Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A bit of perspective from a founding member.....

"Without responsible access to enjoy these marvels of nature, people can forget why we want to preserve them in the first place. Then the battle to preserve them is truly lost."

Faye Pickard

Faye was a very active member of our club until her passing. These words were written by her a few years ago and they hold special meaning as we begin to plan our involvement in the future of our ORV access. Thanks to Art and Anne for passing this along.

Why CLMS was founded

CAPE LOOKOUT MOBILE SPORTFISHERMEN, INC

PURPOSES

The purposes for which this corporation is organized are as follows, to wit;

(a.) To act in the best interest of persons engaged in mobile sportfishing and other mobile beach activities on Core Banks and other barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and the eastern coast of the United States of America;

(b.) To strengthen through organization the representation of persons engaged in mobile beach activities, in public and governmental forums, and by that organization to weld into an organized unit that many such persons utilizing Core Banks, Carteret County, North Carolina, and other barrier islands located off the coast of North Carolina and the eastern United States;

(c.) To maintain a continuing study of all legislative proposals and governmental regulations and rulings affecting all members who visit Core Banks, Carteret County, North Carolina, and to take whatever action indicated in the best interest of the said members;

(d.) To gather, compile, analyze and distribute to members, all information and data of whatever nature which bears upon the general welfare and activities of members;

(e.) To cooperate with all allied organizations, private, public and governmental, in the promotion of mobile beach activities on the Core Banks, Carteret county, North Carolina;

(f.) To promote responsible use of the Core Banks in order to protect the fragile environment and unspoiled beauty of the Core Banks;

(g.) To maintain a constructive and productive relationship with the National Park Service in order to jointly develop rules, regulations and programs which promote responsible access to recreational use of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

This was taken from the bylaws which is available to all members through Art Noyes

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Spring Elections

The 2008 Spring Cleanup of the Island will take place on April 4th, 5th and 6th. As I get more information pertaining to cabin rentals and other cleanup related details I will post them here so members wishing to attend can make plans in advance. Spring will be here before we know it!

Any current members wishing to run for any of our officer or board positions can contact me at sethridge33@nc.rr.com and I will add your name to the ballet. Officers are elected on a yearly basis and board positions run as 2 year cycles. We currently have 3 board positions set to open up in the spring so let me know if you would like to run. If you are unable to attend the beach cleanup you can still have your name added to the ballot.

Thanks
Steve

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Welcome CLMS members

I would like to take this time to welcome all existing and future CLMS members to our new blog. This blog was created as an avenue to keep up with existing and future endeavors involving our commitment to preserving and protecting the natural resources of our national seashore. This blog is open to all members to post comments regarding any topic presented here involving club activities. As administrator of this blog I welcome any suggestions or comments on how the blog can be better used to serve our community and its interest. I also welcome any articles and/or information that any member feels would be of interest to CLMS. Any information or article that you think will be of interest or benefit can be forwarded to me at the e-mail address below.

Thanks
Steve Ethridge

sethridge33@nc.rr.com