May 13, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of June 10, 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 May 13, 2013 meeting were read and approved.

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

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.C.F. Report: Only one bluefish was weighed in for the GABT tournament. John Reese was the winner with a 2.05 lb. Bluefish. Forty boats signed up for the tournament. Planning for the Chinese auction on October 19th.

In House Tournament: The 2nd in-house tournament is scheduled for June 22. Results of the 1st tournament:

Bluefish:
Lou Schott 1.59 lb. (largest)
John Reese 0.46 lb.

Weakfish:
Brian Will 4.60 lb. (largest)
Dave Williams 3.08 lb.
Shawn Van Daley 2.15 lb.

Flounder:
Charlie Elwell 12.5 lb. (largest 6.17 lb.)
Dave Williams 8.67 lb.
Shawn Van Daley 8.35 lb.

Open Tournament: Members signed up to solicit sponsors and door prizes for the open tournament. T shirts need to be ordered.

Sunshine: Bob will send cards to Ernie Kinsell and Peggy Schott who are both sick.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Atlantic County Federation: There will be a meeting this Thursday.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Tom McCoy retired, not sure who will replace him as administrator of the NJ Marine Fisheries.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: There were about 45 kids entered in the Nuncio Bruno Bluefish tournament held at Chestnut Neck boatyard. There were lots of fish weighed in and door prizes handed out.

ASWS Web Site/Facebook: No updates.

Communication: Bank statements and Dues.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Membership cards will be mailed this month.

The Mayors column from a recent current indicated the DEP would be dredging the Absecon Bay Channel sometime in mid-July. The Mayor thanked the ASWS club for their efforts to get this project going.

Installation Dinner: Nothing to report.

New Business: Nothing to report.

Elections: Nothing to report.

Good of the Order: The RFA tournament was held last Sunday, 35 boats had entered and the winner caught a 6 lb. Flounder.
We thanked the members who helped out with the Nuncio Bruno Kids Tournament and a special thanks to Janet and Jack.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday, June 24, 2013 at 8:00PM.

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