July 8, 2013 club meeting

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen

Meeting of July 8, 2013

The meeting of the Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen was called to order by President Jim Van Daley. The club performed the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence for our Military.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the June 24, 2013 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

Trustee Report: Nothing to report.

G.A.C.F. Report: Next meeting on the 17th. The Chinese auction is scheduled for October 19.

In House Tournament: The 4th in-house tournament is scheduled for August 10. Results of the 3rd tournament:

Bluefish:
None weighed in

Weakfish:
Bob Hagel 0.84 1st & heaviest (0.84)

Flounder:
Shawn Van Daley 3.96 (heaviest)
Brian Will 9.51
Charles Elwell 7.50
Bob Hagel 6.88
Harry Walker 6.23

Open Tournament: Many of the sponsors are paid up. The legion notified the club that there was a wedding the same day and time as the weigh in and BBQ but should not be a problem. Flyers are being posted at various establishments and websites.

Sunshine: No report of anyone sick.

Club Picnic: Nothing to report.

Atlantic County Federation: Nothing to report.

NJ Marine Fisheries: There will be a special meeting on 7/11 to discuss the extension of the Fluke season. The possibilities are 11, 6, or 0 days.

Field of Dreams: Nothing to report.

Hooked on Fishing: Nothing to report.

ASWS Web Site/Facebook: The date of the open tournament captains meeting is incorrect on the website. Bob will correct it.

Communication: Bank statements.

New Applications: No new applicants.

Unfinished Business: Need to get busy with tasks for the open tournament.

Installation Dinner: Nothing to report.

New Business: The NJ chapter of the RFA is trying to solicit local clubs in a “what can we do for you and return”

We discussed the in house tournament rule for substitution when a paying member cannot fish the tournament. It was decided that another club member could fish for him but points would go to the paying member.

Elections: Nothing to report.

Good of the Order: John Reese reported croakers are being caught in the Mullica river.
Both Bob Zussman as a Veteran and Honey & Sweets as NJ farm fresh were in the Smithville 4th of July parade.

Meeting Adjourned, Bob Cusack ,Recording secretary

Next meeting: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 8:00PM.

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