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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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July 10, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

July 10, 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 June 26 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, Racing in Millville, and the Chinese Auction.

 

SUNSHINE:                                        No report of anyone sick.

 

FEDERATION:                                   No report, down for summer.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                  There is a meeting planned for July 13th.  There will be a ruling of NJ compliance.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                    No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                     Add a link to the Sunshine Foundation Southern Ocean chapter.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                        Received 401C renewal form to be filed, one open entry form, and bank statements.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:              Received application for Gunner Elbertson.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                 Someone needs to take a T-Shirt to Glenn Insurance. Need to ensure when the club gets a donation their name gets recorded into the minutes.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                Nothing reported.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                              Reviewed door prize list. Signs are posted around the area, need to put one near the American Legion door prior to the Captains meeting. T-Shirts are ready and all T-shirt sponsors have paid. There has been 1 Perch @ 1.83LB and one Striper @ 36.25LB entered in the year long tournament.

 

PICNIC:                                              Lou called Bill Will and secured the Cologne fire house grounds for Sunday, September 10. John Smallwood will provide music again.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                   John Reese caught 122 perch for the week. Dave Burke wrote a nice article about the kids’ Bluefish tournament that was posted in the Federation Newsletter.

 

 

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

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

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June 26, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

June 26, 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 June 12 were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was not available.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                        No report.

 

GACF:                                                 No report.

 

SUNSHINE:                                        No report of anyone sick.

 

FEDERATION:                                   No report, down for summer.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                  No report.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                    No report.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                     The events tab is outdated.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                        Received letter from “Friends of Forsythe NWR” thanking the club for the HOFNOD donation. Received letter from Guy Wilkins regarding tournament entries being late. The tournament committee decided that entries need to be submitted within one month.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:              No new applications.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                 Someone needs to take a T-Shirt to Glenn Insurance.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                Nothing reported.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                              Next In-House is July 8. Pomona Gun Club fishing tournament had 80 guys, several were from the ASWS. Lou and Jim discussed the open tournament arrangements with the owner of the Pitney Pub.  Cost will be $10 a head.  Dogs, burgers, and salads will be served.  Corn will be cooked outside.  Weigh-In will be outside. Door prizes will be inside. Captains meeting will be outside.  Sunshine Foundation was contacted and fliers were exchanged, their tournament will be on July 8.

 

 

PICNIC:                                              Lou will call Bill Will and secure the Fire House grounds.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                   John Reese caught 55 perch yesterday and around 200 for the week.

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, July 10 at 8:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

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June 12, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

June 12, 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 May 22 were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                             No report.

 

GACF:                                      Charlie did send the correct amount of $250.00 in the original check, there is some confusion at the GACF. There were only 13 boats in the tournament. The tournament will be discussed at Wednesdays meeting to see if it should continue.

 

SUNSHINE:                             No report of anyone sick.

 

FEDERATION:                       No Report.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:     No Report

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:       No report

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:        After some debugging and getting the guys at Camweb design to help I was able to create links to the GACF and GABT websites.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:           Received bank statements.

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: Received 3 new applicants; Ed Fisher, Leo Capone, & Joseph King Jr.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:     Only a few members have not paid dues. The club is up to over 70 paying members. Bob will send a thank you to Rich & Cathy Troger who donated several rods, reels, &  and tackle to be given to kids at the Kids bluefish tournament next May. The Absecon channel is now marked.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                    Nothing reported

 

TOURNAMENTS:                  John Reese reported he caught a 1,89 Perch. Discussed open tournament rules.  Jim and Lou plan to meet with owner of Pitney Pub to work out detail of open and in-house tournament. Agreed to order 150 t-shirts this year. Assigned members to solicit sponsors. Agreed to locations to place signs. Plan to order a few more signs.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:      Ed helped with the Semper-Fi fund in Tuckerton and took wounded warriors out fishing for the day and a BBQ afterwards.

 

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, June 12 at 8:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

 

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May 22, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
May 22, 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 May 8 were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was no available. Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Charlie sent a check to GACF for $200, need to send an additional $50. Captains meeting for the upcoming tournament will be held on June 1 at 7:00PM. So far 8 boats have entered.

SUNSHINE: No report of anyone sick.

FEDERATION: The Patriot lake tournament was discussed.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Ed initially reported that the flounder season may not open due to not being in compliance, later in the meeting he received a text indicating it would open as planned.

HOOKED ON FISHING: The tournament was moved to Sunday because of high wind. 54 kids entered and many nice bluefish were caught, the heaviest being 11.96LB.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Looking into adding GACF and GABT links.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received and thank you note from Lucky Dog.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Jim discussed the possibility of increasing the raffle period to maybe around the time of the picnic in order to raise more money. It was questioned if we could keep it open that long.

NEW BUSINESS: Jim asked that we start thinking about sponsors for the open tournament. Marker updates are behind schedule, only 4 state employees are working it.

TOURNAMENTS: Jim approved the new signs and are on order at $10 each. Jay Lavance caught a 36.25LB Striper. Pomona hunting club fishing tournament will be held on June 10. A member complained about weigh-in slips were filed very late. The tournament committee will meet and discuss. In-house tournament is this Saturday 5/27.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, June 12 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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May 8, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
April 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 were read and had one correction: the GABT tournament will be on June 3, not June 6. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: So far, 5 boats are signed up the tournament. And this year stripers are added in addition to bluefish. The captain’s meeting and the awards banquet will be held at the Brigantine American legion. It was suggested that there be a link between GACF and our fishing club as far as websites. We will contact Bob Cusack about that.

SUNSHINE: No report.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: There will be an emergency meeting of the NJ marine fisheries after the Thursday regional fisheries council regarding the flounder situation in NJ. The state has requested to go out of compliance and revert back to the 2016 flounder regulations.

HOOKED ON FISHING: The club needs volunteers for the patriot lake fishing tournament for kids. To be held Saturday, May 13. May 20 is the kid’s bluefish tournament at chestnut neck boat yard. We need volunteers for that call or text Lou Schott at 742-2382. The tee shirts have been ordered

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

COMMUNICATIONS: We received a sponsor request from LIBT to be held in June. Our club budgets a donation to them

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: No report

NEW BUSINESS: Jim Van Daley thought it would be a good idea to get signs made up for the kid’s bluefish tournament to be placed the same as we will do for our open tournament. Also, Jim Van Daley had the open tournament signs made a cost of $10 each. Chas Elwell said there are still some members who have not paid their dues and he will be sending out another notice.

TOURNAMENTS: Jay Lavance was present so Jim Van Daley presented him his plaque for the largest striper registered at the club for the year 2016. The fish weighed 36.25 LB.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: the sneaky hollow perch tournament was held in April. There was a good turnout, good prizes and good food.

Next meeting: Monday, May 22nd at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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April 24, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
April 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 April 10th meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Requested money for their ad book. We already budgeted for that. Their tournament will be June 6.

SUNSHINE: No report.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

HOOKED ON FISHING: The club needs a few good men as volunteers for the patriot lake hooked on fishing on May 13, roughly 7:30 am to 11:30 am. The April 22 field of dreams presentation was rained out so was changed to the following day, Sunday the 23. President Jim Van Daley had no volunteers to help him distribute our tournament flyers at the event. May 20 is the kid’s bluefish tournament at chestnut neck. We will need volunteers to help with this event. Call Lou Schott to finds out what you can do to help! We already have 2 fishing poles donated and $200 donated from the Atlantis county federation. We have 42 tee shirts in stock so Jim will order more.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

COMMUNICATIONS: No report.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: One application received. Joseph Migone. He was approved, subject to receipt of annual dues. Lou will call him.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Jim Van Daley suggested perhaps a later date for the drawing of our pay day for tax day would be better to sell more tickets in that we can sell them at our open and kids bluefish tournaments.

NEW BUSINESS: Jim Van Daley will take the sign that Joe Ricciardi made up to a sign shop in Bridgeton to find out the cost of making 10 or 12 signs for the open tournament.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Jim Van Daley sold his boat.

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

Respectfully submitted,
David Holmes recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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