November 9, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
November 9, 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 October 12 meeting were read and approved. There was no treasurer’s report.
Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A; Charity Account: N/A.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Ed Goldman reported that the sponsor’s dinner was very good, which was held at the Pleasantville Yacht Club. The Chinese auction held at the Parkertown firehouse was very well attended and had many nice prizes available including a kayak, ATV, air conditioner, many nice prints, and various fish carvings.

SUNSHINE: No report of anyone sick.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

TOURNAMENTS: The Land and Sea Tournament closed and Paul Stonerod read off the winners. Chris Pizzack – Fluke 8.56 lb., Kurt Renart- Kingfish11.2oz, Jay Lavance – Striper 32.1 lb. & Bluefish 17.55 lb. The winners had to be present to take their cash prize; only Chris Pizzack was able to attend.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received a thank you card from the Lady’s Invitational Bluefish Tournament for the club’s donation.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Raffle tickets have been printed and are now available. Many were picked up at the meeting. Ed Goldman has the tickets and can be reached on his cell to purchase. Lou Schott secured the Crab Trap restaurant for the installation dinner on 1/29/2016.

NEW BUSINESS: A woman from the Pew foundation requested to speak at our club regarding renewable sustainable species act (The Magnuson Act). After discussion from the floor President Van Daley decided not to invite her to a meeting. It was felt that the Pew foundation wants to close huge amounts of the ocean so that certain or all species of fish will increase in numbers.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Joe Ricciardi has the largest Striper entered in our club tournament at 29 lbs.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott acting Secretary

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