December 10, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of December 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 November 12, 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: Next meeting will be held on December 19. The GABT is going to raffle a $1000 gift card. Ed told us of the prize he won at the Chinese auction where a gourmet cook came to his house and prepared a fantastic meal.

In House Tournament: Only one Perch and one striper entries for the year. Talk is not many larger Bass are around.

Open Tournament: Nothing to report.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Federation: Next meeting is on December 13. Jim has tickets for the federation venison dinner which will be held on February 18, 2013. Please contact Jim if you want a ticket.

NJ Marine Fisheries: This week the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission are meeting to determine how fluke, sea bass, and bluefish would be managed for 2013.

Atlantic County Federation: Nothing to report.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: Nothing to report.

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: 1000 raffle tickets were ordered. Need members to call Charlie and provide a count of how many they will sell. Charlie can be reached at 609-412-2264. Still waiting for the license but should not be a problem.

Installation Dinner: Will be held on February 8, 2013 at the Crab Trap.

New Business: Discussed a generic business card for the club, discussion will be ongoing.

Ed was in touch with the NJRFA and they asked what they can do to help our club. A couple suggestions were to provide a link from the NJRFA web site to the ASWS website, another was to educate us on what it is the NJRFA is chartered to perform.

There was an article in the Press about cities coping with flood prone areas. It mentioned that Absecon was applying for grants to develop the Kunkley property on Faunce Landing Rd. and the old swimming pool on Turner Ave.

Elections: The following were voted in by acclamation.

President – Jim Van Daley
Vice-President – Lou Schott
Recording Secretary – Bob Cusack
Treasurer – Charlie Elwell
Sgt. At Arms – Shawn Van Daley
Trustees – Joe Ricciardi, John Reese, Jerry Dinger, Harry Walker, and Olie Carlson

Good of the Order: Wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday January 14, 2013 at 7:30PM.

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