September 22, 2014 Minutes

September 22, 2014

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 from September 8, 2014 were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.


Trustee: Nothing to report.
GACF: The Chinese auction will be held at Parkertown on 10/19. At the last meeting the members were brainstorming ideas on various fundraisers.
Sunshine: Jerry Dinger passed away; he will be missed by the club.
Federation: The C/O will be at the next meeting. The RFA is hosting a fundraiser for Congressman LoBiondo at Viking Yachts.
NJMFC: Nothing reported.
Website: Posted minutes.
In House: Done for the season.
Open: Done for the season.

Striper and Perch: ongoing, 2 weigh-ins to date.

COMMUNICATIONS: Sponsor letter for Gilcrest Offshore Restaurant was returned again. Wrong address was on envelope; will be re-mailed to correct address.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Jim went to the Field of Dreams game on 9/19 and presented a $500 donation. He gave a speech to all asking for more support and help for the open tournament. FOD agreed to put the ASWS banner on the fence at the baseball field. FOD needs the clubs logo; Joe Ricciardi will furnish.

Jim filed the raffle paperwork with Port Republic and it was approved. Approved license was given to Charlie. Charlie said he would have the raffle tickets by Christmas.

NEW BUSINESS: The club approved to donate $250 to the Cologne Fire Co. for use of their property for the club picnic.

Elections: Are coming up – time to start thinking of names to nominate.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Blue fish are being caught off the beach in Brigantine. The Absecon boat ramp will be closed on 9/27 for a paddle event.

Next meeting: October 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Please note the time change and reduction to only one meeting a month.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Cusack, Secretary

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