August 24, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
August 24, 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 the August 10 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: There will be a “Beef and Beer” at the Black Cat on August 30 from 2 – 6 PM. There will be a small Chinese auction. The cost is $20 if purchased in advance and $25 at the door, includes Roast Beef, salad, and 2 drinks. There will be door prizes and music.

SUNSHINE: No report of anyone sick.

FEDERATION: Closed for the summer.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Flounder quota for 2016 may be cut by 29%. NJ will have to figure out how to comply.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Posted photos from the “Day on the Bay” event. Several Facebook “Likes” were added after the posting.

TOURNAMENTS: The 4th in-house tournament prizes were handed out. No changes to the Land & Sea tournament results. No weigh-in for the Striper and Perch tournament.

COMMUNICATIONS: Bank statements.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP: One new applicant, Jack Hermann, was approved.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The fisherman of the year plaque was returned.

NEW BUSINESS: Charlie needs to determine how much money we can give to FOD.

OPEN TOURNAMNT: Nothing to report.

PICNIC: Lou and John need to meet to review food requirements. Need help with cleaning crabs near Oyster Creek at 9AM on 9/12. Need help with Cologne Firehouse picnic tables at 5PM on 9/12. Need help with picnic setup 10PM on Sunday, 9/13.

FIELD OF DREAMS: There were a lot of fish caught at the “Day on the Bay” event with the FOD kids. All had a great time and the BBQ put on by the Elks club was fantastic. Jim acknowledged the members who supported this event. We received a $50 donation from one of the FOD child’s family.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: John Reese took 2nd place at a Perch tournament; 5 fish weighed in at 6.10 lb.

Next meeting: Monday, September 14 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack Secretary

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August 10, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
August 10, 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 July 27 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was not available.
Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A ; Charity Account: N/A.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: The will be a beef and beer at the Black Cat on August 30. There will be a small Chinese auction. The cost is $20 if purchased in advance and $25 at the door.

SUNSHINE: No report of anyone sick..

FEDERATION: Closed for the summer.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Hunters, Fisherman, & Trappers are upset with the closing of the Wharton State forest road. The road was deteriorating due to 4WD use and dumping. Strip Bass bonus tags are available online.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Need to post the “Day on the Bay” event.

TOURNAMENTS: The 4th in-house tournament will be on August 15. Looking for the In-House tournament rules and post on web site. Chris Peszka is now leading in the flounder division of the Land & Sea tournament; it weighed in at 8.56 lb.

COMMUNICATIONS: Bank statements. The club received a check for $100 from Glenn Insurance for the open tournament. Need to add them to the sponsors list when thank you letters are mailed after the “Day on the Bay” event.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Nothing reported.

NEW BUSINESS: The AC press ran an article on improvements to the Absecon boat ramp area. The club was not contacted for input. There was more discussion on Ethanol gas and its problems to marine motors and fuel systems. Lou sent an email to Senator Menendez & Booker and other local assemblymen explain the problem with ethanol, no one has replied yet.

OPEN TOURNAMNT: Need to make sure all sponsors received a T-Shirt.

PICNIC: Lou gave an update, location and date not are now set we will be at the Cologne fire house on September 13. Flyers were mailed to all club members.

FIELD OF DREAMS: Need to email Jeff at the Littoral Society and invite him to the “Day on the Bay” event. The Elks club will put on the BBQ. Scoops is providing Ice Cream. We are expecting about 20 kids for the trip. Jim decided that this event will be on the 3rd Monday in August from now on so to not be on the same day as a club meeting. The club would like to have some input to the AC press article on the event to get facts correct.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Spot fish have been reported in the Absecon creek. Ernie Kinsel caught a 6.3 lb. flounder. ASWS was at the Galloway National night out. Joe reported the kids had a blast catching the magnet fish.

Next meeting: Monday, August 10 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack Secretary

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July 27, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
July 27, 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 July 13 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Next meeting is 3rd week in August. The will be a beef and beer at the Black Cat on August 30.

SUNSHINE: Ed Egnor passed away. He was a dedicated member who will surely be missed. Service is tomorrow.

FEDERATION: Closed for the summer.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: There is talk of a 46% reduction flounder catch for 2016. A rule change is needed so the big females are sent back.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: The open tournament was posted in time on Facebook and the website.

TOURNAMENTS: The 4th in-house tournament will be on August 15.

COMMUNICATIONS: Nothing reported.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bob found the dessert winners for years 2010 – 2014. Both the dessert and fisherman of the year plaques need to be updated.

NEW BUSINESS: Lou brought up the subject of Ethanol Gas and the need to get it removed for marine gas. There is talk of increasing the amount of Ethanol to 15%, this will make the marine engines run hotter and is bad on gas lines and parts in the fuel system on older boats. Lou’s brother has been talking to the NJ politicians. The club should do something to let politicians know the issues with Ethonol.

OPEN TOURNAMNT: Tournament and BBQ were good, and had good weather. Jim would like to see more boats sign up. Enough money was raised to support the Day on the Bay event with the FOD kids.

PICNIC: Lou gave an update, location and date not set at this time. The Cologne fire house has 3 church groups on the current planned date. EHC Lake is not a good choice. Another alternative is the Pomona Gun Club. Lou is going to check them out.

FIELD OF DREAMS: The “Day on the Bay” event is set for August 17 and the Fish Finder is good with the date. Need to check with the Elks club and make sure the will host the BBQ once again.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, August 10 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack Secretary

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