May 11, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
May 11, 2015

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 April 13 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: June 6 is the tournament date. In August the GACF will sponsor a beef and beer at the Black Cat; the date to be announced.

SUNSHINE: Olie Carlson was released from Atlantic Care to Linwood Convalescent Center.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Governor Christie signed the striper bill. Also, fluke season starts May 22.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: up and running.

TOURNAMENTS: There are 8 boats signed up for the in house tournament. The Land and Sea tournament has been announced in the Fisherman magazine. Paul Stonerod is disappointed with all the work he has done that few people have signed up. Nuncio Bruno kids’ bluefish tournament is set for Saturday. May 16. It’s time to start collecting door prizes for the club’s open tournament. The Pomona Gun Club is having a fluke tournament on June 6; $25 per person. Weigh in is at 2pm, 3 heaviest fish. Captain’s meeting on Friday the 5th from 5 to 9. Food and drink will be provided at the weigh in. The sneaky hollow perch tournament went well although not many decent size perch were caught. The 50/50 went for $2710.

COMMUNICATIONS: No report.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP: 2 new applicants were approved: Rich Oeser and David Holmes.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: There was much discussion about dredging the Absecon Bay area again. There was an article in the Press of Atlantic City about it. Joe Ricciardi is in the process of making new calendars for this year’s events.

NEW BUSINESS: A motion was made and passed to give the Field of Dreams $100 for 500 flags to be placed around the field, in honor of all New Jersey citizens that were killed in service to our country. Steve Mars from the U.S. wildlife refuge has asked us if we wanted to be the owners and caretakers of an aluminum fishing pier in Bass River Twp. just off of the Bass River. Lou Schott recommended that we form a committee of 2 to inspect it and get more information. It is understood the refuge would provide funds to us to maintain the pier.

Next meeting: Monday, June 8 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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