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I Founding members of the Tuna Club with recent catches circa 1899. Event is for one day only to benefit Avalon's local scene COURTESY OF THE CATALINA ISLAND MUSEUM On Saturday, September 13, don't miss the rare opportunity to tour the world famous Tuna Club of Avalon, a nationally registered historic landmark and the oldest fishing club in the United States. The Catalina Island Museum part- ners with the Tuna Club, which prides itself as the birthplace of sport fishing, to reveal the rich history and traditions of the club to the public. Access to the historic club- house founded in 1898 is restricted to members only, but once a year, when the club opens its doors to the public to share its amaz- ing history. Fishing trophies, arti- facts and photographs are among many relics exhibited in the club, documenting the history of big- game fishing and the first rod and reel catchers of tuna, marlin and broadbill'swordfish. "We are excited to be able to offer such an exclusive oppor- tunity to our members and the Softball From page 4 hits. With the win, Catalina Express won the league title by a half game. Tournament brackets are set for next week." Schedule for Tournament Friday, August 22 6:00 pm Bravo's Landscaping and Straight Up Builders 7:45 pm Bluewater Grill and Catalimi Express Standings Catalina Express 6-3 Straight Up Builders 5-3-1 Bravo's Landscaping 3-5-1 Bluewater Grill 3-6 Top Batters Robert Reyes .735 Michael Rodriguez .667 Weston Leonhardi .656 Chuy Sillas .636 Josh Flynn .630 Justin Hernandez .600 Bob Kennedy .576 Derek Moreno .571 Shawn Hall .567 Nick Flores .567 Home Run Leaders Weston Leonhardi 8 Jimmy Felix 7 Michael Rodriguez 7 Justin Hernandez 7 community of Avalon," stated the Catalina Island Museum's Executive Director Dr. Michael De Marsche. "The preservation of island history is an important link between the museum and the Tuna Club, and we are honored to partner with them each year." The Tuna Club's greatest leg- acy stems from its founder, Dr. Charles Frederick Holder. Holder became a pioneer in ocean con- servation by coming up with the first regulations to govern big game angling and founded the club in 1898. Members to this day strictly adhere to the rules as dictated by Holder, and the club remains committed to ethi- cal angling and preserving the sport's great traditions. The Tuna Club's illustrious history includes a number of famous anglers, such as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, movie director Cecil B. DeMille, actors Charlie Chaplin, Bing Crosby and Stan Laurel, writer Zane Grey and United States Presidents Roosevelt and Hoover. Tours will be offered at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Tickets are $30 for members of the museum and $35 for the gen- eral public. Rock Gosselin, life- long fisherman, Avalon resident and longtime Tuna Club member, will conduct tours this year, shar- ing the unique history of the club and its role in the birth of sport fishing. Don't wait to purchase tickets. Only 60 tickets are available, and Bing Crosby with marlin on his boat the Shorty this tour always sells out quickly! For more information or to pur- chase tickets, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website: CatalinaMuseum. org. The Catalina Island Museum is Avalon's sole institution devoted to art, culture and history. The museum, its digital theater and store are located on the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino and are open 7 days a week, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website: CatalinaMuseum. org: for eyelashes Call 714-546-2020 For a Saturday clinic appointment at CIMC. ORANGE COAST e~e center II in Avalon Harbor. i i Volunteer: planning stagesl work. Step up and take art! Donate: We gratefully accept donations of cash, marketable securities, real property and more. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information, please visit our website or contact us directly. Submit a Proposal: Community groups seeking financial support should visit our website and follow the simple guidelines to submit a proposal. The initial deadline is September 30th .......