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August 22, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
August 22, 2016

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 8 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was not available
Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: No report.

SUNSHINE: No one reported sick.

FEDERATION: Closed for season.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Nothing to report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Facebook page had 1 additional like, up to 193.

TOURNAMENTS: In-House: Charlie was not available to give out prizes for the last in-house tournament. Land & Sea and the Striper and Perch tournaments are still on going.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statements.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The “Day on the Bay” event was successful. The kids had a great time and the BBQ was good. The club banner was left behind and Dave said he would go the Elks club and see if was available.

NEW BUSINESS: No new business.

PICNIC: Need to send out flyers. Talked about opening up the picnic to non-club members and it was voted down. Need to post on website and Facebook.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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August 8, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
August 8, 2016

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 25 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: No report.

SUNSHINE: Paul Stonerod is recovering.

FEDERATION: Closed for season.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Nothing to report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Facebook page is up to 192 “likes.”

TOURNAMENTS: In-House: The next tournament will be on August 20. Bob will set up the in-house weigh-in, Lou will be on vacation.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statements.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Bob talked with Skip Deakman of the Sunshine Foundation and Skip said to call him in Late October to confirm that their tournament will be on the 2nd Saturday in July 2017. Bob could not find an email address for Dave Chanda and it was too late to invite him to the “Day on the Bay” event. Dave would provide Bob an email address for next year.

We are all set up for the “Day on the Bay” event. Fish Finder and Elks are scheduled.

NEW BUSINESS:

PICNIC: Lou talked about getting a musician for the picnic, it would cost a couple hundred bucks. There was concern about having power for the music equipment. Lou will contact Bill Will. Need to update and mail flyer for the Picnic. Decided to purchase 1000 clams and 1 bushel of #2 crabs for the picnic.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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2016 Tournament results

2016 1st In House

FLOUNDER

1ST Shawn Van Daley 8.77 lbs
2nd Charles Elwell 3.31
3rd Joe Engelman 2.35
H – Shawn Van Daley 4.14

Weakfish

None

Bluefish

1st Joe Engelman 33.62 lbs
2nd Dave Burke 32.18
3rd Charles Elwell 2.40
H – Joe Engelman 11.92

2016 2nd In House

FLOUNDER

1ST Brian Will 11.69 lbs
2nd John Jenkins 8.93
3rd Frank Elbertson 7.43
H – Joe Engelman 7.26

Weakfish

1ST Bob Hagel 4.43 (H) lbs
2nd Brian Will 2.61
3rd Tim Kuras 2.48

Bluefish

1st Frank Elbertson 10.72 lbs
2nd Jeff Reese 8.28
3rd Dave Burke 2.40
H – Frank Elbertson 11.92

2016 4th In House

FLOUNDER

1ST Frank Elbertson 12.44 lbs
2nd Charles Elwell 10.00
3rd Shawn Van Daley 6.08
H – Charles Elwell 4.90

Weakfish

1ST Shawn Van Daley 2.80 (H) lbs
2nd Bob Hagel 2.51
3rd Dave Burke 2.09

Bluefish

1st Brian Will 3.41 lbs
2nd Dave Burke 3.32
3rd Shawn Van Daley 2.61
H – Dave Burke 2.05

2016 OPEN TOURNAMENT WINNERS

FLOUNDER

1ST Karl Stock 10.79 lbs
2nd Scott Shreaves 9.53
3rd Ernie Kinsell 9.43
H – Erinie Kinsell 4.92
4th Tom Hagman 9.21
5th Shawn VanDaley 8.88

Weakfish

1st Dave Roesch 3.40 lbs
2nd Jamie Gallagher 2.79
3rd Steve Pinkos 2.07
H- Dave Roesch 3.40

Bluefish

1st Bob Reed 6.93 lbs
2nd Dave Roesch 4.20
H- Bob Reed 2.40

July 11, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
July 11, 2016

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 June 27 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: There will be a meeting on July 20. Planning a Beef and Beer night. Planning a Bingo in September. The Chinese auction is planned for October. There will be a tournament next year.

SUNSHINE: No report of anyone not well.

FEDERATION: Closed for season.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Nothing to report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Nothing to report.

TOURNAMENTS: Open: Need to finish collecting door prizes. The NJMF will be at the open weigh-in to collect fish heads. The captains meeting is this Friday and we need volunteers. Need to request Sunshine tournament to move back to 2nd Saturday in July. Talked about the possibility of using Pitney Pub for weigh-in next year. T-Shirts will be ready by Friday. In House: American legion wants $25 for weigh-ins.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statements.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new members.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None.

NEW BUSINESS: None.

PICNIC: Secured Cologne firehouse.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing reported.

Next meeting: Monday, July 25 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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June 27, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
June 27, 2016

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 June 13 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was not read.
Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: No report.

SUNSHINE: John Reese is out of the hospital and doing well.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Meeting on July 7 at the Galloway Library and will provide an update on Diamondback turtles and the artificial reef program.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Nothing to report.

TOURNAMENTS: Secured the American Legion for the remaining in-house tournaments weigh-in and the open tournament weigh in. Open: Need to start collecting door prizes and post Flyers. Stonerod will call Scotts B&T to post open on their website. Waiting for sponsor donations before ordering T-Shirts.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received RFA request for donation.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new members.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None.

NEW BUSINESS: Joe wants the club banner to hang at Brigantine National night out. Joe will set up a booth for the club.

PICNIC: Need to secure Cologne firehouse

GOOD OF THE ORDER: The Polecat Tournament was a good event. Lots of large Bluefish were weighed in. The State took heads of all fish to study.

Next meeting: Monday, July 11 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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June 13, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
June 13, 2016

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 May 30 meeting were not available. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: 19 boats participated in the tournament.

SUNSHINE: John Reese is in the hospital with heart issues.

FEDERATION: Done for the summer. There was a donation to the AC boys fishing outing.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Photos of the kids’ bluefish tournament were posted on Facebook and the Club website. Need to take pictures of the open tournament BBQ.

TOURNAMENTS: The results of the 1st and 2nd in-house tournaments were read and checks were given to the winners. Land and Sea tournament has 23 entrees. Remind in-House participants that all weigh-in slips should be entered. Please call if not showing up for in-house weigh-in. Charlie to provide rules for in-house tournaments for email distribution. The Fisherman magazine will post the open tournament.

COMMUNICATIONS: Bank Statements. Government request for account information to maintain 401C status.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new members.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Someone needs to call Schoppy’s Trophies to ask if they have the dessert plaque.

NEW BUSINESS: No report.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, June 28 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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May 9, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
May 23, 2016

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 May 9 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was not available.
Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Tournament is scheduled for June 4. Volunteers are needed.

SUNSHINE: Jack Snyder is feeling better.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: The Land & Sea Facebook page is up to 130 “likes.” Photos of the kids’ bluefish
tournament were posted on Facebook and the Club website.

TOURNAMENTS: The 1st In-House tournament is this Saturday (5/28). Need to confirm weigh-in at Chestnut Neck boat yard. There are 18 signed up for the Land & Sea tournament. Paul Stonerod is working on improving the open flyer. Need to sure up sponsors for the open tournament. The Pomona Gun Club tournament is June 11 (same day as 2nd In-House tournament).

COMMUNICATIONS: No report.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new members.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The kids’ Bluefish tournament was well attended with 45 kids fishing. Several fish caught were over 10 pounds and a couple over 15 pounds. Mike Shepherd (“Shep on Fishing”) gave a plug on the radio and The Press of Atlantic City published an article. In future tournaments need to inform the children that all fish should be weighed as there is a prize for the smallest fish.

NEW BUSINESS: No report.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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May 9, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
May 9, 2016

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 25 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Tournament is schedules for June 4. There are 7 boats signed up.

SUNSHINE: Jack Snyder is still sick. Lou Schott will send a get well card.

FEDERATION: Dave Burkes reported that there were 75 children that participated in the HOFNOD event at Patriot Lake. The largest fish caught was a 14 inch catfish. Dave also reported that we can now apply for the striped bass bonus tag on a first come first serve basis. There will also be another HOFNOD event at Lake Lenape on June 11.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: There will be a marine fishery council meeting on May 12 at 4pm. It is open to the public.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Nothing reported.

TOURNAMENTS: There are now 14 boats signed up which means that in house tournaments can be held regardless of the number of boats actually fishing.

COMMUNICATIONS: Nothing reported.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new members.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The only raffle tickets not paid for were from Jeff Krawczyk. John Reese had put the money in for him. Because of that, there was a motion made and seconded and approved by unanimous vote that the prize money from Jeff’s ticket be given to John Reese. Paul Maccagnano donated $50 dollars back to the club from his raffle prize.

Unpaid members at this point: Jack Herman, Jack Snyder, Steve Pinkus.

Joe Ricciardi presented $110 dollars from the sale of club t-shirts. Job well done, Joe.

Info about the kid’s bluefish tournament: volunteers to meet at chestnut neck boat yard to set up the work area for the event. There would be t shirts to be set up, the scale to be set up, door prize goody bags to be stuffed and soda and water to be handled.

NEW BUSINESS: Nothing reported.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, May 23 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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April 25, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
April 25, 2016

The meeting of April 18 did not open with our regular format. Instead, we had a special speaker, Dante Soriente of Magic Tale Bucktails. Locally, he makes many different and unique kinds of Bucktails. He is also making mojo lures used for trolling for stripers. He answered many questions from the audience and was well received. We had a number of guests in the audience as well as members who do not frequently attend.

The minutes of the April 11 meeting were read and approved. There was no treasurer’s report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: The spaghetti dinner was cancelled and may be held again at a future date. Five boats are signed up for the bluefish tournament.

SUNSHINE: No one reported sick.

FEDERATION: Dave Burke reported the HOFNOD fish tournament will be held at Patriot Lake. Volunteers from the club will be needed.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: The land and sea tournament has its own Facebook page, which earned 100 followers in one week.

TOURNAMENTS: There are now 10 boats signed up. Flyers for the open tournament are now available.

COMMUNICATIONS: We received the tax exempt card from Staples for anything we purchase or have printed.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: Welcome to Bob Switzer from Smithville and Jim Lannon from Brigantine.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The kid’s bluefish tournament to be held on May 14 will need volunteers. At the last meeting Joe Ricciardi announced club t-shirts available at $10 each. He purchased the shirts with his own money and as the shirts got sold he reimbursed himself, the balance (100 dollars) was handed over to the club. Way to go Joe and thank you.

NEW BUSINESS: David Holmes indicated that Kammermans Marina would like to be a sponsor of the club and would also offer discounts to club members.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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April 11, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
April 11, 2016

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 March 14 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: The GACF will hold a spaghetti dinner on April 30 at the Pleasantville yacht basin from 1 to 8 pm. Cost is $12 for adults.

SUNSHINE: Jim Wynn recently passed away. He is a former member of the club. Jack Snyder is still sick.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: David Holmes set up a new Facebook for members only. Members can display items for sale,
fishing spots and other personal information

TOURNAMENTS: There are now 6 boats signed up. Paul Stonerod has started the second annual land and sea tournament again. The cost is $20.00 per person. You do not need to be a member to be in the contest. Something new this year is the additional of second and third place for each of the 4 categories. Full details are available on the flyer, or by calling or emailing Paul Stonerod.

COMMUNICATIONS: No report.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: Vince Jones of Somers Point. Welcome to the club, Vince!

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: All pay day for tax day tickets have been sold as per John Reese. Following are the winners: 1st place $1,250, P.J. Culleny; 2nd place $500, Mels; 3rd place $250, John Reese; 4th place $250, ticket #204, 5th place $250, Paul Maccagnano. Congratulations to the winners and to all who sold and purchased tickets. A round of applause was given to John Reese for doing an outstanding job in overseeing the tickets.

T-shirts have been ordered for the kid’s bluefish tournament at a cost of $775.00.

NEW BUSINESS: Reminder: Hooked on Fishing at Patriot Lake on May 7. Volunteers from the Club are needed. It is a fun morning. Joe Ricciardi announced that he does not have a speaker for the April 25 meeting. However, member Jay Lavance said he has a possible speaker and will let Joe know. Jay also mentioned that the Absecon Bay Sportsmen Center will be having a fluke tournament with half the funds to the winner and half to SSFFF (save the summer flounder fishery foundation).

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, April 25 at 8:00 PM. (Note: meetings start at 8PM and will be held twice a month)

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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