By Captain John Giszczak
It is that time of year, the boats are put up and hunting season is in full swing.
If you have not mailed your 2020 membership dues, please do so by December 31, 2019. If you cannot find your application or know you lost it, please be aware that you can easily print a new application online if you wish to use a printed application. Even better, you can quickly and easily do the whole renewal process online. Go to the MCBA website and click on the Membership. You can download an application, or easily renew online It is quick and easy. Please take care of your renewal as soon as possible. If you have not renewed by December 31, 2019, your website listing will be taken down and it may take quite some time to get it back up after you rejoin. In addition, if you are delinquent in renewing your membership, you will run the risk of having to take and pay a pre-employment drug test to be reinstated.
Please be patient when calling the 800 number. I work during the winter months and cannot get to my phone for every call, plus the fact I receive well over 300 spam calls a season. Your voicemail is digitally recorded and sent to my email, which ensures I have a printed version of your message. If you need to call Larry†Lienczewski concerning drug program-related issues, you need to be aware that you are calling his home phone. Please do not keep calling and hanging up. Repeated calls just fill his voicemail up, which prevents others from leaving a message. Please be polite; make one call and leave a short message. He will call you back; remember, he is just as busy as you are. Alternately, you can always send an email 24-7. Our entire phone numbers and email addresses are on the MCBA web site under the ëMembersí tab. From there choose the ëAbout MCBAí tab.
If you run into a board member, please thank him for his service. All Board members are regular Captain Members and serve the Association on a voluntary basis. Directors spend much of their own time working to ensure we all have viable charter businesses now and in the future.