January 13, 2020 Meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

January 13, 2020

The meeting was brought to order by President Jim Van Daley with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence.  Minutes from the December 9, 2019 meeting were read and approved.    The treasurer’s report was read and approved.   

COMMITTEE REPORTS:    

TRUSTEES:                                        A brief meeting was held before the regular meeting.  Tournaments, the annual

schedule, budget, membership and other matters were touched on.  A meeting was scheduled for 7:15 p.m. on January 27 at

Seafarer Shop LTD.  Any member with suggestions for the coming year should contact a club officer including Lou Schott,

Dave Burke or Joe Ricciardi.

GACF:                                                 Ed Goldman reported that $11,222 was earned at the Chinese auction.  John Schwartz

resigned as auction chairman since he is moving to Florida.  The new chairman will be Ron Peterson. It was mentioned that

Carol Fries, a longtime volunteer with the GACF, will be moving to Virginia.  President Van Daley said she will be missed.   

TOURNAMENTS:                              A letter was received from the Sunshine Foundation indicating a change in leadership

and that the tournament date for this year will be July 11, 2020.

SUNSHINE:                                        No one reported sick.

FEDERATION:                                  The annual venison dinner will be held on Monday, February 17 (President’s Day) at

Holy Trinity Greek Church, EHT.  Donation is $35 or $40 after February 13.  Call 609-927-3857 for tickets.  This is a great

dinner and the main fund raiser for the Federation.        

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                  No report.

HOOKED ON FISHING:                    Jim Van Daley will no longer be involved with the organization or annual tournament. 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                     Joe Ricciardi indicated that the two Facebook pages may be combined.

COMMUNICATIONS:                        Bank statement received.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:              No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                 Lou Schott is taking reservations and accepting money for the Installation Dinner. 

Contact Lou ASAP with your reservation and dinner selection (609-742-2382).  The dinner will again be held at the Crab Trap

in Somers Point, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31.  See the dinner announcement for details.  This is a great event

and we will be honoring past president Jim Van Daley.

NEW BUSINESS:                                A suggestion was made to follow the Absecon City affairs more closely.  Council

meetings are televised. 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                   No report.

Next meeting:  Monday, February 10 starting at 7:30 PM.   Minutes recorded by Dave Burke and respectfully submitted to Bob Cusack, Secretary.    

Minutes are available via email and/or USPS.  Please notify the club to change your delivery preference at contact@abseconsaltwater.com.  Minutes may also be viewed on the club web site: www.abseconsaltwater.com.

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