Minutes August 9, 2021

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen’s Club

Minutes August 9, 2021

Joe Ricciardi called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm.  After the flag salute, a moment of silence was observed for deceased members & first responders.

Minutes: The minutes of the July 23 meeting were read and accepted with 2 corrections.  The picnic setup is September 11 not the 8th. In addition, heaviest flounder was 3.86 not 3.79.

Greater Atlantic Cancer Fund:  No report.

Atlantic County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club: Meeting in September.

Communications:        No report.

Marine Fisheries:        No report.

Tournaments: The existing striper and perch tournaments are still going on so make sure you get some documentation as a weigh in slip. The Sunshine foundation will have their tournament on August 29. Here are the results of the 4th in-house tournament.

Weakfish:  

1st First Place & heaviest:  Dave Roesch  3.23 lbs.

2nd Place:   None

Bluefish:  

1st Place           Joe Engleman  1.45 lbs.

2nd Place and heaviest:  Rich Oeser 1.01 lbs.

3rd Place           Bill Will 0.77 lbs.

Flounder:  

1st Place           Bill Will 7.31 lbs.

2nd Place:          Dave Burke 4.88 lbs.

3rd Place           Jeff Reese 4.65 lbs.

Heaviest:          Bob Rode 4.4 lbs.

Sunshine: John Reese broke his ribs on the day before the last in-house tournament and still fished the tournament.

Membership:   No new members.

Old Business:  Regarding dredging, not much progress.

New Business:  No report.

Picnic: Will Jim supply corn, tomatoes, watermelon, and onions?  John Reese has a freezer full of perch.

Good of the Order: No report.             

Next Meeting will be August 23at 8:00 PM at the Absecon American Legion Hall.

Bob Cusack Secretary

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Minutes July 23, 2021

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen’s Club

Minutes July 23, 2021

Joe Ricciardi called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm.  After the flag salute, a moment of silence was for deceased members & first responders.

Minutes: The minutes of the June 28 meeting were read and accepted.

Greater Atlantic Cancer Fund:  No report.

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

Communications:          No report.

Marine Fisheries:          No report

Tournaments: the final tournament is Saturday, Aug. 7.  Weigh in will start at 2 30 pm.  That time worked out well for everyone. The existing tournaments are still going on so make sure you get some documentation as a weigh in slip.

Weakfish:  

1st First Place & heaviest:  Bill Will 1.91 lbs.

2nd Place:   None

Bluefish:  

1st Place & heaviest:           Bill Will 2.52 1.93 lbs.

2nd Place:    Charlie Elwell 2.44 lbs.

Flounder:  

1st Place and heaviest:    Jeff Reese 8.14 lbs. & heaviest 4.29 lbs.

2nd Place:   Bill Will 7.21 lbs.

3rd Place and heaviest:   John Jenkins 3.797.86 lbs.

Sunshine: No report

Membership:    No report.

Old Business:  Regarding dredging, boats must be very careful using Absecon channel because of the buoys marking the dredge pipe

New Business:   No report.

Picnic: Lou has all the supplies kindly handed to him by Joe Ricciardi.  Lou did an inventory of the supplies.  Bill will and lou both mentioned that we will need volunteers to help for the picnic.  The evening before we will need helpers to clean the benches at the cologne firehouse.  That would be Saturday Sept 8.

Good of the Order: Prayers for John Reese who was in the hospital for a heart procedure. And Lou mentioned the passing of Dave Showells mother, Marjorie Showell.  Dave has been a longtime member and supporter of the club in so many ways. Our deepest sympathy to Dave and family             

Next Meeting will be held on August 9at 8:00 PM at the Absecon American Legion Hall.

                                                                                    Lou Schott Acting Secretary

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