Message From The President:
Another month has come and gone. Man, the time does fly. Only four months left in this fishing year.
A lot of action items need to be accomplished in that time. Let's see, there is the hunt for and election of new E-board members, the discussion and voting on proposals for changes to the club constitution and bylaws, planning for the annual awards banquet, and getting the records ready for the next E-board. Whew!
Speaking of new E-board members;
if you are interested in any position, let one of the current E-board members know.
Glad to hear that some of the members that have recently been under the weather are feeling better. Good to see Dewayne fishing again.
We had a good turn out for our June meeting and tournament.
Sorry the fish didn't bite any better. Let's keep those numbers up.
For those that didn't make the meeting and haven't heard, Pete "Sweetie Petie" Potter was awarded Lifetime Membership into the Hawg Hunters for his years of membership and dedicated service. Congratulations Pete. Now for your monthly safety note. Summer is smack dab on top of us. HOT temperatures and pop-up thunderstorms. If you get caught in one of those afternoon lightening storms, put your rod down and get to some sort of shelter as quickly as possible. If there is no shelter around, get low in the boat or find some land and hunker down. Bottom-line;
try not to be the tallest thing around.
Minutes of the Meeting:
The June Pensacola Hawg Hunters meeting was brought to order at 7:00 P.M. on June 20, 2007 at Founaris Brothers Restaurant. President Kevin Simmons presided.
There were 21 members present and 1 guest, Bill Myrick.
Kevin referred to a previous vote of the club to add lifetime members, the names were identified and will be added. Kevin also attempted to contact members that have been absent to see how they are doing.
Jere Jaillite nominated Pete Potter as a Lifetime Member, motion was seconded by Jim Bailey Sr. (and numerous others). Vote was made by secret ballot IAW Article II section 5 of the By - Laws and passed with unanimous approval.
CONGRATULATIONS - "Old Pete"
|Hawg Hunter Life Member
The Pensacola Hawg Hunters awarded Life Membership status to Pete Potter this month as Pete will be moving soon to go fish with the boyz up on Lay Lake.
Boy!!...Bet that was a tough decision wasn't it Pete...
Just remember...You always have a home to come back to.
Congratulations and Best Wishes
The Pensacola Hawg Hunters
A reminder was issued regarding eligibility to vote at the October meeting on Constitutional changes. The requirement is to fish at least 6 tournaments not counting last October. There was much discussion about possible action the club should take to protect members from potential liability issues; such as incorporating or becoming an L.L.C., Charlie Cetti agreed to research for best course of action. Also more discussion on the minimum amount of liability insurance boat owners should carry as well as an umbrella policy. Ron Faribanks state that the "big box" insurance companies do not cover fishing tournaments.
Further discussion concerning the club keeping copy of boat owner's insurance policy as an effort of accountability to ensure an adequate amount of coverage is maintained. Mack discussed the requirement to make a rule change for such a requirement. Frank Kelly offered to contact the Insurance commission to get definitive information on the insurance issue.
"Good of the Order"
Dave Dyess donated some items to be auctioned off as a fund raiser for the special fund.
"Old Pete" performed splendidly
as the auctioneer.
Mack announced his next fishing trip to Mexico and is looking for 1 more person to go along; 7 days ~ $1500 plus airplane ticket.
Brian Metcalf mentioned the weekly "fruit jar" tournament at Tensaw every Thursday night 5 - 8 pm;
$10 per person. Dan Nash mentioned there is a similar tournament at Fish River on Tuesday nights.