Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fred Golofaro to be Honored

Hello All,

Some great news to report regarding a remarkable achievement by one of our own. I was recently informed that Fred Golofaro has been selected for induction into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame. The selection committee recently convened to vote on the 2011 class of inductees and Fred was a unanimous selection. His induction will take place in April. Please join me in congratulating Fred on this most prestigious recognition of his life-long achievements. The following release has some of the details. More to follow after the induction ceremony. Next stop, a bronze statue of Fred with a surf stick and striped bass in Monument Park, right next to Babe Ruth!

Thank you...AP

Fred Golofaro to be Inducted into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame

Fisherman Senior Editor, Fred Golofaro, has been selected as a 2011 inductee into the esteemed New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame. A selection committee comprised of notable dignitaries and previous honorees made the selection at their annual February 2001 meeting. Fred’s induction into the ‘Hall’ will occur later this year in April at the NYS Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame Annual Banquet. This significant honor will be bestowed upon Fred Golofaro in recognition of his lifetime achievements to support and advance recreational fishing on Long Island and throughout New York State. His nomination cites Fred as being a dedicated and selfless champion of the outdoors, educating New York’s youth and people of all ages about fishing, the outdoors, fisheries conservation and respect for the fisheries we all enjoy. Fred has been a life-long leader within the recreational fishing community and industry, fighting for fishermen access rights throughout Long Island and Metropolitan New York areas, and he has been a prime mover for other fisheries initiatives throughout the state of New York. His contributions to the sport fishing industry and to those who enjoy the sport are countless and know no boundaries. Fred Golofaro is the consummate outdoors professional, always willing to help any fisherman and any cause that ensures the future of New York State fisheries and of the sport. He is the epitome of what defines a true New York State outdoorsman.

Those of us who know Fred are extremely proud of his achievements, his dedication to the causes of recreational fishing and for this most prestigious honor. So please join us in congratulating Fred Golofaro for this extraordinary recognition and for his upcoming induction into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Fred!

New Members

Hello all,
Please join me in welcoming the newest members to the Long Island Outdoor Communicators Network:

Austin Perilli, noted angler and outdoors writer;
Ken Moran, renowned outdoorsman and outdoor columnist for the New York Post;
Glen Sapir, distingished former editor/exec editor at the "Big Three" outdoor magazines, and now a director of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

It is great having this trio on board LIOCN.

As far as the next dinner goes Chris Paparo is working on our behalf to see if an arrangement can be made for our group at the aquarium. Last show of hands had the aquarium with 17 votes, far and away the majority vote. If for any reason the aquarium cannot accommodate us the fall-back Plan B is either the Riverview or the Snapper Inn. Fred and I will work on those arrangements if need be. As it is looking right now, the most probable date will be a Thursday in late March. I should know the venue later this week. Stay tuned...AP