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The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, August 18, 2011, 7:00pm.


            The TIBF August monthly meeting was brought to order 7:00pm. at Western Marine, Nampa, Idaho. Those in attendance were:  Bruce Flesher, President; Tammy Shuyler, Secretary-Treasurer; Steve Day-Communications; Mark Roberts-IBA; Tony Shuyler-IBM; Amber Bentley-IBM Youth


Secretary-Treasurer Report-Tammy Shuyler

  • Treasurer Report
  • July meeting minutes approved.

Youth Report-Brian Ashton Absent. Bruce reported in his stead.

  • TIBF Youth David Ashton and Alex Schneidermann participated in Nationals.  Both reported having a great time and appreciative of local support. 
  • TIBF Youth State Championship is scheduled for August 28 at Cascade.  Brian reports there are four youth registered to date.

Conservation Report-Steve Jones Absent.  Bruce reported in his stead.

  • Lake Lowell-Deer Flat Refuge update:  Activity continues advocating on behalf of the recreational usage of Lake Lowell.
  • Now available are “Let US Recreate Lake Lowellstickers.  Several clubs have them available to sell to members.  Additional locations for sticker purchase are Howards Tackle Shoppe, Idaho Water Sports and Western Marine.  A portion of sticker sales proceeds will go to future legal defense fund as need arises.

Communication Report-Steve Day

  • Steve Day is offering a service to TIBF member clubs to create and maintain club websites. Cost annually $100.  
  • Members can go to TIBF website http://www.idahobassfed.com for all updates and information.
  • TIBF members have free ad space available on website.

Tournament Report-Bruce Flesher

  • Qualifier update:  East qualifier schedule is complete.  Last two North qualifiers have been delayed to October.  The South last remaining qualifiers are in September. 

Old Business

  • 2012 Northwest Divisional planning-Mountain Home is location for 2012 NW Divisional tournament for some time in May, 2012.  Actual date is TBD. Tournament launch from the Air Base Ramp.   Bruce still working out costs and details for rooms.  City of Mountain Home leaders advise they have had a positive response from sponsors who Bruce expect to have on board in support of the event.
  • President expense discussion tabled.
  • Compensation for Idaho State team alternate-President and Conservation Officer are automatically listed as alternates. An alternate fund should be established.  One suggestion has been to increase the qualifier fee.  No discussion and item tabled.
  • Idaho State Team member participation in conservation projects. Item tabled.
  • TIBF By-law changes-Tabled for majority vote due to inadequate numbers of attendees at August meeting.

New Business

  • Lowrance contract-TIBF is eligible for $500 of free Lowrance products. Contract is identical to past contract.  Steve Jones working on project to qualify TIBF for funds.
  • Scales of Justice tournament-September 17 at CJ Strike Reservoir.  Volunteer participants including boaters are still needed.


Meeting adjourned 8:30pm.

Submitted by Tammy Shuyler


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