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November 12, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
November 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. Only 5 members were present. The minutes from October 8 were approved as posted. The Treasurer was not present and there was no report or update.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.
GACF: No report.
TOURNAMENTS: No report.

SUNSHINE: Ed Goldman had a knee replacement and is doing well. He is taking physical
therapy. After recovery, he is having his other knee replaced. Pete Rapetti is recovering from artery surgery and
said he is at about “60%”.

FEDERATION: The meeting was held on November 8 (second Thursday of month). Only 7
people attended. The Federation asked for contact information regarding a donation requested by Jim Van Daley at the October meeting. A recent NJOA sporting clay event at Red Wing generated $9,600. Many volunteers at Forsythe NWR have quit due a conflict with the new staff volunteer coordinator. Some programs such as youth archery training have been terminated. The deer seasons are going well. Pheasant season opened on November 10.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.
HOOKED ON FISHING: No report.
WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

COMMUNICATIONS: Thank you letters were sent to people who donated prizes for the Open
Tournament. Several letters were returned due to address problems. The letters will be hand delivered.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Charlie Elwell will contact the State to set up the raffle license.

NEW BUSINESS: President Van Daley was advised that there will be an Outdoor and
Sportsman’s event at the Pitney Athletic Field on May 4. The Absecon Community Affairs Office is setting up the
event. Proceeds will benefit the South Jersey Skills Lab. More information will be available at a later date.

NOMINATIONS: President Jim Van Daley, Vice President Lou Schott, Treasurer Charles
Elwell, Secretary Bob Cusack, Sargent at Arms Shawn Van Daley. Trustees nominated as follows: John Reese,
Dave Burke, Bob Zussman, Joe Ricciardi, Rich Oeser. (Dave Holmes withdrew his nomination.)

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, December10 at 7:30 PM.

Minutes recorded and respectively submitted by Dave Burke for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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October 8, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

October 8, 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 24 were read and approved with one addition: Rich Oeser was fishing with Lou Schott on the last day of fluke season.  The treasurer’s report was also approved.  $1500 was transferred from charity to general account.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                      No report.

 

GACF:                                                No report.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                           No report.

 

SUNSHINE:                                       No report.

 

FEDERATION:                                 There will be a meeting on Thursday, October 11.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                No report.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                  No report.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                     No report.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:           No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:               President Van Daley reported that it will be ok to put Field of Dreams logo on the signs we place along the roads regarding the open tournament.  We need their logo to put on our signs.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                              President Van Daley wants to start the raffle early.

 

NOMINATIONS:                              President Jim Van Daley, Vice President Lou Schott, Treasurer Charles Elwell, Secretary Bob Cusack, Sargent at Arms Shawn Van Daley.   Trustees nominated as follows:  John Reese, Dave Burke, Bob Zussman, Joe Ricciardi, Dave Holmes, Rich Oeser.

 

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                 Lou Schott mentioned that Harry Walker will be 90 years old on October 30.

 

 

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

 

Minutes recorded and respectively submitted by Lou Scott for

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

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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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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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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