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2018
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PRESIDENT Tony Smock

VP SALTWATER Barbara Gattuso

VP FRESHWATER Albert Wilson

RECORDING SECRETARY Anitra Gehrke

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Karen Taylor

TREASURER Betty Allen


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COMMUNITY EVENTS Hank Skaja

HISTORIAN Dave Gehrke

MEMBERSHIP Cheryl Brandstrom

PROGRAMS Ken Harrison

PUBLIC RELATIONS Ken Harrison

OPPORTUNITY DRAWING Mike Springer

PAST PRESIDENT Larry Jauert
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I was notified by the Senior Center that while doing the repairs for the flood damage in the center, they encountered asbestos. They have closed down most of the Senior Center for one to two months. We will not be able to have our main meeting there until the repairs are completed.

They have made arrangements for the main meeting to be held in the Mitchell Room at City Hall. This is the big meeting room on the west side of City Hall across from the Performing Arts Center, and is next to the Credit Union. The address is 101 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025.

It was a busy month with some great events. Saturday, March 16th the Senior Anglers of Escondido hosted 30 fifth graders from the YMCA After School Program to the 12th Annual Youth Day at Dixon Lake. Our club volunteers took the kids fishing out on the lake. No fish were caught, but they had a great time learning to cast and driving the boats. Simone Greene also took them on a nature hike, and afterward we barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs. This is always one of the most rewarding events of the year and the volunteers had as much fun as the kids. A big thank you to Hank and Janet Skaja, Simone Greene and all the volunteers who helped to make this a special day.

The day after Youth Day many of us left for the San Onofre campout. Despite rain and hail just a few miles down the road, the weather at the campout was pleasant with only one hour and a half shower. Evenings were blessed with beautiful sunsets which outlined Catalina Island. As always, there was plenty of great food. For the second year in a row, one of the highlights of the outing was a delicious corn beef and cabbage feast with St. Patrick’s Day decorations, cooked by Cheryl Brandstrom and Marge Lovelady.

For those of you who missed out on the San Onofre outing, we have two great trips coming up. A group of us will be heading to Lake Hemet the day after Easter on April 22 for 4 nights. Contact Monique and Tony Smock if you would like to go. The Pinezanita campout will be May 19. We always have a great time fishing at Lake Cuyamaca, and wild turkeys and deer are frequent visitors to our camp ingea. Please see camp host Betty Allen if you are interested in joining us.

If you are interested in a great saltwater trip, Barbara Gattuso is still taking sign-ups for the ¾ day halibut trip on the Chubasco II on May 6th.
Hank also needs volunteers for the Annual Kiwanis Trout Derby, which will be April 27 & 28. Once again, we will be manning the Kiddy Ponds and weighing in trout. Program Director Ken Harrison has lined up a representative from William's Tackle Shop, and some representatives from the Lake Elsinore $15K Derby for our guest speakers at this month’s meeting.

Tony Smock President

“So Many Fish…...So Little Time”