Reprint From Feb. 2003 Full Scoop
AWARDS PARTY DESERVES IT'S OWN AWARD!
By Paul Simon
Fisherman of the Year - KEN BROCK 1120 points! Runner-up-Bobby Martinez 760 points!
The Marina del Rey Anglers Awards Dinner is an annual event. This year it was outstanding. Sixty members attended. There were over eighty certificates awarded for meritorious service to the club; fifteen trophies for fishing accomplishments, more buttons than we care to count and a sumptuous dinner. What more could you want? Marina del Rey Anglers throw some really great affairs, especially when organized by Vice President Richard Somers.and President Allen Ventura. Derby Chairman Ken Raymond presented twenty-four awards for the men and women that contributed their time and energy to the successful 2002 Halibut Derby. Richard Somers recognized the men and women who spent many summer days accompanying the Youth Fishing trips on the chartered "Betty O". Conservation Chairman Paul Simon presented certificates to the "Pen Pals", individuals who spend one hour a week maintaining the white seabass grow-out pens. Allen Ventura awarded trophies for "Fish of the Month" and "Catch of the Month". He also awarded boat flags for the first and heaviest fish caught in many different species, and awarded buttons for the anglers who qualified by catching various species sizes. The Award Party was fortunate to be entertained by the music of Roger Breternitz, his guitar, harmonica and splendid voice.Awardees for service to the Youth Fishing Program are Captain Mike Reinsch, Marshall Wax, Jay Shery, Mike Ribeiro, Victor Jedlicka, Ken Feldman, Ken Brock, Jerry Napolitano, Dave Napolitano, Dave Napolitano Jr., Zach Napolitano, Matt Napolitano, Paul Simon, Leslie Solymosi, Marie Solymosi, The Belda Family (Greg, Dora, Kelly), Roger Breternitz, Mike Cooley, Cephus Daniels, Jack Dreger, Bob Godfrey, Mort Goldberg, Ted Haddad, Mike Kassel, Michelle Kaufman, Larry King, Mike Kraft, Len Nadler, Wayne Pecot, Basil Raymond, Ken Raymond, John Romanak, Dick Schaeffer, Larry Silver, Ron Smothers, Streeter Turner, Art Vanetek, Allen Ventura, Elliot Wasser, and Jack Yoches. This incomplete list will be corrected in next month's issue. Awardees for service to the Ocean Enhancement Program (Pen Pals) are Ken Brock, Jack Dreger, Jack Golden, Mort Goldberg, Craig Edelman, Jack Yoches, Jay Statman, Bob Godfrey, Leslie Solymosi, Frank Nielsen, Dylan Johnson, and Eric Ricci. Special mention was given to Ken Feldman, Victor Jedlicka, and Allen Ventura.Awardees for service to the 28th :Annual Halibut Derby are Mike & Kim Cooley, Ken Brock, Joanne Shea, Ray and Michelle Collins, Bob & Joan Godfrey, Gillian Johnson, Keith Lambert, Jerry Napolitano, Wayne Pecot, Paul & LaVerne Simon, Ed & Angie Syp, Art & Diana Vanetek, Greg & :Dora Belda, Harold Cabrera, Cesar Chavez, Ken & Linda Feldman, Victor Jedlicka, Bob Kissling, Frank McGill, Ken O'Neil, Larry Silver, Ron Smothers, Allen & Marilyn Ventura, and Barbara Raymond. Awardees for service as CO-Editors for the publication of our Full Scoop Victor Jedlicka and Roger Breternitz with mailing/distribution support by LaVerne & Paul Simon. Your correspondent calls attention to the frequent appearance of the names of some members. If anyone has been accidentally omitted we are very sorry and thank you for your participation.
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