June 11, 2018 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN

MINUTES

June 11, 2018

 

The meeting was brought to order by President Jim Van Daley with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops.  The minutes of the May 14 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

TRUSTEES:                                                    No report.

 

GACF:                                                              The annual tournament has been renamed in honor of John Dunn, and is scheduled for June 29. See:  http://gacf.org/docs/2018/Entry_Form.pdf  for flyer and entry form.

 

TOURNAMENTS:                                         In house tournament results to date are on the website and will be included in the meeting minutes.

 

OPEN TOURNAMENT:                               See reverse page for details.

                                                                          

SUNSHINE:                                                    No one reported ill.

 

FEDERATION:                                              The last meeting for the season is scheduled for Thursday, June 14.

 

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                           No report.

 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                             The kids’ bluefish tournament held at Chestnut Neck was a big success with big turnout.

                                                                           Jim realized late that he had a $150 check toward prizes but will use it next year instead.

 

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                             Posted Patriot Lake perch tournament pictures.   Need bluefish tournament photos from Dave Holmes.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:                                 Received bank statements and a thank you from GACF; Field of Dreams is requesting donations.  Request for donation from a Rutgers’ student was denied (charity budget is low).

 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                      New member application received and approved from Doug Keeping.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                          Raffle tickets still being sold.  Plaque for Fisherman of the Year was updated.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                                           Looking into add second place awards to Perch and Striper tournament to entice more entries.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                            Pomona Gun Club had 25 boats and 60 anglers registered for their tournament last weekend. Their 50/50 was $800.

 

 

 

 

Next meeting:  Monday, June 25 at 8:00 PM. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary


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OPEN TOURNAMENT:                Jim Van Daley purchased stickers to update tournament signs with this year’s dates.

 

Need to line up T-Shirt Sponsors.

 

Door prizes need to be collected, and retailers assigned to member volunteers.

 

Discussed a possibility of a Calcutta for Sea Robin.

 

Discussed possibility for $500 prize for the largest fish, although many felt $500 was too much and

that $100 or $250 was more appropriate.

 

Discussed possibility that all non-winners be entered into a drawing for a cash or prize award.

 

Jim stated that T-shirts will only be given to T-shirt sponsors, not door prize donors.

 

Talked to Ocean County Sunshine Foundation to see if they will send our flyer to their captains’ list and vice versa.

 

Discussed a second Calcutta for more money to attract additional interest and possibly “high roller” anglers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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