Our Community Programs
Our Anglers4Military Program serves to recognize and support our military “Wounded Warriors” and local veterans who have suffered injuries while serving our country.
To accomplish our goals, we raise funds at the Fred Hall Show and Harbor Days along with donations from many club members. Since 2007, we have taken over 400 wounded veterans out fishing for a day.
Our Heroes come from the Camp Pendleton Wounded Warrior Battalion, the 32nd Street Naval Medical Detachment in San Diego, and Balboa Naval Hospital.
We charter boats from the Seaforth Landing and Point Loma Sportfishing Landing in San Diego, facilitated by the kindness of the boat owners/operators.
There are absolutely no costs for those who attend. They are furnished with everything that they need for the day, including food, water and sodas, fishing license, and equipment. Depending on donations, our goal this year is to again offer Wounded Warrior trips to our Veterans. The OSA commitment is to show, in some small way, our thanks and appreciation for their sacrifices and to honor our country’s HEROES.
Jim Mauritz, Program Chairman
OSA Donations at Dec. 2016 Meeting
OSA Donations at Dec. 2017 Meeting
Our Anglers4Kids Fishing Trip program is in place to provide local area children an opportunity to go saltwater fishing on a boat and experience firsthand the joys of this type of fishing—something that some of these kids may never otherwise have the opportunity to do.
OSA has been providing fishing trips for kids for over 20 years. The program has reached thousands of children over the years. Our club is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and educational experience for the kids.
In 2017 OSA is running four trips out of Oceanside Harbor landing on the Seastar, skippered by Captain Joe Cacciola. The one day trips are fully sponsored and paid for by the club. Club members provide donations and volunteer their time so that kids ages 6 to 15 are able to have the opportunity and experience of ocean fishing, many for the very first time. On the trip the kids are provided with information on proper boat procedures, ocean safety, rod & reel training, live bait handling, legal size fish (keepers) & limits, clean ocean environment protection, and very importantly ocean conservation education. On these trips we further provide meals, soft drinks, and a trophy to each kid which identifies all kids as winners and provides a remembrance of their trip experience.
The majority of kids we sponsor are from North County Boys & Girls Clubs located in Oceanside, Vista, San Dieguito, Carlsbad, Escondido, Poway and Ramona. Additionally we set aside trips for kids from Camp Pendleton YMCA along with summer camps from Escondido, San Marcos, and Vista. Many of these youngsters are from single parent households, and it is with pride that the club gives the opportunity to young children to realize the pleasure of open sea fishing, an appreciation of the marine environment, the value of conservation, and the great joy that nature presents.
The Oceanside Senior Anglers motto is ..."Fish & Play The Senior Angler Way" and the Oceanside Senior Anglers Kids Trip motto is … "Old Kids Helping Young Kids"
Fred Kaczmarek, Chairman
John Dewitt, Co-Chairman
Kids Trips 2018 Schedule
Tuesday July 3
Tuesday July 17
Tuesday July 31
Monday August 6
Tuesday August 14
Our Anglers4Scouts program helps support the San Diego - Imperial Council, Boy Scouts of America. Our program provides fresh and saltwater tackle that is used by the scouts at Camp Fiesta Island and the Mataguay Scout Ranch. The summer fishing programs help the scouts earn merit badges, including fishing, cooking and conservation.
OSA members directly support the scouts by providing not only rods and reels but instructional classes teaching the camp summer staff how to maintain the donated equipment, knot tying and casting techniques.
OSA began supporting the scout program in 2011.
Program Chairs - Ken Harrison and Ed Dennis
June 20th, 2016 Dedication of Berkley Donated Fresh Water Fishing Poles at Mataguay Scout Ranch
June 2017 Dedication of Okuma Donated Fresh Water Fishing Poles to Girl Scouts at Camp Winacka