Message From The President:
First of all, a hearty welcome goes out to our newest Hawg Hunter,
For those present at the July meeting, you are painfully aware that the topic du jour was "Insurance".
Good discussion on a subject that I'm sure none of the original members of the club would have ever thought would be an issue. My thanks to Dave, Frank and Charlie who have been and continue to collect information for us to review and discuss as we proceed on this matter.
If you missed the last meeting, you can expect a friendly phone call from Mr. Cramer before the next meeting. He volunteered (thanks Mac) to attempt to contact those members not at the meeting to ensure they are aware of the new requirement to maintain a minimum of $100K/$300K boat liability insurance before being considered eligible to fish as a boater. All members who want to participate as a boater will need to provide proof (original or copy of your declaration sheet or other documents that show coverage) before or at the next club meeting on 15Aug07.
Another topic that has been discussed is that of incorporating the club as a not for profit organization. Ron has provided me some documents and information that I will be reviewing and reporting on at the next meeting. Man, what ever happened to the days when all you had to worry about when you wanted to go fishin' was whether they were going to bite.
As the outgoing President, I've got the honor of coordinating the Annual Awards Banquet. I'll use this forum to put out an idea for your thought.
I think most everyone would agree that we typically hold our banquet way too long after the end of the fishing year. Recent banquets have been held as late as February the following year. My thought is to hold the banquet in conjunction with our November meeting. We would have it at Founaris Brothers restaurant.
We already have the banquet room and I'm sure I could work out something with Steve. After the banquet and awards presentation, the wives, and/or significant other, would be invited to stick around for the meeting and tournament pairings. November is usually a quiet month with not much (if anything) to discuss. What ya think????
Well, guess I've taken enough of your time. Until next we meet again,
Minutes of the Meeting:
The July Pensacola Hawg Hunters meeting was brought to order at 7:00 P.M. on July 18, 2007 at Founaris Brothers Restaurant. President Kevin Simmons presided. There were 18 members present.
Kevin discussed getting or making a Lifetime Membership certificate for Pete Potter, Ken has one and will bring it to the next meeting.
Bill Myrick was voted in as the newest member to Hawg Hunters. Congratulations Bill and Welcome.
There was a motion for an emergency vote for a change to the constitution concerning the minimum required amount of insurance boat owners should have on their boat in order to be a boater in the club. The E - board decided this did not constitute an emergency.
A motion was made for an SOP: All members desiring to use their boats in Hawg Hunter Club tournaments must carry a minimum of 100/300 ($ 100K per person/ $300K total combined). Boater members have until the August club meeting, August 15, 2007 to provide a copy of their insurance declaration page (deck page) to Mack Cramer; either hard copy or electronically via email. Failure to do so by August 15th will result in the member not being able to fish as a boater until the appropriate "deck" page is provided.
Dave and Charlie will continue to investigate umbrella policy for the members and the club. Ron's insurance company indicated they may be able to write an umbrella policy for the club but would require copies of the club constitution and by-laws. His wife has also researched a not for profit corporation and it doesn't appear to be too difficult or too expensive.
"Good of the Order"
If you fish as a non-boater don't forget to bring fishing tackle, rain suit, plenty of water on hot days, sun screen and oh MONEY to pay your half
just a friendly reminder.
I enjoy fishing in other folks boats and consider it a privilege.
I would like to continue to do so.
So as a non-boater I say,
be respectful of other folk's equipment, have fun, and make sure you cover at least half the expenses.