August 27, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
August 27, 2018

President Jim Van Daley brought the meeting to order with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops. The minutes of August 12 were and approved with one minor change. The meeting of August 27 will be held downstairs, not upstairs. The treasurer’s report was read and approved. Account balances: Charity – $1,025.27; General – $459.96; Raffle – $1,090.53.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: No date has been set for the Coach purse bingo.

TOURNAMENTS: Perch and Striper are ongoing.

SUNSHINE: Lou reported that Pete Rapetti had a successful carotid artery surgery done. This was the third attempt. Lou reported about a tragic boating accident in which a member, John Zuccarino, died. He and the operator, Jack Herman, also a member, were both thrown out of Jack’s boat in the middle of Great Bay. Jack hit the gunnel of the boat as he went overboard. The same may have happened to John, who died in the water. Two boats came to help them out of the water. The marine police and the Coast Guard arrived on the scene. The boat was towed to Great Bay Marina and the 2 men were taken to AC Medical Center.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report

HOOKED ON FISHING: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

COMMUNICATIONS: No report.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Joe Ricciardi discussed the Crabsecon event to be held September 15 at 2 locations: Turner Cove and Faunce Landing. Shuttles will transport people to the events. Raffle tickets: Rich Oesser reported he has about 50 unsold tickets, which will be taken to the picnic and the drawing will be held there. President Van Daley asked if thank you letters were sent out for the kids bluefish tournament and the open tournament.

NEW BUSINESS: No report.

PICNIC: Lou Schott discussed, in detail, the picnic and the pre picnic work to be done and asked for volunteers. He wants to get the new members involved. John Reese, who handles many portions of the picnic, will be out of town and will miss the picnic.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Sent Rutgers survey to members. Root Beer Barrel will be closing. Zeus is out of business. Joe suggested a mini Striper tournament in November on Absecon Inlet and to go to breakfast afterwards.

Next meeting: Monday, August 27 at 8:00 PM. Note it will be upstairs.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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