We have some important business to take care of at our next two meetings. November will be the nominations of our executive board and December will be our elections. All positions are open and I encourage everyone to consider running for an office. You can nominate yourself or ask someone to nominate you. New blood is always welcome.

Our Seafood Fest, although not well attended, was a fun evening. This was a makeup date due to Irma and it seems like a lot of people were out of town or had made other plans. Thanks go out to Joe Smariga, John Edmonds and Ray Papa for taking care of the grilling and of course John and Marie Kansman for their famous drunken chicken. As usual there was no shortage of appetizers, sides and desserts and everything was delicious.

Our biggest social event of the year will be here before we know it. December is right around the corner and I am looking forward to having a great time at the Holiday Party.

 For a great time plan on joining us for the sinking of the Christmas tree. It’s always a lot of fun and of course the more the merrier. What we do is sink the Christmas tree from the holiday party on one of our wrecks. Once it is settled on the wreck, we descend in our holiday garb, and decorate the tree with things that fish like to eat, typically other fish. Once the decorating is done we back off and the feeding frenzy begins. It is always a great photo opportunity.

Our international trip destination this year will be the Cayman Brac Beach Resort. The club has been to this resort before and I have heard good things about it. Check out the resort on Trip Advisor. They get four and a half stars which is pretty good.   I will be sending out an email with more information about this trip. The dates are July 14 to July 21, getting us home before mini season. Please get in touch with me if you are interested in this trip.

I look forward to seeing a great number of you at the November meeting and I hope to see an active nomination process. Please consider getting involved with the workings of the club.

Jeff Raffa