May 22, 2017 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
May 22, 2017

The meeting was brought to order by Jim Van Daley, President, with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops. The minutes of May 8 were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was no available. Closing balances: Raffle Account: N/A General Account: N/A Charity Account: N/A

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Charlie sent a check to GACF for $200, need to send an additional $50. Captains meeting for the upcoming tournament will be held on June 1 at 7:00PM. So far 8 boats have entered.

SUNSHINE: No report of anyone sick.

FEDERATION: The Patriot lake tournament was discussed.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: Ed initially reported that the flounder season may not open due to not being in compliance, later in the meeting he received a text indicating it would open as planned.

HOOKED ON FISHING: The tournament was moved to Sunday because of high wind. 54 kids entered and many nice bluefish were caught, the heaviest being 11.96LB.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Looking into adding GACF and GABT links.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received and thank you note from Lucky Dog.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Jim discussed the possibility of increasing the raffle period to maybe around the time of the picnic in order to raise more money. It was questioned if we could keep it open that long.

NEW BUSINESS: Jim asked that we start thinking about sponsors for the open tournament. Marker updates are behind schedule, only 4 state employees are working it.

TOURNAMENTS: Jim approved the new signs and are on order at $10 each. Jay Lavance caught a 36.25LB Striper. Pomona hunting club fishing tournament will be held on June 10. A member complained about weigh-in slips were filed very late. The tournament committee will meet and discuss. In-house tournament is this Saturday 5/27.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, June 12 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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