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August 25, 2014 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
August 25, 2014

The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops with President Jim Van Daley presiding. The minutes from August 11, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved:
Ending balances: Charity Account: N/A General Account: N/A Raffle: $5.50

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: A Beef & Beer was held at the Black Cat on 8/24. Working on the big Chinese auction at Parkertown on 10/18.
Sunshine: Paul Stonerod was in the hospital last week; he is out and was at the meeting.
Federation: Nothing to report.
NJMFC: Nothing to report.
Website: Posted picnic and minutes.
In House: Results of 4th tournament:

Flounder:
Heaviest ? John Reese
1st 12.02 John Reese
2nd 3.14 Shaun Van Daley
3rd 2.74 Charlie Elwell

Weakfish:
Heaviest
1st 1.42 Shaun Van Daley

Bluefish:
Heaviest 1.81 Shaun Van Daley
1st 3.06 Charlie Elwell
2nd 2.88 John Reese
3rd 2.72 Frank Elbertson

Land & Sea 2nd Half canceled due to lack of participation.

Striper and Perch: are ongoing, 2 weigh-ins to date.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received a thank you letter from the Field of Dreams, Bank Statements, and a Sams Club flyer for Lou.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: Two new potential members were at the meeting.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Need to donate $500 to Field of Dreams at one of their baseball games. The dredging of Absecon channel is now schedule for next spring.

NEW BUSINESS: Need to start working on getting raffle tickets. Charlie or Jim need to show license to the Port Republic city manager.

PICNIC: Need volunteers for the following: collect money at the picnic, setting up the tables the night before, cleaning crabs the day before, cooking burgers and hot dogs. Need large coolers. Agreed to 800 clams and 1 bushel of #1 crabs.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing reported.

Next meeting: September 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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August 11, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
August 25, 2014

The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops with President Jim Van Daley presiding. The minutes from August 11, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved:
Ending balances: Charity Account: N/A General Account: N/A Raffle: $5.50

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: A Beef & Beer was held at the Black Cat on 8/24. Working on the big Chinese auction at Parkertown on 10/18.
Sunshine: Paul Stonerod was in the hospital last week; he is out and was at the meeting.
Federation: Nothing to report.
NJMFC: Nothing to report.
Website: Posted picnic and minutes.
In House: Results of 4th tournament:

Flounder:
Heaviest ? John Reese
1st 12.02 John Reese
2nd 3.14 Shaun Van Daley
3rd 2.74 Charlie Elwell

Weakfish:
Heaviest
1st 1.42 Shaun Van Daley

Bluefish:
Heaviest 1.81 Shaun Van Daley
1st 3.06 Charlie Elwell
2nd 2.88 Shaun Van Daley
3rd 2.72 Frank Elbertson

Land & Sea 2nd Half canceled due to lack of participation.

Striper and Perch: are ongoing, 2 weigh-ins to date.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received a thank you letter from the Field of Dreams, Bank Statements, and a Sams Club flyer for Lou.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: Two new potential members were at the meeting.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Need to donate $500 to Field of Dreams at one of their baseball games. The dredging of Absecon channel is now schedule for next spring.

NEW BUSINESS: Need to start working on getting raffle tickets. Charlie or Jim need to show license to the Port Republic city manager.

PICNIC: Need volunteers for the following: collect money at the picnic, setting up the tables the night before, cleaning crabs the day before, cooking burgers and hot dogs. Need large coolers. Agreed to 800 clams and 1 bushel of #1 crabs.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing reported.

Next meeting: September 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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August 11, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
August 11, 2014

The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops with President Jim Van Daley presiding. The minutes of July 28, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved:
Ending balances: Charity Account: N/A General Account: N/A Raffle: N/A

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: A Beef & Beer will be held at the Black Cat soon. Kim Kerks left $25K to the Lady’s Bluefish Org.
Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.
Federation: Still working on becoming a 501C organization.
NJMFC: Acquiring personal information on advisors to make sure of proper credentials for being on the board.
Website: Post “Day on the Bay Event” photos.
In House: 4th tournament is on 8/23.

Land & Sea 2nd Half
Flounder Striper Kingfish
N/A N/A N/A

COMMUNICATIONS: Received a thank you letter from the Lady Bluefish Organization.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: No new member applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The “Day on the Bay” was held on August 11 and the kids had a great time fishing. The weather was perfect and all enjoyed the BBQ put on by the Brigantine Elks Club.

NEW BUSINESS: Members should support the Flying Cloud restaurant in Absecon which is a great place to eat and meet.

OPEN TOURNAMENT: Charlie gave a finance report on the open tournament. He suggested, and the club approved, giving another $500 to the Field of Dreams organization at one of their baseball games. Results of the open tournament:

Flounder:
Heaviest 10.7 Wayne King
1st 18.65 Wayne King
2nd 14.64 Brian Will
3rd 12.62 John Lawson
4th 12.19 Scott Shreaves
5th 10.53 Bob Cusack

Weakfish:

1st 2.56 Shawn Van Daley
2nd 2.48 Scott Shreaves
3rd 2.20 Bob Reed

Bluefish:
1st 3.08 Bob Reed

PICNIC: The date is set for September 7. John Reese has caught about 3 gallons of perch so far.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: There is a Sea Craft meeting on Sunday night, members can go if they like. Logger Turtles and Rays are reported seeing in Absecon bay and Inlet. Ollie had dinner with the Petro’s before they left for NY. Jim needs the fisherman plaque of the year. The desert plaque is missing, Carl Wilson may have it.

Next meeting: August 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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July 28, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
July 28, 2014

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

The minutes of July 14, 2014 were read and approved. Charlie was not present to read the treasurer’s report.
Ending balances: Charity Account: N/A General Account: N/A Raffle: N/A

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: No report.
Sunshine: John Reese was in the hospital, he was at the meeting and looking well.
Federation: Shutdown for the summer.
NJMFC: No report.
Website: Need to post “Day on the Bay Event” and the 2nd half Land & Sea tournament.
In House: 4th tournament is on 8/23. Results of the open tournament were not available.

Land & Sea (1st half ends 7/31, 2nd half starts 8/1 – Kingfish replaces Bluefish)

Flounder
6.92 Bill Will

Striper
19.79 Richard Burke

Bluefish
10.02 John Reese

COMMUNICATIONS: Bank Statements.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: John Karlsson was approved as a new member.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The “Day on the Bay” will be held on Monday, August 11. Fish Finder and Elks are confirmed. Joe will see if we can get the Day on the Bay story fisherman magazine.

NEW BUSINESS: The holdup for dredging Absecon Bay is the location for the spoils. The activity has been turned over to NJDOT.

OPEN TOURNAMENT: The tournament was a success. The boat count (31) was up from last year. The club thanked Dave and Ed for helping with the weigh-in. Jack and Janet Petro were at the BBQ and said good-bye. They are moving to upstate NY. There was a discussion about changing to state size limits instead of the 18 inch rule for next year.

PICNIC: John said he would again make his famous clam chowder.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Joe took the action to look into getting someone to come to a meeting and show the members how to use a GPS chart plotter. Joe talked of a possible side meeting at the restaurant formerly known as the Flying Cloud just to get together.

Next meeting: August 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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July 14, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
July 14, 2014

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

The minutes of June 23, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Ending balances: Charity Account: $1,736.30 General Account: $3,512.57 Raffle: $2,397.50

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: Looking into a wine tasting event in August and a Go-Cart event in Millville. Starting to prepare for the Chinese auction in October.
Sunshine: Ernie Kinsell is not doing well. The club will send him a card.
Federation: The next meeting will be in September.
NJMFC: Legislation to help recreational fishermen will probably not make it through the Senate.
Website: Posted open tournament flyer. The Fisherman magazine website has piggy backed on this event.
In House: 4th tournament is on 8/23. Results of 3rd tournament:

Flounder:
Heaviest 6.88 Lou Schott
1st 11.1 John Reese
2nd 10.36 Shawn Van Daley
3rd 9.11 Lou Schott

Weakfish:
Heaviest 2.88 Dave Burke
1st 2.88 Dave Burke
2nd 1.64 Shawn Van Daley
3rd

Bluefish:
Heaviest 1.72 Frank Elbertson
1st 4.57 Dave Burke
2nd 1.72 Frank Elbertson
3rd 1.03 Dave Williams

Land & Sea
Flounder
5.87 Dave Burke

Striper
19.79 Richard Burke

Bluefish
10.02 John Reese

COMMUNICATIONS: Nothing reported.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Nothing reported.

NEW BUSINESS: The Absecon mayor contacted Ed Goldman and requested a boat ride to survey Absecon channel for the dredging project.

OPEN TOURNAMENT: Lots of door prizes have been collected; still waiting for a few more. Sponsors for the T-shirt are paid up. Need to keep pushing the flyers. Dave Burke will manage the weigh-in. Members will meet at 6PM on Friday to stuff bags for the Captains meeting.

PICNIC: Lou Schott reported that he secured the Cologne fire house through Bill Will.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: John Reese reported that Crokers and Blowfish are in the Mullica River.

Next meeting: July 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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June 23, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
June 23, 2014

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

The minutes of June 9, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Ending balances: N/A50

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: Looking into a new fundraiser with a night at the Black Cat and possibly a small Chinese auction
Sunshine: Jack & Janet Petro stopped at Honey & Sweets and thanked the club for the perch and informed Jim they were moving to NY. The club approved to make Jack an honorary member.
Federation: Going through the legal work to become a 401c non-profit organization. The next meeting will be in September.
NJMFC: Meet first Thursday in July. Additional police were hired.
Website: Remove balance and post the open tournament flyer.
In House: 3rd tournament is on 7/12. Results of 2nd tournament:

Flounder:
Heaviest 5.87 Charlie Elwell
1st 12.17 Dave Williams
2nd 11.93 Jim Regan
3rd 10.93 Charlie Elwell

Weakfish:
Heaviest 3.5 Dave Burke
1st 3.5 Dave Burke
2nd 2.14 Dave Williams

Bluefish:
Heaviest 5.84 Dave Burke
1st 12.69 Dave Burke
2nd 4.21 John Reese
3rd 3.52 Frank Elbertson

Lad & Sea Flounder 5.0 Dave Burke Bluefish 10.02 John Reese

COMMUNICATIONS: Nothing reported

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: Gary Murphy was approved as a new member.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Charlie will be sending out the final letter to collect dues, there are about 5 outstanding. The Polecat tournament was held last Saturday. Lots of fished were weighed–in.

NEW BUSINESS: Nothing reported

OPEN TOURNAMENT: Bob will update the rules for 2014. Need to collect door prizes. Paul informed the club that the open tournament will be posted on the Fisherman and On the Water websites. Bob will send open flyer to all past captains. The club decided to purchase gift certificate from some of our sponsors instead of coolers for prizes.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Thanked Ken Martin for the excellent shrimp bisque soup that he cooked for the meeting.

Next meeting: July 14, 2014 at 8:00PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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June 9, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
June 9, 2014

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

The minutes of May 12, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Ending balances: N/A

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: 32 boats had entered into the tournament, 15 caught bluefish. 1st – 13.58, 2nd – 12.59, 3rd -9.5, & combined weight – 22.15.
Sunshine: Perch were caught for Jack & Janet Petro.
Federation: The next meeting will be held on 6/12.
NJMFC: Nothing reported.
Website: Nuncio Bruno kid’s tournament photos were posted.
In House: 2nd tournament is on 6/14. Thanked Ron Sponsol for helping out with the weigh-in. Results of 1st tournament:

Flounder:
Heaviest 5.01 John Reese
1st 12.52 John Reese
2nd 11.84 Dave Burke
3rd 9.31 Shawn Van Daley

Weakfish:
Heaviest 5.73 Bob Hagel
1st 5.73 Bob Hagel
2nd 4.34 Dave Williams

Bluefish:
Heaviest 3.38 Frank Elbertson
1st 8.93 Frank Elbertson
2nd 6.32 Dave Burke
3rd 6.18 Jeff Reese

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statements and some information from the RFA.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: John Zuccarino was approved as a new member.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 25 fishermen are registered in the Land & Sea tournament. Current leaders are Dave Burke with a 5lb Flounder and Frank Elbertson with a 4.27lb. bluefish.

NEW BUSINESS: Need to get working on the open tournament. Members were assigned sponsors to solicit for prizes and tee shirt sponsors. Need to get the open info onto the Fishermen and On the Water magazines.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Thanked Ken Martin for the excellent shrimp bisque soup that he cooked for the meeting.

Next meeting: June 23, 2014 at 8:00PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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May 12, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
May 12, 2014

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

The minutes of April 14, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Ending balances: Charity Account- $2,261.00 General Account – $3,385.02 Raffle – $2,397.50

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: Enter GABT by 5/15 and get a chance to win a gallon of Micron CSC paint. The GABT tournament is scheduled for 6/7.
Sunshine: Jack Petro is still sick and not doing well. A few members have visited him.
Federation: Nothing reported.
NJMFC: There was a meeting on 5/1; two 16 inch flounder can be kept when fishing from Island Beach State Park.
Website: The Land and Sea tournaments have been posted.
In House: 1st in house tournament is scheduled for 5/31; weigh in at Chestnut Neck boatyard. Rob Sponsel will help with the weigh in.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statements, dues. Flyer for Sunshine club tournament, entry fee is $60, Captains meet on 7/11 at the Tuckerton Seaport, and the tournament is on 7/12. Flyer for the Local Boys Flounder Tournament out of Hackney’s boat yard, entry fee is $40., sign up on 5/22 & 23, tournament on 5/24.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: Jim Regan, Art Faltyn, John Gabries, Joseph Schott, Jonathan Farrel, and Michael Albright were voted in as members.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Lou has the soda and will pick up the shirts, water ice tickets from Lindy Hops and Sea Tow stuff for the Nuncio Bruno kids fishing tournament this Saturday and Chestnut Neck boat yard. John Reese will pick up the hot dogs and rolls. There are lots of donations to pack and hand out. Need volunteers around 11:00AM for this activity. Weigh in between 1:00 – 2:00 PM

NEW BUSINESS: Charlie reported that 65 members have paid this year and he expects several more to come in soon.

Need to secure the American Legion for the open tournament.

Discussed the picnic location and decided to return to the Cologne firehouse.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: About 160 people entered into the Sneaky Hollow Perch Tournament. There was $2,600 in prize money. Ryan Rippley was the winner.

Next meeting: June 9, 2014 at 8:00PM. Note: the second meeting in May is cancelled due to Memorial Day.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

April 14, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
April 14, 2014

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

The minutes of March 10, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was not read because Chas Elwell was diligently working with Ed Goldman on the raffle tickets.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: Nothing reported
Sunshine: Jack Petro is sick and not doing well. Lou will send him a card.
Federation: Youth shoot at Red Wing Sporting Clays: 97 youths participated followed by lunch at the port gun club.
NJMFC: Nothing reported
Website: Nothing reported

COMMUNICATIONS: Received the scale certification. Received request for donation for the ladies bluefish tournament. Received an application to participate at the Tuckerton decoy show to be held in September.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: Ralph Girard and Bill Will (father of Brian Will).

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Lou got the Pepsi soda donation approved for the kid’s bluefish tournament and will pick up on May 6.

Patriot lake, May 10: volunteers are needed and to report by 7 am.

NEW BUSINESS: Paul Stonerod spoke at length of a new tournament our club will sponsor. It is designed for members and nonmembers who are endorsed by an existing member where they can fish off the surf or the land for different species of fish. There are 2 separate contests to it. All the details are in the brochure that Paul created and the board approved. President Van Daley gave thanks to Paul for his work on this program.

Volunteers were needed for the annual cleanup at the Forsythe Wildlife Refuge on April 26.

The club received a donation from John Navritil of $125 for the hooked on fishing program. Thanks were given to John for his donation.

Joe Riccardo has confirmed the speaker for our April 28 meeting at the Brigantine VFW.

Tax day raffle: 957 tickets were sold out of 1000. Gross $4785.00 winners were: Mels Furniture $1196.25; Bob Hagel $478.50; Sovereign Ave Teachers $239.25; Matt Rubsaun and Lorie Carlson $239.25.

Ed Goldman discussed dredging Absecon Bay channel. He had spoken to Absecon mayor and he said the Absecon channel is on hold with other communities getting priority.

The club approved purchasing a raffle cylinder jointly with the Atlantic County Federation to be used for our annual raffles.

The first in house tournament is May 31.

Next meeting: April 28, 2014 at 8:00PM. (Brigantine VFW)

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott (for Bob Cusack, Secretary)

March 10, 2014 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of March, 10 2014

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

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of February 10, 2014 were read and approved

Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s report was read and approved.

General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Committee Reports:

Trustee Report: The Board of Trustees met and set the budget. A mistake was made on calculating the “Fisherman of the Year” award. A plaque will be ordered for Brian Will who is the correct winner. The calendar was set and emailed to Bob Cusack. Tournament dates were also set. A discussion was held to possibly purchase a “lottery drum” in conjunction with the Atlantic County Federation and possible the GACF. The trustees also recommended getting our treasurer a new briefcase.
G.A.C.F. Report: New chairman is Jeff Krawczyk. He listed a membership drive as one of his priorities.
Tournaments: Nothing to report
City Council: Nothing to report.
Sunshine: Lou Schott thanked the club for their support during the recent passing of his wife.
Atlantic County Federation: The annual dinner was held on President’s Day and was a success. $1950.00 went to the winner of the 50-50. A youth shoot is scheduled for this Sat. at Red Wings Sporting Clays.
NJ Marine Fisheries: A meeting was held on March 6th. Action on the Fluke regs was postponed until April 3rd at a special meeting to be held at the Strafford Municipal Building in Manahawkin. Most likely there will be a 5 fish limit, 18” minimum size and a 128 day season.
ASWS Web Site/Facebook: Bob Cusack needs Ollie Carlson’s and Shawn Van Daley’s email addresses.

Club Picnic: No report.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Communication: None.

New Applications: Joe Engleman, Ken Martin, Jonathan Farrell, and James W. Allen were proposed for membership and accepted.

Unfinished Business: Raffle Tickets will be drawn at the first meeting in April. There are 656 tickets out at this point.

President Van Daley reported that the business cards have been received and he has them for any member that wants them. Membership cards were discussed, Ed Goldman will do them.

New Business: Joe Ricciardi reported that the club brochure has been redone with the help of Paul Stonerod. They are looking for new businesses to offer the club discounts. Joe has updated the bulletin board at the ramp. He has also secured a speaker for the April 28th meeting to be held at the Brigantine VFW. Capt. Dan Shafter of Insomniac Charters will speak about back-bay fishing. Jim Van Daley will check and see how many left over shirts he has at home from the Nuncio Bruno tournament and will order as few as necessary.

A suggestion was made that any member who has ideas for improving the club should contact one of the officers with their ideas.

Janet and Jack Petro will not be able to do the weigh-ins this year. The club needs a volunteer for this important task.

Elections: No Report.

Good of the Order: No report.

Meeting Adjourned, Ed Goldman for Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: April 14, 2014 at 8:00PM.

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