Celebrating 30 Years
Gulf Breeze Sertoma is a local chapter of the many clubs belonging to Sertoma International. Sertoma's mission is "To improve the quality of life today for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support." Our vision is "To create communities of change under common leadership and with a common voice that will serve the many in need." Sertoma's primary service project is assisting the more than 50 million people in the United States with hearing or language disorders.
Gulf Breeze Sertoma Club was established in 1985 as a Corporation with 501(3) C status. Since then we have been a major contributor in the local Gulf Breeze and Santa Rosa county communities. Our membership base is consistently around 50, with about half of those being respected military service veterans. The primary charity we donate to is Speech & Hearing Aid Banks but we also provide donations to youth orientated and other local programs such as; Take Stock in Children, Santa Rosa Kids House, Good Samaritan Free Clinic, Pyramid, Fishing For AHERO and several others.
The Annual Gulf Breeze Sertoma Family Fishing Rodeo is our one and only fund raising activity with 100% of the net proceeds being returned to the community. This annual event has been successful for 30 years thanks to the generosity of our sponsor's donations, support from thousands of participating anglers and our ability to offer additional educational activities for all family members. We intend to obtain as many sponsor donations as possible for our Family Fishing Rodeo which provides visibility to the good-nature organizations willing to support the efforts of Gulf Breeze Sertoma. We support and recommend our corporate sponsors year-round to ensure continued growth for those businesses and our charitable reach.
We would greatly appreciate your corporate donation, sponsorship, contribution and participation in our 2021 Family Fishing Rodeo.
ALL Rules are subject to change until the Tournament Start Date. Tournament Dates: June 5th & 6th, 2021 Location: Shoreline Park South Pavilion 800 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Fish Categories: Bluefish, Mullet, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper Bonita, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snapper Flounder, Skipjack, White Trout
Master & Junior Combined Category: Cobi • Dolphin King Mackerel • Sheepshead
(*Master and Junior anglers compete against each other in these categories.)
Junior Only: Pinfish
Fishing Dates & Times: From 12:00 AM Saturday, June 5th until 5:00 PM Sunday June 6th, 2021. In the event of severe weather, the rodeo may be rescheduled, shortened to 1 (one) day or cancelled. The Rodeo Chairman and Rodeo Committee will make the decision on any of the above. One fishing day constitutes a complete tournament.
Weigh-In Station: All official entry tickets must be purchased and filled out completely prior to weighing any fish. Weigh scales are located at the Shoreline Park South Pavilion. To be considered in a fish class, the angler must bring the fish they caught along with their completed official entry ticket to the weigh master. Scales open each day at 2:00 PM and close at 5:00 PM. At the 5:00 PM close of weigh-in each day only registered anglers in line who have been validated by the Sertoma Rodeo Committee will be allowed to weigh their catches. The weigh-in closing time (5:00 PM) will be determined by the official clock displayed at the weigh-in site. Each angler is responsible for weighing in his/her own catch.
Fishing Guidelines: All fish must be caught on rod & reel! No other devices are allowed. All fish must be in edible condition. Any mutilated fish will be rejected. Any fish appearing to have been frozen, gutted or chemically treated is rejected. Sertoma Rodeo Committee reserves the right to use the Torrymeter; a reading of less than eight (8) will result in disqualification of the fish and angler, forfeiture of all fees paid and qualification for prizes. Junior Anglers are those under age 14 at time of weigh-in.
Awards Awards are presented strictly based on weight and time of weigh-in. Anglers may win only once in each fish category but may win in multiple categories. Awards will be determined and granted by the Rodeo Chairman based on the Rodeo Rules listed and set by the Rodeo Committee.
Tie by Weight: In the event of a tie by weight, the winner shall be determined by the earliest weigh-in time. Time is officially displayed and recorded on a clock at the weigh-in station.
Awards Ceremony: Awards and Prizes will be presented upon completion of weighing all qualified fish and after the weigh-in station closes Sunday, June 6th. Results are tabulated at that time. Any awards and prizes not claimed within ten (10) days become the property of Gulf Breeze Sertoma Club.
Rules, Infractions and Disqualifications: To maintain the integrity, participation and event success, all anglers must abide by the rules stated herein in addition to applicable State of Florida and Federal regulations. Dishonesty and/or failure to comply will result in disqualification and forfeiture of all fees and prize considerations.
*Unsportsmanlike conduct will cause disqualification of the angler from the event without refund. The Rodeo Chairman is the sole judge of any rule violations and final decisions.
Fun For The Whole Family
Our goal is to provide a family oriented event that focuses on the youth of our community and their families.
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