750 Clarence Ave  Bronx, NY 10465  718-597-7347              WCFC1898@GMAIL.com
White Cross      Fishing Club

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House By Laws Reminders:
No feeding wild animals on club grounds
No Smoking in club house
No parking on club grounds (drop-off & pick-up only)
Hats off in the bar​
Clean up your mess ​


WORK PARTIES ARE A YEAR ROUND ACTIVITY; THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO BE DONE
LET'S SEE WHAT WE ARE MADE OF.  

LET'S DO IT

Work Party fines WILL be instituted at years end to any member,  under 65, that does not complete the mandated 3 five hour work parties; one five hour work party must be completed for each of the following; the VP committee, the House committee and the Captain's committee 

We have started a White Cross Fishing Club Group. The FaceBook "Group" will differ from the White Cross Fishing Club FaceBook "page" in that we can pick and choose who can see our posts. Members of the group will have the ability to post their thoughts, pictures etc. that will ONLY be seen by invited or accepted members. Membership in the group will be limited to WCFC members and their families. 

We will be a "Closed" Group, meaning anyone can find the group and see who's in it and ask to be included but only members can see posts. 
 If interested; search FaceBook for White Cross Fishing Club; ask to join, an administrator will accept your request.

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"PLANKS FOR THE MEMORIES"
To help finance the re-decking of our pier, we are considering asking members, former members, friends of WCFC & InterClub members to purchase a plank to help finance the re-decking of our pier, we are considering asking members, former members, friends of WCFC & InterClub members to purchase a plank for $100.00
   On this plank we will affix a plaque with an inscription of your choice.  Before moving forward with this idea, we need a consensus of opinion. Please take a minute and vote on the poll;













MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST
May 13th only $20.00 WOW
(WOW upside down is MOM)

Sign up ASAP @ the bar 


Work Parties every Saturday


Memorial Day Cocktail Party
​May 27th
We are taking orders for an "Engraved Brick Fundraiser”. The bricks can be engraved with up to 29 characters on each of three lines. (characters include spaces). We are asking for a $250 donation for the opportunity to permanently display your love for "The White Cross Fishing Club". 
The bricks can be engraved to honor a family member, in memory of a family member or just to say thank you to "The White Cross Fishing Club". 
We are in negotiations with the supplier to get the best deal possible and we are still working out some small details; i.e. where the brick display will be placed, how to display them etc… More information will be forwarded shortly. 


ORDER FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE "BRICK FLYER" LINK 

Work Parties every Saturday


BUSY WEEKEND AT THE CLUB:
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Saturday April 28th; Italian Night $45.00 Italian Cuisine, Music by Dennis Dell, Open Bar 7:00 to 11:00, Dessert & Coffee 

Sunday April 29th; Luigi Raccanelli Fishing Tournament; $30.00 Breakfast, Lunch, Poles, Bait and Beer 

Monday April 30th; Golf Outing Dinner. Steak Dinner & Open Bar for 3 hours (no golf) $40.00.  

Sign up ASAP @ the bar 


WCFC 50th Jubilee Journal


REMEMBER
Every function you attend,
Every beer you buy 
Every Brick you buy &
Every raffle you enter
Helps defray the enormous cost associated with rebuilding your pool



"Buy A Brick" Fundraiser.

Your  9" X 6" pavers will accommodate 20 characters on each of 4 lines. 

The can be used to honor a family member, in memory of a loved one, to thank the WCFC or anything else.

Your $250 donation will be used to offset the cost of rebuilding your pool.

They will be used as a path from the concrete patio directly to the new and improved pool.

Order forms are available at your club, or downloadable from this site.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB 

BRICK 
ORDER FORM LINK
I just want to update you on our pool progress. 

Upon the inspection by the department of health, we were given a list of 21 items that needed to be corrected. Within 72 hours - 20 of the 21 corrections had been made and accepted by the department of health. 

There has been only one issue holding us back - a NYC DEP Sewer discharge permit. According to the department of health, this permit is required in order to dump water from the pool into the sewer system. This was the first time in three years that we had ever heard of this requirement.

After discussions with other beach clubs we determined that none of the other beach clubs have this permit, nor were they ever required to obtain it.

Upon reaching out to our engineer, we were told this would be a lengthy and involved process, costing over $2000, and an additional renewal fee of approximately $400 every year.

Unfortunately our engineer is not permitted to work on this project for us, due to a conflict of interest. We have reached out to several politicians for help, but not much has been accomplished yet.

We are still of the belief that this permit is not required. Fortunately Justin Dambinskas, the owner of Hammond’s Cove Marina and the Icehouse, has set up a meeting for us this Tuesday, with a representative from the Small Business Administration - who we hope will be able to contact the correct people and get a solid answer for us as to acquiring a waiver or a letter from NYC DEP explaining that this permit is not required. 

I would just like to reiterate, that we were never told this permit was required in the three years of paperwork and regulations that we were told we had to address and/or apply for.

I also, would like to say - so many of our members and their families have been willing to help, and have reached out to many people on behalf of the Club, to try to resolve our issue. I can’t thank them all enough for what they’ve done. Countless, countless hours have been spent by our White Cross family and friends to try and get our pool open, whether it has been by performing repairs or contacting numerous department agencies. 

We have not stopped working on this! I will update you again as soon as we get more information.

Kenny Knapp
President, WCFC

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as of 8/6/18