April 25, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
April 25, 2016

The meeting of April 18 did not open with our regular format. Instead, we had a special speaker, Dante Soriente of Magic Tale Bucktails. Locally, he makes many different and unique kinds of Bucktails. He is also making mojo lures used for trolling for stripers. He answered many questions from the audience and was well received. We had a number of guests in the audience as well as members who do not frequently attend.

The minutes of the April 11 meeting were read and approved. There was no treasurer’s report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: The spaghetti dinner was cancelled and may be held again at a future date. Five boats are signed up for the bluefish tournament.

SUNSHINE: No one reported sick.

FEDERATION: Dave Burke reported the HOFNOD fish tournament will be held at Patriot Lake. Volunteers from the club will be needed.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: The land and sea tournament has its own Facebook page, which earned 100 followers in one week.

TOURNAMENTS: There are now 10 boats signed up. Flyers for the open tournament are now available.

COMMUNICATIONS: We received the tax exempt card from Staples for anything we purchase or have printed.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: Welcome to Bob Switzer from Smithville and Jim Lannon from Brigantine.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The kid’s bluefish tournament to be held on May 14 will need volunteers. At the last meeting Joe Ricciardi announced club t-shirts available at $10 each. He purchased the shirts with his own money and as the shirts got sold he reimbursed himself, the balance (100 dollars) was handed over to the club. Way to go Joe and thank you.

NEW BUSINESS: David Holmes indicated that Kammermans Marina would like to be a sponsor of the club and would also offer discounts to club members.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, May 9 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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