Special People 2018

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Special People 2018

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Detroit Area Steelheaders “Special People Day” Outing
“Save the Date” - June 9, 2018

Each year our Detroit Area Steelheaders organization hosts a group of “Special People” for a day of fun and fishing. What is this group of special people? It’s a group of people young and not so young who face a physical or emotional challenge. They are men and women, children and adults who come together one day each year to spend a day with us having fun. “Special People Day” is a social outing with their friends where they spend the morning on Lake Erie catching fish. After fishing, lunch is provided under the big tent where our “Special People” socialize and show off their ‘days catch’. The remainder of the event is filled with pictures, prizes, and fun.

DAS sponsors this event as a way to give back to our community but its success comes from the experience of our members. Each person who helps out knows they are part of a worthwhile cause and the event is sustained because our members keep coming back. Special mention also goes out to Toledo Beach Marina. They donate the use of the marina each year and provide free launch, boat slips, ice and other items to help make this event a success.

We have scheduled Linda Bredernitz (MISD) as a guest speaker for the April 24, 2018 member meeting to explain why we do this and how much it helps. Come out on April 24 and give her a listen.

There will be a sign-up sheet available at member meetings for anyone who is willing to work with us this. Can you help us by being a boat captain using your boat to take out a guest participant? Can you be a shore volunteer? Can you donate something for the participants goodie bag? Cash donation to help defray club costs?

See me at any member meeting if you can help in any way. We need your help to make this work. Dan Chisholm 586 530 9171.

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Re: Special People 2018

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Tuesday evening our guest speaker is Linda Bredernitz from Monroe intermediate schools. Linda knows the challenges faced by our fishing friends, because she works with them daily. She will share two unique perspectives on this annual outing, our guests, and her own.

This year, we plan to share our special day with 35 fishing friends. To make that happen, we will need the help of all our DAS Skippers. Our target for this year is 15 boats. Please set aside Saturday June 9th and plan on joining us. If you participated at this event in the past, you know how rewarding it is. If you've never fished it before, please consider joining us and sign up at the April meeting Tuesday evening.

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