By Frank Richetti

(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association December 1998 Newsletter)

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 at Brick Township municipal hall on Chambersbridge Rd in Brick, NJ. Make sure your club sends a delegate, we have a number of important issues to discuss and we needs everyone’s input.

It is election time again. The nominating committee, headed by Don Marantz (609-259-6368), is looking for folks interested in helping run this organization. The elected offices are: President, 1st & 2nd Vice President, Treasure, Recording Sec, Corresponding Sec and Membership Sec. We are always looking for new faces with fresh ideas, so step forward and offer your services or talk one of your friends into putting his/her talents to good use. Remember, as an association, we can only be as strong as those who participate. Don’t leave it up to someone else, your help can make a big difference in shaping the outcome of the regulatory process. Nominations will be accepted from the floor in both the November and December meetings, but better yet give Don a call. The elections will be held during the December meeting, all offices are for one-year term.

I want to extend my congratulations to Gary Dickerson of the Manasquan Fishing Club on his appointment to the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council. This Council sets regulations for all commercial and recreational fishing activities within our state. Gary has been an active supporter of recreational anglers rights for many years. I know he will bring experience and energy to this regulatory body. Good luck Gary!

In the last few issues of this newspaper we have been crying the blues about money. Well the picture isn’t any brighter, we still spend more on the newspaper than we get in the way of dues, but I’m glad to say some of the clubs are responding to our fiscal crunch. Id like to thank the clubs that have been doing a little extra to support us. This past month Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen, Newark Bait & Flycasting and Silverton Fishing Club have made donations above and beyond their normal dues and sponsorships. Thanks guys! I hope more of the clubs can follow your lead.


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