February 8, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
February 8, 2016

The meeting was brought to order by Jim Van Daley, President, with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops. The minutes of the January 11 were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: President Van Daley announced that there would be a trustees’ meeting at his home on February 29 at 8PM.

GACF: President Van Daley worked the boat show and sold many tickets.

SUNSHINE: Lou will send a get well card to Tina Stonerod who broke her leg in a car accident on the day of our annual
Installation dinner.

FEDERATION: The annual venison dinner will be held on February 15. And, those that can make it will be cutting meat on Sunday
morning at Port Gun Club.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: David Holmes furnished many photos of the installation dinner that were posted on the website
and Facebook.

TOURNAMENTS: Two boats are already signed up for the year.

COMMUNICATIONS: None.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: John Reese reported that all tickets were sold or mailed out. Contact him or Ed Goldman if anyone needs more tickets.

NEW BUSINESS: None.

INSTALLATION DINNER: It was a huge success with almost 80 people present. Discussion was made in reference to starting earlier, fewer but better door prizes so people could leave a little earlier.

Dave Burke – 2015 Fisherman of the year Trophy with a bluefish.

Five plaques for divisional winners: Jeff Reese – 2015 Flounder Division 12.95 lb., Charlie Elwell 2015 Flounder division 19.97 lb., Dave Burke 2015 Bluefish division 12.86 lb., Shawn Van Daley 2015 Weakfish division 1.26 lb., Brian Will 2015 Weakfish division.

Five smaller plaques, Jeff Reese – Largest Flounder 5.93lb, Brian Will – Largest Weakfish 4.14 lb., Dave Burke – Largest Bluefish 11.69 lb., Charlie Elwell Largest Stripe bass 40.1 lb., William Will – Largest Perch 1.3 lb.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Jim Van Daley discussed his trip to England and Scotland.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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