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PGI FISHING CLUB                                                          James McCarty,

                                Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club hosted the Third Annual
                                Wounded American Veterans Event, “WAVE” in Charlotte
                                County. PGI Fishing Club was a co-sponsor along with the
                                Isles Yacht Club, Punta Gorda Boat Club, and Platinum Point
                                Yacht Club, providing some of our Veterans a day of sailing
                                and fishing on beautiful Charlotte Harbor. PGI Fishing Club
                                provided three boats and crews to support the event as
                                follows: Jim McCarty and Dianne Bukowski, Jim Hoffman
                                and Ron Topper, Joe Bukowski and Randy Douet for fishing.
                                Other boats available included Rob & Sue Linehan for sailing
                                and Jake Dye for power boating. Breakfast and lunch were
                                provided, in addition to a special flag ceremony to honor our
                                Veterans who gave so much for the freedom we all enjoy
              Jim McCarty       today. The Daughters of the American Revolution assisted in
                                serving our honored guests. All had an enjoyable time.

         Our club is active year round with fishing events, picnics and many other assorted
         activities. Visit our website at and look at our newsletter for the
         most current activities going on throughout the year.

         Below I have listed some events that might be of interest to many of you:
           Wednesdays night Happy Hour at 5:30 p.m. at the Tiki Hut. Many members go out
             to dinner afterwards.
           Fridays at 7 a.m.: Breakfast at Elena’s.
           Second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.: Club meetings at the PGICA
           Second Thursday of the month: Lady Anglers' luncheons
           Fourth Thursday of every month: Lady Anglers’ dinner

                                                     The PGI Fishing Club is one of the finest fishing clubs in Florida. We
                                                     average over 550 active members, from the novice fishermen and
                                                     women who joined to learn to fish our waters, to some of Charlotte
                                                     Harbor's top anglers whose expertise we look to in helping all
                                                     members enjoy and become better anglers. Our diversity of
                                                     knowledge is something that makes our Club so great, and new
                                                     members are always welcome to join and add to this unique family of

                                                     At our monthly club meetings, members stand a chance to win door
                                                     prizes, 50/50’s, and monthly awards presented for each month’s
                                                     targeted species. As members catch different fish, they are awarded
                                                     hats, pins, certificates and club embroidered shirts as they climb our
                                                     Ladder of Achievement. As
                                                     members sharpen their skills and
         catch various species from the Harbor and Gulf waters, they gradually climb this
         ladder, earning awards and recognition along the way. The pinnacle of achievement
         is when a member is awarded the status of Grand Master Angler.

         While our club offers many opportunities for our fisherman and fisherwomen to
         gather at different social events, we are first and foremost a fishing club. Whether
         you are new to the area or have been in PGI for many years, if you enjoy fishing
         then you should come check out our club.

         Go to where you will find a wealth of information. Join us at
         our monthly meetings we hold the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the
         PGICA Auditorium.

         For more information on how to join contact our Membership Director

         Until next month, Happy Fishing
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