From the Helm:
Dear Flagler Sportfishing Club Members,
As we approach the festive season, I want to extend warm holiday greetings to each and every one of you. This year has been filled with memorable fishing adventures, camaraderie, and the joy of pursuing our shared passion for the sea.
I am thrilled to announce that our annual Holiday Party is just around the corner, scheduled for December 7th. It promises to be an evening of laughter, good company, and perhaps a few fish tales shared among friends. Let’s come together to celebrate the spirit of the season and reflect on the wonderful times we’ve had on the water.
In the true spirit of giving, I’d like to encourage all attending members to participate in our gift card drive. We have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of underprivileged kids in Flagler County. If each of you could bring a $25 gift card from Target or Walmart to the party, we can collectively contribute to spreading holiday cheer and making a difference in our community.
Your generosity will help ensure that these young hearts experience the magic of the season, and it reflects the compassionate spirit that defines our club. Let’s show our community that the Flagler Sportfishing Club not only excels in angling but also has a big heart for those in need.
kids4reel’ now partners with 5 local Flagler schools and supports fishing clubs for their students. Many of the partner school students’ families fall below the poverty line income level. We would like to target these needy children/families and provide them some assistance during this Holiday Season.
Here’s how you can help!
- Buy gift cards in $25 increments from either Walmart or Target; e.g. those members wishing to contribute $100, will purchase/donate (4) $25 gift cards
- Place the gift card(s) in envelopes with the FSC member donor name on the envelope
- Either bring the gift cards in the envelopes to drop off at a designated donation box at the upcoming FSC Christmas party on December 7, 2023; or email a member of our ‘kids4reel’ team Jeff Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org or Ray McCall email@example.com who will pick up the gift cards and distribute them to our partner schools. All donations will be registered with our Treasurer, Deb Marinco who will provide thank-you receipts to our donors.
Our ‘kids4reel’ partner schools will determine the most needy students to receive your generous donations.
Your gift donation can help lift a burden for a struggling parent and/or bring extra joy to a needy family – please consider this opportunity.
I look forward to seeing you all at the Holiday Party, sharing stories, and joining hands to make this season brighter for those who could use a little extra warmth and joy.
Wishing you and your loved ones a joyful holiday season filled with tight lines, good health, and memorable moments.
Capt. Adam Morley
President, Flagler Sportfishing Club