Here is the President's Message as posted in the January-February 2022 edition of the DMS Newsletter:
I hope you had a great Holiday Season and that your New Year is off to a good start!!!
COVID 19 permitting, I am hoping that 2022 will be a very active year for DMS. In addition to our usual activities, I am planning three major points of emphasis for the club.
The first is Visibility. The goal is to keep DMS at the top of everyone’s mind on beach issues in the public eye.
The second point of emphasis is Recruitment. We need to grow our membership!! Increasing our Visibility will help to achieve this goal.
The third point of emphasis is Participation. We need more participation in activities and committees from our existing membership.
These three topics will be a recurring theme in future newsletters and at meetings.
Finally, I want to thank the family of DMS Founding Father Russel Hudson for conveying to me DMS #1. It was quite the unexpected honor and I look forward to carrying on Russel’s legacy.
Spring will soon be in the air and fishing season will be underway. Signs of spring are all around. Schools of bunker are starting to show and daffodils are starting to push through. Ospreys will be back in the
Happy Fall Everyone!! I hope you have gotten the opportunity to do some surf fishing after a busy summer season.
First, I want to thank the group of club volunteers that helped to make the DMS Invitational Tournament a great success. It takes a great deal of dedication and effort by a core group of people to run this
tournament. Specifically, I want to recognize Marge Mood for her tireless efforts in handling registration, packet pick up and score sheet administration. Keith and Lydia Schmierer and Bill and Deb Weichardt are also to be commended for their numerous hours of service to this event and the club.
DMS was also well represented by a group of volunteers at the Friends of Cape Henlopen tournament at the pier back in September. This brings me to point that I have mentioned numerous times. We are a
group of volunteers and we need more of them!! Interested in helping? Join one of our numerous committees. Committee assignments are made at the January club meeting.
We have a club officers and board election coming up in December. Get out and vote!!
Clark Evans, President
Here is the President's Message as posted in the Summer 2020 edition of the DMS Newsletter:
I hope your summer is off to a great start. I also hope that you and your families are healthy and safe during these strange and uncertain times.
Some good news!! We will get back to having regular club meetings in September. The September meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September, 3 at 7pm (Frankford Fire Hall). The Board will meet prior to that at
We recently received the official word from Parks that the DMS Invitational Tournament is a go for October 10 and 11. The only drawback being that we will likely not be allowed to serve food at the Awards Ceremony. The DMS Board met in June to start preparing for the tournament. The Board will meet again in August to continue working on the tournament. We will post any updates on the website and the DMS FaceBook page.
It was also decided at the June Board meeting to replace the Fall Feast with the Annual Dinner that was cancelled due to COVID 19 back in March. The Annual Dinner is now tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 12. Happy hour at 6pm with dinner following at 7pm. The rising cost of crabs was also an important consideration in this decision. We hope to have this date confirmed in the coming weeks.
The Special Olympics event at the Cape Henlopen Pier scheduled for September has been cancelled. Parks has scheduled a Beach cleanup for September 12. We will get the volunteer group finalized at the September meeting.
Let’s hope things get back to normal soon. Until then, let’s go fishing!!!
Clark Evans, President
Here is the President's Message as posted in the March-April 2020 edition of the DMS Newsletter:
Quarantine Greetings everyone!
Hopefully you are well and safe in these uncertain times.
Everyday life has been impacted for all of us and this includes club activities. We’ve had to cancel our Annual Dinner back in March and had to cancel our regular club meeting in April. Our May meeting is cancelled as well. I plan to have a “makeup” meeting in June (COVID 19permitting). Look for an announcement on the June meeting on the DMS website and FaceBook page.
On a positive note, DMS was able to successfully lobby the Governor’s Office to get the state Drive On beaches reopened. It’s not a perfect solution but at least we can get out and fish!!!
I want to thank Director Harry Aiken for spearheading an effort in which DMS donated $500 to Beebe Medical to be used for masks and other medical supplies.
Stay safe folks and lets hope all this ends sooner rather than later!!!
Clark Evans, # 103
Here is the President's Message as posted in the January/February 2020 edition of the DMS Newsletter:
Happy New Year!
I hope 2020 has started out well for you. Let’s hope plenty of fishing is in your future this year.
First, I want to apologize for missing the regularly scheduled club meeting in January. I was a bit under the weather. From all accounts First VP, Shaun Smith did a great job of running the meeting and I want to thank him for stepping in at the last minute.
You will likely notice a theme in the message. We have a lot of things going on in the DMS and I am looking for some feedback. Our annual meeting with state legislators and DNREC officials will be held on
Tuesday, February 25, 2020. We will be discussing agenda items for this meeting at our regularly scheduled club meeting on Tuesday, February 6. Please submit any agenda suggestions at that meeting or by
Our Annual dinner is scheduled for Saturday, March 14. We are looking for suggestions for a guest speaker and you guessed it!! Send me an email or come to the meeting with any ideas.
Finally, the Parks surf fishing video that we help fund has been released. You can find it on the Parks website, social media and YouTube page. To date, the video has 7600 plus views across all platforms.
Clark Evans, # 103
See you on the sand!