June 24, 2019 Minutes



JUNE 24, 2019

The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops with President Jim Van Daley presiding.

MINUTES:  The minutes of June 11, 2019 were not available, a motion was made, seconded and passed to forego approving the minutes of June 11th.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  The Treasurer’s report was read and approved. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  A letter from the IRS was received asking charities to take a survey, another letter was received from the state reminding us that our annual report is due by August 31 and an ad from State Farm Insurance.



GACF – Working on the November Gift Auction and hopefully will have the Fishing Derby ready to go for next year.

TOURNAMENTS – Caught up for now, next tournament 7/6. Open 7/20 and last in-house 8/10.  Jim Van Daley noted that they Pleasantville Yacht Club ran a tournament with 89 participants.  Joe Ricciardi has been putting out signs and fliers for the Open Tournament.  He needs items for the captain’s bags.  Jim Van Daley and Lou Schott have talked to the Pitney Tavern and they will provide the food for $1,000.00 not matter how many people.  The t-shirts sponsors are still being worked on.  The sponsors from last year have all committed for this year.  ACE Hardware will be a new sponsor.  The Federation donated $200.00 and their logo will go on the sleeve.  Joe Ricciardi will have the tournament rules ready and Charlie Elwell has purchased the coolers for prizes.  Door prizes are needed.  Ed Goldman mentioned the PYC tournament had a prize for the person who caught a fluke closest to a predetermined weight.

FEDERATION:  No meeting until September.

MARINE FISHERIES COUNCIL:  Will meet July 11th at the County Library located on Jimmie Leeds Rd. at 5:00pm.

HOOKED ON FISHING:  Jim Van Daley asked who had the sponsor list for the Kids’ Tournament as we need to send thank you notes to the sponsors.  Dave Burke will check with Mary Ann at Chestnut Neck.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Rich Oeser reported that he still has plenty of tickets that need to be sold.

NEW BUSINESS: Jim Van Daley asked if the members wanted to have a booth at this year’s 4H Fair.  Didn’t appear to be much interest.  Joe Ricciardi asked about the Galloway Night Out; Jim will check with the Chief of Police.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:  Jim Van Daley announced that the Sunshine Tournament out of Little Egg Harbor will be held on July 13th;  The Captain’s meeting will be held on July 12th at the Little Egg Harbor American Legion.  He also reported that he attended the Pole Cat Tournament and handed out flyers for our open.

Adjournment was called for and carried out.

Next meeting:  Monday, July 8 at 8:00 PM. 

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Ed Goldman for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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Annual Roy Kerstetter Fishing Tournament and BBQ

The Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen’s Club will hold its “Annual Roy Kerstetter Fishing Tournament and BBQ” on Saturday, July 20, 2019.  The tournament honors one of the club’s founding members and benefits Field of Dreams, special needs children.  Prizes will be awarded for summer flounder, weakfish and bluefish.  A special bonus drawing of $1,000.00 will be held.  Awards will be presented following the weigh-in, BBQ and door prize drawings.  The tax deductable donation is $65 per boat.  Participants may register by mail or at a captains meeting which will be held between 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm on Friday, July 19 at the Pitney Pub, 200 South Pitney Road in Galloway Township.   Fishing time is 6:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Weigh-in is 2:00 to 4:00 pm (no exceptions) at the Pitney Pub. Participants may fish from Barnegat Inlet to Hereford Inlet.  Entries will be transported by vehicle to the weigh-in.  Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen’s Club is a non-profit organization.  This is a tax deductible tournament 501 (c) (3) #02-0691117.   For information on sponsoring or fishing the tournament call Jim Van Daley at 609-748-8208.  

June 10, 2019 Minutes



June 10, 2019

The meeting was brought to order by Vice President Lou Schott with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence.  Minutes from the May 13, 2019 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and accepted. 


TRUSTEES:                                      No report.

GACF:                                                They are still talking about various ways to fund-raise.  Harry Moran volunteered to find ways to do this. 

TOURNAMENTS:                            Charlie needs to provide results for 1st and 2nd in-house tournaments.

SUNSHINE:                                       No report.

FEDERATION:                                 They will have a meeting on Thursday, June 13.      

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                No report.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                  No report.

COMMUNICATIONS:                     Bank statements. 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:           No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:               President Van Daley asked about raffle tickets.  Still have most of them for sale.  President Van Daley and Lou Schott have to see BJ about Pitney Pub for the open tournament.  Kids’ bluefish tournament was a big success with 53 kids entered.  There were a lot of volunteers and lots of food and door prizes.  The weather was perfect.  Dave Burke wrote articles for the Fisherman magazine and the Federation newspaper and both were published.  President Van Daley discussed, in detail, the upcoming open tournament on July 20.   Items covered additional flyers needed, t-shirts, door prizes, and discussion with BJ re Pitney Pub use.

NEW BUSINESS:                              No report.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                 Lou Schott mentioned that he, Dave Burke, Rich Oeser, Jack Herman, Bob Zussman and he chartered a boat out of Beach Haven for Seabass.  Over 200 fish were caught, 20 keepers.  The weather, the boat, the captain, and the mate were terrific.

Next meeting:  Monday, June 24 at 8:00 PM. 

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

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