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Letter from the Commodore

During my tenure as Commodore it is no exaggeration to say that the primary benefit of the job is that I have gotten to know many of the members I may not have otherwise.

What makes the Ocean City Marlin Tuna Club so unique is that it is one of the few clubs with no club house, yet after 57 years, continues to attract and keep members – this quite an achievement.

While this year we are re-establishing a presence on the Bay with a weigh-dock in partnership with 10th Street Wharf as well as continuing to maintain the strong historical ties with the OCYC, the success of the club is based on the enthusiasm and participation of the members & club volunteer’s.

Last season we saw membership, tournament participation, and social event attendance all increase. This is no accident as the committees continue to listen to the members and enact changes that members want. These changes include improved communication of events, changes to the Overnight Tournament, bringing back the Bimini start for the Shark Tournament, etc.

I am very proud of the dedication, effort and sense of community that the Board & Committee volunteers have towards this club and the members and that without them the last couple of years as Commodore would not have been nearly as rewarding or productive.

I want to thank the Board, Committee and most of all the members for having the confidence in allowing me to be your 34th Commodore it has truly been a privilge and an honor.

Baron Schlachter – Commodore


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