September 22, 2014 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
September 22, 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 from September 8, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Trustee: Nothing to report.
GACF: The Chinese auction will be held at Parkertown on 10/19. At the last meeting the members were brainstorming ideas on various fundraisers.
Sunshine: Jerry Dinger passed away; he will be missed by the club.
Federation: The C/O will be at the next meeting. The RFA is hosting a fundraiser for Congressman LoBiondo at Viking Yachts.
NJMFC: Nothing reported.
Website: Posted minutes.
In House: Done for the season.
Open: Done for the season.

Striper and Perch: ongoing, 2 weigh-ins to date.

COMMUNICATIONS: Sponsor letter for Gilcrest Offshore Restaurant was returned again. Wrong address was on envelope; will be re-mailed to correct address.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Jim went to the Field of Dreams game on 9/19 and presented a $500 donation. He gave a speech to all asking for more support and help for the open tournament. FOD agreed to put the ASWS banner on the fence at the baseball field. FOD needs the clubs logo; Joe Ricciardi will furnish.

Jim filed the raffle paperwork with Port Republic and it was approved. Approved license was given to Charlie. Charlie said he would have the raffle tickets by Christmas.

NEW BUSINESS: The club approved to donate $250 to the Cologne Fire Co. for use of their property for the club picnic.

Elections: Are coming up – time to start thinking of names to nominate.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Blue fish are being caught off the beach in Brigantine. The Absecon boat ramp will be closed on 9/27 for a paddle event.

Next meeting: October 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Please note the time change and reduction to only one meeting a month.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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September 8, 2014 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
September 8, 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 from August 25, 2014 were read and approved with one correction to the in-house Bluefish results. The treasurer’s report was not read:
Ending balances: Charity Account: N/A General Account: N/A Raffle: $N/A

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Trustee: Nothing to report
GACF: The Millville speedway will support the GACF on October 1 by giving 20% of the proceeds to the GACF. Entry fee is $250.
Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.
Federation: There will be a meeting on 9/11.
NJMFC: Looking for public opinion on what the Striped Bass limits should be. Our area preferred 1 fish.
Website: Posted minutes.
In House: Done for the season.
Open: Done for the season

Striper and Perch: ongoing, 2 weigh-ins to date.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received a flyer from Field of Dreams with pictures from the “Day on the Bay” event.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Need to coordinate with “Field of Dreams” to pick a date to donate the $500 the club approved to give them. Charlie gave Jim the permit for the raffle and Jim will take it to Port Republic’s City Manager for approval.

NEW BUSINESS: The club voted and approved for a new plaque for the most outstanding member of the year and will get presented at the Installation Dinner.

PICNIC: Lou gave a report on the picnic. There were 68 people attended. There was enough money collected from both the 50-50 and entry fees to cover the cost of the picnic. There was very little food left; the burgers and dogs were sold to Nancy Reese. Need to change the flyer to end the event at 4PM. Winners of the dessert contest:

1st Nancy Reese
2nd Kate Hackney
3rd (tie) Zoey Gross and Ann Milza

Elections: Are coming up – time to start thinking of names to nominate.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing reported.

Next meeting: September 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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August 25, 2014 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
August 25, 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 from August 11, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved:
Ending balances: Charity Account: N/A General Account: N/A Raffle: $5.50

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: A Beef & Beer was held at the Black Cat on 8/24. Working on the big Chinese auction at Parkertown on 10/18.
Sunshine: Paul Stonerod was in the hospital last week; he is out and was at the meeting.
Federation: Nothing to report.
NJMFC: Nothing to report.
Website: Posted picnic and minutes.
In House: Results of 4th tournament:

Flounder:
Heaviest ? John Reese
1st 12.02 John Reese
2nd 3.14 Shaun Van Daley
3rd 2.74 Charlie Elwell

Weakfish:
Heaviest
1st 1.42 Shaun Van Daley

Bluefish:
Heaviest 1.81 Shaun Van Daley
1st 3.06 Charlie Elwell
2nd 2.88 John Reese
3rd 2.72 Frank Elbertson

Land & Sea 2nd Half canceled due to lack of participation.

Striper and Perch: are ongoing, 2 weigh-ins to date.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received a thank you letter from the Field of Dreams, Bank Statements, and a Sams Club flyer for Lou.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: Two new potential members were at the meeting.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Need to donate $500 to Field of Dreams at one of their baseball games. The dredging of Absecon channel is now schedule for next spring.

NEW BUSINESS: Need to start working on getting raffle tickets. Charlie or Jim need to show license to the Port Republic city manager.

PICNIC: Need volunteers for the following: collect money at the picnic, setting up the tables the night before, cleaning crabs the day before, cooking burgers and hot dogs. Need large coolers. Agreed to 800 clams and 1 bushel of #1 crabs.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing reported.

Next meeting: September 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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