December 14, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
December 14, 2015

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 the November 9 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Ed Goldman reported that they will be back at the boat show this year. Also, the Chinese auction at Parkertown raised between 6 and 8 thousand dollars in profit. The GACF also sold a boat which they had repaired to prime condition. They sold that for $5,000.

SUNSHINE: Lou Schott reported that his cousin, Joe Schott, has been very sick and is home recuperating. Lou Schott will send a get well card. Joe Ricciardi spoke to Janet Petro. She reported that Jack is doing pretty good and that they both miss the club. They have purchased a home just down the road from their daughter in New York.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

TOURNAMENTS: Charles Elwell caught and registered a striper of 40 lb., 1 oz. There have been no perch entered in that portion of our contest.

COMMUNICATIONS: We received a calendar from the Field of Dreams organization.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: John Reese volunteered to take over the job of handling the 50/50 tickets. He is the person to call for additional tickets. Lou Schott said he would have a menu and prices for the January 29 installation dinner at the January 11 meeting.

NEW BUSINESS: President Van Daley suggested that we create an award for an outstanding member of the club who has given unselfishly of himself for the betterment of the club. Everyone was in agreement. He also suggested a group trip to the AC. Bass Pro Store sometime in the early part of the new year.

ELECTIONS: There were no contests for officers and they will remain the same. There were 6 nominees for trustees which would have created an election, however, John Reese, as one of the nominees withdrew his name which left 5 trustees. They are as follows: David Holmes, Joe Ricciardi, Bob Zussman, Harry Walker, and Paul Stonerod. At that point, Ed Goldman made a motion to accept the slate. His motion was seconded and the vote was approved.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Nothing reported.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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