June 6, 2020 Meeting

Minutes:  Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen’s Club

June 6, 2020

The meeting was held in the open area at the rear of the American Legion Hall at 7 pm.  Six people were in attendance including Lou Schott, John Reese, Charles Elwell and Dave Burke. 

Tournaments:  A club tournament will be held on June 13.  Cash and points will be awarded for the 3 heaviest fluke and 3 heaviest bluefish (1st, 2nd and 3rd place). There is also cash for the heaviest fish in each category.  As of the meeting, 9 boats were signed-up.  Notify Charles Elwell by Friday night if you want to participate and have not signed up.  The club will subsidize the cash prizes with $200.  The entry fee is $40 per boat and all money will be returned as cash prizes.  Weigh-in will be held at the J/W Restaurant on Faunce Landing Rd (formerly the Up-the-Creek) from 2-3:30.  No food will be served by the club.  The restaurant may be open for food.  Face covering and social distancing rules apply at the weigh-in.   Fishing rules are the same as in the past.  Fish from 6 am until 2 pm.   The second club tournament will be held on July 11.  The third club tournament will be held on August 1. There will be no open tournament this year.  Dave Burke suggested the club consider inviting non-members to participate in a future tournament to attract new members.  

The Pomona Gunning Club rescheduled their fluke tournament for June 27.

New Members: The club welcomes Gene Doebley and Lester Bell as new members. 

Face Book: Joe Ricciardi (not present) encourages members to join and post pictures and comments.  He has been giving prizes for club-member, picture posts.  Several members have been posted their catches.  For example, Chris Peszka was first to post a picture of a nice fluke caught from his kayak and won a prize.  Check out the club face book site for posts and pictures. 

Club 40th Anniversary T-shirts: John Reese will get a price for the shirts.  There was discussion regarding color, sizes, sponsors, design and layout.  

The meeting ended at 7:30 pm. 

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen P.O. Box 453 Absecon, NJ 08201