September 24, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of September 24, 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 September 10, 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: Nothing to report.

In House Tournament: Nothing to report.

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: The owner of Pine Hawk is sick, Jim plans to stop by.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Federation: Meeting held on 9/20.

NJ Marine Fisheries: The Fluke season ends this Friday. Sea Bass season opened today for a couple of weeks, and may not open in November. Only location to catch Shad is the Delaware Bay and river.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: Uploaded pictures from the picnic.

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Jim brought in the Press article from the Day on the Bay with the Field of Dreams kids. It was in the AC, Brigantine, and Pleasantville version so that is why a lot of us missed it. It was a nice article with several pictures.
Installation Dinner: Nothing to report.

New Business: Nothing to report.

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

The meeting is switching to once a month and starting at 7:30PM. It will be held on Monday, October 8.

September 10, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of September 10, 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 27, 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: There will be a meeting on 9/19. 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: Only tournament left for the year are the ongoing Perch and Striper.

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 the results of the picnic. The weather and food were perfect and everyone had a great time. Some adjustments to food quantities will be done next year. We also need a better way to collect money, maybe a table out front. Approximately 100 people attended. Lou asked about moving the picnic to Saturday but many folks are busy so the day will not change. The winners of the dessert contest:

1st – Fi Trench (truffels)
2nd – Heather Burk
3rd – Mike and Nancy Muncer

Federation: Nothing to report.

NJ Marine Fisheries: The Feds (MAFMC) and the States (ASFMC) based on current recreational landings and stock surveys, including the young of year survey, have cut the total allowable catch for summer flounder for 2013. The MAFMC & the ASFMC will meet in December and decide the recreational allowable landings. In March, the NJ Marine Fisheries Council will decide the bag limit, sizes limit and season needed to meet the quota.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

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

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: We talked about changing the raffle to $5/ticket. Need to get the license from Galloway.
Installation Dinner: Nothing to report.

New Business: Nothing to report.

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 24, 2012 8:00pm

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