August 11, 2014 club meeting

August 11, 2014

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 28, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved:
Ending balances: Charity Account: N/A General Account: N/A Raffle: N/A


GACF: A Beef & Beer will be held at the Black Cat soon. Kim Kerks left $25K to the Lady’s Bluefish Org.
Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.
Federation: Still working on becoming a 501C organization.
NJMFC: Acquiring personal information on advisors to make sure of proper credentials for being on the board.
Website: Post “Day on the Bay Event” photos.
In House: 4th tournament is on 8/23.

Land & Sea 2nd Half
Flounder Striper Kingfish

COMMUNICATIONS: Received a thank you letter from the Lady Bluefish Organization.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: No new member applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The “Day on the Bay” was held on August 11 and the kids had a great time fishing. The weather was perfect and all enjoyed the BBQ put on by the Brigantine Elks Club.

NEW BUSINESS: Members should support the Flying Cloud restaurant in Absecon which is a great place to eat and meet.

OPEN TOURNAMENT: Charlie gave a finance report on the open tournament. He suggested, and the club approved, giving another $500 to the Field of Dreams organization at one of their baseball games. Results of the open tournament:

Heaviest 10.7 Wayne King
1st 18.65 Wayne King
2nd 14.64 Brian Will
3rd 12.62 John Lawson
4th 12.19 Scott Shreaves
5th 10.53 Bob Cusack


1st 2.56 Shawn Van Daley
2nd 2.48 Scott Shreaves
3rd 2.20 Bob Reed

1st 3.08 Bob Reed

PICNIC: The date is set for September 7. John Reese has caught about 3 gallons of perch so far.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: There is a Sea Craft meeting on Sunday night, members can go if they like. Logger Turtles and Rays are reported seeing in Absecon bay and Inlet. Ollie had dinner with the Petro’s before they left for NY. Jim needs the fisherman plaque of the year. The desert plaque is missing, Carl Wilson may have it.

Next meeting: August 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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