PASSING THE GAVEL
Pine Island FISH’s board recently appointed Jim Wentz as FISH’s new President. Jim, an active volunteer since 2019, is a man of many talents. He has served on FISH’s board of directors and as FISH secretary, managed and maintained FISH’s store of mobility equipment, and provided his legendary crab dip as a give-away for volunteer-recruitment events. He replaces Guy Vaughan, a long-time volunteer who served as president since 2021. Guy, who led Pine Island FISH during recent turbulent times with great skill, dedication, and optimism, is planning a move away from our islands. We welcome Jim into his new role and are incredibly grateful for all Guy has done for our organization.
Pine Island FISH is an all-volunteer association of neighbors organized to help those living in the Matlacha and Pine Island Communities. From its early beginnings in the 1980s, Pine Island FISH has grown to an organization of more than 40 volunteer members, including those who return to the "northern climes" during the summer season.
We continue to recruit new members to our organization. Members meet monthly and the Board of Directors quarterly or as needed to discuss financial matters and set organization policy. We work closely with other organizations on the island, such as the Beacon of Hope, Pine Island United Methodist Church, Matlacha Hookers and Pine Island Pantry, to assure the needs of our islanders are met.
Pine Island FISH is grateful to be able to offer the following services:
There is never any charge for FISH services.
There are many ways that you can work to make a difference through Pine Island FISH and FISH is pleased to count many seasonal residents among its volunteers. FISH is seeking:
There are several ways you can support FISH.