In a letter sent to supporter of the Sleepy Eye ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ committee announced they are re-establishing a new pontoon program:
Our local chapter of “Let’s Go Fishing” officially dissolved January 31, 2018 with “Let’s Go Fishing” of MN. After discussion with program volunteers and Sportsmen’s Club representatives, a final vote and notification of our Chapter’s termination was given to “Let’s Go Fishing” of MN.
Our interim Board of Directors reestablished our pontoon program under the umbrella of the Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Club and its nonprofit 501 C3 status.
Interim Board Members have committed to continuing Sleepy Eye’s pontoon excursions under the new community based program called Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Boating & Bobbers. A new wheel chair accessible, 25’pontoon, motor and trailer are ordered from TMC, INC located in Poskin, WI. This $31,535 expenditure has an anticipated delivery date in time for an early June pontoon opener.
Your involvement is needed now more than ever as we prepare for the upcoming 2018 season and bring our community’s pontoon home. Please consider supporting Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Boating & Bobbers as a pontoon Captain or Captain’s mate, accepting a position on the new Board of Directors, and/or providing a monetary donation.
Let’s continue to build upon our community’s 12 year foundation of providing free pontoon and fishing experiences to seniors, veterans, people with special needs and youth with Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Boating & Bobbers.
We extend a sincere thank you to our hard working, loyal and dedicated volunteers that have supported us in the past and pledge future support with Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Boating & Bobbers, P.O Box 461, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085. Please contact us with any questions and we look forward to seeing you on Sleepy Eye Lake!
Dave Theneman, Interim Vice President
Reservation Line 507-766-2265