June 23, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
June 23, 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 June 9, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Ending balances: N/A50

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: Looking into a new fundraiser with a night at the Black Cat and possibly a small Chinese auction
Sunshine: Jack & Janet Petro stopped at Honey & Sweets and thanked the club for the perch and informed Jim they were moving to NY. The club approved to make Jack an honorary member.
Federation: Going through the legal work to become a 401c non-profit organization. The next meeting will be in September.
NJMFC: Meet first Thursday in July. Additional police were hired.
Website: Remove balance and post the open tournament flyer.
In House: 3rd tournament is on 7/12. Results of 2nd tournament:

Flounder:
Heaviest 5.87 Charlie Elwell
1st 12.17 Dave Williams
2nd 11.93 Jim Regan
3rd 10.93 Charlie Elwell

Weakfish:
Heaviest 3.5 Dave Burke
1st 3.5 Dave Burke
2nd 2.14 Dave Williams

Bluefish:
Heaviest 5.84 Dave Burke
1st 12.69 Dave Burke
2nd 4.21 John Reese
3rd 3.52 Frank Elbertson

Lad & Sea Flounder 5.0 Dave Burke Bluefish 10.02 John Reese

COMMUNICATIONS: Nothing reported

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: Gary Murphy was approved as a new member.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Charlie will be sending out the final letter to collect dues, there are about 5 outstanding. The Polecat tournament was held last Saturday. Lots of fished were weighed–in.

NEW BUSINESS: Nothing reported

OPEN TOURNAMENT: Bob will update the rules for 2014. Need to collect door prizes. Paul informed the club that the open tournament will be posted on the Fisherman and On the Water websites. Bob will send open flyer to all past captains. The club decided to purchase gift certificate from some of our sponsors instead of coolers for prizes.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Thanked Ken Martin for the excellent shrimp bisque soup that he cooked for the meeting.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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June 9, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
June 9, 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 May 12, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Ending balances: N/A

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: 32 boats had entered into the tournament, 15 caught bluefish. 1st – 13.58, 2nd – 12.59, 3rd -9.5, & combined weight – 22.15.
Sunshine: Perch were caught for Jack & Janet Petro.
Federation: The next meeting will be held on 6/12.
NJMFC: Nothing reported.
Website: Nuncio Bruno kid’s tournament photos were posted.
In House: 2nd tournament is on 6/14. Thanked Ron Sponsol for helping out with the weigh-in. Results of 1st tournament:

Flounder:
Heaviest 5.01 John Reese
1st 12.52 John Reese
2nd 11.84 Dave Burke
3rd 9.31 Shawn Van Daley

Weakfish:
Heaviest 5.73 Bob Hagel
1st 5.73 Bob Hagel
2nd 4.34 Dave Williams

Bluefish:
Heaviest 3.38 Frank Elbertson
1st 8.93 Frank Elbertson
2nd 6.32 Dave Burke
3rd 6.18 Jeff Reese

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statements and some information from the RFA.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: John Zuccarino was approved as a new member.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 25 fishermen are registered in the Land & Sea tournament. Current leaders are Dave Burke with a 5lb Flounder and Frank Elbertson with a 4.27lb. bluefish.

NEW BUSINESS: Need to get working on the open tournament. Members were assigned sponsors to solicit for prizes and tee shirt sponsors. Need to get the open info onto the Fishermen and On the Water magazines.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Thanked Ken Martin for the excellent shrimp bisque soup that he cooked for the meeting.

Next meeting: June 23, 2014 at 8:00PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

Note: Minutes are available via email and/or USPS. Please notify the club to change your delivery preference, contact@abseconsaltwater.com. Minutes may also be viewed on the club web site: www.abseconsaltwater.com.

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