January 14, 2019 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

January 14, 2019

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 from December 10 were approved as posted except that the acting secretary had reversed the closing balances on the charity and general accounts.   The Treasurer report was read and approved. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

TRUSTEES:                          Will have meeting in February.          

GACF:                                     They will not be involved in the Atlantic City Boat Show this year.

TOURNAMENTS:                No report.

SUNSHINE:                            Lou Schott gave report that Bob Cusack had an operation; it was successful and he is

recuperating well.  Lou sent him a get well card.

FEDERATION:                      There will be a HOFNOD (“Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs”) training session in

Waretown soon for any one interested.  The annual fundraiser dinner will be held again on President’s Day, February

18th.  Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                No report.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                  No report.          

COMMUNICATIONS:                     A request was received from the Hiram Dewey Masonic lodge that they will

be having a fundraiser to help dyslexic children and they requested a donation.  A motion was approved to donate

$50.00 for an ad.   The Masonic Lodge will also sponsor a fundraiser to be held at Red Wing Sporting Clays on

April 13.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:           No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:               President Van Daley made changes to the open tournament flyer.  Changes

will be made to the kid’s bluefish flyer and then they can be printed.  He also further discussed an additional prize

of $500 for the single largest fish in each of the 3 categories.  Joe Ricciardi discussed the Absecon Sportsmen Show

to be held on Saturday, May 4.  Cost to club will be $20.00 to exhibit there. 

NEW BUSINESS:                              Joe Ricciardi will get the calendar started.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:     John Reese mentioned that his nephew, who is wheelchair bound, shot a spike buck from his wheelchair during deer season.   It was also noted that Bill Butterhoff, long time owner of Butterhoff farm supply, passed away recently.  

Next meeting:  Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

Minutes recorded and respectively submitted by Lou Schott for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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December 10, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

December 10, 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 from November 12 were approved as posted.   The Treasurer report was read and approved. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES:                                      No report.

GACF:                                               The bingo fund raiser lost money.  The Chinese auction made ~$9000.00. 

TOURNAMENTS:                            There is only one striper entry and one perch entry.

SUNSHINE:                                      No report.

FEDERATION:                                There will be a meeting next week.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:              No report.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                No report.          

COMMUNICATIONS:                    Bank statement and misc. 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:         No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:             President Van Daley wants to make changes to the open tournament flyer.  One change is to put our nonprofit number on the app which will allow participants to deduct the entry fee as a donation.  He also opened discussion about an additional prize category for the largest fish in each of the 3 species.  Giving out more prize money would possibly draw more boats into the tournament.  He also wants to make changes to the kids’ bluefish tournament application so that there is one sheet of paper using both sides of the paper for the flyer and application.   He also discussed and would like to change the effective date on the raffle tickets.  

NEW BUSINESS:                             None.

NOMINATIONS:                             There were no further entries for the officer positions so the nominations were closed.  Therefore, the officers remain:  President: Jim Van Daley; Vice President:  Lou Schott; Treasurer: Charles Elwell; Secretary: Bob Cusack; Trustees: John Reese, Dave Burke, Bob Zussman, Joe Ricciardi, and Rich Oeser.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:               It was noted that Joe Ricciardi brought in homemade chili and rolls as a treat for all those present.  Thank you, Joe. 

Next meeting:  Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

Minutes recorded and respectively submitted by Lou Schott for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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