November 14, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
November 14, 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 October 10th meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.
COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: The Chinese Auction was well attended and raised $10,800. The hall was not certified for Bingo.

SUNSHINE: Dave Showell’s father passed away, Conrad “Buss” Will, father of Bill Will, passed away. Lou Schott will send cards on behalf of the club.

Federation: The NJOA wants people to write to their legislative representatives concerning bills on the topics of the bear hunt, raccoon traps and protecting the offshore reefs. The NJOA will be holding meetings at 7:00 PM on Thursday November 17th at Congress Hall in Cape May and in Toms River.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Held a meeting on Thursday November 10th.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No Report.

COMMUNICATIONS: The club received a thank you letter from the Field of Dreams and members of the RFA have received raffle tickets for an Alaska Fishing Trip valued at $7,000.00. They are for sale at $25.00 a piece or five for $100.00.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Charlie sent in the application for the club’s annual 50/50 raffle. Jim exhibited a plaque, newspaper article, pictures and score cards for the club’s float from the 2002 Miss America Parade Float. The float, aka “Jim’s boat”, is currently for sale.

NEW BUSINESS: Frank McGinley drooped off some fishing rods at Joe Ricciardi’s store if the club or anyone in it would care to liquidate them at a flea market or yard sale.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: A sailing vessel named KONA out of Southold, New York got it’s mast wedged under the Brigantine Bridge shortly before 8:30 AM that morning. The Coast Guard was on the scene by 8:40 AM. Joe Ricciardi has requested that someone use his boat to catch a fish and break the ‘skunk’. John Reese said that a guy in Egg Harbor bagged an 8 point buck that was 180 lbs. dressed.

Next meeting: Monday, December 12th at 7:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
David Holmes recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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