Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen
Meeting of May 13, 2013
The meeting of the Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen was called to order by President Jim Van Daley. The club performed the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence for our Military.
Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the April 8, 2013 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A
Trustee Report: Nothing to report.
G.A.C.F. Report: Early entry for the GABT tournament ends on May 15th. The tournament is scheduled for June 1, 2013.
In House Tournament: One Press of AC weigh in slip received for 1lb 15 oz. Perch. The 1st in-house tournament is scheduled for May 25, 2013.
Open Tournament: Nothing to report.
Sunshine: Steve Pinkus had a heart attack and is recovering well. The club will send get well card. Ernie Kinsell is sick. Mike Sheehan had a heart attack and is recovering well.
Club Picnic: Nothing to report.
Atlantic County Federation: Nothing to report.
NJ Marine Fisheries: Sea Bass season opens on May 19. At last meeting there was a discussion to shut down the season on eel.
Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.
Hooked on Fishing: There were 137 kids that showed up at Patriot Lake for the tournament. T-storms forced to cancel the tournament and Fly fishing demonstration. Prizes will be used at next year’s tournament.
ASWS Web Site/Facebook: One new “like” on Facebook.
Communication: Nothing to report.
New Applications: Two new applicants were approved, Paul Stonerod & John Navratil.
Unfinished Business: The Nuncio Bruno kids Bluefish tournament is this Saturday at Chestnut Neck boatyard. The T-shirts and Seatow banner are ready. There were many door prizes donated. Volunteers from the club will meet around 9 AM.
Ed will have the membership cards made as soon as Charlie provides the list.
Jim plans to follow up on the design and printing of club business cards.
Installation Dinner: Nothing to report.
New Business: Ed and Joe meet with Mike Shepard on his radio show (1400 AM) on May 11. Ed talked about the GABT activities and Joe talked about ASWS activities.
Jim made a motion to send $200 to the family of the Sea Tow Captain that was killed in a boating accident a couple weeks ago. The motion was approved.
The location for the In-House tournament weigh-in was moved to Up the Creek marina on Faunce Landing road. Dave will supply adult beverage.
There was a motion to send a letter to the Mayor of Absecon to help speed up the Absecon channel dredging project. Motion was approved and Ed will write the letter.
Joe announced that the new sign is up at the Absecon boat ramp with information like tide charts.
A new flyer is needed for the clubs open tournament.
Elections: Nothing to report.
Good of the Order: The Absecon Bay Sportsmen center will give away free gift certificates for winners of the open day flounder.
Jim announced that a couple kids that worked with him last summer are do very well in their crew tournaments.
Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary
Next meeting: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 8:00PM.
Note: There will be no 2nd meeting in May due to Memorial Day.