February 8, 2021 Meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen’s Club

Meeting Notes – February 8, 2021

The meeting opened at 7:30 PM, February 8, with Joe Ricciardi presiding. 

January 12 Minutes:  The minutes were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:  The treasurers report was read and approved.   Joe announced there would be a board meeting after the general meeting.

Tournaments: Dave Burke reported that there will not be a HOFNOD at Patriot Lake this year, due to the pandemic.          

Facebook:  No report.

Communications: Bank statement.

Atlantic County Federation:  They discussed the use of circle hooks for striped bass.  They will also have the annual youth sporting clays shoot at Red Wing on March 13, with a rain date of March 20.  For information, contact Butch Conover at 609-652-8342.

Greater Atlantic Cancer Fund: They have not had a regular meeting but they have been giving some money out to those in need.

Marine Fisheries: Per Ed Goldman, regulations for Fluke are supposed to be the same as last year regarding size and limits.   Regarding Absecon Creek and Bay, bids are out for dredging and the bids are due by February 28.  The area has not been dredged for about 20 years.

Membership:             No new members.

Sunshine:                   No members reported sick.  

Old Business:             The new club decals have finally been made and Lou should be picking them up this week.

New Business:           No report.

Good of the Order:  Dave Roesch brought up the idea of cleaning up the environment, by picking up any trash or plastic that we see floating around in the water.  Lou discussed the wind turbine project in the ocean from Barnegat to an area past Ocean City.  Lou was one of 87 people that listened in on Zoom.  Most of the 87 people were charter boat captains or head boat captains.  A lot of good questions were raised and answered. People in Ocean City were opposed since they didn’t want to see the “windmills” and some don’t want the cable running through Ocean City to the power plant.   There will be additional Zooms.  It was interesting.

Meeting Adjourned:  8:05 pm. 

Next Meeting:  March 8, 2021 @ 7:30 PM, American Legion – Absecon.   Remember to bring and wear a mask and practice social distancing.   

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