Category: Minutes

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.

February 10, 2014 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of February, 10 2014

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Lou Schott. President Jim Van Daley was absent. The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of January 13, 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: There will be a trustee’s meeting at President Jim Van Daley’s house on Monday, February 24th starting at 7:30PM.
G.A.C.F. Report: A booth was staffed at the boat show. Next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 19th.
Tournaments: Brian Will questioned the math behind the “Fisherman of the Year” points. Charlie Elwell will double check his math and report his findings to the board at the upcoming meeting on February 24th.
City Counsil: Nothing to report.
Sunshine: Lou Schott sent a card to Jack Petro, but hasn’t heard anything further. He also reported that Harry Walker had a hip replacement. Ed Goldman will send a card. There is also some question to the status of Richard Burke; he is reported to be alive and well.
Atlantic County Federation: Lou has the tickets for next week dinner for any member wishing to go. Cost is $30.00
NJ Marine Fisheries: A meeting was held on January 9th, no word on what happened. Next meeting will be held on March 6th, fluke regulations should be finalized at that meeting.
ASWS Web Site/Facebook: Ollie Carlson took pictures and will send them to Bob Cusack to be put on our webpage.

Club Picnic: No report.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Communication: Bank statements and a bill for the post office box were received.

New Applications: Brian Will proposed Ralph Girard Jr. and James Reagan for new membership

Unfinished Business: Lou Schott reported on the installation dinner, 60 people attended. Jim Van Daley was given a plaque for his service to the club. Lou said that we should break even on the cost this year. It was suggested that next year we start the dinner a little earlier.

New Business: Charlie Elwell reported that he will be sending out the dues notice shortly. Jim Van Daley reported that the Sneaky Hollow Perch tournament will be held on May 3rd. Adjournment was called for and carried out.

Elections: No Report.

Good of the Order: No report.

Meeting Adjourned, Ed Goldman for Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30PM.

January 13, 2014 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of January 13, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Lou Schott. President Jim Van Daley was absent. The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of December 9, 2013 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: Trustees meeting will be scheduled sometime in January.
G.A.C.F. Report: Jeff Krawlzyk was elected as new board member chair, replacing Gus E. The G.A.C.F. will have a booth at the Atlantic City Boat Show.
Tournaments: All 2013 tournaments completed; plaques are ordered and will be given to winners at the Installation Dinner.
City Counsil: Nothing to report.
Sunshine: Jack Petro was hospitalized but now home; Lou Schott will send a card. Richard Burke and past-member Carmen Capone passed away; will send cards from the club if addresses are available.
Atlantic County Federation: The Federation dinner is scheduled for February 17. 10 tickets are available. A discussion whether the club could fund half of the ticket price for members, however, it was decided that members would pay for their own tickets at full-price.
NJ Marine Fisheries: No report.
ASWS Web Site/Facebook: No new Facebook “likes”; the website hosting bill was paid.

Club Picnic: No report.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Communication: Bank statements and a bill for weights and measures for scale.

New Applications: No new applications.

Unfinished Business: Annual membership fees are now due. Raffle tickets given out. Jim needs club flyers for the Federation Dinner, Joe will get them. Club banner is done and to be picked up. Lou went over the menu for the Installation Dinner scheduled for January 31. The cost increase to $35 per person was accepted. Bob will send a flyer via email to members (a hardcopy flyer will be sent to those without email). Lou needs a headcount ASAP.

New Business: Red Wing Youth Shoot is March 15. A vote was held and it was decided to donate $100 to the Federation for Youth Shoot T-Shirt. The Kids’ Bluefish Tournament will be May 19. The Open Tournament will be July 19. A full 2014 calendar will be printed in the spring.

Elections: No Report.

Good of the Order: No report.

Meeting Adjourned, Joe Ricciardi for Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:30PM.

December 9, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of December 9, 2013

The meeting was called to order by President Jim Van Daley. The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our departed troops.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of November 11, 2013 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: No Report.
G.A.C.F. Report: Still not sure there will be a sponsor dinner this winter. Meeting next Wed. night, 12/18.
In House Tournament: Season long tournaments are coming to an end; 2 perch entries and 1 striper entry have been received.
Open Tournament: Nothing to report.
Sunshine: Steve Pinkos was in the hospital for bypass surgery. Ed sent him a card from the club.
Atlantic County Federation: The Federation dinner is coming up in February. Jim has several tickets available for this fantastic meal. Call him if you’re interested.
NJ Marine Fisheries: An upcoming meeting will decide if New York will get some of NJ’s fluke quota.
ASWS Web Site/Facebook: No new likes.

Club Picnic: No report.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

Communication: Bank statements.

New Applications: No new applications.

Installation Dinner: No report. Lou was not in attendance.

Unfinished Business: No report

Installation Dinner: Lou Schott reported that the date for the Installation Dinner has been confirmed for 1/31/14 at the Crab Trap.

New Business:

Lou needs to coordinate door prizes for the Installation dinner. Jim will be on vacation and unavailable to help out.

Lou will need to run the January meeting because of Jim being on vacation.

Ed will record minutes for the next few months.

Elections:

The following were voted on and approved:

Sgt. at Arms: Shawn Van Daley

Trustees: John Reese, Jerry Dinger, Paul Stonerod, Joe Ricciardi, and Harry Walker.

Secretary: Bob Cusack

Treasurer: Charlie Elwell

Vice-President: Lou Schott

President: Jim Van Daley

Good of the Order: No report.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:30PM.

November 11, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of November 11, 2013

The meeting was called to order by President Jim Van Daley. The meeting opened with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our departed troops.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of September 23, 2013 were read and approved. There were no minutes from October (no meeting was held).

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

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

Committee Reports:

Trustee Report: No Report.
G.A.C.F. Report: Chinese Auction netted about $6,300.00. Meeting next Wed. night 11/20.
In House Tournament: 2 season long tournaments still ongoing, 2 perch entries have been received and no striper entries as of yet.
Open Tournament: Nothing to report.
Sunshine: Lou Schott was at the meeting and said he is doing well. Jerry Dinger was also at the meeting and is better.

Club Picnic: No report.
Atlantic County Federation: There will be a meeting on Thursday night.
NJ Marine Fisheries: It was reported that New York was trying to get some of NJ’s fluke quota.
Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.
Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.
ASWS Web Site/Facebook: The front page has been redone.

Communication: Bank statements and a Staples rewards information.

New Applications: Rob Sponsel was approved for membership.

Unfinished Business:

Jim Van Daley reported that he is working on the permit for the raffle and should have the tickets for the next meeting.

Ed Goldman reported that he still has to contact Typestries Sign & Design about a new banner. He also reported that the Fisherman magazine had done an article about the Field of Dreams and our “Day on the Bay”. A copy was email to the membership.

Installation Dinner: Lou Schott reported that the date for the Installation Dinner has been confirmed for 1/31/14 at the Crab Trap.

New Business:

Jim Van Daley reported that he will have tickets for the Federation dinner at the next meeting. They are still $30.00 per person.

Elections:

At this time nominations of officers was opened. The following people were nominated:

Sgt. at Arms: Shawn Van Daley

Trustees: Ed Goldman, John Reese, Bob Sussman, Jerry Dinger, Paul Stonerod, Joe Ricciardi and Harry Walker.

Secretary: Bob Cusack

Treasurer: Charlie Elwell

Vice-President: Lou Schott

President: Jim Van Daley

Good of the Order: No report.
Meeting Adjourned, Ed Goldman (For Bob Cusack)
,Recording secretary

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

September 23, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of September 23, 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 September 9, 2013 meeting were read and approved.

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

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

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.C.F. Report: The Chinese auction is scheduled for October 19. The chef is returning to provide a meal and a $100 gift card to purchase food. The raffle prizes will be the same as last year.

In House Tournament: Only the annual Perch and Striper tournaments are left.

Open Tournament: Nothing to report.

Sunshine: Bob Zussman is home.

Club Picnic: The dessert winners are:

1st – B. Dinger
2nd – C. Cusack
3rd – W. Gunther

Atlantic County Federation: Jim attended the meeting last week. The governor vetoes the gun bills. There are more pheasants this year due to new pens.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Flounder season closes on Tuesday. Possible 10% cut in quota for next year.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

ASWS Web Site/Facebook: Bob will post the new main page of the website.

Communication: Nothing to report.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Jim will get the raffle application from the town of Port Republic and use Honey and Sweets farm stand as the address.

Installation Dinner: Lou will contact the Crab Trap and set the date for January 31.

New Business: The club banner was lost this year and the club needs to purchase a new one. Ed will contact Tapestry in Manahawkin.

Elections: Elections will be in November.

Good of the Order: There was an article on the club posted in Fisherman magazine. There is a rumor that Absecon post office may be closing and moving to Pleasantville. John Reese’s boat was shown in the Philadelphia Inquirer. National Geographic is doing an article on Mullica River Crab Co.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

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

September 9, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of September 9, 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 August 26, 2013 meeting were read and approved.

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

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.C.F. Report: A donation was made to Shore Memorial to use as scholarship money.

In House Tournament: Only the annual Perch and Striper tournaments are left.

Open Tournament: Nothing to report.

Sunshine: Bob Zussman is out of the hospital and is now in therapy.

Club Picnic: About 50 people attended the annual picnic which again was a success. The food was great and all had a good time. Lou reported that the picnic had made money this year. Need to check with Brian Will about making a donation to the Cologne Fire House.

Atlantic County Federation: Nothing to report.

NJ Marine Fisheries: Reported that the Fluke stocks are rebounding.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

ASWS Web Site/Facebook: Joe and Ed are working to update the web sites main page, some items are outdated. Bob will post it to the website when it’s ready.

Communication: Post Office bill was paid.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Joe reported that they are still waiting for a permit to deposit the spoils of the dredging.

Installation Dinner: Friday, January 31, 2014 was decided for next year’s dinner. Lou will contact the Crab Trap to secure that date. This date will not conflict with the Atlantic City Boat Show or Valentines’ Day, alleviating concerns from prior years’ events.

New Business: Need to start working on the annual raffle. The club will use Port Republic from where to run the raffle, as the permit process is easy and free.

Elections: Elections will be in November.

Good of the Order: Nothing to report.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday, September 23, 2013 at 8:00PM.

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