September 24, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

September 24, 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 September 10 were read and approved.   The treasurer’s report was also approved.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                                    No report.

 

GACF:                                                              No report.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                                        There was a discussion that there may be other people in the boat fishing, but only club members’ fish are eligible for entry into the in-house Striper or Perch contests.

 

SUNSHINE:                                                    Lou Schott reported that Pete Rapetti has improved since his carotid artery surgery.  He is getting out and about.

 

FEDERATION:                                              Dave Burke gave a report that the Atlantic County Federation, after an audit, and after profits made from the annual venison dinner that the federation will be increasing its donations to local various causes.  He also stated that the state federation is suing the state of New Jersey regarding Governor Murphy’s executive order to close all state lands to bear hunting.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                           No report.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                             No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                             Joe Ricciardi discussed our Facebook page and that he and Dave Holmes are attempting to open it up so that more of the public can view it.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                                 No report.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                      No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                          No report.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                           John Glassey stated that our flag that flies in the Field of Dreams is worn out due to the weather and that they will pay to have it replaced.  President Van Daley also wanted to show the Field of Dreams on our open tournament banners in larger print.

 

PICNIC:                                                           Lou Schott reported that he was able to return some unopened food to Sam’s Club and received a credit for $101.  He will give the club a check at the next meeting.  This will help our breakeven point.  Also, Bobby Wilson took back one bag of 400 clams and will give us credit next year.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                            Some fish stories: Lou Schott went fishing with a friend last week and they kept about a dozen perch.  John Reese went perch fishing and they kept about 145!  Saturday the 22nd was the last day of fluke season.  Lou Schott fished AC Inlet.  They had 9 flounders but all shorts.  Chas Elwell went out into the rough ocean the same day and caught no fish.

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, October 8, at 7:30 PM.   (Note change of meeting time for fall/winter meetings.)

 

Minutes recorded and respectively submitted by Lou Scott for

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

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2018 Picnic 1st Prize dessert contest recipe

 

Strawberry torte by Heidi Tort

 

Ingredients for cake

3 eggs

1 c sugar

4 tlbs cold water

 

1 c flour

1 tlbs potato or corn starch

1.5 tsp baking powder

 

1-2 mashed bananas

1.5 c of vanilla pudding

3 c Strawberries, divided

1/3 c sugar

1 pint heavy cream

 

Mix eggs sugar and water in mixer for 5-10 min then stir in flour, starch and baking powder until blended. Grease 9” round baking pan add batter and bake at 350F for 35-40 min While cake’s in the oven prepare toppings: mash bananas, prepare vanilla pudding, in blender mix 1c of strawberries w 1/3 c of sugar, whip heavy cream and desired sugar until pretty firm

 

After cake cools, cut cake in 3 layers

Spread bananas on first layer, add vanilla pudding on top of bananas. On second layer strawberry/sugar mix. Top cake w whip cream and decorate with sliced strawberries. Enjoy!

 

Store in fridge.

 

 

 

September 10, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

September 10, 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 27 were read and approved with one minor change.  “Good of the Order” and the next meeting date were wrong.   The treasurer’s report was also approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                        No report.

 

GACF:                                                 No report.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                              Perch and Striper are ongoing.

 

SUNSHINE:                                        Lou reported that Pete Rapetti is recovering but is still weak.

 

FEDERATION:                                   No report.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                   There will be a meeting on Cobia.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                     No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                     Need to post recent “Day on the Bay” and annual picnic photos.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                        Received bank statements.  Tickets received for boat show at Lakewood.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                  There is a discrepancy with the money collected for the raffle.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                Jim suggested that the FOD be added to the Open tournament signs but it was pointed out that the signs are already very busy and hard to read from passing cars.  Jim is going to check into selling raffle tickets at the National Night Out events next year. JD’s told Jim that they would be willing to hold the Open tournament BBQ for $11/head and it would include beer and soda.

 

PICNIC:                                              Lou reported that the picnic was break even at best.  Given the weather, it was still a good time with over 50 people in attendance. The extra food will be donated to the food bank and he will try to return unopened food to SAMs. Agreed to donate $200 to the firehouse. We will advertise that it will be BYOB next year. The dessert contest winners are; 1st – Heidi Tort, 2nd– Christine Jespersen, 3rd– Carol Fries.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                    No report.

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, September 24 at 8:00 PM.   Note it will be upstairs.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

 

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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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August 13, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

August 12, 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 the July 23 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                         No report.

 

GACF:                                                 GACF needed to apply for a 501C in order to get the tax-free status in order to purchase the Coach purses for the Bingo.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                               Last In-house tournament was on Saturday. Perch and Striper are ongoing.

 

SUNSHINE:                                         John Reese was released from the hospital. Chino passed away, local clammer. Funeral was well attended.

 

FEDERATION:                                    No report.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                    Governor Murphy signed bill S-2793/A-4255, which will give $3.668 million to protect prime fishing habitat. There is one seat open on the counsel.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                     No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                      Posted kids bluefish and open tournament pictures.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                         Received bank statements.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                 No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                   There are still 50 tickets available for the raffle. There were not a lot of people at the Absecon National Night Out. Jim will look into selling raffle tickets at the Galloway National Night Out next year. Absecon Mayor called Joe to inform him that the Crabsecon event is only beer, wine, food, and entertainment.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                 Day on the Bay is next Monday (August 20) and volunteers are needed. Elks is on board.  Lou will bring a cooler of bottled water. Dave will take pictures from his boat. We have T-shirts and medals for the kids.

 

PICNIC:                                               Lou talked with Bill Will and secured the Cologne firehouse for Sunday, Sept. 9.

 

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 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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July 23, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

July 23, 2017

 

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 the July 9 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                       No report.

 

GACF:                                                For various reasons, the GABT will not combine with the LIBT next year. There were no bidders on the Phillies tickets. Joe from Ace Hardware said they would donate to next year’s tournament.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                            Open tournament went well with 35 boats entered. Many good door prizes were given out. Maybe give a Sunshine tournament entry. There are 3 outstanding Sponsors to collect. Should add our 501C number to our entry form so captains can deduct the feet on tax return.

 

SUNSHINE:                                        Sent a card to Elmer Fredd for his daughter’s passing.

 

FEDERATION:                                  No report.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                 Send out link to get Governor Murphy to sign bill S-2793/A-4255, which will give $3.668 million to protect prime fishing habitat.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                   No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                   Need to post kids bluefish and open tournament pictures.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                      Elmer Fredd donated $150 to raffle.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:              No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                 John will purchase the 9 missing raffle tickets.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                               Joe and Ed may not be going to Brigantine National night. Joe will bring club banner to the Crabsecon at Turner Cove and boat ramp on September 15.

 

PICNIC:                                              Lou need to talk with Bill Will to secure Cologne firehouse.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                  Joe caught a fish. Lou and Charlie may also have caught some fish.

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, August 13 at 8:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

 

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July 9, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

July 9, 2017

 

The meeting was brought to order by President, Jim Van Daley with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops. The minutes of the June 25 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report were read and approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                     No report.

 

GACF:                                               Joe reported that 23 boats entered the tournament. The food afterwards was good and everyone had a good time. There was a Chinse auction.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                          Door prizes are coming in for the open tournament; need to add Smithville Barber shop. We will be cooking our own corn at the BBQ afterwards. Still need to finalize with Pitney Pub. Plan to have a prize for the non-winners. Need to make sure we get the ASWS Logo added to the Sunshine foundation Add book next year. Next In-house is July 21.

 

SUNSHINE:                                      Elmer Fredd’s daughter passed. Jack Petro passed and Lou sent Janet a card

 

FEDERATION:                                The Federation newsletter had the Kids Bluefish tournament and our open tournament listed.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:              No report.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                Need to post kids bluefish tournament.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                   Received bank statements and some open entry fees.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:         No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:             Elks Club is set for the FOD kids fishing BBQ.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                             GABT has two Phillies tickets on July 25, which is raffling.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:               Joe caught a fish. Lou and Charlie may also have caught some fish.

 

 

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

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

 

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June 25, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

June 25, 2017

 

The meeting was brought to order by Vice President, Lou Schott with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops. The minutes of the June 11 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was not available.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                                    No report.

 

GACF:                                                              Joe Ricciardi submiited that the  annual tournament , which has been                                                                                                         renamed in honor of John Dunn, is            scheduled for June 29. See                                                                                                         http://gacf.org/docs/2018/Entry_Form.pdf for flyer and entry form. Scott’s Dock                                                                                          has been added as a weigh-in station.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                                        In house tournament results to date are on the website and will be included in                                                                                        the meeting minutes. The next tournament is on July 21st. The signs for the open                                                                  tournament have been placed and the calcutta will be increased to $20.00.

 

SUNSHINE:                                                    Gary Shreeves (Scott’s father) had a stroke and is out of the hospital now. Guy                                                                                         Wilkins is recovering from a surgery as is his youger brother, Ed.

 

FEDERATION:                                     No report.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                           Meeting will be held in Ocean City and Toms River on June 27th and 28th with regard to tranfering some of the recreational Bluefish quota to commercial fishermen.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                             No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                             It was pointed out that the re are still areas of the website that need to be updated.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                                 We received a thank you letter from the Fish and Wildlife Service

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                      No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                          Raffle tickets are still being sold.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                           An email will be sent to the membership containing links to sites with informatinabout the Modern fish Act. Plans for the club picnic began with an emphasis on filling in for John Reese’s anticipated absense to accomplish the many tasks that he has been performing for the club that have been such a large part of the picnic’s successs all these years. Joe Fumo has been informed that the Field of Dreams Fishing Trip will be held on August 20th this year.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                            Joe caught a fish. Lou and Charlie may also have caught some fish.

 

Next meeting:  Monday, July 9 at 8:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

David Holmes recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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2018 In House Tournament results

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen 2018 Tournament Results

Tournament 1 (05/26/18):

Bluefish:

1st Place Dave Burke 9.80
2nd Place Brian Will 3.88
3rd Place Joe Engelman 3.18
Heaviest Brian Will 3.88

 

Flounder:

1st Place Charlie Elwell 9.89
2nd Place Ernie Kinsell 9.33
3rd Place Brian Will 8.26
Heaviest Charlie Elwell 4.04

 

Weakfish:

1st Place Jeff Reese 2.77
2nd Place N/A  
3rd Place N/A  
Heaviest Jeff Reese 2.77

 

Tournament 2 (06/09/18):

Bluefish:

1st Place Brian Will 8.02
2nd Place Dave Burke 6.43
3rd Place Dave Williams 1.78
Heaviest Brian Will 3.86

 

Flounder:

1st Place Sean Van Daley 8.63
2nd Place Charlie Elwell 7.53
3rd Place Brian Will 7.39
Heaviest Sean Van Daley 3.82

 

Weakfish:

1st Place N/A  
2nd Place N/A  
3rd Place N/A  
Heaviest N/A  

 

2018 Kerstetter Open Tournament

– Open Fishing Tournament –

 

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

Presents, In Conjunction with the

Field of Dreams

Annual Roy Kerstetter Tournament & BBQ

* SUMMER FLOUNDER * WEAKFISH * BLUEFISH *

 

Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes (Based on a 50 boat entry)

                         Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Fishing Time: 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Weigh-in: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Pitney Pub, 200 South Pitney Road, Galloway, NJ (Great Creek & Pitney Rd.)

 

Awards will be presented immediately following the weigh-in, plus BBQ, & Door Prizes

 

Entry fee: $65.00 per boat (Free T-shirt for the Captain)

 

Sign up at the Captains’ meeting – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Friday July 13th @ The Pitney Pub, or return the form below with payment to: Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen, PO Box 453, Absecon, NJ 08201.

 

The proceeds from this tournament and T-shirt sales enables the Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen to take special needs children, their parent(s), and some siblings from the Field of Dreams Organization on a back-bay fishing trip on the Fish Finder, followed by a picnic and awards presentation at the Brigantine Elks Lodge. The more boats that fish this tournament not only means larger prizes, but the more Field of Dreams children we can accommodate.

 

Please help us make this an even more special day for the Kids.  Thank You!

 

For more information on sponsoring or fishing the tournament call

Jim Van Daley at (609)748-8208

 

 

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen is a 501(c)(3) organization

 

 

– – – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Cut Here– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen Roy Kerstetter Open Fishing Tournament, July 15th, 2017

 

Captain’s Name: ___________________________ Boat Name: _________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

Email Address: _________________________________ Phone Number: _________________

Signature: _____________________________________________________________________

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen, its officers, or sponsors hold no responsibilities for any injuries or damage incurred by or to any participants of said tournament; it is up to the discretion of the Captain and/or his crew to fish this tournament.

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen P.O. Box 453 Absecon, NJ 08201