September 23, 2019 Meeting



September 23, 2019

The meeting was brought to order by Vice President Lou Schott, President Jim Van Daley was not present, with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence.  Minutes from the September 9, 2019 meeting were read and approved.    The treasurer’s report was read and approved.   


TRUSTEES:                                        Joe Ricciardi reported on the 2 meetings that the officers and trustees had regarding a change in the club format.  The meetings were held September 16 and September 23, prior to the regular membership meeting.  The bylaws are in the process of being rewritten using 3 officers to serve equally as President.  The three officers would be voted on by the membership including the positions of treasurer, secretary, corresponding secretary, and sergeant at arms.  The general membership would vote on the bylaw changes at the October meeting and at that meeting there would also be nominations for the various positions.  The board would then have a meeting in January to discuss the budget, direction of club, and committees.  Lou Schott then read an email that was sent to all members dated Sept 20 that indicated the process of the changes by the board.                            

GACF:                                                 Ed Goldman mentioned the Chinese auction to be held in October at the Eagleswood fire house.  He also mentioned they are still trying to work out details to have a one-month fishing derby in 2020 to raise funds. 

TOURNAMENTS:                               No report.

SUNSHINE:                                        No one reported sick.

FEDERATION:                                   Dave Burke reported that most of the meeting was discussion about hunting. Part of the discussion was about the annual deer hunt at the FAA Tech Center.  They also discussed the NJOA sporting clays shoot at Redwing on October 5.   

NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                   No report. 

HOOKED ON FISHING:                     No report.

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                     No report.

COMMUNICATIONS:                        No report. 

MEMBER APPLICATIONS:               No new applicants.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                  None.

NEW BUSINESS:                                The installation dinner was brought up and it was agreed to have it again at the Crab Trap.  The price may have to be increased if the Crab Trap raises their prices.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:                    None.

Next meeting:  Monday, October 14.   Note:  meetings will be down to once a month, starting at 7:30 PM.

Minutes recorded by Lou Schott and respectfully submitted to Bob Cusack, Secretary.

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