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February 11, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of February 11, 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 January 14, 2013 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Meeting to be held 7:30 on February 21 at Jim Van Daley’s house.

G.A.B.T Report: The GABT is changing its name to GACF (Greater Atlantic Cancer Fund). The GABT tournament name is not changing. There is a meeting scheduled for February 20.

In House Tournament: Perch and Striper are ongoing. The price for each tournament is $35 or $120 for all four tournaments

Open Tournament: Nothing to report.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Atlantic County Federation: Jim has tickets for the Federation Dinner to be held on February 18. The price is $30. Jim’s phone # is 748-8208. There is a meeting scheduled for February 14.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Flounder limits and season will be decided at the March meeting.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: The kids Bluefish tournament is scheduled for May 18.

Web Site & Facebook: Received a email from the Westwood Youth Group asking the club to put a link to their website on our web page. The club agreed and Bob will look into it.

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: We have our annual “Pay Day for Tax Day” raffle tickets available. The cost is only $5.00 per ticket this year. Every member should purchase or sell some tickets at that price. Call Charles Elwell (412-2264) or Lou Schott (742-2382) for tickets. Each ticket must be accounted for and all unsold tickets must be returned and kept by the club. Let’s make this a good year for ticket sales at this reduced price!

Installation Dinner: Lou Schott reported on the cost for the Installation dinner. There were 41 people who attended. The cost to the club was a little high so the price of the ticket may go up next year.

New Business: The ASWS April meeting will be held at the Elks club in Brigantine. The club is looking for a guest speaker.

Jim talked about the Beach & Boat tournament which runs from 4/1 to 11/30. The prize money for this tournament is very good.

Need to mail the open tournament flyer to Boating World.

There was a discussion about a bill that would move Dept. of Wildlife to the Dept. of Agriculture. The consensus was this bill would not be a good thing and we need more information.

Elections: Nothing to report.

Good of the Order: There was a Pro-Gun rally in Trenton last Friday. Pro-Gun groups are trying to get more people to attend the committee meeting. There was talk of email blast to committee members to prevent them for overreacting.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday March 11, 2013 at 7:30PM.

January 14, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of January 14, 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 December 10, 2012 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.B.T Report: Small discussion from Jim Van Daley that GABT is looking for a logo that will identify their charity more with local people in need.

In House Tournament: Nothing to report.

Open Tournament: Nothing to report.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Federation: Jim Van Daley reported from the meeting of January 10. Jim has tickets for the Federation Dinner to be held on February 18. The price is $30. Jim’s phone # is 748-8208. The Federation needs volunteers to cut deer meat on Sunday, February 17. The youth sporting clays shoot at Red Wing will be held Saturday, March 16, at 9am. After the shoot , lunch will be provided by Port Gun Club at their club.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Nothing to report.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: Nothing to report.

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: We have our annual “Pay Day for Tax Day” raffle tickets available. The cost is only $5.00 per ticket this year. Every member should purchase or sell some tickets at that price. Call Charles Elwell (412-2264) or Lou Schott (742-2382) for tickets. Each ticket must be accounted for and all unsold tickets must be returned and kept by the club. Let’s make this a good year for ticket sales at this reduced price!

Installation Dinner: Lou Schott spoke, in detail, about the dinner, to be held at the Crab Trap on Feb 8. Dinner choices are, crab trap famous crab cakes, gulf golden fried shrimp, prime rib. Dinner price is the same as last year—$30.00. Seating is limited and there is a cutoff date so contact Lou early for reservations and choice (742-2382). A dinner flyer will be going out with the latest club minutes.

New Business: Dues bills will be going out. Dues are still $35, so you can send in your check early without waiting for the bill or you can pay them by separate check at the installation dinner on Feb 8. There will be a board meeting on Feb 21. The location is to be determined.

There was discussion between the president and secretary to transfer the money in the raffle account to the charity acct.

Elections: Nothing to report.

Good of the Order: It was brought up that a different night other than Monday for the club meetings might improve attendance. Your input is needed, so please contact Lou Schott, Jim Van Daley, or Charles Elwell to comment.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday February 10, 2013 at 7:30PM.

December 10, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of December 10, 2012

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 November 12, 2012 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.B.T Report: Next meeting will be held on December 19. The GABT is going to raffle a $1000 gift card. Ed told us of the prize he won at the Chinese auction where a gourmet cook came to his house and prepared a fantastic meal.

In House Tournament: Only one Perch and one striper entries for the year. Talk is not many larger Bass are around.

Open Tournament: Nothing to report.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Federation: Next meeting is on December 13. Jim has tickets for the federation venison dinner which will be held on February 18, 2013. Please contact Jim if you want a ticket.

NJ Marine Fisheries: This week the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission are meeting to determine how fluke, sea bass, and bluefish would be managed for 2013.

Atlantic County Federation: Nothing to report.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: Nothing to report.

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: 1000 raffle tickets were ordered. Need members to call Charlie and provide a count of how many they will sell. Charlie can be reached at 609-412-2264. Still waiting for the license but should not be a problem.

Installation Dinner: Will be held on February 8, 2013 at the Crab Trap.

New Business: Discussed a generic business card for the club, discussion will be ongoing.

Ed was in touch with the NJRFA and they asked what they can do to help our club. A couple suggestions were to provide a link from the NJRFA web site to the ASWS website, another was to educate us on what it is the NJRFA is chartered to perform.

There was an article in the Press about cities coping with flood prone areas. It mentioned that Absecon was applying for grants to develop the Kunkley property on Faunce Landing Rd. and the old swimming pool on Turner Ave.

Elections: The following were voted in by acclamation.

President – Jim Van Daley
Vice-President – Lou Schott
Recording Secretary – Bob Cusack
Treasurer – Charlie Elwell
Sgt. At Arms – Shawn Van Daley
Trustees – Joe Ricciardi, John Reese, Jerry Dinger, Harry Walker, and Olie Carlson

Good of the Order: Wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday January 14, 2013 at 7:30PM.

November 12, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of November 12, 2012

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 October 8, 2012 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.B.T Report: Next meeting will be held on November 13.

In House Tournament: Perch and striper still open.

Open Tournament: Received group picture. Bob will make copies. Jim will get the list of sponsors. Bob will mail out thank you letters to Sponsors and Captains.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Federation: There was a meeting on October 8..

NJ Marine Fisheries: Nothing to report.

Atlantic County Federation: Nothing to report.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: One new like on Facebook.

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: The township license for the raffle requires a background check on the person requesting. Charlie is checking into this.

Installation Dinner: Will be held on February 8, 2013 at the Crab Trap.

New Business: We discussed the possibility of putting a float in the AC Thanksgiving day parade in 2013.

Elections: At this time nomination of officers for 2013 were opened.

President – Shawn Van Daley, Jim Van Daley
Vice-President – Lou Schott*
Recording Secretary – Bob Cusack
Treasurer – Charlie Elwell
Sgt. At Arms – Shawn Van Daley
Trustees – Joe Ricciardi, John Reese, Jerry Dinger, Harry Walker, Ed Goldman, and Olie Carlson

*These member were not present and will not be considered nominated until contacted and either accept or decline the nomination.

Good of the Order: Nothing to report.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday December 10, 2012 at 7:30PM.

October 8, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of October 8, 2012

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 September 24, 2012 meeting were not read.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.B.T Report: The Chinese auction was held on Sat. October 6th and was a success. Over 400 gifts were given out and about $6,000 was raised.

In House Tournament: Perch and striper still open. Only 1 weigh slip for perch so far..

Open Tournament: We are waiting for the group picture from the “Day on the Bay” event before sending thank you letters to Sponsors and Captains.

Sunshine: Janet Petro is in the hospital. A card will be sent.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Federation: Meeting held on 9/20.

NJ Marine Fisheries:

Atlantic County Federation: Will meet Thursday Oct. 11th.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: Website was discussed. It was felt that the first page could use some editing. Joe Ricciardi and Bob Cusack will work on that.

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: President Jim VanDaley accidently discarded a check from Red Wing Campground in the trash. He will get another one.

President Van Daley remarked that we still need to send thank-you letters to our sponsors and entrants from the open tournament as well as thank-you letters to for the Day on the Bay. He still has to contact Mr. Joe Brown who took a picture of the kids.

Installation Dinner: Nothing to report.

New Business: Nothing to report.

Elections: At this time nomination of officers for 2013 were opened.

President – Bob Sussman* Shawn Van Daley
Vice-President – Lou Schott*
Recording Secretary – Bob Cusack*
Treasurer – Charlie Elwell
Sgt. At Arms – Shawn Van Daley
Trustees – Joe Ricciardi, John Reese, Jerry Dinger, Harry Walker, Ed Goldman, and Olie Carlson

*These member were not present and will not be considered nominated until contacted and either accept or decline the nomination.

Nominations will reopen in November.

Good of the Order: Nothing to report.

Meeting Adjourned, Ed Goldman acting ,Recording secretary

Monday November 12, 2012 at 7:30PM.

September 24, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of September 24, 2012

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 September 10, 2012 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.B.T Report: Nothing to report.

In House Tournament: Nothing to report.

Open Tournament: We are waiting for the group picture from the “Day on the Bay” event before sending thank you letters to Sponsors and Captains.

Sunshine: The owner of Pine Hawk is sick, Jim plans to stop by.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Federation: Meeting held on 9/20.

NJ Marine Fisheries: The Fluke season ends this Friday. Sea Bass season opened today for a couple of weeks, and may not open in November. Only location to catch Shad is the Delaware Bay and river.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: Uploaded pictures from the picnic.

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Jim brought in the Press article from the Day on the Bay with the Field of Dreams kids. It was in the AC, Brigantine, and Pleasantville version so that is why a lot of us missed it. It was a nice article with several pictures.
Installation Dinner: Nothing to report.

New Business: Nothing to report.

Elections: Elections are coming up in October; need to think about nominating officers.

Good of the Order: Nothing to report.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

The meeting is switching to once a month and starting at 7:30PM. It will be held on Monday, October 8.

September 10, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of September 10, 2012

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 August 27, 2012 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.B.T Report: There will be a meeting on 9/19. Collecting for the Chinese Auction to be held October 6 (the 1st Saturday in October). If anyone has anything to donate for the auction please contact Ed Goldman.

In House Tournament: Only tournament left for the year are the ongoing Perch and Striper.

Open Tournament: We are waiting for the group picture from the “Day on the Bay” event before sending thank you letters to Sponsors and Captains.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Lou provided the results of the picnic. The weather and food were perfect and everyone had a great time. Some adjustments to food quantities will be done next year. We also need a better way to collect money, maybe a table out front. Approximately 100 people attended. Lou asked about moving the picnic to Saturday but many folks are busy so the day will not change. The winners of the dessert contest:

1st – Fi Trench (truffels)
2nd – Heather Burk
3rd – Mike and Nancy Muncer

Federation: Nothing to report.

NJ Marine Fisheries: The Feds (MAFMC) and the States (ASFMC) based on current recreational landings and stock surveys, including the young of year survey, have cut the total allowable catch for summer flounder for 2013. The MAFMC & the ASFMC will meet in December and decide the recreational allowable landings. In March, the NJ Marine Fisheries Council will decide the bag limit, sizes limit and season needed to meet the quota.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: Up and running, one new “like.”

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: We talked about changing the raffle to $5/ticket. Need to get the license from Galloway.
Installation Dinner: Nothing to report.

New Business: Nothing to report.

Elections: Elections are coming up in October; need to think about nominating officers.

Good of the Order: Nothing to report.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next Meeting Monday September 24, 2012 8:00pm

August 27, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of August 27, 2012

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 August 13, 2012 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.B.T Report: Collecting for the Chinese Auction to be held October 6 (the 1st Saturday in October). If anyone has anything to donate for the auction please contact Ed Goldman.

In House Tournament: Results of the 4th in house tournament:

Fluke

1st Place – John Reese 5.12 lbs.
2nd Place – Shawn Van Daley 4.95 lbs.
3rd Place – Lou Schott 3.29 lbs.
Heaviest – John Reese 3.00 lbs.

Bluefish

1st Place – Harry Walker 2.88lbs.
2nd Place – John Reese 2.63 lbs.
3rd Place – Charlie Elwell 0.41 lbs.
Heaviest – Harry Walker 2.88 lbs.

Weakfish

1st Place – Shawn Van Daley 1.73 lbs.
2nd Place – Lou Schott 1.11 lbs.
3rd Place – Brian Will 0.78 lbs.

Open Tournament: We are waiting for the group picture from the “Day on the Bay” event before sending thank you letters to Sponsors and Captains.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Lou provided an update for event. Plan is to clean crabs on Saturday morning before the day of the picnic. Bob will mail flyers with this month’s minutes.

Federation: Nothing to report.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Next meeting is 1st Thursday in September.

Field of Dreams: Ed will provide the pictures from the event and Bob will post them on Web site and Facebook page.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: Up and running, one new “like.”

Communication: Received a $500 grant (check) from State Farm Insurance that Lou had applied for to be used on a nonprofit charity. The check will be deposited into the clubs charity account.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Charlie will provide an updated members list.

Installation Dinner: Lou Schott reported that he has contacted the Crab Trap and has set the date for Friday, February 8, 2013.

New Business: Talked about changing the yearly raffle down to $5 or $10. Also want to start working on the tickets.

Elections: Elections are coming up in October; need to think about nominating officers.

Good of the Order: Nothing to report.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next Meeting Monday September 10, 2012 8:00pm

August 13, 2012 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of August 13, 2012

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 July 23, 2012 meeting were read and approved with one correction on unfinished business.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.B.T Report: The next meeting will be held on 8/15.

In House Tournament: The 4th in-house tournament is scheduled for August 18.

Open Tournament: There were 27 boats entered into the open tournament with 26 paid. We are waiting for the group picture from the “Day on the Bay” event before sending thank you letters to Sponsors and Captains. Bob will update the database with all the boats from this year’s event.

Sunshine: Our thoughts are with Ollie and family for their loss.

Club Picnic: Lou provided an update for the menu and cost for the event.

Federation: Nothing to report.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Nothing to report.

Field of Dreams: The Day on the Bay event was held on 8/13, many fish were caught and all enjoyed the boat trip and picnic. Need to send a thank you letter to the brigantine Elks club for their support of this event.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Web Site & Facebook: Up and running, one new like from ACUA.

Communication: Received a thank you card for the contribution to benefit the AtlantiCare R.N.S. Mobile Mammography Assistance fund from the Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament Committee.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Nothing to report.

Installation Dinner:Nothing to report..

New Business:

The members discussed participation in the “National Night Out” event held by Galloway Township. The club should get a booth for this event next year.

Lou brought up the idea of fishing trip on the Fish Finder sometime in September out to the AC Reef. Cost would be $50/person. Also a possible trip after flounder season if the Fish Finder has a quota with the states “Set Aside” program”

Jim brought up the idea of a Sunday breakfast with club members just to get together and have some fun.

Elections:Nothing to report.

Good of the Order: Nothing to report.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next Meeting Monday August 27, 2012 8:00pm

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen P.O. Box 453 Absecon, NJ 08201