August 24, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
August 24, 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 the August 10 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: There will be a “Beef and Beer” at the Black Cat on August 30 from 2 – 6 PM. There will be a small Chinese auction. The cost is $20 if purchased in advance and $25 at the door, includes Roast Beef, salad, and 2 drinks. There will be door prizes and music.

SUNSHINE: No report of anyone sick.

FEDERATION: Closed for the summer.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Flounder quota for 2016 may be cut by 29%. NJ will have to figure out how to comply.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Posted photos from the “Day on the Bay” event. Several Facebook “Likes” were added after the posting.

TOURNAMENTS: The 4th in-house tournament prizes were handed out. No changes to the Land & Sea tournament results. No weigh-in for the Striper and Perch tournament.

COMMUNICATIONS: Bank statements.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP: One new applicant, Jack Hermann, was approved.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The fisherman of the year plaque was returned.

NEW BUSINESS: Charlie needs to determine how much money we can give to FOD.

OPEN TOURNAMNT: Nothing to report.

PICNIC: Lou and John need to meet to review food requirements. Need help with cleaning crabs near Oyster Creek at 9AM on 9/12. Need help with Cologne Firehouse picnic tables at 5PM on 9/12. Need help with picnic setup 10PM on Sunday, 9/13.

FIELD OF DREAMS: There were a lot of fish caught at the “Day on the Bay” event with the FOD kids. All had a great time and the BBQ put on by the Elks club was fantastic. Jim acknowledged the members who supported this event. We received a $50 donation from one of the FOD child’s family.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: John Reese took 2nd place at a Perch tournament; 5 fish weighed in at 6.10 lb.

Next meeting: Monday, September 14 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack Secretary

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