2014 End of Year Celebration

2014 End of Year Celebration:

Annual End of Year Celebration, Oyster Roast, and Charity Auction

Friday, November 14th, 7pm – 10pm

Summerville Country Club

Admission to this years event is as follows:

Member Adults – $15

Member Young Adults (Ages 10-16) – $10

Member Youths (Under Age 10) – FREE

Non-Member Adults – $25

Non-Member Young Adults (Ages 10-16) – $15

Non-Member Youths (Under Age 10) – FREE

Please plan to join us for our annual end of year party!  This is a great event, with great food (featuring local Bulls Bay oysters, plus other great food for non-oyster eaters), camaraderie, presentation of our Anglers of the Year, and our charity fundraiser to benefit the very worth Dorchester Children’s Center.

This party is open to all who would like to join us.  Please feel free to invite family, friends, neighbors to come enjoy our party.  In an effort to allow Mom and Dad an opportunity to eat some oysters and enjoy an adult beverage, our incoming Youth Advisor, Emery, is planning some activities to keep the little ones, ages 3 – 8, occupied for the evening.

The EOY Party is also the start to our 2015 membership drive.  You will be able to renew your membership at the party if you wish. It goes without saying that the value you get for your membership cost is a no-brainer!

EOY Party Auction Items

As part of the end of year party we do a live auction to help raise money for the Dorchester Children in Crisis’ Christmas gift program.  We have three guide trips up for bid  with Captains Mike Waller, David Lane, and Mike Able, Jr.  We also auction off slightly used or new items donated by members.  This has been very popular and has include bicycles, hammocks, art work, golf clubs, and more!  It’s a great way to find a home for items you may not use, all while helping to provide Christmas for needy families!

If you have an item you’d like to donate, please contact Vince and Megan Lehr at 843-566-3508, by email at thelehrs@sc.rr.com, or in person at the Wednesday meeting.  What an excellent way to help those in need this Christmas, and who knows – maybe one of those donated items will be just what you were looking for that night!

We ask our members, if you have any items of value (preferably new or very lightly used) that you would be willing to donate for auction to please contact Vince.  These items have brought good bids in the past.  Past donations have included a bike, hammock, and golf clubs.

Since 2011 we have included a charity prize drawing and live auction to our EOY Oyster Roast.  The proceeds from these events have raised over $7000 which is used SOLELY to provide Christmas to needy and abused children in the Summerville area via Dorchester Children in Crisis. I emphasize solely, because it doesn’t go to the center to pay bills or anything else.  It is earmarked to purchase gifts.  The center gets grants and such to function, but none of that money can go towards Christmas.  That is 100% through charitable giving.  The first year we did it the volunteers had about $100 to shop with.  Last year we handed them a check for $3100!  This has literally provided Christmas for hundreds of needy children!

This year, we have the ability to accept credit card payments for anything that is purchased at the party.  We hope this makes things more convenient for you.

2015 Board – Open call for nominations

We have openings for two board positions, Secretary and Tournament Director 2.  Below are the descriptions of the responsibilities for each as stated in our club By-Laws.  If you think you might be interested, please contact any current board member to indicate your interest in being a nominee.
Secretary
A.  The secretary shall attend board meetings and take detailed meeting minutes
B.  The secretary shall type up the meeting minutes and send to the board prior to the next board meeting for approval
C.  The secretary, or designated representative appointed by the secretary, shall take photos a the membership meeting and make a post on the forum under Membership Meeting Recap thread
D.  The secretary shall check the club PO Box
E.  The secretary shall maintain a Club History including news clippings, articles, etc
F.  The secretary shall archive all meeting minutes and history items in the By-Laws and Archives notebook
Tournament Director 2
A.  The tournament director 2 shall be responsible for the Angler of the Month contest, including
1.  Making sure angler of the month rules are up to date and posted
2.  Creating new angler of the month threads on the forum
3.  Keeping track of angler of the month standings and communicating results to the IT director and tournament director 1 for prizes and angler of the year points
B.  The tournament director 2 shall keep track of Club Records and make sure new club records are recognized
C.  The tournament director 2 shall act as backup to tournament director 1 if needed