June 8, 2015 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
June 8, 2015

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 May 11 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.
GACF: The tournament was somewhat disappointing, only 24 boats entered. There were only 7 weigh ins. Bass Pro shop won the tournament.
SUNSHINE: A couple of the club members visited Olie last week.
FEDERATION: There will be a meeting on June 11.
NJ MARINE FISHERIES: No report.
WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: The kid’s bluefish tournament pictures were posted to both the web site and Facebook. Facebook page is up to 95 likes. The domain name service with GoDaddy was paid, which covers the web site name for another 10 years.

TOURNAMENTS: The kids bluefish tournament was a great time this year, there were many fish weighed in over 10 lbs. The winner weighed in at 15.61 lbs. There was a suggestion that the tournament should end at noon since it appeared all entries were in by that time. There was talk to try and get a grant from Trenton. There was also discussion about not using cash as a prize. We need to organize the pictures so the names are associated with them. Paul reported the Land and Sea tournament is doing better; now up to 24 entries and 6 fish have been weighed in. Charlie won the Log Cabin tournament.

1st In House: Flounder Bluefish Weakfish
Heaviest C. Elwell 4.69 D. Burke 11.69 B. Will 4.14
1st C. Elwell 12.86 D. Burke 30.59 B. Will 4.14
2nd R. Ripley 9.95 J. Reese 27.38
3rd B. Will 4.46 J. Reese 25.99

COMMUNICATIONS: LBI fishing club surf fishing tournament will be held on September 26. The entry fee is $55 before September 1 and $64 after. Bank statements were received.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: No report.

NEW BUSINESS: Bass Pro Shop donated $1,000 to the AC Police foundation so the AC fishing derby would continue. The city bailed on this support. The fishing derby is this Saturday at 8AM. Brigantine HOFNOD needs help with their kids fishing tournament.

OPEN TOURNAMNT: Paul will update the open flyer to highlight it’s a fishing tournament. Bob will get copies made to be passed out and mailed. Jim went over the list of sponsors and asked members to solicit door prizes and donations for names on the T shirts.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Shore Shot this Saturday. GACF gave 2 T shirts to ASWS Club.

Next meeting: Monday, June 20 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack Secretary
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