February 11, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of February 11, 2013

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 January 14, 2013 meeting were read and approved.

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

Trustee Report: Meeting to be held 7:30 on February 21 at Jim Van Daley’s house.

G.A.B.T Report: The GABT is changing its name to GACF (Greater Atlantic Cancer Fund). The GABT tournament name is not changing. There is a meeting scheduled for February 20.

In House Tournament: Perch and Striper are ongoing. The price for each tournament is $35 or $120 for all four tournaments

Open Tournament: Nothing to report.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Atlantic County Federation: Jim has tickets for the Federation Dinner to be held on February 18. The price is $30. Jim’s phone # is 748-8208. There is a meeting scheduled for February 14.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Flounder limits and season will be decided at the March meeting.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: The kids Bluefish tournament is scheduled for May 18.

Web Site & Facebook: Received a email from the Westwood Youth Group asking the club to put a link to their website on our web page. The club agreed and Bob will look into it.

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: We have our annual “Pay Day for Tax Day” raffle tickets available. The cost is only $5.00 per ticket this year. Every member should purchase or sell some tickets at that price. Call Charles Elwell (412-2264) or Lou Schott (742-2382) for tickets. Each ticket must be accounted for and all unsold tickets must be returned and kept by the club. Let’s make this a good year for ticket sales at this reduced price!

Installation Dinner: Lou Schott reported on the cost for the Installation dinner. There were 41 people who attended. The cost to the club was a little high so the price of the ticket may go up next year.

New Business: The ASWS April meeting will be held at the Elks club in Brigantine. The club is looking for a guest speaker.

Jim talked about the Beach & Boat tournament which runs from 4/1 to 11/30. The prize money for this tournament is very good.

Need to mail the open tournament flyer to Boating World.

There was a discussion about a bill that would move Dept. of Wildlife to the Dept. of Agriculture. The consensus was this bill would not be a good thing and we need more information.

Elections: Nothing to report.

Good of the Order: There was a Pro-Gun rally in Trenton last Friday. Pro-Gun groups are trying to get more people to attend the committee meeting. There was talk of email blast to committee members to prevent them for overreacting.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday March 11, 2013 at 7:30PM.

January 14, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of January 14, 2013

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 December 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: Small discussion from Jim Van Daley that GABT is looking for a logo that will identify their charity more with local people in need.

In House Tournament: Nothing to report.

Open Tournament: Nothing to report.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Federation: Jim Van Daley reported from the meeting of January 10. Jim has tickets for the Federation Dinner to be held on February 18. The price is $30. Jim’s phone # is 748-8208. The Federation needs volunteers to cut deer meat on Sunday, February 17. The youth sporting clays shoot at Red Wing will be held Saturday, March 16, at 9am. After the shoot , lunch will be provided by Port Gun Club at their club.

NJ Marine Fisheries: 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: We have our annual “Pay Day for Tax Day” raffle tickets available. The cost is only $5.00 per ticket this year. Every member should purchase or sell some tickets at that price. Call Charles Elwell (412-2264) or Lou Schott (742-2382) for tickets. Each ticket must be accounted for and all unsold tickets must be returned and kept by the club. Let’s make this a good year for ticket sales at this reduced price!

Installation Dinner: Lou Schott spoke, in detail, about the dinner, to be held at the Crab Trap on Feb 8. Dinner choices are, crab trap famous crab cakes, gulf golden fried shrimp, prime rib. Dinner price is the same as last year—$30.00. Seating is limited and there is a cutoff date so contact Lou early for reservations and choice (742-2382). A dinner flyer will be going out with the latest club minutes.

New Business: Dues bills will be going out. Dues are still $35, so you can send in your check early without waiting for the bill or you can pay them by separate check at the installation dinner on Feb 8. There will be a board meeting on Feb 21. The location is to be determined.

There was discussion between the president and secretary to transfer the money in the raffle account to the charity acct.

Elections: Nothing to report.

Good of the Order: It was brought up that a different night other than Monday for the club meetings might improve attendance. Your input is needed, so please contact Lou Schott, Jim Van Daley, or Charles Elwell to comment.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday February 10, 2013 at 7:30PM.

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