Two great articles on the RI fishing Show
All members of the R.I. Saltwater Anglers Association should be proud to know that
Governor Donald Carcieri
Speaker of the House William Murphy
attended the opening of the show and cut the ceremonial ribbon.
The Governor, an angler himself, then went into the show to browse some of the
exhibits and took a turn at the virtual fishing simulator.
Also, Speaker Murphy presented RISAA President Steve Medeiros with a $5,000
Legislative Grant to help with the annual Take-A-City-Kid Fishing Day.
The grant, secured with the help of Rep. Peter Palumbo (also a RISAA member),
will enable RISAA to hold two kid fishing days this year.
From: Capt. Jim White
To: Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association
Dear Fellow Members:
On behalf of Stripers Forever, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing this group to participate in your New England Saltwater Fishing Show, and for the support that you have shown since its inception.
At the show this weekend, Stripers Forever signed up 500, that's right, 500 new members, who are concerned about the state of our fishery and how it is managed. There is no doubt in my mind that what has helped is the excellent monthly newsletter that is put out for the entire membership to help inform and educate our members.
This enormous task is accomplished by many individuals who I couldn't even begin to remember or thank. Let me just say that your efforts are not going unnoticed by anglers all up and down the East Coast.
Your efforts have established a principle of dedication that no other organization has ever shown in my life time. For this group to be able to come into Rhode Island and sign up 500 new members is nothing short of amazing. Many have said that this could not or would not ever happen. Well, you have proven them wrong. Rhode Island now has the second highest membership, behind Massachusetts of concerned anglers who believe the striped bass is a valuable game fish and who support strong conservation measures to keep the stock healthy and viable.
When someone asks me if I am a RISAA member, I am not only happy to say yes, I am also proud to be part of and associated with such a fine organization of so many fine people. We may not all agree on the same things at the same time but in the end the job gets done. That is what makes this group the finest that has ever been my privilege to be associated with.
On behalf of Stripers Forever, the board of directors and all the other state chairmen and dedicated volunteers, I wish to extend our deepest gratitude and extreme best wishes that RISAA continues to be one of the best fishing (families) that we all can proud to say that we are members.
Capt, Jim White
RI State Chairman
Striopers Forever-Make it a Gamefish
I know i was one of those 500 new members.
:twisted: craig aka briggs :twisted:
8) MASTER OF HIS OWN DOMAIN 8)