October 10, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
October 10, 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 September 26 meeting were read and approved. There was no treasurers’ report as Charles was home ill.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: A meeting is scheduled for 10/19. The annual Chinese Auction is November 5.

SUNSHINE: No report.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: A meeting was held October 4-5 at Seaview Country Club and it was open to the public. There was continuing discussion about placement or removal of commercial sea bass pots from the artificial reefs. Because of continuing controversy, the issue is being put out for public comment.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

TOURNAMENTS: Paul Stonerod gave an update on the Land and Sea tournament. All categories are still open except for fluke. The perch and striper tournaments are still open.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statements.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: President Van Daley obtained an application from Port Republic for our annual lottery. Field of Dreams: President Van Daley has an $825.00 check for the Field of Dreams, but due to a rainout, the presentation of the check will be made at the first pitch of the new 2017 baseball season.

NEW BUSINESS: Paul Stonerod stated that the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife was giving fines for people catching undersized Porgies. Those that caught them thought they were catching pin fish. October nominations: Trustees: Paul Stonerod, Joe Ricciardi, David Holmes, Bob Zussman, Harry Walker, John Reese. Sargeant at Arms: Shawn Van Daley; Treasurer: Charles Elwell; Secretary: Bob Cusack; Vice President: Lou Schott; President: Jim Van Daley. For the record, nominations are still open for anyone wishing to compete for an office.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: There was discussion to place “Good of the Order” back into the minutes as it usually contains the lighter side of club information. The “Shep on Fishing” radio show on Saturday, October 8 interviewed Paul Stonerod. Part of the discussion concerned the fluke reduced quota for 2017. Shepard also interviewed Dave Showell, who mainly spoke about local striper fishing.

Next meeting: Monday, November 14 at 7:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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September 26, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
September 26, 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 September 12 meeting were read and approved; one comment that the good of the order should not be part of the minutes. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: The Chinese auction will be held on November 5. The sponsors dinner for the bluefish tournament will be held on November 12 at the Pleasantville Yacht Basin. A Coach Purse Bingo fundraiser will be held on December 2. The GACF is also a co-sponsor with a race day at the Millville Race Track on October 12. Any profits will be split with another organization. The cost is $250.00.

SUNSHINE: No one reported sick.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: The Mid-Atlantic Fish Management Council will be held at Seaview Country Club starting October 4 and is open to the public.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

TOURNAMENTS: Jim and Lou had a meeting with BJ, the owner of Pitney Pub, regarding holding our closed and open tournaments there. He is very open to it and we feel it should work out very well.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statements.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The open tournament realized a profit of $225. There was a motion made and approved to present $500 to the Field of Dreams from the club, however, Pat Egnor donated $100 of her winnings at the installation dinner and Karl Stock donated $225 of his winnings from our open tournament, so the total donation will be $825.00.

Also, under unfinished business Van Daley wants the treasurer to get started on the state lottery application.

NEW BUSINESS: No new business.

PICNIC: Lou announced the dessert plaque has been updated with this year’s winner. Bob Cusack is holding the plaque.

Next meeting: Monday, October 10 at 7:30 PM; Note seasonal change from twice a month to the second Monday of each month, starting at 7:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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