April 26, 2018 
Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner 
Virginia Beach Bluewater Fishing Club (VBBFC)


Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM EDT
Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 9:00 PM EDT

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  • Drinks
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Dinner
  • Speaker
  • Giveaways and Raffle

  • Speaker Information
    Presented by Oceans East
    Speaker: Zach Bowles 
    Topic: "Daytime Swordfishing Techniques"


    The Shack on 8th / The Festival Center 
    8th and Atlantic Avenue
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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    Judy Wilder 
    Virginia Beach Bluewater Fishing Club 
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    We realize that people have many different ways to communicate and keep informed. We can speak your language in these ways:

    - Have a question or want information - drop us an email at events@vbbfc.org

    2. EVENT NOTIFICATIONS - Make sure you are signed up in the VBBFC database to receive email notifications on all of the events so you don't miss a minute of the action. Click VBBFC Events List to join our mailing list and receive event notifications.

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    The Annual Membership Meeting is COMPLIMENTARY to any prospective member that is interested in finding out about the Club. We are the only Offshore Fishing Club in Virginia Beach and our membership is open to ALL boat sizes. If you are a current member, we ENCOURAGE you to bring any potential NEW MEMBERS with you so they can see what the club is about.

    If you already know that you want to RSVP for the meeting, and/or purchase your 2018 Membership, click here:

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    Or, continue reading for additional information on membership and benefits.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    6 pm to 9 pm
    The Shack on 8th / The Festival Center [8th and Atlantic] in VA Beach
    Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres, Dinner and Drinks for all attendees
    Guest Speaker: 
    Oceans East Zach Bowles "Daytime Swordfishing Techniques"
    RSVP Required for Members and Guests

    EXISTING MEMBERS and NEW MEMBERS - BRING A FRIEND (Eligible for $25 Bounty)
    One of our main goals this year at VBBFC is to grow our membership. Please take a look at your friends, business associates, neighbors, family, etc. and see who might be interested in a membership with us. Bring them as your FREE guest to our Annual Membership meeting so they can get a taste of the club. It's a win-win, you have a new fishing buddy and VBBFC gets a new member. Have your guest or referral join before May 4th and receive a $25 Bounty/Rebate. See Bounty/Rebate Guidelines below.

    Virginia Beach has become a world class destination for its offshore fishing especially white marlin. Help contribute and build the Virginia Beach Bluewater Fishing Club (VBBFC) into a premiere quality club to support its reputation while receiving the benefits listed below:

    • VBBFC is the only Offshore Fishing Club located in Virginia Beach
    • Support for Saltwater Species Conservation especially Pelagic
    • Support 501C local organization and their efforts and programs such as Kids Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (HOFNOD)
    • Event Value – FREE Admission, Food, Drinks, Giveways and Raffle at great local venues such as The Shack, Chick's Oyster Bar and the Virginia Beach Fishing Center to name a few.
    • Minimum of 5 Events Annually, Membership Meeting, 3 Dock Parties and Annual Holiday Awards Banquet with plans to add more.
    • Membership Estimated Dollar Value (Venue, Food, Drinks, Giveaways and Raffle):
      • Individual – $100 Annually [Value per Year $200+]
      • Individual Plus –  $150 Annually  BEST VALUE [Value per Year $400+]
    • Oceans East 10% Annual Discount Card with membership. Estimate your own value. NEW THIS YEAR!
    • Networking and Social Value On-land and Offshore with other local Saltwater fishermen and professionals
    • First-Class trophies awarded annually in multiple categories for species and releases such as: Youth*, Men, Ladies and Two Boat Size Categories

    * Membership of either type in VBBFC allows for members to enter their children or grandchildren in Youth (Under 16) category.

    In 2018 we have developed two types of membershps:
    Individual* $100 Annually
    [This is for Individual Anglers, Captains, Mates and Vendors  $200+ Value]
    Individual Plus* [BEST VALUE] $150 / Annually
    [Same as individual but it includes guest pass for ALL VBBFC events for the year $400+ Value]

    *2018 BONUS - Oceans East providing FREE 10% Annual Discount Card to all 2018 paid members.

    Here are the guidelines: 
    1)    Any VBBFC Member (new or old) can qualify for a $25 Bounty/Rebate. This offer expires May 4, 2018.
    2)   Have a new member join the VBBFC in 2018 and the Member/Sponsor will receive a $25 rebate.  To                  qualify, the annual membership fee must be paid in full before May 4, 2018 by the new Member.
    3)   To qualify as a new Member, you cannot have been a VBFFC Member in 2016 or 2017.
    4)   The Member/Sponsor receiving the rebate must also have paid their annual membership fee in full before          May 4, 2018
    5)   Rebate Options;
         $25 off your annual membership fee, if you have not paid.
         $25 check refunded, if already paid in full.
         Donate your rebate to VBBFC.
         Donate your rebate to HOFNOD (Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs).
    6)  To register for the rebate, the new applicant/member must reference your name on the membership application form or at the Membership Meeting registration table (April),
         Email:  Events@VBBFC.org with information or questions
         Contact Judy Wilder, 757-477-7894, with information

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