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August 26, 2019 Minutes

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MINUTES

August 26, 2019

The meeting was brought to order by President Jim Van Daley with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence.  Minutes from the August 12, 2019 meeting were read and approved with two corrections:  President Van Daley presided over the meeting, not Lou Schott.  Also, the GACF auction will be held at Eaglewood Fire Station, not Eaglewood Landing.   The treasurer’s report was not available.   

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

TRUSTEES:                                       No report.

GACF:                                                Ed Goldman advised that the state of NJ now allows organizations to

auction off alcohol, so they will do so.  Ed also reported that the GACF is considering a fishing derby for stripers and bluefish in the month of June.  They are considering using overall length instead of weight.  

TOURNAMENTS:                             No report.

SUNSHINE:                                        Steve Pinkus had spine surgery, and is recuperating at Betty Bacharach for

at least two more weeks; Frank Elbertson is fighting lung cancer.

FEDERATION:                                  Off for the summer but will have a meeting in September.   

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                There will be an open-to-the-public meeting at the Ocean City Library

on Wednesday, September 4 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                   No report.

COMMUNICATIONS:                      No report. 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:            No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                None.

NEW BUSINESS:                               None.

PICNIC:                                              Lou Schott reported that picnic plans are progressing.  Brian Smallwood will again provide music.  Food and beverages will be purchased next week. Crab cleaning will take place on Saturday, September 7 at Andersons on Oyster Creek.  Members are needed to help to set up picnic tables at the Cologne Fire House on Saturday at 6 PM. 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                 None.

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

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Lou Schott for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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August 12, 2019 Minutes

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MINUTES

August 12, 2019

The meeting was brought to order by Vice President Lou Schott with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence.  Minutes from the July 8, 2019 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and accepted.   

COMMITTEE REPORTS:          

TRUSTEES:                                     No report.

GACF:                                               There will be a meeting next Wednesday. Chinese auction was moved to Eagles Landing firehouse on November 2. 

TOURNAMENTS:                          Results from the open and fourth in house results were read. Discussed moving the open tournament to June, as this year was very hot and may have deterred folks from entering.  Also discussed lowering the weakfish and bluefish sizes, and possibly charge $25-30 for each person fishing on boat.

SUNSHINE:                                     No report.

FEDERATION:                               No report.      

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:            Jim attended the NJMF meeting.

HOOKED ON FISHING:              No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:              Need to post the picnic.

COMMUNICATIONS:                  Received $100 from BJ recycling. 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:       No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:           None.

NEW BUSINESS:                            None.

PICNIC                                             Lou was not in attendance so no report.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:             None.

Next meeting:  Monday, August 26 at 8:00 PM. 

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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July 8, 2019 Minutes

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July 8, 2019

The meeting was brought to order by Vice President Lou Schott with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence.  Minutes from the June 24, 2019 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

TRUSTEES:                                       No report.

GACF:                                                No meeting. 

TOURNAMENTS:                             Charlie needs to provide results for 1st and 2nd in-house tournaments.

SUNSHINE:                                        No report.

FEDERATION:                                  No report.      

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                Jim will attend the NJMF meeting this week.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                   Posted Open tournament.

COMMUNICATIONS:                      Bank statements. 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:            One new application, Josh Tassone.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                Discussed ending In-House tournaments at 3:30 and starting at sunrise. Discussed having a perch tournament. The club decided to enter a boat in the Sunshine tournament and Jim is going to attend their weigh-in. Open Tournament: any donation over $60 will get a T-shirt.  Lou picked up the T-shirts and Charlie picked up the coolers. Fisherman magazine posted the open tournament.  Discussed increasing the price of T-shirt to $15. Tiebreak rules- 1st tie breaker is length and 2nd is earliest weigh-in.

NEW BUSINESS:                               Will have a booth at the 4-H Fair but raffle tickets will not be sold.

PICNIC                                              Lou will secure the site.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                 There is a upcoming Sea Craft party.  There is talk that the State/Feds will shut down Striped Bass.

Next meeting:  Monday, July 22 at 8:00 PM. 

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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June 24, 2019 Minutes

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MINUTES

JUNE 24, 2019

The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops with President Jim Van Daley presiding.

MINUTES:  The minutes of June 11, 2019 were not available, a motion was made, seconded and passed to forego approving the minutes of June 11th.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  The Treasurer’s report was read and approved. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  A letter from the IRS was received asking charities to take a survey, another letter was received from the state reminding us that our annual report is due by August 31 and an ad from State Farm Insurance.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP:  None

COMMITTEE REPORTS

GACF – Working on the November Gift Auction and hopefully will have the Fishing Derby ready to go for next year.

TOURNAMENTS – Caught up for now, next tournament 7/6. Open 7/20 and last in-house 8/10.  Jim Van Daley noted that they Pleasantville Yacht Club ran a tournament with 89 participants.  Joe Ricciardi has been putting out signs and fliers for the Open Tournament.  He needs items for the captain’s bags.  Jim Van Daley and Lou Schott have talked to the Pitney Tavern and they will provide the food for $1,000.00 not matter how many people.  The t-shirts sponsors are still being worked on.  The sponsors from last year have all committed for this year.  ACE Hardware will be a new sponsor.  The Federation donated $200.00 and their logo will go on the sleeve.  Joe Ricciardi will have the tournament rules ready and Charlie Elwell has purchased the coolers for prizes.  Door prizes are needed.  Ed Goldman mentioned the PYC tournament had a prize for the person who caught a fluke closest to a predetermined weight.

FEDERATION:  No meeting until September.

MARINE FISHERIES COUNCIL:  Will meet July 11th at the County Library located on Jimmie Leeds Rd. at 5:00pm.

HOOKED ON FISHING:  Jim Van Daley asked who had the sponsor list for the Kids’ Tournament as we need to send thank you notes to the sponsors.  Dave Burke will check with Mary Ann at Chestnut Neck.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Rich Oeser reported that he still has plenty of tickets that need to be sold.

NEW BUSINESS: Jim Van Daley asked if the members wanted to have a booth at this year’s 4H Fair.  Didn’t appear to be much interest.  Joe Ricciardi asked about the Galloway Night Out; Jim will check with the Chief of Police.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:  Jim Van Daley announced that the Sunshine Tournament out of Little Egg Harbor will be held on July 13th;  The Captain’s meeting will be held on July 12th at the Little Egg Harbor American Legion.  He also reported that he attended the Pole Cat Tournament and handed out flyers for our open.

Adjournment was called for and carried out.

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

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Ed Goldman for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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June 10, 2019 Minutes

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MINUTES

June 10, 2019

The meeting was brought to order by Vice President Lou Schott with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence.  Minutes from the May 13, 2019 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and accepted. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

TRUSTEES:                                      No report.

GACF:                                                They are still talking about various ways to fund-raise.  Harry Moran volunteered to find ways to do this. 

TOURNAMENTS:                            Charlie needs to provide results for 1st and 2nd in-house tournaments.

SUNSHINE:                                       No report.

FEDERATION:                                 They will have a meeting on Thursday, June 13.      

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                No report.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                  No report.

COMMUNICATIONS:                     Bank statements. 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:           No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:               President Van Daley asked about raffle tickets.  Still have most of them for sale.  President Van Daley and Lou Schott have to see BJ about Pitney Pub for the open tournament.  Kids’ bluefish tournament was a big success with 53 kids entered.  There were a lot of volunteers and lots of food and door prizes.  The weather was perfect.  Dave Burke wrote articles for the Fisherman magazine and the Federation newspaper and both were published.  President Van Daley discussed, in detail, the upcoming open tournament on July 20.   Items covered additional flyers needed, t-shirts, door prizes, and discussion with BJ re Pitney Pub use.

NEW BUSINESS:                              No report.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                 Lou Schott mentioned that he, Dave Burke, Rich Oeser, Jack Herman, Bob Zussman and he chartered a boat out of Beach Haven for Seabass.  Over 200 fish were caught, 20 keepers.  The weather, the boat, the captain, and the mate were terrific.

Next meeting:  Monday, June 24 at 8:00 PM. 

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Lou Schott for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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May 13, 2019 Minutes

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MINUTES

May 13, 2019

The meeting was brought to order by Vice President Lou Schott with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence.  Minutes from the April 22, 2019 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and accepted

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

TRUSTEES:                                      No report.

GACF:                                                There will be a meeting on May 15.

TOURNAMENTS:                            First in-house tournament is on May 25. Only 8 boats have signed up so far and it needs 10. The Patriot Lake fishing tournament was a good time. 65 kids participated and lots of fish were caught.   Pomona Hunting Club is having its fishing tournament on the same day as our second in-house.

SUNSHINE:                                       No report.

FEDERATION:                                 No report.      

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                Will be at the Kids’ bluefish tournament.                                     

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  Need volunteers for the Kids bluefish tournament. Meet at 9:30 to stuff bags.  Need to get grill and tables. Also get gift certificates from Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen and Chestnut Neck. Per President Van Daley, any 401C organization can have a table at the 4H fair in August to hand out flyers but cannot sell anything. The club should look into this.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                  Need to put kids bluefish tournament photos on Website and Facebook.

COMMUNICATIONS:                     Received thank you from Scott Shears for his father. Look at Charity Navigator web site. 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:           No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:               Need to order T-shirts for open tournament and solicit sponsors for door prizes and T-shirts.

NEW BUSINESS:                              Need to work with Pitney Pub on open BBQ arrangements.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                 Viking is now making a center console boat.  Outboard motors are now available with 400 & 450 HP.    

Next meeting:  Monday, June 10 at 8:00 PM.  (No meeting on Memorial Day.)

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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April 22, 2019 Minutes

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MINUTES

April 22, 2019

The meeting was brought to order by Vice President Lou Schott with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence.  Lou asked if everyone had read the minutes. They had, so a motion was made to accept them.  The treasurer’s report was read and accepted.   Account balances:  

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

TRUSTEES:                                      No report.

GACF:                                                They will not have a fishing tournament this year.  They are trying to determine other ways to raise money.

TOURNAMENTS:                            To date, 8 boats are signed up for the in-house tournaments.  The fluke season will be 5/24 to 9/21, with the limit being 3 fluke at 18 inches each.   

SUNSHINE:                                       No report.

FEDERATION:                                 No report.      

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                No report.                                     

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  Volunteers are needed atPatriot Lake “Hooked on Fishing” on May 11 and for the Kids’ Bluefish Tournament on May 18 at Chestnut Neck.  

President Van Daley arrived and continued the meeting.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                  No report.

COMMUNICATIONS:                     No report. 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:           No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:               Joe Ricciardi is working on the May 4 Absecon Sportsmen Show on

Pitney Road.  Some members have volunteered to help Joe: Ed Goldman, Rich Oeser, Lou Schott.  We will have a table, a display of eels, our applications for membership and a display of various fishing rigs.    

NEW BUSINESS:                              Chris Pezka finished the kids display for first and second place in the bluefish tournament.  He also made donations to the kids and open tournaments.                                                        

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                 Lou Schott brought up that John, Jeff and Hunter Reese came in second place in the Landisville Perch Tournament.    

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

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Lou Schott for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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April 8, 2019 Minutes

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MINUTES

April 8, 2019

The meeting was brought to order by President Jim Van Daley with a pledge to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops.  The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read and approved.   

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

TRUSTEES:                                      No report.

GACF:                                                Ed Goldman reported that they are still considering running some type of

fishing tournament.      

TOURNAMENTS:                            The flyer and application (now on a single page) for the Kids’ Bluefish tournament are ready and can be distributed.  Dave Burke has written press releases for the Fisherman, The Patriot, The Current, and the NJ Federation newspaper; some still waiting to be approved for publication.  

SUNSHINE:                                       Lou Schott attended Carey Shreaves’ viewing and dropped off a card.

FEDERATION:                                 Next meeting April 9.      

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                Mid-Atlantic Council meets next week.                                     

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                  No report.

COMMUNICATIONS:                     Received insurance bill and bank statement.  Bob Cusack submitted                                                                   a receipt for renewing the website hosting service. 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:           No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:               Joe Ricciardi needs volunteers to man the booth at the Absecon Sportsman Show on May 5th.  Lou Schott suggested an aquarium containing eels for a good topic of discussion.   Rich Oeser has raffle tickets available.  

NEW BUSINESS:                              The Atlantic County Federation gave a us a $300 donation.  Jim Van Daley brought up T-shirt adds for the open tournament; we should get commitments now so shirts can be ordered.           

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                 Bill Will mentioned that the Cologne Fire House will have their annual Chicken Barbeque on June 1.  Jim Van Daley mentioned that Oceanville Fire Company will have their Ham and Oyster Dinner on April 13.

Next meeting:  Monday, April 22 at 8:00 PM.

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Lou Schott for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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March 11, 2019 Minutes

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MINUTES

March 11, 2019

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

TRUSTEES:                                      The Trustees meeting was held at Jim Van Daley’s house on March 4th. The budget was set for 2019.

GACF:                                                Considering a fishing derby of some sort.

TOURNAMENTS:                            Open tournament flyers (with the new $1000 bonus drawing) and the Ann & Nuncio Bruno Kids Bluefish Tournament Flyers have been printed, are available and will be posted on the website for the purpose of pumping up interest. The push is on to get at least 65 boats entered in this year’s open tournament.

SUNSHINE:                                       Cearey Shreaves (Scott’s father) passed away. Lou Schott will be asked to send a card.

FEDERATION:                                 Annual dinner attendance was down, but the 50/50 drawing was still up and the food was the best yet.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                There was a joint meeting of the ASMFC and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Summer Flounder Boards in Virginia Beach. Commercial fishermen were granted a 40% increase in their quota, anglers were not granted any increase.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  Volunteers are need for the Kid’s Bluefish Tournament and for Patriot Lake.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                  Nothing new to report.

COMMUNICATIONS:                     Received bank statement.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:           No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:               Tickets for the Pay Day for Labor Day Raffle have been printed and are available for distribution. New club memberships will be offered at the Absecon Sportsman Show for $25.00 for the year.

NEW BUSINESS:                              No new business.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                 New Facebook group members will be encouraged to join the club.

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

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by David Holmes for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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February 11, 2019 Minutes

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MINUTES

February 11, 2019

Vice President Lou Schott brought the meeting to order with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops.  President Jim Van Daley was attending an alternate meeting.   The previous meeting’s minutes were not available but approved as read online.   The Treasurer’s report was read and approved.  Account balances: Raffle-$5.56; General-$1505.97; Charity-$1,793.30.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

TRUSTEES:                                      No report.

GACF:                                                No report.

TOURNAMENTS:                            Joe Ricciardi created a calendar with tournaments, meetings, and events.

SUNSHINE:                                       No report.

FEDERATION:                                  The dinner will be held on February 18at the Greek Orthodox Church, EHT. 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                No report.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                  Many non-members have indicated that they would like to be able to

participate in our Facebook site.  We felt it would be a good idea.            

COMMUNICATIONS:                     Received bank statement and license from the state to allow the raffle.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:           No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:               Lou Schott reported on the installation dinner.  It was again held at the

Crab Trap with 44 in attendance, and everyone was very pleased.  It had been snowing all day, so some people

missed it.  The cost of the dinner, appetizers, gratuity, door prizes, and trophies was almost break even.  Brian

Will was named “Fisherman of the Year,” and John Reese was named “Outstanding Member for the Year.” 

NEW BUSINESS:                               Raffle tickets have been printed and are available.  The city of Absecon is

hosting an outdoor sportsman show at Pitney Field on Saturday, May 4th.  We will be setting up a booth from

9AM-4PM and need volunteers – contact Joe Ricciardi.  There will be food vendors, boat dealers, Bass Pro and

others.  The Atlantic County Federation of Sportsmen will be donating $100 to the show.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                 Dave Showell started a new Facebook page entitled “fish a/c.”  Anyone

can access it to share their personal fishing experiences.  There is another group of anglers similar to ours called

“a.c. saltwater anglers.”   President Van Daley arrived late and stated that he would like to see if Ace Hardware

would put us on their Facebook site, particularly if we add their name to our Open Tournament flyer.   

Next meeting:  Monday, March 11 at 7:30 P.M.

Minutes recorded and respectively submitted by Lou Schott for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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