January 12, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
January 12, 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 from December were read with one correction regarding the election of officers: the vote was unanimous for the slate of new officers. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Ending balances: N/A

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Trustee: Nothing reported.
GACF: Nothing reported.
Sunshine: Ollie Carlson was scheduled to go into the hospital today for echocardiogram. He had a heart attack just before Christmas.
Federation: Tickets are on sale for the annual venison dinner to be held February 16, the price is $30.00.
NJMFC: Nothing reported.
Website: Nothing reported.
In House: Done for the season.
Open: Done for the season.
Striper and Perch: Nothing reported.

COMMUNICATIONS: Nothing reported.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Lou went over the details of the installation dinner and got an approximate head count from those present.

NEW BUSINESS:
• Jim Van Daley purchased a raffle ticket drum.
• There is a fishing seminar scheduled for January 17 and President Van Daley received free tickets for the door prize raffle. Bob Zussman was going to the seminar so he received them.
• Regarding changes in the striper regulations the council recommended one fish at 28 inches and one at 43 inches or larger. The bonus tag would not be eliminated.
• The word is out that Bass Pro Shop is looking for employees to work in their new store in Atlantic City.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Lou spoke about an article from the star ledger about how climate change and the changing ocean temperatures are affecting fish movement up and down the east coast. It was brought up that John Reese’s sister just passed away.

Next meeting: February 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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