May 12, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
May 12, 2014

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

The minutes of April 14, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Ending balances: Charity Account- $2,261.00 General Account – $3,385.02 Raffle – $2,397.50

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: Enter GABT by 5/15 and get a chance to win a gallon of Micron CSC paint. The GABT tournament is scheduled for 6/7.
Sunshine: Jack Petro is still sick and not doing well. A few members have visited him.
Federation: Nothing reported.
NJMFC: There was a meeting on 5/1; two 16 inch flounder can be kept when fishing from Island Beach State Park.
Website: The Land and Sea tournaments have been posted.
In House: 1st in house tournament is scheduled for 5/31; weigh in at Chestnut Neck boatyard. Rob Sponsel will help with the weigh in.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statements, dues. Flyer for Sunshine club tournament, entry fee is $60, Captains meet on 7/11 at the Tuckerton Seaport, and the tournament is on 7/12. Flyer for the Local Boys Flounder Tournament out of Hackney’s boat yard, entry fee is $40., sign up on 5/22 & 23, tournament on 5/24.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: Jim Regan, Art Faltyn, John Gabries, Joseph Schott, Jonathan Farrel, and Michael Albright were voted in as members.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Lou has the soda and will pick up the shirts, water ice tickets from Lindy Hops and Sea Tow stuff for the Nuncio Bruno kids fishing tournament this Saturday and Chestnut Neck boat yard. John Reese will pick up the hot dogs and rolls. There are lots of donations to pack and hand out. Need volunteers around 11:00AM for this activity. Weigh in between 1:00 – 2:00 PM

NEW BUSINESS: Charlie reported that 65 members have paid this year and he expects several more to come in soon.

Need to secure the American Legion for the open tournament.

Discussed the picnic location and decided to return to the Cologne firehouse.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: About 160 people entered into the Sneaky Hollow Perch Tournament. There was $2,600 in prize money. Ryan Rippley was the winner.

Next meeting: June 9, 2014 at 8:00PM. Note: the second meeting in May is cancelled due to Memorial Day.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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