleasure to serve as club president in 2019 but I am stepping down to let another member take the reigns. I wish you all a great holiday and a Happy New Year to you and your families, and I look forward to fishing with you in 2020!

November meeting on Wednesday, Nov 20th

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:30pm at VFW 9592 at 55 Hickory Lane in Levittown, New York 11756.

Photograph of our Club President standing on a boat holding up a freshly-caught false albacore.

The meeting

The November 20th meeting will include nominations for:

  • Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer
  • Board of Directors

We will also discuss the direction we would like to see for our club’s future. This is an important meeting, so please make every effort to attend. You may even nominate yourself.

Conclave 52

We managed to slip Conclave 52 in just before the weather really turned! All who attended appeared to enjoy the program and one another. The fish could have been more cooperative – we only caught a handful!

David Blinken, a great friend to the Salty’s and a very accomplished guide, was honored by the club for all he has done for us over the years.

Our friendly tournament was named the Joel Filner Tournament for all that Joel has done for the club during his many years of dedicated service.

Jeff Carson, a new member, actually won the tournament with, I believe, an 18″ schoolie!

Thank you all who attended and we hope to see you and at next year’s Conclave.