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South Shore Waterfowlers Association, Inc.

The voice of the Long Island waterfowler

SSWA 4th ANNUAL BBQ and PICNIC on Sunday the 7th, August 2016 at 12:00 PM

Hi Folks,

The SSWA is holding it's 4th Annual BBQ and Picnic on Sunday August 7, from 12 to 6 pm.  Please note that the location has changed.  It will be held this year at Sears-Bellows Suffolk County Park, on 63 Bellows Pond Rd, Hampton Bays, NY 11946.  

Here is all that you need to do: 

1-   Call Curt at 631-661-0379. Give him your name and the number of IMMEDIATE FAMILY members attending.

2-    2- Mail him a check for $25.00 made out to SSWA and send to 32 Magro DR. North Babylon, NY 11703.

3-    Show up the day of BBQ and Curt will give you back your check. That's right IT'S FREE!!  ( If you don't show up, we will cash the check to pay for the food we bought that you didn't eat).  Pretty easy,  right?


 The  SSWA will supply burgers, hot dogs, etc. and we will also have soda and water available. If you wish to bring your own"beverages", feel free to do so.  Also if you have a favorite bbq dish, feel free to bring it to enhance the bbq even more.  There is a large covered Pavillion with enough Picnic tables for all of us, so only bring your own folding chair if you can’t sit on a picnic bench.

Call Curt ASAP with your info. We hope to see everyone there. It has been a great event in the past, and a good time is usually the standard of the day!




PS:  There may be a $7 parking fee per car?

    Perhaps some car-pooling might be in order.



Directions to Sears-Bellows County Park

Take Sunrise Highway to exit 65 South, towards Rte 24 South and Hampton bays. In .4 miles, turn right onto W. Montauk Hwy, and in another .4 miles turn right again onto Bellows Pond rd. Go .9 miles to enter the park on the left.


<h3 class="MsoNormal">From 495, go to exit 70 South, left onto County Rd. 111 to Sunrise Highway East.  Then follow directions above.

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> Once again this summer we are able to be guests of the Peconic River Sportsmen Club. The dates  are SATURDAY  June 18   SUNDAY  July 10,   SUNDAY  August 28. There may be an additional date in September, to be announced.   These are only for SSWA members who are PAID UP. The fee to shoot is 40 dollars per person. You must bring 100 rounds of LEAD, TARGET LOADS ONLY.  (shot sizes 7 and a half, 8 or 9). No high velocity or steel shells permitted (or you will be asked to leave). Eye and hearing protection is a must. Arrive by 9:30 at the gate. Shoots start promptly at 10. Lunch will be after the shoot. It will be either a BBQ (SSWA), Peconic cooked food, or lunch at the Triangle Pub (you will be notified when you call as to which lunch will be available and the cost, usually around  10 dollars ). You must call Curt 631-661-0379, to be placed on the list. NO WALK UPS will be allowed. We do this because we need Peconic members to accompany us around the course, so do not wait till the day before to call because we will not have enough time to round up another PRSC member. The dates again are    SATURDAY, June 18,   SUNDAY, July 10,    SUNDAY August 28.   Call today to be placed on the list.

The Sportsman Dinner at Bocce Beach is filling up. We are over 3/4 full so call me now at 631-661-0379 and get me a check. Make check payable to SSWA and mail to 32 Magro Drive,  North Babylon NY 11703. Call NOW

DINNE PAST - Saturday we held the 12th annual SSWA dinner at Fishermans Catch Restaurant. It was a great time and thank you once again to Bruce from the restaurant for another great event. Everyone had a great time.

Dinner Future - The SSWA and Peter Faz are joining together for a sportsman dinner at his Bocce Beach Restaurant on Fire Island on June 12th. It is from 12-4. Includes round trip ferry tickets, Open Bar, Dinner &amp; dessert all for a $100.00 donation. If you come by boat, Pete will get a slip for you. I went to one last year and had a blast. To get more info or to get tickets, call curt at 631-661-0379 or Peter Fazio at 631-926-3353. Seats are filling up fast. Call NOW!!!.

Thank You Ron
By: Curt

I would like to thank everyone who ran for office last night. You care enough to try to make a difference in your club.

I really want to thank RON SINEO for all you have done (and continue to do), for the SSWA. Your tireless dedication to the club, the sport of waterfowling, all hunting here on long island, really show how much you care. Your involvement in MANY organizations takes a big dedication, and we can't thank you enough. It has been great working along side you on many projects, and look forward to continuing them. Once again thank you so much.

A fellow waterfowler noted about Ron "If you want to get something done, ask a busy man!" Hopefully you will be a little less busy, but knowing you as I do, just a little bit.

Great job Ron.

Our final meeting of the season was held at the Brightwaters Library on Monday night, April 4th. We had Erik from Moriches Boat and Motors as our guest speaker to give us some great tips on winterizing your outboard motor and so on.  His presentation was very well received by the members.

We also held our annual elections, and the results are as follows.  John Adams was elected President, Ron Pliszak 1st Vice President, Erik Tallbe Jr. 2nd Vice President, Kate Sohm Secretary, and Curt Matzinger Treasurer.  Additionally, four Advisors to the Board were elected and they are Bob Dasch, Dani Karam, Bill McGinley, and Bill Spadafora.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the new Officers and Board members.  


Keep an eye on our website for the latest in our summer schedule of club activities.