Feburary 13, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
February 13, 2017

Jim Van Daley, President, brought the meeting to order with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops. The minutes of the January 9 meeting were read and approved with two minor corrections: The date shown should have been December 12. Also under marine fisheries will be assistant director of the division and former director David Chandra will be a policy director. The treasurers’ report was read and approved. .

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: Meeting scheduled for February 27 at 7:30 PM at Jim Van Daley’s home.

GACF: Ed Goldman reported that there was a committee meeting to discuss ways to make the bluefish tournament more interesting to draw more fishermen. One thought was to do the whole tournament in one day. There will be another meeting February 15.

SUNSHINE: Bob Hagel has been hospitalized due to diabetes and is at Royal Suites. John Reese is in ACMC due to his heart problem and is having a pacemaker installed. Lou Schott said he would send get well cards.

FEDERATION: The annual venison dinner will be held Monday, February 20 at Kerry Brook. Anyone that wants to can help bone out and trim the deer meat on Sunday the 19th at Port Gun Club. The annual youth shoot will be held again at Red Wing Sporting Clays in March.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Larry Herrighty will be the new division director, Dave Golden will be the new assistant director and former director, David Chanda, will be a policy director for the DEP. It appears the fluke size will increase to 19 inches. Lou Schott mentioned that Representative Frank LoBiondo said he will do all he can do to change the limit back to at least what it was.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

COMMUNICATIONS: Normal correspondence.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Rich Oesser is handling raffle tickets and still has some available; call 609-442-3020. The installation dinner was a big success at the Crab Trap with 52 people attending and plenty of good door prizes. Cost wise it was a break-even event. Awards: Flounder: Shawn Van Daley, winner’ Joe Engleman with the largest flounder. Weakfish: Bob Hagel; Bob also had the largest weakfish. Bluefish: Dave Burke heaviest 3 weight total. Joe Engleman, heaviest bluefish. Fisherman of the Year: Shawn Van Daley. Heaviest striper: Jay Levance. Heaviest perch: Jeff Reese. Vice-President Lou Schott received a special award for years of service to the club.

NEW BUSINESS: Joe Ricciardi is in the process of ordering new club jackets for anyone interested. The
price is $44.00 $2.00 more for extra large sizes. He needs an order of at least 12.

Next meeting: Monday, March 13 at 7:30 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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