August 10, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
August 10, 2015

The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops, with President Jim Van Daley presiding. The minutes of July 27 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was not available.
Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A ; Charity Account: N/A.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: The will be a beef and beer at the Black Cat on August 30. There will be a small Chinese auction. The cost is $20 if purchased in advance and $25 at the door.

SUNSHINE: No report of anyone sick..

FEDERATION: Closed for the summer.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Hunters, Fisherman, & Trappers are upset with the closing of the Wharton State forest road. The road was deteriorating due to 4WD use and dumping. Strip Bass bonus tags are available online.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Need to post the “Day on the Bay” event.

TOURNAMENTS: The 4th in-house tournament will be on August 15. Looking for the In-House tournament rules and post on web site. Chris Peszka is now leading in the flounder division of the Land & Sea tournament; it weighed in at 8.56 lb.

COMMUNICATIONS: Bank statements. The club received a check for $100 from Glenn Insurance for the open tournament. Need to add them to the sponsors list when thank you letters are mailed after the “Day on the Bay” event.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Nothing reported.

NEW BUSINESS: The AC press ran an article on improvements to the Absecon boat ramp area. The club was not contacted for input. There was more discussion on Ethanol gas and its problems to marine motors and fuel systems. Lou sent an email to Senator Menendez & Booker and other local assemblymen explain the problem with ethanol, no one has replied yet.

OPEN TOURNAMNT: Need to make sure all sponsors received a T-Shirt.

PICNIC: Lou gave an update, location and date not are now set we will be at the Cologne fire house on September 13. Flyers were mailed to all club members.

FIELD OF DREAMS: Need to email Jeff at the Littoral Society and invite him to the “Day on the Bay” event. The Elks club will put on the BBQ. Scoops is providing Ice Cream. We are expecting about 20 kids for the trip. Jim decided that this event will be on the 3rd Monday in August from now on so to not be on the same day as a club meeting. The club would like to have some input to the AC press article on the event to get facts correct.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Spot fish have been reported in the Absecon creek. Ernie Kinsel caught a 6.3 lb. flounder. ASWS was at the Galloway National night out. Joe reported the kids had a blast catching the magnet fish.

Next meeting: Monday, August 10 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack Secretary

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