March 9, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
March 9, 2015

The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops, with Vice-President Lou Schott presiding. The minutes from February 9 were read and approved. The treasurer was absent therefore, the report was not read and ending balances are not available.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: Trustees held a meeting primarily to review the budget. The budget was nearly completed except for picnic information. Lou was to get that info to Charlie via the Internet. The trustees also worked on the 2015 calendar. Not all dates could be set until tides and flounder limits were known.

GACF: No report.

SUNSHINE: Discussion about Ollie Carlson in the hospital.

FEDERATION: The youth shoot is set for March 14 at Red Wing Sporting Clays. The Federation Dinner was held on February 14 at Kerry-Brooke. It was very well attended; the food was excellent, the 50/50 was around $1800.00.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: There will be a meeting in Tuckerton on April 9 to discuss fluke limits and striped bass regulations.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: The installation dinner pictures have been posted to the website and Facebook.

TOURNAMENTS: The Perch and Striper tournaments are now on.

COMMUNICATIONS: No report.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Joe Ricciardi and Paul Stonerod are looking into ordering club jackets on an individual basis. The cost would be about $40.00. President Van Daley felt the open tournament flyer should be fine-tuned to show where the weigh-in actually is.

NEW BUSINESS: There will be a fishing flea market at the Pomona Gun Club on April 18. There was discussion by Joe Ricciardi that we could put up an unattended table with our applications and some of our tournament flyers. For our meeting on April 27 at the Brigantine VFW we do not have a firm speaker yet but Joe Ricciardi feels he may be able to get the same speaker we had last year, speaking on a different topic. He was an excellent speaker with a very good slide presentation.

We need more flyers for the Nuncio Bruno kid’s bluefish tournament printed for that and our Open Tournament. Lou Schott said he would get it done.

John Glassie from Field of Dreams said he plans to place 15,000 American flags around the field. The flags represent all New Jersey service men and women who died in service. He will ask for donations to pay for the flags. President Van Daley recommended that a letter be sent to Dave Chandra, director of NJ Fish and Game, for his excellent rebuttal letter regarding use of the artificial reefs used by commercial fishermen. Ed Goldman said he would send Dave an email.

Next meeting: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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