September 10, 2018 Minutes



September 10, 2018


President Jim Van Daley brought the meeting to order with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops. The minutes of August 27 were read and approved with one minor change.  “Good of the Order” and the next meeting date were wrong.   The treasurer’s report was also approved.




TRUSTEES:                                        No report.


GACF:                                                 No report.


TOURNAMENTS:                              Perch and Striper are ongoing.


SUNSHINE:                                        Lou reported that Pete Rapetti is recovering but is still weak.


FEDERATION:                                   No report.


NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                   There will be a meeting on Cobia.


HOOKED ON FISHING:                     No report.


WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                     Need to post recent “Day on the Bay” and annual picnic photos.


COMMUNICATIONS:                        Received bank statements.  Tickets received for boat show at Lakewood.


MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                No new applications.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                  There is a discrepancy with the money collected for the raffle.


NEW BUSINESS:                                Jim suggested that the FOD be added to the Open tournament signs but it was pointed out that the signs are already very busy and hard to read from passing cars.  Jim is going to check into selling raffle tickets at the National Night Out events next year. JD’s told Jim that they would be willing to hold the Open tournament BBQ for $11/head and it would include beer and soda.


PICNIC:                                              Lou reported that the picnic was break even at best.  Given the weather, it was still a good time with over 50 people in attendance. The extra food will be donated to the food bank and he will try to return unopened food to SAMs. Agreed to donate $200 to the firehouse. We will advertise that it will be BYOB next year. The dessert contest winners are; 1st – Heidi Tort, 2nd– Christine Jespersen, 3rd– Carol Fries.


GOOD OF THE ORDER:                    No report.



Next meeting:  Monday, September 24 at 8:00 PM.   Note it will be upstairs.


Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary



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