August 27, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of August 27, 2012

The meeting of the Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen was called to order by President Jim Van Daley. The club performed the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence for our Military.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the August 13, 2012 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.B.T Report: Collecting for the Chinese Auction to be held October 6 (the 1st Saturday in October). If anyone has anything to donate for the auction please contact Ed Goldman.

In House Tournament: Results of the 4th in house tournament:

Fluke

1st Place – John Reese 5.12 lbs.
2nd Place – Shawn Van Daley 4.95 lbs.
3rd Place – Lou Schott 3.29 lbs.
Heaviest – John Reese 3.00 lbs.

Bluefish

1st Place – Harry Walker 2.88lbs.
2nd Place – John Reese 2.63 lbs.
3rd Place – Charlie Elwell 0.41 lbs.
Heaviest – Harry Walker 2.88 lbs.

Weakfish

1st Place – Shawn Van Daley 1.73 lbs.
2nd Place – Lou Schott 1.11 lbs.
3rd Place – Brian Will 0.78 lbs.

Open Tournament: We are waiting for the group picture from the “Day on the Bay” event before sending thank you letters to Sponsors and Captains.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Lou provided an update for event. Plan is to clean crabs on Saturday morning before the day of the picnic. Bob will mail flyers with this month’s minutes.

Federation: Nothing to report.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Next meeting is 1st Thursday in September.

Field of Dreams: Ed will provide the pictures from the event and Bob will post them on Web site and Facebook page.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: Up and running, one new “like.”

Communication: Received a $500 grant (check) from State Farm Insurance that Lou had applied for to be used on a nonprofit charity. The check will be deposited into the clubs charity account.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Charlie will provide an updated members list.

Installation Dinner: Lou Schott reported that he has contacted the Crab Trap and has set the date for Friday, February 8, 2013.

New Business: Talked about changing the yearly raffle down to $5 or $10. Also want to start working on the tickets.

Elections: Elections are coming up in October; need to think about nominating officers.

Good of the Order: Nothing to report.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next Meeting Monday September 10, 2012 8:00pm

August 13, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of August 13, 2012

The meeting of the Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen was called to order by President Jim Van Daley. The club performed the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence for our Military.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the July 23, 2012 meeting were read and approved with one correction on unfinished business.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.B.T Report: The next meeting will be held on 8/15.

In House Tournament: The 4th in-house tournament is scheduled for August 18.

Open Tournament: There were 27 boats entered into the open tournament with 26 paid. We are waiting for the group picture from the “Day on the Bay” event before sending thank you letters to Sponsors and Captains. Bob will update the database with all the boats from this year’s event.

Sunshine: Our thoughts are with Ollie and family for their loss.

Club Picnic: Lou provided an update for the menu and cost for the event.

Federation: Nothing to report.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Nothing to report.

Field of Dreams: The Day on the Bay event was held on 8/13, many fish were caught and all enjoyed the boat trip and picnic. Need to send a thank you letter to the brigantine Elks club for their support of this event.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: Up and running, one new like from ACUA.

Communication: Received a thank you card for the contribution to benefit the AtlantiCare R.N.S. Mobile Mammography Assistance fund from the Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament Committee.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Nothing to report.

Installation Dinner:Nothing to report..

New Business:

The members discussed participation in the “National Night Out” event held by Galloway Township. The club should get a booth for this event next year.

Lou brought up the idea of fishing trip on the Fish Finder sometime in September out to the AC Reef. Cost would be $50/person. Also a possible trip after flounder season if the Fish Finder has a quota with the states “Set Aside” program”

Jim brought up the idea of a Sunday breakfast with club members just to get together and have some fun.

Elections:Nothing to report.

Good of the Order: Nothing to report.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next Meeting Monday August 27, 2012 8:00pm

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen P.O. Box 453 Absecon, NJ 08201