April 23, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

April 23, 2018

 

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 9 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was not available.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                                    No report.

 

GACF:                                                              The GACF has been discussing a joint fishing tournament with the LIBT.  Not all the details are worked out but it will be a boat/shore/kayak tournament with winners in each division and separate entry fees as well.  The tournament will be held on June 30 as a one-day event, meaning the prizes will be awarded the same day.   Contestants will fish for striped bass, bluefish and flounder.  The GACF has coupons for sale at $5.00 which will give 25% off any purchase at Boscov’s on October 16.  The GACF also had raffle tickets at $5.00 each or 5 for $20.  The drawing will be June 3.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                                         No report.

 

SUNSHINE:                                                    Bill Will is still being tested to find out what is wrong with him.  Brian Will had a shoulder operation last week.

 

FEDERATION:                                              We requested $200 for the kids’ bluefish tournament.  They gave us $300 since they had made a good profit from the annual venison dinner.   There were some critiques about the dinner but they will be corrected.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                           No report.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                             May 12 at Patriot Lake, we are looking for volunteers.   May 19 kids’ bluefish tournament, we have about 50 t-shirts and will purchase 50 more.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                             No report.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                                 No report.

 

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                      No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                          No report on the raffle since Mr. Elwell was not present.

 

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                            May 5 is the “Sneaky Hollow Perch Tournament” at $25.00 per person.  Landisville had their big perch tournament on April 21; $1100 was the prize for the biggest perch. They also had a raffle for a boat, motor, and trailer.  The heaviest 5 fish only weighed a total of 5.05 pounds.   The single largest was 1.65 pounds.  The Yeti cooler company broke their ties with the NRA.  There is also a new fishing club in the area per Joe Ricciardi.  It is called the Atlantic City Saltwater Anglers.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                           No new business.

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, May 14 at 8:00 PM. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary


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April 9, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

April 9, 2018

 

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 12 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                                    No report.

 

GACF:                                                              A fundraiser dinner was held at the Pleasantville Yacht Club on Saturday, April 7th.  It was a great success, well attended with very good food and good entertainment.  Our club was well represented with 8 members and their guests.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                                         There are 5 members signed up for all four tournaments so far.  The calendars are out showing the dates of the tournaments.  Cost is $120 to enter all 4 tournaments.  Our striper and perch yearly contests are open. No entries yet on them.

 

SUNSHINE:                                                    Bill Will is still being tested to find out what is wrong with him.

Brian Will had a shoulder operation last week.

 

FEDERATION:                                              No report.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                           The fluke season for 2018 is similar to last year, 3 fish at 18 inches, from May 25 to Sept 22.  The seabass regulations were set but New York State is making an attempt to grab some of our quota.  More hearings on that.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                             Will be held at Patriot Lake in Galloway on May 12.   Kids bluefish Tournament on May 19.  State of NJ will be at the weigh-in for the purpose of bluefish research.  An announcement will be made in the state federation newspaper.  Lou Schott also mentioned that he emailed the flyers for the bluefish tournament and the open tournament to the Fisherman magazine.

 

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                             No report.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                                 Received bank statement, dues, and a notice from the LIBT that they will be having a fishing tournament sometime in June; date to be determined.

 

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                      No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                          50 members have paid their dues so far.  Also, our raffle license is still up in the air as city of Port Republic will vote on approving it April 10, then it must go to state for their approval.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                            Rich Oesser mentioned that the Pomona Gun Club will be having their fluke tournament on June 9, the same date as ours.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                           No new business.

 

 

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

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary


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