May 9, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
May 9, 2016

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 the April 25 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was read and approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: Tournament is schedules for June 4. There are 7 boats signed up.

SUNSHINE: Jack Snyder is still sick. Lou Schott will send a get well card.

FEDERATION: Dave Burkes reported that there were 75 children that participated in the HOFNOD event at Patriot Lake. The largest fish caught was a 14 inch catfish. Dave also reported that we can now apply for the striped bass bonus tag on a first come first serve basis. There will also be another HOFNOD event at Lake Lenape on June 11.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: There will be a marine fishery council meeting on May 12 at 4pm. It is open to the public.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: Nothing reported.

TOURNAMENTS: There are now 14 boats signed up which means that in house tournaments can be held regardless of the number of boats actually fishing.

COMMUNICATIONS: Nothing reported.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new members.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The only raffle tickets not paid for were from Jeff Krawczyk. John Reese had put the money in for him. Because of that, there was a motion made and seconded and approved by unanimous vote that the prize money from Jeff’s ticket be given to John Reese. Paul Maccagnano donated $50 dollars back to the club from his raffle prize.

Unpaid members at this point: Jack Herman, Jack Snyder, Steve Pinkus.

Joe Ricciardi presented $110 dollars from the sale of club t-shirts. Job well done, Joe.

Info about the kid’s bluefish tournament: volunteers to meet at chestnut neck boat yard to set up the work area for the event. There would be t shirts to be set up, the scale to be set up, door prize goody bags to be stuffed and soda and water to be handled.

NEW BUSINESS: Nothing reported.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: No report.

Next meeting: Monday, May 23 at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott, acting Secretary

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