June 11, 2018 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.




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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