Minutes June 14, 2021

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen’s Club

Minutes June 14, 2021

The meeting was called to order by Joe Ricciardi at 8:00 pm. A salute to the flag and a moment of silence was observed.

May 24 Minutes: Were read online and approved as written.

Treasurer’s Report:   The report was accepted as read.

Greater Atlantic Cancer Fund: They will meet, in person, for the first time since the pandemic started on June 16. 

Atlantic County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs:  No report.

Communications:  Bank statement.

Marine Fisheries:  No report.

Tournaments: The first tournament was held on Saturday June 5 under tough conditions.  Winners are as follows:  Fluke: 3 fish heaviest weight, Jeff Reese at 8.10 pounds, second place Charlie Elwell at 7.25.  Third place Dave Burke at 5.47 lb.  There was a tie for single heaviest fish between Jeff Reese and Bill Will at 3.25 lb. Weakfish:  Only one weighed in at 1.36 by Bill Will.  Bluefish:  first place: Dave Burke at 4.79k, second place Bill Will at 4.42. Joe Engelman took third place and heaviest bluefish at 2.40 lb. Our striper and perch derbies are ongoing. 

Sunshine:  No one reported sick.

Membership: No new member applications.

Old Business: Joe Ricciardi reported that the dredging of Absecon Bay will continue through November.  The dredge pipe they are using is very small.  Joe estimated at about 12 inches diameter.

New Business:   Lou Schott reported that the picnic will again be held.  Dave Holmes reported that Brian Smallwood will again be our musical entertainment.

Good of the Order:  Dave Burke announced and had handouts for the friends of NRA dinner to be held on June 24 at Masso’s in Glassboro.  The cost is $60.00.  Rich Oeser reported that the Pomona Gun Club held their annual fluke tournament on June 12. It was a big success with the winner having a total weight of 11.66 pounds and single heaviest fish was 4.60 pounds.  The Atlantic County Game Preserve held their first fishing tournament, also on June 12.  It was a big success with good food, raffles, and Chinese auction the heaviest single fluke was 5.40 pounds.

Lou Schott Acting Secretary

Next Meeting: June 28 at 8:00 pm.

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