What's Happening: 

The 2020 Term Year: 

Jim Jankowski and Tom Reiley are having a decoy buy, sell, trade, swap meet at the East Patchogue VFW on Saturday, September 26th, (2 weeks) RAIN or SHINE.  This event will be outside with room for 20 or so vendors at $25.00/ table.  Those interested can bring their own table and pop up tent if they want or tables will be available for $10.00 each to rent.  Vendors and those interested in attending can contact Tom or Jim J.  There will be a $5 donation at the gate for buyers. Tom’s email is Thomas.reiley@gmail.com.

  We will be complying with N.Y. state protocols for Covid.  Social distancing, wearing masks, the wearing of gloves to handle decoys, and frequent hand sanitizing are mandatory. We are limited to "crowd" size as well, so some may have to wait until the field clears.  We will stagger attendance so that everyone who wants to can attend.

  We hope to be able to make a donation to the veterans or other worthy cause with a charity auction of various decoys at 1:00 P.M., Show ends around 2-3:00 o'clock.

  Even we don't yet know what will show up.  I'm pretty sure the decoy guys won't want to miss it!  Bring cash guys and gals!  Also....

  Don't forget October 24th in Glastonbury, CT for the Decoy Boys Swap meet, BBQ at JB Williams Park, YES, another outside, Covid 19 compliant under CT protocols, (a tad more lenient than N.Y) event. Hotel discount at Hilton Garden Inn also in Glastonbury $99.00/ night. 

Contact Krystal @ 860-659-5003

Tom Reiley, 860-324-4001, thomas.reiley@ gmail.com

Jim Jankowski  631-721-6914 jjmm2002@optonline.net


We do not make any guarantees about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. It is provided as a courtesy. Any action you take upon the information in this newsletter is strictly at your own risk. The LIDCA will not be liable for any losses or damages in connection with use of this information. 


LIDCA Meeting Show & Tell Schedule for upcoming months 

August 12, 2020           Picnic at Sears Bellows Park in Hampton Bays. 3 pm – 7:00 pm

September 9, 2020       Summer acquisitions and artwork.

October 14, 2020         Curlews, Mark McNair and New Hampshire

November 11, 2020     Pintails, David Ward and Babylon


Carver Presentation Schedule

September 9, 2020       Joe Jannsen on Charles Sumner Bunn

October 14, 2020         Bob Liehr on Chief Cuffee

November 11, 2020     Seeking Volunteer 

Visiting The Ward Museum


The LIDCA maintains a permanent display cabinet at the Ward Foundation Museum in Salisbury, MD as a means of providing ongoing visibility for our organization.  This is a great opportunity for our Long Island stories as this is a location that receives a high volume of traffic throughout the year as well as the Foundation hosting several special events in any given year.

We have hosted revolving exhibits for several years now and will continue to do so with any number of our members spearheading this effort in the past.  On October 23, 2018, member Craig Kessler traveled to Salisbury to deliver a scaled down version of our exhibit from the March 2017 LIDCA annual show, “ON THE FALLING TIDE-THE STORY OF TRADITIONAL BLACK DUCK GUNNING ON LI’s SOUTH SHORE”.


The abbreviated display consists of 14 black duck decoys spanning the south shore from Seaford in the west to Moriches in the east.  Examples include works from Gruby Verity, Jimmy Ketcham, Lem Tucker, Wilbur A. Corwin, George Robert, Reginald Smith, and others.  Also included are two pieces of flat art, “Black Ducks the Old Way” by Peter Corwin which depicts south bay grass boats owned by original LIDCA members Bud Ward and Ronnie Bauer, and the first stamp print artwork of the Long Island Wildfowl and Wetlands League from 1977.  The display is rounded out with several display boards prepared by Steve Sanford that were also part of our 2017 show.


2019 August Picnic Photos

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