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Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters
Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
P.O. Box 3053
Edgartown, MA 02539
By dbalon on 12/23/2016 8:01 AM
The December newsletter is now available and packed with great information! Topics in the December Newsletter included are MVSA Club News, upcoming January 2017 meeting, Military Care Package request, Calendar Events and even more inside.

There is also a very important article on Menhaden. This is a must read and there is a request for comments to the ASMFC before January 4th, 2017.

Check out the full report enclosed here. Just click on the link below.

2016 DEC MVSA Newsletter.pdf
By dbalon on 12/8/2016 6:27 PM

The November newsletter is now available with all kinds of great information! This version is packed with great information and MVSA Member Accomplishments! Topics in the November Newsletter included are MVSA Member Derby Accomplishments, Club News, Sportsmanship Award,In-House Derby, Striper Update, October Fish, Saltwater Challenge, Calendar Events and even more inside.

We haven’t had a Newsletter in a few months due to everyone fishing the derby but ...Wow!...did this Newsletter make up for lost time….Awesome!

Check out the full report enclosed here. Just click on the link below.

2016 Nov_V2 MVSA Newsletter .pdf
By dbalon on 12/8/2016 5:53 PM
Ned Bean would like to share a new Facebook page with everyone. Please read Ned's write up below and check it out!

I always enjoy receiving the MVSA newsletter. It gives me the opportunity to reflect on the season past,to cherish memories of fishing on MV with friends and to motivate me to actually clean and store my gear. 

Among my passions for all things fishing on MV is sustaining the striped bass fishery. Toward that end I have partnered with my friend John West to post a Facebook page: Martha's Vineyard Chapter, United Striped Bass -2- Game Fish Association. 

The link to this page is: https://www.facebook.com/MVUSB2GFA/?fref=hovercard

Ultimately the success of the striped bass fishery will reside with anglers being active in communicating their concerns and best wishes to their local state representatives and in educating each other about sustainable fishing practices. 

 It's cost free, virus free and is dedicated to preserving the striped bass fishery we all love. 

Thanks,

Ned Bean


By dbalon on 12/8/2016 5:46 PM

Bob Lane kindly provided the information below on how ourgenerous MVSA members can donate to our troops:

 

Our collection for our military care package drive will be sentto:

 

SGM KEVIN M. DEVINE

HHC 1-187 TF LEADER

BAGRAM AF

APO AE 09354

 

If you can't make the meeting, I have included his APO so you cansend him some items, or a card or letter if you wish. This is Master SargentDevine's 6th deployment. He has many Vineyard ties: His mom and son live in OBand he has other family members who live on MV as well.

 

What to send or donate:
I have received two specifically requested items: 

Sugar Free Red Bull (energy drink) and 

Sour Patch Kids (the candy)

(He does not smoke or use tobacco products)

 

What else? Here is a list of suggested items from www.supportourtroops.com

<<https://supportourtroops.org/care-packages>>

What the Troops Ask For – (updated11-19-2016)
Stuff:

  • $25 VISA and M/C gift cards (gives them maximum flexibility, for WIFI, etc)
  • Phone cards (major brands international)
  • Personal hygiene items(unscented whenever possible)
    • wet wipes, individually wrapped
    • disposable razors (men's and women's)
    • chap sticks
    • body wash, lotion, face wash, mouth wash, deodorant, q-tips, shampoo, conditioner
    • foot powder
    • and the like
  • Feminine products (unscented whenever possible)
    • Small packs of napkins and tampons
    • Female version of body wash, lotion, razors, face wash, mouth wash, deodorant, q-tips, hair de-tangler, face moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner
    • Small grooming kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Magazines (clean content)
  • Fun posters and calendars for dressing the place up
  • AA batteries
  • AAA batteries
  • Movies and music on thumb drives only (“USB devises are cool to send movies and current shows on in digital form!  Just please keep them virus free.”
  • 1 GB+ USB memory sticks (thumb drives) (blank)
  • Cards, letters, group photos (we want them to know real people did this for them)
  • Laundry PODS packed in a sturdy plastic or metal container.
  • Tobacco (“yes a lot of us smoke, dip, chew, and vape”)

Food Stuffs:

  • Hard candy
  • Cookies
  • Corn nuts
  • Protein bars/powder
  • Weight-lifting powder
  • Gum
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Slim Jims
  • Beef jerky
  • Popsicle/Pop-Ice (some places have freezers)
  • Granola and other snack bars
  • Nuts other than peanuts in re-sealable containers
  • Dried fruits in re-sealable containers
  • Tins and packets of flavored coffee and cappuccino
  • Breath mints
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Liquid creamers in little plastic cups with a foil top packed in a sturdy plastic or metal container.

No-Nos:

·        Nococoa

·        “Donot ever, ever, send porn, alcohol or drugs.  These are illegal and canget the soldier in trouble.  I’m not talking about OTC drugs.  RatedR/NC-17/UR movies are not porn.  Nudity in print is pretty much a no, no,though have you seen the fashion ads in magazines these days?”

·        Nopeanuts

Thank you for whatever contributions you can make!

Regards, Bob Lane

By dbalon on 12/5/2016 6:43 AM
Terry C. Tessein, 81, passed away unexpectedly onSaturday November 26th at home.

He was the beloved husband and best friend of Pauline  Hess Tessein.

Born and raised in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, he was the son of Charles Tessein and Julia Fischer.

Terry is survived by his devoted wife Pauline Tessein,brother William Tessein, loving children Charles Tessein (wife Donna), Cindy Eldredge (husband Donald), Caren Harris (husband Daniel), and David Tessein(wife Nicole); cherished grandchildren Jeffrey (wife Rachel) and Carol Tessein,Jaclyn and Michelle Letendre, Camille and Michael Harris, and Lena Tessein.

He was raised in New Jersey where he began his lifelong appreciation for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He attended Rutgers University and was a member of Delta Phi Fraternity. He left school and joined the Navy where served as an Aerographer's Mate. This was a springboard for a life-long interest in climate and weather.

He was a dedicated and loving father and husband. He and his young family were stationed in many locations but none so impactful as Virginia Beach, where he developed his true passion for fishing. Another location took him to the Long Beach Island Fishing club with many competitions and awards.

After the service he became a pioneer in computer technology, working as a trailblazing programmer at Honeywell and North American Rockwell. He was also a member of MENSA.

The family relocated to Franklin MA, where he was a member of the Intrepid Striper Club and an active member of the Mass. Beach Buggy Association. He fabricated a camper and the family spent memorable summer weekends camping and fishing on the beach at Provincetown during the golden years of striper fishing. As a club member he competed in casting and fishing tournaments and was a trophy winner in the Schaefer Tournaments. He was proud to be an official weigh station for the Schaefer Tournament.

He eventually settled on Cape Cod, remarried, and expanded his family and continued his career in technology management and sales before eventually retiring. He was widely known locally in the recreational fishing community and had fishing friends up and down the east coast. He took up writing and photography, and was published in The Fisherman, On the Water,Saltwater Sportsman, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Field and Stream, and had a weekly column in the Barnstable Register. He was a member of New England Outdoor Writers Association. A life objective was to write a book; he authored Fly Fishing Boston. He loved the writing and all the people it allowed him to meet and presented him with a host of new, exciting fishing opportunities.

As a conservation enthusiast he initiated the New England Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association. He was a member of many other organizations including Ducks and Trout Unlimited and many area fishing clubs.He was an active member of the Cape Cod Salties and supported many of their education programs such as the Learn to Fish Day, seminars with MA Environmental Police, and offered several presentations to share much of his own knowledge with the club. He held deep feelings for his affiliation with the Cape Hatteras Anglers where he was a charter member when the club was formed in1957, member number fifteen, and loved to take annual migrations to Cape Hatteras for December Surf Fishing.

Visitation will be Friday December 9th from 5 to 8 p.m.and Saturday 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 154 Route 6A Sandwich, MA. Interment will be Monday Dec. 12, 2016 at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, family and friends are invited to gather at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home to proceed to the cemetery in procession.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Cod Salties P.O.Box 1183, South Dennis, MA 02660-1183 in care of the Terry C. Tessein Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will support students with a passion for conservation and love of the outdoors.

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson~BourneFuneral Home, Sandwich, MA.