February 12, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
February 12, 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 January 15 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: Meeting set for February 26 at 7 pm at Jim Van Daley’s house.

GACF: Will have a raffle this year and will be at the boat show. They are in discussion
with the Ladies Bluefish tournament to perhaps have a combined fishing
tournament of some kind; details have to be worked out.

TOURNAMENTS: Joe King was given a plaque for catching the largest striper, he was unable to
attend the fishing club banquet.

SUNSHINE: It was mentioned that past president John Dunn had passed away. Some
of our members attended his viewing.

FEDERATION: Dave Burke mentioned that volunteers are needed to cut venison for the Federation dinner to be held on Monday, February 19th at the Port Republic Gun Club at 8 am. Also, on March 17 the Federation will hold its annual youth shoot at Red Wing Sporting Clays. There was discussion about allowing the fish and game council to set hunting and fishing fees rather than the present system of passing the state legislature. There was also discussion about the state Marine Fisheries moving out of the Nacote Creek property which is part of the federal wildlife refuge. They would move to a school building in Green Bank.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

HOOKED ON FISHING: Will be held at Patriot Lake, Galloway, on Saturday, May 5.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: The installation dinner photos are posted on our website.

COMMUNICATIONS: Bank statement received as well as free tickets to boat show to be held in Edison
February 15-18.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Lou discussed the installation dinner at the Crab Trap and how well it went. 54 people were in attendance. Charles Elwell said notices will be going out to anyone who has not paid their dues by now. There was discussion about our annual raffle. Dave Holmes brought up an idea to have the drawing at the Brigantine Elks lodge at the Day on the Bay event but President Van Daley said that can’t be done since the raffle must be held in the community where the permit is drawn. President Van Daley decided to call the raffle “vacation pay day” and to hold the drawing at our open tournament in July.

NEW BUSINESS: May 19 is the kids’ bluefish tournament. The open tournament will be held July 14 at Pitney Pub and the captains meeting Friday night the 13th, also at the Pitney Pub.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: John Zarach, club member, will be running for Congress on the Republican
ticket since Congressman LoBiondo will be retiring. Dave Holmes
mentioned that the north end of Brigantine beaches will now be controlled by
the state of New Jersey with new regulations and additional fees.

Next meeting: Monday, March 12 at 7:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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January 15, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
January 15, 2017

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 December 11 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: The annual meeting will be set at the next general meeting.

GACF: No report.

SUNSHINE: Harry Walker’s son has terminal liver cancer. Lou Schott will send a card.

FEDERATION: All the information was restated about the annual dinner to be held on Presidents’ Day. It will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: The January Marine Fisheries Council meeting was rescheduled and relocated due to the weather and driving conditions in Galloway Township. It was held on January 11 at the Stafford Township Municipal Building, 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

HOOKED ON FISHING: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: It was pointed out that the treasury report dollar amounts should not be posted on the website and President Van Daly so instructed that the dollar amounts will not be posted in public view.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statements and State Farm junk mail.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Lou gave a brief yet complete rundown about the annual installment dinner for the new members present. Hors d’oeuvres will begin at 7:00 PM and dinner at 8:00 PM. Dave Holmes will photograph the dinner. The Fisherman of the Year plaque is at Shoppe’s being updated.

NEW BUSINESS: The A.C. Boat Show will be held February 28th through March 4th at the Atlantic City Convention Center. All bills for the 2017 calendar year have been paid. In-house tournaments are over and all slips are in. It is dues and roster time.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: The Southern Ocean County Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation will hold a Fishing Flea Market on February 3rd at 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Little Egg Harbor Community Center. Admission is $3.00. For information, please call Frank at 908-380-8491 or email reelumin511@comcast.net

Next meeting: Monday, February 12 at 7:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
David Holmes recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary
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December 11, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

December 11, 2017

 

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 from the November 13 meeting were read and approved.  The Treasurer’s report was read and approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                               No report.

 

GACF:                                         No report.                                                          

 

SUNSHINE:                                No report.

 

FEDERATION                           All the information was restated about the annual dinner to be held on

President’s day.  It will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor

Township.   Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:        They will hold a January meeting to primarily discuss black sea bass quotas.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:          No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:           No report.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:              Received bank statement.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:   No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:       A thank you note was sent to Chris Pezka for his donation of a model

Barnegat bay sneak box to be used as a door prize for the installation

dinner.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                      Lou was asked to send a sympathy card to Ron Famularo whose wife just

passed away. Lou Schott announced that the annual installation dinner would

again be held at the Crab Trap on February 2, 2018.

 

NOMINATIONS:                      There had been no changes in the nominations for officers or trustees so there

was a motion on the floor by Ed Goldman and seconded with a unanimous

vote to accept the current slate of officers and trustees.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:        No discussion.

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, January 8 at 7:30 PM

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

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November 13, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
November 13, 2017

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 from the October 9 meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer’s report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: No report.

SUNSHINE: No report.

FEDERATION No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Meeting will be held in January.

HOOKED ON FISHING: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statement.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: No report.

NEW BUSINESS: Jim Van Daley received a very nice model sneakbox made by Chris Pezka to
be given as a door price at the Installation dinner. Lou will contact the Crab
Trap to see if we can book the dinner for February.

NOMINATIONS: The list of nominee candidates were reread with no changes; elections will be
held in December. There was open floor discussion about creating an office of corresponding secretary. No results came from the discussion.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No discussion.

Next meeting: Monday, December 11 at 7:30 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
November 13, 2017

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 from the October 9 meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer’s report was read and approved. Closing balances: Raffle Account: $5.52; General Account: $4,229.17; Charity Account: $1,019.35.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: No report.

SUNSHINE: No report.

FEDERATION No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Meeting will be held in January.

HOOKED ON FISHING: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statement.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: No report.

NEW BUSINESS: Jim Van Daley received a very nice model sneakbox made by Chris Pezka to
be given as a door price at the Installation dinner. Lou will contact the Crab
Trap to see if we can book the dinner for February.

NOMINATIONS: The list of nominee candidates were reread with no changes; elections will be
held in December. There was open floor discussion about creating an office of corresponding secretary. No results came from the discussion.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No discussion.

Next meeting: Monday, December 11 at 7:30 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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October 9, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
October 9, 2017

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 from the September 25 meeting were read and approved with one correction (small game hunting on the Forsythe Refuge is two years from now). The Treasurer’s report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Ed Goldman commented that the beef and beer held at the Pitney Pub was a break even
event. On November 4, the GACF will hold their annual gift raffle.

SUNSHINE: No report of anyone sick.

FEDERATION: The annual Atlantic County Federation dinner will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church
on Zion Road in February, 2018. Tickets will be $35 in advance and $40 at the door.
Regarding Forsythe refuge, they have been given money ($867,600) to purchase
additional land. This money came from the sale of duck stamps. Also, the state of New
Jersey started stocking fall trout on October 10, and bear season started today.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

HOOKED ON FISHING: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

COMMUNICATIONS: Bank statement and application to continue our 501-c3 status.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: It is still not clear about when we should sell our club raffle tickets but President Van
Daley stated that they would be sold at a later date.

NEW BUSINESS: Joe Ricciardi said there will be another meeting at the Forsythe Refuge to inform the
public what will be taking place there in the future.

NOMINATIONS: Sergeant at Arms: Shawn Van Daley; Trustees: David Holmes, Rich Oeser, Harry
Walker, Bob Zussman, Joe Ricciardi; Secretary: Bob Cusack; Treasurer: Chas Elwell;
VP: Lou Schott; President: Jim Van Daley.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, November 13 at 7:30 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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September 25, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

September 25, 2017

 

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 from the September 11 meeting were read and approved with one correction.  The treasurer’s report was not available.   Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                             No report.

 

GACF:                                          They held their beef and beer at the Pitney Pub.  Approximately 75 attended and 95 tickets

                                                       were purchased.

                                                  

 

SUNSHINE:                             No report of anyone sick.

 

FEDERATION:                          There was discussion regarding the FAA Tech center deer hunt.  There was also

                                                      discussion that the Forsythe refuge would be open for small game hunting.  No further

info on that at this time.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:        No report.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:          No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:          No report.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:              No communications.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:   No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:       No unfinished business.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:                      No new business.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                     Perch and Striped Bass tournament ongoing to 12/31.

 

 

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:        Joe Ricciardi attended a seminar at the Forsythe Refuge.  The topic was about the Mullica

River, which was most interesting.  There will be others.  Lou Schott mentioned that Chestnut

Neck boat yard had a customer appreciation day this past Sunday.  Lou and a number of other

members attended and had a good time, with pulled pork, hot dogs, salads, drinks, and two live

bands.  It was well attended.

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, October 9 at 7:30 PM.   (Note time change and meetings reduced to 1 per month for fall/winter)

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

 

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September 11, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

September 11, 2017

 

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 August 28 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was not available.   Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                             No report.

 

GACF:                                         Beef & Beer at Pitney Pub on September 24 1-4 PM. The go cart event was

                                                     canceled. Annual Gift auction on November 4 at the Parkertown firehouse, doors

open at 3PM. Also selling $5 coupon to get 25% off at Boscov’s.

 

SUNSHINE:                              No report of anyone sick.

 

FEDERATION:                         Meeting this Thursday, September 13. The Venison dinner is moving to the Greek

                                                     church on Mill Road in EHT.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:       Meet last Thursday to discussed Sea Bass season. Un-willing to change quota

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:         No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:          Need to post picnic pictures.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:              Received GACF B&B flyer, Jersey Shore boar sale & expo at Lakewood Blue

                                                      Claw Stadium.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:   One new application for Irene Ryan; members approved the applicant.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:       Discussed when to run the raffle in 2018.  Several options were talked about.  Issue

                                                      was tabled for later discussion.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:                      No new business.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                    Perch and Stripped Bass tournament ongoing to 12/31.

 

 

PICNIC:                                      Lou thanked everyone who helped. $2,150 was collected, still working bills but it

                                                     looks like around $1,300 for the club.  Elaine Will won the dessert contest. Over 90

people attended. Ran out of crabs, clams, and perch.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:        Absecon mayor and dignitaries attended the 9/11 memorial on Mill Road.  Channel

                                                     10 did a report.

 

 

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

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

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August 28, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

August 28, 2017

 

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

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                             No report.

 

GACF:                                        Coach Bag Bingo was sold out and a success.

 

SUNSHINE:                              Bob Hagel is starting to recover.

 

FEDERATION:                          No report, down for summer. Meetings will start up in September.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:        No report.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:          No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:          Posted Day on the Bay pictures.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:             Received bank statements and RFA membership.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:  No new applicants.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:       The FOD kids had a great time fishing, lots of Sea Bass and one Flounder were

caught. Paid the state for the 401C license.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:                      Start thinking about next year’s raffle. Crap Trap is asking an additional $5 per

person for the installation dinner.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                    Perch and Stripped Bass tournament ongoing to 12/31. The last weigh-in was good

cooking our own hot dogs.

 

PICNIC:                                      Decided on 1 bushel of #2 crabs, 800 clams. Music by John Smallwood. Need help

with the picnic tables on the Saturday before the picnic at 6PM at the Cologne fire

house. Jim may not make the picnic. Bob will run the dessert contest. Send email

with flyer again asking members to call Lou with head counts. Lou will purchase

50/50 tickets.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:        The Reese’s were in a Perch tournament and a person tried to weigh in an illegal

old fish and was disqualified, so the Reese’s took 1st place.

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, September 11 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

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August 14, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

August 14, 2017

 

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 July 24 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was not available.   Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                            No report.

 

GACF:                                          Coach Bag Bingo will be held on August 25 at the Somers Point Fire House.  See flyer for

                                                      details: http://gacf.org/img/2017/Bingo_Flyer.png

 

SUNSHINE:                            No report of anyone sick.

 

FEDERATION:                       No report, down for summer.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:        Club is concerned on ruling for next year. State   may need to pay for study.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:          No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:           Posted open tournament pictures.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:              Received bank statements.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:   One new member application sponsored by Jay Lavance. New member Zach Fiedler was

                                                      approved to join.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:       It was reported that the fish and wildlife commissioner needs 2 months to schedule.  Hopefully

next year we can get him down for Day on the Bay. Joe and Ed participated in the Brigantine

National Night out.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                       No new business.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                     Perch and Stripped Bass tournament ongoing to 12/31. Probably will not give out coolers next

                                                      year, just cash.

 

DAY ON THE BAY:                  The solar eclipse and day on the bay will happen at the same time.  Need to look for solar

                                                      glasses to pass out. Jim needs to check and see if there are enough medals. Scoops not on

board yet for ice cream.

 

 

PICNIC:                                       Need to get flyer ready.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:         16 boats entered in Mako boat tournament in AC; the food and prizes were good.

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, August 28 at 8:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

 

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July 24, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

July 24, 2017

 

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 July 10 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                        No report.

 

GACF:                                                        Because of poor participation, the GACF held their final GABT this year.

Upcoming events are the Beef & Beer at Pitney Pub, Coach Bag Bingo, Racing in

Millville, and the Chinese Auction.

 

SUNSHINE:                                        No report of anyone sick.

 

FEDERATION:                                   No report, down for summer.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                   Ruled to keep current flounder rules.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                     No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                        Added a link to the Sunshine Foundation Southern Ocean chapter. Need to post open

tournament pictures. Dave will send to Bob.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                        None.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                  No new applications. Jim thought we would get some from the open tournament.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                  Nothing reported.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                Joe needs club banner for Brigantine National Night Out.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                               Next in house is August 19. Need to talk to the owner of Pitney Pub about cooking our own hot dogs. Need to collect the open tournament signs. Bob needs list of door prize sponsors. Need to bring T-Shirt to T-Shirt sponsors. There were 40 boats entered in the open tournament. There were some complaints; $4 soda, cooler as prizes.  We forgot to hand out 4th & 5th place winners. Get in Federation newsletter next year.

 

DAY ON THE BAY:                            Need to get Brigantine Elks lodge on board for Day on the Bay event. Send invitation to new Fish and Game director.

 

 

PICNIC:                                              Nothing new.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                       There is a Mako boat tournament in AC coming up. 3 nights’ food and door prizes.

Free to enter. The is a Sea Craft get together on August 20 at Gardner’s Basin.

 

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

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

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