April 9, 2018 Minutes



April 9, 2018


The meeting was brought to order by Jim Van Daley, President, with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops.  The minutes of the March 12 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and approved.





TRUSTEES:                                                    No report.


GACF:                                                              A fundraiser dinner was held at the Pleasantville Yacht Club on Saturday, April 7th.  It was a great success, well attended with very good food and good entertainment.  Our club was well represented with 8 members and their guests.


TOURNAMENTS:                                         There are 5 members signed up for all four tournaments so far.  The calendars are out showing the dates of the tournaments.  Cost is $120 to enter all 4 tournaments.  Our striper and perch yearly contests are open. No entries yet on them.


SUNSHINE:                                                    Bill Will is still being tested to find out what is wrong with him.

Brian Will had a shoulder operation last week.


FEDERATION:                                              No report.


NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                           The fluke season for 2018 is similar to last year, 3 fish at 18 inches, from May 25 to Sept 22.  The seabass regulations were set but New York State is making an attempt to grab some of our quota.  More hearings on that.


HOOKED ON FISHING:                             Will be held at Patriot Lake in Galloway on May 12.   Kids bluefish Tournament on May 19.  State of NJ will be at the weigh-in for the purpose of bluefish research.  An announcement will be made in the state federation newspaper.  Lou Schott also mentioned that he emailed the flyers for the bluefish tournament and the open tournament to the Fisherman magazine.



WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                             No report.


COMMUNICATIONS:                                 Received bank statement, dues, and a notice from the LIBT that they will be having a fishing tournament sometime in June; date to be determined.



MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                      No new applications.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                          50 members have paid their dues so far.  Also, our raffle license is still up in the air as city of Port Republic will vote on approving it April 10, then it must go to state for their approval.


GOOD OF THE ORDER:                            Rich Oesser mentioned that the Pomona Gun Club will be having their fluke tournament on June 9, the same date as ours.


NEW BUSINESS:                                           No new business.



Next meeting:  Monday, April 23 at 8:00 PM. 


Respectfully submitted,

Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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