July 14, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
July 14, 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 23, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Ending balances: Charity Account: $1,736.30 General Account: $3,512.57 Raffle: $2,397.50

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: Looking into a wine tasting event in August and a Go-Cart event in Millville. Starting to prepare for the Chinese auction in October.
Sunshine: Ernie Kinsell is not doing well. The club will send him a card.
Federation: The next meeting will be in September.
NJMFC: Legislation to help recreational fishermen will probably not make it through the Senate.
Website: Posted open tournament flyer. The Fisherman magazine website has piggy backed on this event.
In House: 4th tournament is on 8/23. Results of 3rd tournament:

Flounder:
Heaviest 6.88 Lou Schott
1st 11.1 John Reese
2nd 10.36 Shawn Van Daley
3rd 9.11 Lou Schott

Weakfish:
Heaviest 2.88 Dave Burke
1st 2.88 Dave Burke
2nd 1.64 Shawn Van Daley
3rd

Bluefish:
Heaviest 1.72 Frank Elbertson
1st 4.57 Dave Burke
2nd 1.72 Frank Elbertson
3rd 1.03 Dave Williams

Land & Sea
Flounder
5.87 Dave Burke

Striper
19.79 Richard Burke

Bluefish
10.02 John Reese

COMMUNICATIONS: Nothing reported.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Nothing reported.

NEW BUSINESS: The Absecon mayor contacted Ed Goldman and requested a boat ride to survey Absecon channel for the dredging project.

OPEN TOURNAMENT: Lots of door prizes have been collected; still waiting for a few more. Sponsors for the T-shirt are paid up. Need to keep pushing the flyers. Dave Burke will manage the weigh-in. Members will meet at 6PM on Friday to stuff bags for the Captains meeting.

PICNIC: Lou Schott reported that he secured the Cologne fire house through Bill Will.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: John Reese reported that Crokers and Blowfish are in the Mullica River.

Next meeting: July 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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