March 11, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of March 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: Trustees met at Jim Van Daley’s house on February 21 primarily to review budget. The budget was agreed upon. Some of the dates were selected for tournaments, including kids’ Bluefish tournament, the kids’ Bluefish tournament will be increased to $10.00 from $5.00.

G.A.C.F. (Greater Atlantic Cancer Fund, formerly GABT) Report: The meeting was cancelled for February due to lack of attendance.

In House Tournament: Nothing to report.

Open Tournament: Nothing to report.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Atlantic County Federation: The youth shoot will be held on March 16. The Federation dinner was held at Kerry-Brooke on February 18. The attendance and dinner were good. The 50/50 was $1850.00.

NJ Marine Fisheries: The fluke season was introduced with a shortened season, will run from May 18th to September 16th, with the same size length and 5 fish per day.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

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

ASWS Web Site/Facebook: There are 2 new likes on Facebook..

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: The speaker on April 21 at the Brigantine meeting will be Captain Mike Cerelli regarding the Jersey Shore beach and boat tournament.

Installation Dinner: Nothing to report.

New Business: Joe Ricciardi is working on printing new applications and calendar of events. Charles Elwell reminded everyone that the dues are now past due. A date to remember is May 11 for the Patriot Lake fishing tournament. Just show up if you wish to volunteer. Ed Goldman reported that Bob Cusack received an email from Lloyd at the ACUA in reference to the watershed stream assessment program. He will be contacted to try to get him as an additional speaker for the April meeting. Following is the list of tournaments: May 25, June 22, July 8, July 20 open tournament, Aug 10. There will be only one membership meeting in May due to Memorial Day conflict. The Sneaky Hollow Perch tournament will take place on April 27.

Elections: Nothing to report.

Good of the Order: Jim Van Daley got hearing aids.

Meeting Adjourned, Lou Schott acting for Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday April 8, 2013 at 8:00PM.

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