January 11, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
January 11, 2016

The meeting was brought to order by Lou Schott, Vice President with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops. President Van Daley is on vacation in Scotland. The minutes of the December 11 were read and approved. The treasurers report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Ed Goldman reported the Atlantic city boat show will be held February 3-7. The offer to work at the boat show for the GACF call Ed Goldman at 335-8658. The next GACF meeting will be on January 20, 2016. The Absecon light show raised $6300.00 in donations for the GACF.

SUNSHINE: Lou Schott reported that his cousin, Joe Schott, a member of the club passed away on December 29. President Van
Daley presented an Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen flag to the family which was placed in the coffin.

FEDERATION: The annual venison dinner will take place on February 15, at Kerry Brook caterers in Hammonton. The cost
is $30.00.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Their meeting was moved to Manahawkin. There was discussion about the possibility of changing the fluke limits on the Jersey side of Delaware to 16 inches to be in line with Delaware which has that limit and causes many jersey anglers to go to Delaware to fish for fluke. There was also discussion about fishing for fluke in island beach state park where the size limit is only 16 inches. It was also brought up that in new jersey fluke were under fished which means that there may not be a reduction in fluke quotas in 2016.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

TOURNAMENTS: Bill Will entered a perch weighing 1 pound, 3 oz.

COMMUNICATIONS: We received a thank you from the field of dreams for our donation of $600. Also a request from RFA PAC for a request for money. We budget money for them each year. We also received a notice that there is a fishing flea market in Palmyra, NJ on February 14.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: John Reese has 50/50 tickets available.

NEW BUSINESS: Scott Shreaves donated 2 tickets for the fishing seminar series to take place at the Linwood country club. The value of the tickets is $55. It was brought up as a good idea to raffle them off at the installation dinner. John Reese brought up the point of promoting, on our Facebook and website, those members that have businesses and the businesses who support our club. The general membership felt this was idea.

INSTALLATION DINNER: Lou Schott said that the price is the same as last year, $35.00 and the menu is the same even though the price of entrees went up a little bit. After the meeting he would get members choices for dinner.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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December 14, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
December 14, 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 November 9 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Ed Goldman reported that they will be back at the boat show this year. Also, the Chinese auction at Parkertown raised between 6 and 8 thousand dollars in profit. The GACF also sold a boat which they had repaired to prime condition. They sold that for $5,000.

SUNSHINE: Lou Schott reported that his cousin, Joe Schott, has been very sick and is home recuperating. Lou Schott will send a get well card. Joe Ricciardi spoke to Janet Petro. She reported that Jack is doing pretty good and that they both miss the club. They have purchased a home just down the road from their daughter in New York.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

TOURNAMENTS: Charles Elwell caught and registered a striper of 40 lb., 1 oz. There have been no perch entered in that portion of our contest.

COMMUNICATIONS: We received a calendar from the Field of Dreams organization.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: John Reese volunteered to take over the job of handling the 50/50 tickets. He is the person to call for additional tickets. Lou Schott said he would have a menu and prices for the January 29 installation dinner at the January 11 meeting.

NEW BUSINESS: President Van Daley suggested that we create an award for an outstanding member of the club who has given unselfishly of himself for the betterment of the club. Everyone was in agreement. He also suggested a group trip to the AC. Bass Pro Store sometime in the early part of the new year.

ELECTIONS: There were no contests for officers and they will remain the same. There were 6 nominees for trustees which would have created an election, however, John Reese, as one of the nominees withdrew his name which left 5 trustees. They are as follows: David Holmes, Joe Ricciardi, Bob Zussman, Harry Walker, and Paul Stonerod. At that point, Ed Goldman made a motion to accept the slate. His motion was seconded and the vote was approved.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing reported.

Next meeting: Monday, January 11 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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