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.

June 11, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

June 11, 2018

 

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 May 14 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                                    No report.

 

GACF:                                                              The annual tournament has been renamed in honor of John Dunn, and is scheduled for June 29. See:  http://gacf.org/docs/2018/Entry_Form.pdf  for flyer and entry form.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                                         In house tournament results to date are on the website and will be included in the meeting minutes.

 

OPEN TOURNAMENT:                               See reverse page for details.

                                                                          

SUNSHINE:                                                    No one reported ill.

 

FEDERATION:                                              The last meeting for the season is scheduled for Thursday, June 14.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                           No report.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                             The kids’ bluefish tournament held at Chestnut Neck was a big success with big turnout.

                                                                           Jim realized late that he had a $150 check toward prizes but will use it next year instead.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                             Posted Patriot Lake perch tournament pictures.   Need bluefish tournament photos from Dave Holmes.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                                 Received bank statements and a thank you from GACF; Field of Dreams is requesting donations.  Request for donation from a Rutgers’ student was denied (charity budget is low).

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                      New member application received and approved from Doug Keeping.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                          Raffle tickets still being sold.  Plaque for Fisherman of the Year was updated.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                           Looking into add second place awards to Perch and Striper tournament to entice more entries.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                            Pomona Gun Club had 25 boats and 60 anglers registered for their tournament last weekend. Their 50/50 was $800.

 

 

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, June 25 at 8:00 PM. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary


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OPEN TOURNAMENT:                Jim Van Daley purchased stickers to update tournament signs with this year’s dates.

 

Need to line up T-Shirt Sponsors.

 

Door prizes need to be collected, and retailers assigned to member volunteers.

 

Discussed a possibility of a Calcutta for Sea Robin.

 

Discussed possibility for $500 prize for the largest fish, although many felt $500 was too much and

that $100 or $250 was more appropriate.

 

Discussed possibility that all non-winners be entered into a drawing for a cash or prize award.

 

Jim stated that T-shirts will only be given to T-shirt sponsors, not door prize donors.

 

Talked to Ocean County Sunshine Foundation to see if they will send our flyer to their captains’ list and vice versa.

 

Discussed a second Calcutta for more money to attract additional interest and possibly “high roller” anglers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

May 14 2018

 

The meeting was brought to order by Jim Van Daley, President, with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops.  The minutes of the April 23 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                                        No report.

 

GACF:                                                                   Tournament on June 30, still very little details. There is a meeting on Wednesday where more details should be available.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                                             A 3.8 Lb. perch was entered by Jeff Reese in the yearlong tournament..

 

SUNSHINE:                                                         Bill Will is still being tested to find out what is wrong with him.  Brian Will is doing well after his shoulder operation.

 

FEDERATION:                                                  Reported deer kill was up this past season.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                              The Governor approved Sea Bass opening day, one day before it opened.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                                10 fishing poles were donated for the kids’ Bluefish tournament.  Fishing poles donated last year will be given out.  Need volunteers to show up on Friday to stuff Sea Tow bags and Saturday for the tournament. T-Shirts are ready to be picked up.  Lou will purchase soda and water. Need to purchase stud from Absecon Sportsmen center and Chestnut Neck Boatyard to put in bags.

                                                                                Not as many volunteers showed up for the Patriot Lake Perch tournament.  About 50 kids were in the tournament.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                                Need to post Patriot Lake Perch tournament pictures.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                                     Received GABT raffle tickets and passed all of them out. Received Dues and Bank Statements.  RFA is looking for donations.

 

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                         No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                             Raffle tickets are in and Rich Oeser volunteered to manage to distribution and money collection.  Open tournament signs need to be updated and distributed. Joe volunteered to put one quickly at the FOD field.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                              Joe is updating Membership application with current businesses giving discounts to club members.

 

 

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                               Absecon Sportsmen Center is having a customer appreciation sale this weekend.

 

 

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, June 11 at 8:00 PM.   (Note: there is no meeting on Monday, May 28, Memorial Day.)

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary


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April 23, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

April 23, 2018

 

The meeting was brought to order by Jim Van Daley, President, with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops.  The minutes of the April 9 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was not available.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                                    No report.

 

GACF:                                                              The GACF has been discussing a joint fishing tournament with the LIBT.  Not all the details are worked out but it will be a boat/shore/kayak tournament with winners in each division and separate entry fees as well.  The tournament will be held on June 30 as a one-day event, meaning the prizes will be awarded the same day.   Contestants will fish for striped bass, bluefish and flounder.  The GACF has coupons for sale at $5.00 which will give 25% off any purchase at Boscov’s on October 16.  The GACF also had raffle tickets at $5.00 each or 5 for $20.  The drawing will be June 3.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                                         No report.

 

SUNSHINE:                                                    Bill Will is still being tested to find out what is wrong with him.  Brian Will had a shoulder operation last week.

 

FEDERATION:                                              We requested $200 for the kids’ bluefish tournament.  They gave us $300 since they had made a good profit from the annual venison dinner.   There were some critiques about the dinner but they will be corrected.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                           No report.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                             May 12 at Patriot Lake, we are looking for volunteers.   May 19 kids’ bluefish tournament, we have about 50 t-shirts and will purchase 50 more.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                             No report.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                                 No report.

 

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                      No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                          No report on the raffle since Mr. Elwell was not present.

 

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                            May 5 is the “Sneaky Hollow Perch Tournament” at $25.00 per person.  Landisville had their big perch tournament on April 21; $1100 was the prize for the biggest perch. They also had a raffle for a boat, motor, and trailer.  The heaviest 5 fish only weighed a total of 5.05 pounds.   The single largest was 1.65 pounds.  The Yeti cooler company broke their ties with the NRA.  There is also a new fishing club in the area per Joe Ricciardi.  It is called the Atlantic City Saltwater Anglers.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                           No new business.

 

 

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

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary


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April 9, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

April 9, 2018

 

The meeting was brought to order by Jim Van Daley, President, with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops.  The minutes of the March 12 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                                    No report.

 

GACF:                                                              A fundraiser dinner was held at the Pleasantville Yacht Club on Saturday, April 7th.  It was a great success, well attended with very good food and good entertainment.  Our club was well represented with 8 members and their guests.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                                         There are 5 members signed up for all four tournaments so far.  The calendars are out showing the dates of the tournaments.  Cost is $120 to enter all 4 tournaments.  Our striper and perch yearly contests are open. No entries yet on them.

 

SUNSHINE:                                                    Bill Will is still being tested to find out what is wrong with him.

Brian Will had a shoulder operation last week.

 

FEDERATION:                                              No report.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                           The fluke season for 2018 is similar to last year, 3 fish at 18 inches, from May 25 to Sept 22.  The seabass regulations were set but New York State is making an attempt to grab some of our quota.  More hearings on that.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                             Will be held at Patriot Lake in Galloway on May 12.   Kids bluefish Tournament on May 19.  State of NJ will be at the weigh-in for the purpose of bluefish research.  An announcement will be made in the state federation newspaper.  Lou Schott also mentioned that he emailed the flyers for the bluefish tournament and the open tournament to the Fisherman magazine.

 

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                             No report.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                                 Received bank statement, dues, and a notice from the LIBT that they will be having a fishing tournament sometime in June; date to be determined.

 

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                      No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                          50 members have paid their dues so far.  Also, our raffle license is still up in the air as city of Port Republic will vote on approving it April 10, then it must go to state for their approval.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                            Rich Oesser mentioned that the Pomona Gun Club will be having their fluke tournament on June 9, the same date as ours.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                           No new business.

 

 

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

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary


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