May 9, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
May 23, 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 May 9 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was not available.
Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Tournament is scheduled for June 4. Volunteers are needed.

SUNSHINE: Jack Snyder is feeling better.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: The Land & Sea Facebook page is up to 130 “likes.” Photos of the kids’ bluefish
tournament were posted on Facebook and the Club website.

TOURNAMENTS: The 1st In-House tournament is this Saturday (5/28). Need to confirm weigh-in at Chestnut Neck boat yard. There are 18 signed up for the Land & Sea tournament. Paul Stonerod is working on improving the open flyer. Need to sure up sponsors for the open tournament. The Pomona Gun Club tournament is June 11 (same day as 2nd In-House tournament).

COMMUNICATIONS: No report.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new members.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The kids’ Bluefish tournament was well attended with 45 kids fishing. Several fish caught were over 10 pounds and a couple over 15 pounds. Mike Shepherd (“Shep on Fishing”) gave a plug on the radio and The Press of Atlantic City published an article. In future tournaments need to inform the children that all fish should be weighed as there is a prize for the smallest fish.

NEW BUSINESS: No report.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, June 13 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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May 9, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
May 9, 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 April 25 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Tournament is schedules for June 4. There are 7 boats signed up.

SUNSHINE: Jack Snyder is still sick. Lou Schott will send a get well card.

FEDERATION: Dave Burkes reported that there were 75 children that participated in the HOFNOD event at Patriot Lake. The largest fish caught was a 14 inch catfish. Dave also reported that we can now apply for the striped bass bonus tag on a first come first serve basis. There will also be another HOFNOD event at Lake Lenape on June 11.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: There will be a marine fishery council meeting on May 12 at 4pm. It is open to the public.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Nothing reported.

TOURNAMENTS: There are now 14 boats signed up which means that in house tournaments can be held regardless of the number of boats actually fishing.

COMMUNICATIONS: Nothing reported.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new members.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The only raffle tickets not paid for were from Jeff Krawczyk. John Reese had put the money in for him. Because of that, there was a motion made and seconded and approved by unanimous vote that the prize money from Jeff’s ticket be given to John Reese. Paul Maccagnano donated $50 dollars back to the club from his raffle prize.

Unpaid members at this point: Jack Herman, Jack Snyder, Steve Pinkus.

Joe Ricciardi presented $110 dollars from the sale of club t-shirts. Job well done, Joe.

Info about the kid’s bluefish tournament: volunteers to meet at chestnut neck boat yard to set up the work area for the event. There would be t shirts to be set up, the scale to be set up, door prize goody bags to be stuffed and soda and water to be handled.

NEW BUSINESS: Nothing reported.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, May 23 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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April 25, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
April 25, 2016

The meeting of April 18 did not open with our regular format. Instead, we had a special speaker, Dante Soriente of Magic Tale Bucktails. Locally, he makes many different and unique kinds of Bucktails. He is also making mojo lures used for trolling for stripers. He answered many questions from the audience and was well received. We had a number of guests in the audience as well as members who do not frequently attend.

The minutes of the April 11 meeting were read and approved. There was no treasurer’s report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: The spaghetti dinner was cancelled and may be held again at a future date. Five boats are signed up for the bluefish tournament.

SUNSHINE: No one reported sick.

FEDERATION: Dave Burke reported the HOFNOD fish tournament will be held at Patriot Lake. Volunteers from the club will be needed.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: The land and sea tournament has its own Facebook page, which earned 100 followers in one week.

TOURNAMENTS: There are now 10 boats signed up. Flyers for the open tournament are now available.

COMMUNICATIONS: We received the tax exempt card from Staples for anything we purchase or have printed.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: Welcome to Bob Switzer from Smithville and Jim Lannon from Brigantine.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The kid’s bluefish tournament to be held on May 14 will need volunteers. At the last meeting Joe Ricciardi announced club t-shirts available at $10 each. He purchased the shirts with his own money and as the shirts got sold he reimbursed himself, the balance (100 dollars) was handed over to the club. Way to go Joe and thank you.

NEW BUSINESS: David Holmes indicated that Kammermans Marina would like to be a sponsor of the club and would also offer discounts to club members.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, May 9 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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