DMS members save the date, 9/17/22  30th Annual Special Olympics “Day at the Beach” see below. 16th Annual Surf-fishing Tournament 10/7-9 information(see very bottom of page)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DMS Officers and Directors

The 2022 DMS Elected Officers:
President - Clark Evans
1st Vice-President - Shaun Smith
2nd Vice-President - Jeff Stickle
3rd Vice-President - Keith Schmerier
Treasurer - Dave Betts
Secretary - Deb Weichardt
Assistant Secretary - 

Elected Directors:
Chris Ludlow
Bill Weichardt
Jim Haug

These Officers and Directors will assume their duties at the February 2022 meeting of the DMS.

2022 Appointed Directors
Membership - TBA
Past President - Bruce West

2022 Committees
Committes for 2022 will be formed at the February General Meeting. You will note all positions need to be filled
Any DMS member in good standing may become a Chair or a member of a committee.  You can help the club by becoming a committe member. 
Contact Clark Evans if you wish to serve: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 2022 Committees (with the Chair listed first) are:

Adopt-A-Highway –
Annual Dinner – 
Beach Clean-up –
Beach Grass Planting – 
By-Laws – 
Club Supplies –
Cook Shack – 
Courtesy Patrol – 
Facebook - 
Fall Feast –  
Fund Raising - 
Juniors - 
Legislative - 
Meet & Greet –  
Newsletter – 
Nominations – 
Photography – 
Scholarship – 
Sunshine – 
Special Olympics - 
Tournaments – 
UMAPA – 
Vets Fishing – 
Website –
Summer Picnic - 

Some committes, such as the Tournament Committee, need a number of people.  If you want to fill one of those positions and bring your energy to the Club,  contact us via the CONTACT US form here on the website or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Updated 01-27-22 gm

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.

  1. To enter and leave beaches in prescribed ways.
  2. 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.
  3. To respect local, state and National ordinances and the rights of property owners, particularly in regard to camping.
  4. To offer aid to any fisherman or mobile unit in trouble on the beach
  5. To respect picnicking and bathing groups by (a) avoiding them whenever possible and (b) slowing to minimum speed when passing picnicking or bathing groups.
  6. To avoid littering the beach with trash, beer cans, etc., by using trash barrels when available, or by removing from the beach.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To leave the track when a halt is made, so that other buggies will not be forced to detour.
  11. To fill in holes after getting stuck and to avoid indiscriminately criss-crossing tracks.
  12. To observe the rules of common courtesy on the beach.
  13. 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.
  14. Operator of the vehicle must be behind the steering wheel when the vehicle is in motion.
  15. “Hot Rodding” is dangerous and is prohibited.
  16. Do not drive at night without lights, but when approaching fishermen, drive behind them and avoid shining lights on the fishermen and water.
  17. 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.
  18. 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. 

16th Annual DMS Invitational Surf – Fishing Tournament

Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen

16th Annual Invitational Tournament

October 7-9, 2022

www.dmsclub.org

Delaware Beach Buggy Association founded in 1958 and the Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen

…over 60 years of history

DMS is a non- profit organization whose members are dedicated to the preservation

of our Coastal Recreational Natural Resources.

DMS participates in many activities to further the conservation of our beaches and the sport of surf-fishing. We sponsor and support Beach Clean-up, Beach Grass Planting, Adopt-a-Highway, Delaware Special Olympics Fishing event and our Annual Invitational Surf-Fishing Tournament.

In order to meet our goals, DMS relies on the support of individuals and businesses in our community. We are currently seeking advertisers for our 16th Annual Tournament Book. The tournament averages 200-330 participants and each participant receives a book.

DMS has an aggressive marketing plan beginning June 2022, which includes the

DMS website, Facebook and Public Service Announcements.

Please consider placing an ad or making a donation for our prizes.

Your support is critical for the success of our organizations largest fundraising event.

Please contact Lydia A. Schmierer via email with any questions. lydiasch@verizon.net

Ad submission deadline: August 15th             Payment deadline: September 30th

 

Received from: __________________           Email:___________________________________

Description of donation or ad size requested:_______________________________________

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03/04/2022

Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen

c/o Lydia A. Schmierer

19077 Beaver Dam Road

Lewes, De 19958

To Whom It May Concern,

I am representing the Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen, Inc, that is more widely known as DMS. We are a family-oriented group of like-minded persons - men, woman and children - who have a deep interest in surf fishing, preserving beach access, conservation of the beaches, the waters and the marine sport fisheries. We strive to inform our members and the public of information relating to beach access issues, beach driving, marine sport fishing and waters.

  • DMS members abide by a Code of Ethics. These ethics are based on common courtesy and common sense as applied to personal conduct on and the safe operation of vehicles on the beach.
  • DMS is governed by elected Officers and an elected Board of Directors.
  • DMS was founded in 1958.

DMS participates in many activities to further the conservation of the beaches and the sport of surf- fishing. We sponsor and support beach clean-up, beach grass planting, Adopt-a-Highway, the Delaware Special Olympics fishing event and our Annual Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament.

DMS strives to keep abreast of issues relating to the fisheries in the State of Delaware. DMS members regularly attend the Tidal Fin Fishery Advisory Council, where discussions with and recommendations are made to the Division of Fish and Wildlife of Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).

We meet annually with our State's legislators and key members of DNREC to keep abreast of anticipated changes in legislation and regulations of DNREC's Division of Fish and Wildlife and it's Division of Parks and Recreation.

At Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen, we are currently working on our Ad Book that has opportunities for sponsors and advertisers for our 16th Annual Tournament. The Annual DMS Tournament provides an opportunity for members and guests to enjoy the fellowship of surf-fishing.

In order to meet our mission, DMS relies on the support of generous individuals and businesses in our community. We would be most grateful if you would consider a donation for a raffle or an advertisement in our 16th Annual Tournament Program. Please consider supporting the Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen for the 16th Annual Tournament by placing an advertisement. Ad deadline August 15th and payment deadline September 30th.

DMS averages #200-300 participants and has an aggressive marketing plan beginning June 2022 and through October 2022.

Your support is critical for DMS and we will gladly provide you updates of our marketing efforts.

Please contact the event chair via email if you are able to support our efforts to make a difference in the community. Thank you so much for your kind consideration of our request, and we hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Lydia A. Schmierer - 2022 Tournament Chair

Lydiasch@verizon.net                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen, Inc.
P. O. Box 455
Dagsboro, DE 19939

www.dmsclub.org

Dear

DMS is a non- profit organization whose members are dedicated to the preservation of our Coastal Recreational Natural Resources and to assist in the community.

DMS participates in many activities to further the conservation of our beaches and the sport of surf-fishing. We sponsor and support Beach Clean-up, Beach Grass Planting, Adopt-a-Highway, and our Annual Invitational Surf-Fishing Tournament fund raiser.

Through this and other fund-raising activities, we also support and partner with many local agencies to support our community.  A few of these include our participation and support of Special Olympics “Day at the Beach”, the annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge, Andy and Opie children’s fishing event in Milton, Thanksgiving for 1000 and Bless Our Children. 

We are conducting a ______________________ fund raiser on _________ .  We are requesting _______________ for this event.  We would like to pick them up on _________________ if possible.

Thank you for supporting the DMS and our community projects.  As always, we will be sure to note your participation on our website and Facebook page.  Thank you again,

Sincerely,

Name

DMS position

Received from: __________________           Email:___________________________________

Description of donation:_______________________________________

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Value: __________     Date Paid:______________