July 28, 2014 club meeting

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
July 28, 2014

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 July 14, 2014 were read and approved. Charlie was not present to read the treasurer’s report.
Ending balances: Charity Account: N/A General Account: N/A Raffle: N/A

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GACF: No report.
Sunshine: John Reese was in the hospital, he was at the meeting and looking well.
Federation: Shutdown for the summer.
NJMFC: No report.
Website: Need to post “Day on the Bay Event” and the 2nd half Land & Sea tournament.
In House: 4th tournament is on 8/23. Results of the open tournament were not available.

Land & Sea (1st half ends 7/31, 2nd half starts 8/1 – Kingfish replaces Bluefish)

Flounder
6.92 Bill Will

Striper
19.79 Richard Burke

Bluefish
10.02 John Reese

COMMUNICATIONS: Bank Statements.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS: John Karlsson was approved as a new member.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The “Day on the Bay” will be held on Monday, August 11. Fish Finder and Elks are confirmed. Joe will see if we can get the Day on the Bay story fisherman magazine.

NEW BUSINESS: The holdup for dredging Absecon Bay is the location for the spoils. The activity has been turned over to NJDOT.

OPEN TOURNAMENT: The tournament was a success. The boat count (31) was up from last year. The club thanked Dave and Ed for helping with the weigh-in. Jack and Janet Petro were at the BBQ and said good-bye. They are moving to upstate NY. There was a discussion about changing to state size limits instead of the 18 inch rule for next year.

PICNIC: John said he would again make his famous clam chowder.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Joe took the action to look into getting someone to come to a meeting and show the members how to use a GPS chart plotter. Joe talked of a possible side meeting at the restaurant formerly known as the Flying Cloud just to get together.

Next meeting: August 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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