December 10, 2018 Minutes



December 10, 2018

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 November 12 were approved as posted.   The Treasurer report was read and approved. 


TRUSTEES:                                      No report.

GACF:                                               The bingo fund raiser lost money.  The Chinese auction made ~$9000.00. 

TOURNAMENTS:                            There is only one striper entry and one perch entry.

SUNSHINE:                                      No report.

FEDERATION:                                There will be a meeting next week.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:              No report.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                No report.          

COMMUNICATIONS:                    Bank statement and misc. 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:         No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:             President Van Daley wants to make changes to the open tournament flyer.  One change is to put our nonprofit number on the app which will allow participants to deduct the entry fee as a donation.  He also opened discussion about an additional prize category for the largest fish in each of the 3 species.  Giving out more prize money would possibly draw more boats into the tournament.  He also wants to make changes to the kids’ bluefish tournament application so that there is one sheet of paper using both sides of the paper for the flyer and application.   He also discussed and would like to change the effective date on the raffle tickets.  

NEW BUSINESS:                             None.

NOMINATIONS:                             There were no further entries for the officer positions so the nominations were closed.  Therefore, the officers remain:  President: Jim Van Daley; Vice President:  Lou Schott; Treasurer: Charles Elwell; Secretary: Bob Cusack; Trustees: John Reese, Dave Burke, Bob Zussman, Joe Ricciardi, and Rich Oeser.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:               It was noted that Joe Ricciardi brought in homemade chili and rolls as a treat for all those present.  Thank you, Joe. 

Next meeting:  Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

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

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