April 18, 2002 MEETING MINUTES

The regular membership of the Idaho State B.A.S.S. Federation was called to order by Vice President JC Worthen at 7:30 P.M. at the Tri State Marine. There were 10 officers, representatives and guests present.

The minutes of March 2002 were approved as written.

TREASURY REPORT: The Treasurer reported a balance of $11,784.49 of which $2871.44 is Conservation; $5.64 Youth; $7879.47 State Team and $1127.42 in the General Fund. Treasury report was approved. The State Team money will be paid out this week leaving our account with $3905.02; $2871.44 of this is Conservation money. The Federation has spent a lot of money this year on plane tickets to back East for various events.

INTRODUCTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Guests introduced were:

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

YOUTH: Youth Director LARRY RAGANIT reported:

The Kids Casting Champs are currently back East at the National. Clubs need to consider having their casting qualifiers earlier so that their winners have more time to practice.

The motion to require each club to pay in $50 each year for Federation Youth was voted down.

One of the schools in Middleton has requested Larry or someone to come do a fishing seminar for 5th and 6th graders.

IBM is still the only club with a Youth Chapter; we need to get more Youth Chapters going.

CONSERVATION: Conservation Officer STEVE BURK reported:

The cleanup at the Snake River went well; they picked up 4 or 5 tons of trash. It doesn’t look like any Federation members attended and helped out.

Steve is looking at possible uses for the money in our Conservation Fund. A suggestion was made to plant tree along the banks of local rivers or lakes to add shade and help beautify the area. We need more suggestions.

IDFG has reported that the public is getting close to losing access to Paddock Reservoir due to litter problems. They are asking us to help them with a cleanup. It was suggested that we try to get the public involved, possibly by writing a letter to Pete Z. at the Statesman newspaper about the issue.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director Dusty Womack was at Nationals:

First Southern Qualifier is May 11 at C.J. Strike. We haven’t received the Marine Event Permit back from the sheriff yet, need to call and check on it.

Any club having a tournament on Owyhee or out of Farewell Bend State Parks needs to send a list of people attending the event and a check for the use fee.

We have had a couple of complaints about boaters in tournaments already this year; everyone needs to be careful when boating or fishing around the public or we will start to have problems holding tournaments.

It was brought up that too many tournaments were allowed on consecutive weekends on Brownlee this spring. At the next tournament date setting meeting this fall this needs to be addressed.

COMMUNICATION: Communication Officer J.C. WORTHEN reported:

JC will try to have the next newsletter out by the first of the month; anyone wanting to submit articles, pictures, etc for the newsletter needs to get them to JC by April 24.

The website was updated and a discussion forum for Federation Members was added.

Steve will update the link for Acrobat to the latest version as some people have had problems opening some files with the old version.

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

The Federation is down in numbers from last year even with the addition of the Eagle Rock Club. All club secretaries need to make sure that everyone in their club has paid their Idaho Federation dues and is on their roster. The insurance that the clubs get from B.A.S.S. requires this.

Magic Valley Bass Open is May 18 on Milner.

Mountain Home Hawg Hunters Open is June 1 at C.J. Strike.

There being no more new business, Vice President Worthen reminded all that the next meeting would be on May 16. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

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Secretary

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