May 14, 2018 Minutes



May 14 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 23 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and approved.





TRUSTEES:                                                        No report.


GACF:                                                                   Tournament on June 30, still very little details. There is a meeting on Wednesday where more details should be available.


TOURNAMENTS:                                             A 3.8 Lb. perch was entered by Jeff Reese in the yearlong tournament..


SUNSHINE:                                                         Bill Will is still being tested to find out what is wrong with him.  Brian Will is doing well after his shoulder operation.


FEDERATION:                                                  Reported deer kill was up this past season.


NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                              The Governor approved Sea Bass opening day, one day before it opened.


HOOKED ON FISHING:                                10 fishing poles were donated for the kids’ Bluefish tournament.  Fishing poles donated last year will be given out.  Need volunteers to show up on Friday to stuff Sea Tow bags and Saturday for the tournament. T-Shirts are ready to be picked up.  Lou will purchase soda and water. Need to purchase stud from Absecon Sportsmen center and Chestnut Neck Boatyard to put in bags.

                                                                                Not as many volunteers showed up for the Patriot Lake Perch tournament.  About 50 kids were in the tournament.


WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                                Need to post Patriot Lake Perch tournament pictures.


COMMUNICATIONS:                                     Received GABT raffle tickets and passed all of them out. Received Dues and Bank Statements.  RFA is looking for donations.



MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                         No new applications.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                             Raffle tickets are in and Rich Oeser volunteered to manage to distribution and money collection.  Open tournament signs need to be updated and distributed. Joe volunteered to put one quickly at the FOD field.


NEW BUSINESS:                                              Joe is updating Membership application with current businesses giving discounts to club members.




GOOD OF THE ORDER:                               Absecon Sportsmen Center is having a customer appreciation sale this weekend.





Next meeting:  Monday, June 11 at 8:00 PM.   (Note: there is no meeting on Monday, May 28, Memorial Day.)


Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

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