DMS Officers and Directors
The 2017 DMS Directors and Elected Officers:
President - Bruce West
1st Vice-President - Clark Evans
2nd Vice-President - Shawn Smith
3rd Vice-President - John Meade
Treasurer - Dave Betts
Secretary - George Mood
Assistant Secretary -
These Officers and Directors assumed their duties at the January 7 meeting of the DMS.
2017 Appointed Directors
Margaret Mood - Membership Secretary
Rick Stone - Special Director
Tim Wallace - Associate Director
Committes for 2017 are formed at the January General Meeting. Any DMS member in good standing may become a member of a committee. You can help the club by becoming a committe member.
The 2017 Committees (with the Chair listed first) are:
Adopt a Highway - Bruce West, Clark Evans
Annual Dinner - Bruce West, George Mood
Beach Clean-up - Jim Haug, Steve Merrick
Beach Grass Planting - Brad Wharton, Reggie Melson, Bruce West
By-Laws - Jeff Stickle, George Mood
Club Supplies - Lydia Schmerier, Keith Schmerier
Cook Shack - Brad Wharton
Courtesy Patrol - Harry Aiken, Rick Ranalli
Facebook - Shawn Smith, Brandy Timmons, George Mood
Fall Feast - Bruce West, Brad Wharton, George Mood
Fundraising - John Meade
Junior Membership - Brandy Timmons
Legislative - Martin Kris, Butch Evans, Brad Wharton
Meet & Greet - Harry Aiken, George Mood
Newsletter - Jeff Stickle, George Mood, Larry Grimm
Nominations - Reggie Melson, Brad Wharton, Todd Smith
Photographer - Larry Grimm, George Mood
Scholarship - Martin Kris, Margaret Mood
Sunshine - George Mood
Special Olympics - Tim Wallace
Tournaments - Lydia Schmerier, Keith Schmerier, John Meade. Tim Wallace
UMAPA Representatives - Bruce West, Bill Christy
Vets Fishing - Martin Kris, Jim Steele
Web Site - George Mood, Margaret Mood
DMS Code of Ethics
Strict adherence to the Code of Ethics as hereinafter provided is required by everybody while on the beaches, whether he is in a vehicle or not. Violation and disregard of the Code of Ethics of the D.M.S. could seriously harm the beach beyond repair.
- To enter and leave beaches in prescribed ways.
- To eliminate speeding and reckless driving and observe the posted speed limits at all times and observe a speed limit of not more than 15 M.P.H when approaching other vehicles and pedestrians.
- To respect local, state and National ordinances and the rights of property owners, particularly in regard to camping.
- To offer aid to any fisherman or mobile unit in trouble on the beach
- To respect picnicking and bathing groups by (a) avoiding them whenever possible and (b) slowing to minimum speed when passing picnicking or bathing groups.
- To avoid littering the beach with trash, beer cans, etc., by using trash barrels when available, or by removing from the beach.
- To leave no dead fish or bait of any kind above the high water mark. Throw dead fish and bait back into the surf where they will be found by gulls and other scavengers.
- To use public toilets when available or self-contained units owned by other members or others and to refrain at all times from using any portion of the public beach for toilet purposes.
- To avoid overcrowding of any one area and elbowing other fishermen out of their chosen spots, This is particularly important where surfmen without mobile units are concentrated.
- To leave the track when a halt is made, so that other buggies will not be forced to detour.
- To fill in holes after getting stuck and to avoid indiscriminately criss-crossing tracks.
- To observe the rules of common courtesy on the beach.
- To simplify passing of vehicles meeting head-on on a single track, the driver who has the dunes on the right will be required to turn out of the track. This rule to be tempered by common sense in difficult circumstances.
- Operator of the vehicle must be behind the steering wheel when the vehicle is in motion.
- “Hot Rodding” is dangerous and is prohibited.
- Do not drive at night without lights, but when approaching fishermen, drive behind them and avoid shining lights on the fishermen and water.
- Members will fish in such a manner, so as to nor block the best driving roadway. (like, don’t put Rods & Car so as to block all of the hard sand on low tide or across the buggy tracks), so other fishermen may move up or down the beach with ease. Fish as close as possible to water’s edge.
- At no time will any vehicle be allowed on or to cross over sand hills or dunes or dune line except at the prescribed points.