December 8, 2014 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
December 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 November 10, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved. Ending balances: N/A

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Trustee: Nothing reported.
GACF: The actual gross from the Parkertown Chinese auction was $8400.00.
Sunshine: Joe Ricciardi received an email from Jill, daughter of Jack and Janet Petro. They are adjusting to living in northern New York and they miss their friends from the fishing club. There was also discussion about the passing of Ann Bruno, owner of Chestnut Neck boatyard, and how she enjoyed being the “hot dog lady” at the kid’s bluefish tournaments. Some members of the club attended the viewing.
Federation: There was discussion about the antis attempting to create a law to outlaw snare traps. There was also discussion about the antis protesting the annual NJ bear hunt.
NJMFC: Nothing reported.
Website: Nothing reported.
In House: Done for the season.
Open: Done for the season.
Striper and Perch: Nothing reported.

COMMUNICATIONS: Our raffle license arrived and Ed Goldman agreed to handle the raffle tickets again. Thank you, Ed. Lou Schott received a phone call from the Crab Trap while at the club meeting and the agreed date for our installation dinner is Friday, January 30. More information will be forthcoming regarding menu and price. Everything else should remain the same.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Our banner is done and will be placed at the field of dreams in the spring.

NEW BUSINESS: Lou Schott informed the meeting that Bob Cusack received a request from Frank Piotrowski to donate his father’s fishing tackle to the club to be used or given to the kids during our kids’ tournament. We accepted it and Bob sent an email thank you to Frank.

ELECTIONS: There were no changes for the nomination of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. There were 6 trustees nominated: John Reese, Joe Ricciardi, Paul Stonerod, Bob Zussman, Ollie Carlson, Harry Walker. Instead of a vote, John Reese removed his name from the slate so there was no need for an election. Ed Goldman made a motion to close nominations, seconded by John Reese. The motion passed.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing reported.

Next meeting: January 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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