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March 11, 2019 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

March 11, 2019

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 February 11 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.   

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

TRUSTEES:                                      The Trustees meeting was held at Jim Van Daley’s house on March 4th. The budget was set for 2019.

GACF:                                                Considering a fishing derby of some sort.

TOURNAMENTS:                            Open tournament flyers (with the new $1000 bonus drawing) and the Ann & Nuncio Bruno Kids Bluefish Tournament Flyers have been printed, are available and will be posted on the website for the purpose of pumping up interest. The push is on to get at least 65 boats entered in this year’s open tournament.

SUNSHINE:                                       Cearey Shreaves (Scott’s father) passed away. Lou Schott will be asked to send a card.

FEDERATION:                                 Annual dinner attendance was down, but the 50/50 drawing was still up and the food was the best yet.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                There was a joint meeting of the ASMFC and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Summer Flounder Boards in Virginia Beach. Commercial fishermen were granted a 40% increase in their quota, anglers were not granted any increase.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  Volunteers are need for the Kid’s Bluefish Tournament and for Patriot Lake.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                  Nothing new to report.

COMMUNICATIONS:                     Received bank statement.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:           No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:               Tickets for the Pay Day for Labor Day Raffle have been printed and are available for distribution. New club memberships will be offered at the Absecon Sportsman Show for $25.00 for the year.

NEW BUSINESS:                              No new business.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                 New Facebook group members will be encouraged to join the club.

Next meeting:  Monday, April 8 at 8:00 PM.

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by David Holmes for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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January 14, 2019 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

January 14, 2019

President Jim Van Daley brought the meeting to order with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops.  The minutes from December 10 were approved as posted except that the acting secretary had reversed the closing balances on the charity and general accounts.   The Treasurer report was read and approved. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

TRUSTEES:                          Will have meeting in February.          

GACF:                                     They will not be involved in the Atlantic City Boat Show this year.

TOURNAMENTS:                No report.

SUNSHINE:                            Lou Schott gave report that Bob Cusack had an operation; it was successful and he is

recuperating well.  Lou sent him a get well card.

FEDERATION:                      There will be a HOFNOD (“Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs”) training session in

Waretown soon for any one interested.  The annual fundraiser dinner will be held again on President’s Day, February

18th.  Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                No report.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                  No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                  No report.          

COMMUNICATIONS:                     A request was received from the Hiram Dewey Masonic lodge that they will

be having a fundraiser to help dyslexic children and they requested a donation.  A motion was approved to donate

$50.00 for an ad.   The Masonic Lodge will also sponsor a fundraiser to be held at Red Wing Sporting Clays on

April 13.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:           No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:               President Van Daley made changes to the open tournament flyer.  Changes

will be made to the kid’s bluefish flyer and then they can be printed.  He also further discussed an additional prize

of $500 for the single largest fish in each of the 3 categories.  Joe Ricciardi discussed the Absecon Sportsmen Show

to be held on Saturday, May 4.  Cost to club will be $20.00 to exhibit there. 

NEW BUSINESS:                              Joe Ricciardi will get the calendar started.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:     John Reese mentioned that his nephew, who is wheelchair bound, shot a spike buck from his wheelchair during deer season.   It was also noted that Bill Butterhoff, long time owner of Butterhoff farm supply, passed away recently.  

Next meeting:  Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

Minutes recorded and respectively submitted by Lou Schott for Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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