August 13, 2018 Minutes



August 12, 2018


President Jim Van Daley brought the meeting to order with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops. The minutes of the July 23 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.





TRUSTEES:                                         No report.


GACF:                                                 GACF needed to apply for a 501C in order to get the tax-free status in order to purchase the Coach purses for the Bingo.


TOURNAMENTS:                               Last In-house tournament was on Saturday. Perch and Striper are ongoing.


SUNSHINE:                                         John Reese was released from the hospital. Chino passed away, local clammer. Funeral was well attended.


FEDERATION:                                    No report.


NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                    Governor Murphy signed bill S-2793/A-4255, which will give $3.668 million to protect prime fishing habitat. There is one seat open on the counsel.


HOOKED ON FISHING:                     No report.


WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                      Posted kids bluefish and open tournament pictures.


COMMUNICATIONS:                         Received bank statements.


MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                 No new applications.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                   There are still 50 tickets available for the raffle. There were not a lot of people at the Absecon National Night Out. Jim will look into selling raffle tickets at the Galloway National Night Out next year. Absecon Mayor called Joe to inform him that the Crabsecon event is only beer, wine, food, and entertainment.


NEW BUSINESS:                                 Day on the Bay is next Monday (August 20) and volunteers are needed. Elks is on board.  Lou will bring a cooler of bottled water. Dave will take pictures from his boat. We have T-shirts and medals for the kids.


PICNIC:                                               Lou talked with Bill Will and secured the Cologne firehouse for Sunday, Sept. 9.


GOOD OF THE ORDER:                     Sent Rutgers survey to members. Root Beer barrel will be closing. Zeus is out of business. Joe suggested a mini Striper tournament in November on Absecon Inlet and go to breakfast afterwards.



Next meeting:  Monday, August 27 at 8:00 PM.   Note it will be upstairs.


Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary



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