March 10, 2014 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of March, 10 2014

The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops with President Jim Van Daley presiding.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of February 10, 2014 were read and approved

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

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

Committee Reports:

Trustee Report: The Board of Trustees met and set the budget. A mistake was made on calculating the “Fisherman of the Year” award. A plaque will be ordered for Brian Will who is the correct winner. The calendar was set and emailed to Bob Cusack. Tournament dates were also set. A discussion was held to possibly purchase a “lottery drum” in conjunction with the Atlantic County Federation and possible the GACF. The trustees also recommended getting our treasurer a new briefcase.
G.A.C.F. Report: New chairman is Jeff Krawczyk. He listed a membership drive as one of his priorities.
Tournaments: Nothing to report
City Council: Nothing to report.
Sunshine: Lou Schott thanked the club for their support during the recent passing of his wife.
Atlantic County Federation: The annual dinner was held on President’s Day and was a success. $1950.00 went to the winner of the 50-50. A youth shoot is scheduled for this Sat. at Red Wings Sporting Clays.
NJ Marine Fisheries: A meeting was held on March 6th. Action on the Fluke regs was postponed until April 3rd at a special meeting to be held at the Strafford Municipal Building in Manahawkin. Most likely there will be a 5 fish limit, 18” minimum size and a 128 day season.
ASWS Web Site/Facebook: Bob Cusack needs Ollie Carlson’s and Shawn Van Daley’s email addresses.

Club Picnic: No report.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Communication: None.

New Applications: Joe Engleman, Ken Martin, Jonathan Farrell, and James W. Allen were proposed for membership and accepted.

Unfinished Business: Raffle Tickets will be drawn at the first meeting in April. There are 656 tickets out at this point.

President Van Daley reported that the business cards have been received and he has them for any member that wants them. Membership cards were discussed, Ed Goldman will do them.

New Business: Joe Ricciardi reported that the club brochure has been redone with the help of Paul Stonerod. They are looking for new businesses to offer the club discounts. Joe has updated the bulletin board at the ramp. He has also secured a speaker for the April 28th meeting to be held at the Brigantine VFW. Capt. Dan Shafter of Insomniac Charters will speak about back-bay fishing. Jim Van Daley will check and see how many left over shirts he has at home from the Nuncio Bruno tournament and will order as few as necessary.

A suggestion was made that any member who has ideas for improving the club should contact one of the officers with their ideas.

Janet and Jack Petro will not be able to do the weigh-ins this year. The club needs a volunteer for this important task.

Elections: No Report.

Good of the Order: No report.

Meeting Adjourned, Ed Goldman for Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: April 14, 2014 at 8:00PM.

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