Our September monthly meeting was Wednesday, September 21, at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park. We talked about last weekend’s trip to the Rainbow River and upcoming trips and events. We have kayaking, bicycling, hiking and trap/skeet shooting adventures ahead.
Our speaker was Shirley T., one of our members who also is a volunteer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. She talked to us about pollution in the ocean and then showed us a movie about a pygmy sperm whale that was rescued. She was ill. Inside her stomach they found plastic bags, parts of a mylar balloon and other plastic trash that had been discarded in the ocean. After going through rehabilitation, she recovered. She was released off the coast of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. While it was great to have helped her out, it was sad that while out on the ocean monitoring her after the release, they saw plastic trash floating such as a plastic fork. That is a reminder to us all to make sure we deposit trash in the proper receptacle.
Our August monthly meeting will be Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park. We’ll talk about past trips and upcoming trips. The featured speaker is Captain Dave Zalewski who will give us tips for fishing the Old Salt’s Ladies Fishing Tournament, held on September 10th. Captain Dave’s fishing charter business is based out of the Madeira Beach/John’s Pass area, where he has launched fishing trips for more than 30 years. See you there!
Our monthly meeting will be Wednesday, May 18th, at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park. The meeting will start at about 6:30 and our speaker will be Katie Walker. She will give a jewelry demo and then those who wish, will make their own bracelet. The cost to make your bracelet is $8 and that is payable by cash or check to Katie. We’ll also discuss upcoming and past trips and events. See you there!
Our next monthly meeting is Wednesday, April 20th. We will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park. Our speaker will be from Fort De Soto to tell us about the park. We’ll also talk about our upcoming camping trip.