Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Hi folks! I'm posting this blog in the hopes that some of the members of BBG.Com will help get the word out about this event. So...what is Military Appreciation Day (MAD)?

It's really simple: It's just a thanks for members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. You can read about the history of this event at www.militaryappreciationday.org.

In a nutshell, a group of volunteers (which now includes me!) gets together and coordinates for boat owners and charter captains to volunteer their time to take these folks out into the briny. Currently, there are annual events in Southport NC, Morehead City NC, Hampton VA (this is the second year), and Lewes DE (first year).

Speaking from personal experience, it is a TON of fun. I did two events last year. The first one was so much fun that I did the second one even though it was only three weeks after foot surgery. (Yup, all my stitches came out while we were 30 miles offshore.) But I was on convalescent leave, and had a nice beard going, and had a great day! Here's a shot of me with a whiteboned porgy (I think).

 

So what can we do to help? We can get the word out! Most importantly, we need to let servicemembers know that this is available to them. We also need to find boat owners and charter captains/crews willing to help. Finally, we need to get businesses/folks to donate money. MAD is a nonprofit organization that survives on donations. These donations pay for gas, ice, bait, food and drink, and tackle/gear.

This first flier is to advertise for servicemembers' awareness.

This next one is to get Captains and Boat Owners to volunteer.

Finally, this one is asking for donations.

Please, no matter where you are, the first flier can go up and let servicemembers know. Also the third flier, because the donations are setup through paypal...so folks can contribute from across the country. And if you live anywhere on the East Coast, please try to post that second flier to get boat owners and captains involved.

This is a great event, and it means a lot to those involved, both servicemembers AND volunteers!

 

Thanks for reading this!

Views: 73

Comment

You need to be a member of Bluegill - Big Bluegill to add comments!

Join Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Comment by sean kerley on April 14, 2014 at 2:25am

Thanks, Leo! Any and all word of mouth helps a lot!

Comment by Leo Nguyen on April 13, 2014 at 11:19pm

Great to know there's a member actively relaying the appreciation for our brothers and sisters in the services. I'll spread this around my work place as well, since there are plenty of active and retired service men and service women, who also have the love for fishing.

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"Thanks John….I’m going to try to find some and give it a whirl…..catfish are…"
1 hour ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
3 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"I use crawler pieces on the floating Jig'-heads for Perch and Bullheads. Work…"
5 hours ago
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Joe Tagged a Nice Channel Cat…8/7/2022

"Thanks John…..they were excited with the big pulls today……water temp was 89.7…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"Afternoon John…..I haven’t tried that method…..my favorite method is Catawba…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"Hey Jeffrey ?  Ever try those floating Jig heads with a split shot 8-12 inches above the…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Grandson wanted to catch some kitty fish so that’s what we did this morning……pinched crawlers under a float and a couple on noodles"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Multi Panfish
"Another for Tooty :  "
Friday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

P1011812

"Still using 2022! Very reliable Pflueger Supreme Reel !"
Friday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Multi Panfish
"This 10.5" Perch puffed out his cheeks quite nicely for the photo shoot!"
Friday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Multi Panfish
"Here's one for Tooty! "
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Rick Love's photo
Thumbnail

Mini-cranks

"Nice box…..I love to catch gills and crappie on the little crank baits….."
Thursday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Male Coppernose From Yesterday..8/2/2022

"Thanks Troy…..sustained heat wave is making it a grind for panfish on the Albemarle…."
Thursday

© 2022   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service