September 23, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of September 23, 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 September 9, 2013 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s report was read and approved.

General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.C.F. Report: The Chinese auction is scheduled for October 19. The chef is returning to provide a meal and a $100 gift card to purchase food. The raffle prizes will be the same as last year.

In House Tournament: Only the annual Perch and Striper tournaments are left.

Open Tournament: Nothing to report.

Sunshine: Bob Zussman is home.

Club Picnic: The dessert winners are:

1st – B. Dinger
2nd – C. Cusack
3rd – W. Gunther

Atlantic County Federation: Jim attended the meeting last week. The governor vetoes the gun bills. There are more pheasants this year due to new pens.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Flounder season closes on Tuesday. Possible 10% cut in quota for next year.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

ASWS Web Site/Facebook: Bob will post the new main page of the website.

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Jim will get the raffle application from the town of Port Republic and use Honey and Sweets farm stand as the address.

Installation Dinner: Lou will contact the Crab Trap and set the date for January 31.

New Business: The club banner was lost this year and the club needs to purchase a new one. Ed will contact Tapestry in Manahawkin.

Elections: Elections will be in November.

Good of the Order: There was an article on the club posted in Fisherman magazine. There is a rumor that Absecon post office may be closing and moving to Pleasantville. John Reese’s boat was shown in the Philadelphia Inquirer. National Geographic is doing an article on Mullica River Crab Co.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

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

September 9, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of September 9, 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 August 26, 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: A donation was made to Shore Memorial to use as scholarship money.

In House Tournament: Only the annual Perch and Striper tournaments are left.

Open Tournament: Nothing to report.

Sunshine: Bob Zussman is out of the hospital and is now in therapy.

Club Picnic: About 50 people attended the annual picnic which again was a success. The food was great and all had a good time. Lou reported that the picnic had made money this year. Need to check with Brian Will about making a donation to the Cologne Fire House.

Atlantic County Federation: Nothing to report.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Reported that the Fluke stocks are rebounding.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

ASWS Web Site/Facebook: Joe and Ed are working to update the web sites main page, some items are outdated. Bob will post it to the website when it’s ready.

Communication: Post Office bill was paid.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Joe reported that they are still waiting for a permit to deposit the spoils of the dredging.

Installation Dinner: Friday, January 31, 2014 was decided for next year’s dinner. Lou will contact the Crab Trap to secure that date. This date will not conflict with the Atlantic City Boat Show or Valentines’ Day, alleviating concerns from prior years’ events.

New Business: Need to start working on the annual raffle. The club will use Port Republic from where to run the raffle, as the permit process is easy and free.

Elections: Elections will be in November.

Good of the Order: Nothing to report.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday, September 23, 2013 at 8:00PM.

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