YOUTH EDUCATION REPORT

By Greg Kucharewski

(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association November 1998 Newsletter)

J.C.A.A. MEMBERSHIP EVENTS LIST NEEDED

The Jersey Coast Anglers Association’s Youth Education Committee is asking J.C.A.A member clubs/organizations for a listing of scheduled youth and family fishing events that are going to be hosted by your club or organization during 1999. The purpose of this request is to alert other fishing clubs and organizations that would like to participate in your organizations youth or family fishing event. The J.C.A.A. Newspaper is a way to get the word out about what’s happening in your organization, use this opportunity to inform others about events your fishing club or organization is promoting. The Jersey Coast Anglers Association’s, Youth Education Committee will support your event with available "Hook On Fishing Not On Drugs" material. Please contact Greg Kucharewski with your 1999 listing of youth and family fishing events and don’t forget Sportsmen Shows (booth location #) your fishing club or organization will attend. By providing this information your fishing club or organization can improve membership and increase consumer participation.

Marine Saltwater Resource Fishing Guide

Dr. Eleanor Bochenek, Marine Agent for New Jersey Sea Grant and the Jersey Coast Anglers Youth Education Committee will make copies of her "Saltwater Resource Fishing Guide to J.C.A.A. member fishing clubs and organizations. The Saltwater Fishing Resource Guide will teach students how to fish for saltwater species of fin fish and protect our inshore/offshore aquatic environment.

LOOKING FOR A SPONSOR

The Jersey Coast Anglers Association’s Youth Education Committee is looking for a corporate sponsor to help fund our safe boating campaign for 1999. The corporate sponsor will help offset the printing cost of 50,000 bumper stickers that will be used to increase awareness about safe boating. The 1999 safe boating slogan is STAY AFLOAT DON’T DRINK & BOAT. This will be part of our promotion for the Future Fisherman Foundation’s "Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs" program and will be distributed at Boat Shows, Fishing Tournaments, Sportsmen Shows and Aquatic Education seminars. Corporate sponsors that would like to see a draft color copy of the safe boating bumper sticker can phone: 732-899-8874 and leave their company name, title, address, and phone/fax number. A draft safe boating bumper sticker will be sent to you company with projected costs.

Youth Fishing Activity Bulletin Board

The Jersey Coast Anglers Association's, Youth Education Committee, will be featuring special youth education seminars at upcoming sportsmen shows. Participating merchants at the hunting and fishing expositions will offer special promotions at their booths for children attending the Jersey Coast Anglers Association's, Youth Fishing Seminars. Parents are also welcome to attend.

BE SAFE - HAVE FUN - ENJOY FISHING

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