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South Shore Waterfowlers Association, Inc.

The voice of the Long Island waterfowler

DINNE PAST - Saturday we held the 12th annual SSWA dinner at Fishermans Catch Restaurant. It was a great time and thank you once again to Bruce from the restaurant for another great event. Everyone had a great time.

Dinner Future - The SSWA and Peter Faz are joining together for a sportsman dinner at his Bocce Beach Restaurant on Fire Island on June 12th. It is from 12-4. Includes round trip ferry tickets, Open Bar, Dinner & dessert all for a $100.00 donation. If you come by boat, Pete will get a slip for you. I went to one last year and had a blast. To get more info or to get tickets, call curt at 631-661-0379 or Peter Fazio at 631-926-3353. Seats are filling up fast. Call NOW!!!.

Thank You Ron
By: Curt

I would like to thank everyone who ran for office last night. You care enough to try to make a difference in your club.

I really want to thank RON SINEO for all you have done (and continue to do), for the SSWA. Your tireless dedication to the club, the sport of waterfowling, all hunting here on long island, really show how much you care. Your involvement in MANY organizations takes a big dedication, and we can't thank you enough. It has been great working along side you on many projects, and look forward to continuing them. Once again thank you so much.

A fellow waterfowler noted about Ron "If you want to get something done, ask a busy man!" Hopefully you will be a little less busy, but knowing you as I do, just a little bit.

Great job Ron.

Our final meeting of the season was held at the Brightwaters Library on Monday night, April 4th. We had Erik from Moriches Boat and Motors as our guest speaker to give us some great tips on winterizing your outboard motor and so on.  His presentation was very well received by the members.

We also held our annual elections, and the results are as follows.  John Adams was elected President, Ron Pliszak 1st Vice President, Erik Tallbe Jr. 2nd Vice President, Kate Sohm Secretary, and Curt Matzinger Treasurer.  Additionally, four Advisors to the Board were elected and they are Bob Dasch, Dani Karam, Bill McGinley, and Bill Spadafora.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the new Officers and Board members.  


Keep an eye on our website for the latest in our summer schedule of club activities.     

SSWA Elections
By: Ron

Elections will be held at our April Meeting. All members in "Good Standing" will be allowed to vote. In any election where there is more than one candidate running for the same position, the vote will be by paper ballot. Votes may only be cast in person. There are no Proxy votes allowed. In order to run for office, a candidate must have been in good standing for the entire 2015 calendar year. To be placed on the ballot, the candidate’s name must be nominated, and seconded, and the candidate must agree in person to run for that position. There are 5 elected offices: President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. There are also 4 advisor’s positions on the Board of Directors that are annually elected.

Proposed Slate
By: Ron

The Proposed Slate for this year’s election are as follows:


John Adams for President, Ron Pliszak for 1st Vice President, Erik Tallbe Jr. for 2nd Vice President, Kate Sohms for Secretary, Curt Matzinger for Treasurer, and, for advisors: Bob Dasch, Dani Karam, Bill McGinley, and Bill Spadafora 

I would like to thank ben and Kate for working the show on Saturday, and Ronny, Tommy, Steven and Steve for doing Sunday. I was a little disappointed at the light turnout of helpers. It is your club. "Many hands make light work."

SSWA Members. This Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th, there will be a gun show at the IBEW Local 25 union hall in Hauppauge on motor parkway. There has been an EXTREMELY light sign up to work the show on Saturday. Please come down and help out a few hours. Call me at 631-661-0379 to let me know your coming down. Please help out YOUR CLUB.