October 10, 2016 Minutes

ABSECON SALTWATER SPORTSMEN
MINUTES
October 10, 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 September 26 meeting were read and approved. There was no treasurers’ report as Charles was home ill.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEES: No report.

GACF: A meeting is scheduled for 10/19. The annual Chinese Auction is November 5.

SUNSHINE: No report.

FEDERATION: No report.

NJ MARINE FISHERIES: A meeting was held October 4-5 at Seaview Country Club and it was open to the public. There was continuing discussion about placement or removal of commercial sea bass pots from the artificial reefs. Because of continuing controversy, the issue is being put out for public comment.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK: No report.

TOURNAMENTS: Paul Stonerod gave an update on the Land and Sea tournament. All categories are still open except for fluke. The perch and striper tournaments are still open.

COMMUNICATIONS: Received bank statements.

MEMBER APPLICATIONS: No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: President Van Daley obtained an application from Port Republic for our annual lottery. Field of Dreams: President Van Daley has an $825.00 check for the Field of Dreams, but due to a rainout, the presentation of the check will be made at the first pitch of the new 2017 baseball season.

NEW BUSINESS: Paul Stonerod stated that the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife was giving fines for people catching undersized Porgies. Those that caught them thought they were catching pin fish. October nominations: Trustees: Paul Stonerod, Joe Ricciardi, David Holmes, Bob Zussman, Harry Walker, John Reese. Sargeant at Arms: Shawn Van Daley; Treasurer: Charles Elwell; Secretary: Bob Cusack; Vice President: Lou Schott; President: Jim Van Daley. For the record, nominations are still open for anyone wishing to compete for an office.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: There was discussion to place “Good of the Order” back into the minutes as it usually contains the lighter side of club information. The “Shep on Fishing” radio show on Saturday, October 8 interviewed Paul Stonerod. Part of the discussion concerned the fluke reduced quota for 2017. Shepard also interviewed Dave Showell, who mainly spoke about local striper fishing.

Next meeting: Monday, November 14 at 7:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Lou Schott recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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