April 11, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
April 11, 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 March 14 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: The GACF will hold a spaghetti dinner on April 30 at the Pleasantville yacht basin from 1 to 8 pm. Cost is $12 for adults.

SUNSHINE: Jim Wynn recently passed away. He is a former member of the club. Jack Snyder is still sick.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: David Holmes set up a new Facebook for members only. Members can display items for sale,
fishing spots and other personal information

TOURNAMENTS: There are now 6 boats signed up. Paul Stonerod has started the second annual land and sea tournament again. The cost is $20.00 per person. You do not need to be a member to be in the contest. Something new this year is the additional of second and third place for each of the 4 categories. Full details are available on the flyer, or by calling or emailing Paul Stonerod.

COMMUNICATIONS: No report.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: Vince Jones of Somers Point. Welcome to the club, Vince!

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: All pay day for tax day tickets have been sold as per John Reese. Following are the winners: 1st place $1,250, P.J. Culleny; 2nd place $500, Mels; 3rd place $250, John Reese; 4th place $250, ticket #204, 5th place $250, Paul Maccagnano. Congratulations to the winners and to all who sold and purchased tickets. A round of applause was given to John Reese for doing an outstanding job in overseeing the tickets.

T-shirts have been ordered for the kid’s bluefish tournament at a cost of $775.00.

NEW BUSINESS: Reminder: Hooked on Fishing at Patriot Lake on May 7. Volunteers from the Club are needed. It is a fun morning. Joe Ricciardi announced that he does not have a speaker for the April 25 meeting. However, member Jay Lavance said he has a possible speaker and will let Joe know. Jay also mentioned that the Absecon Bay Sportsmen Center will be having a fluke tournament with half the funds to the winner and half to SSFFF (save the summer flounder fishery foundation).

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, April 25 at 8:00 PM. (Note: meetings start at 8PM and will be held twice a month)

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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