The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, December 17, 2009, 7:00pm.


            The TIBF December 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 Jones-Conservation Director; Steve Day-Communications and SRBM; Tony Shuyler, IBM; Jared Spickelmier-IBA; Scyler Hill-MVBM.


Treasurer Report-Tammy Shuyler

  • Treasurer Report.

1)      Dobyn’s TIBF Banquet speaker fee $300 approved for payment. 

2)      Treasurer reports end date to be changed to end of month to correlate with banking statements.

3)      ISCAC $200 annual fee paid.

4)      FLW dues contract is 5 years at $35/per year.

  • November meeting minutes approved.

Youth Report-John Lancaster

  • No Report

Conservation Report-Steve Jones-Bruce presented on behalf of Steve in his absence.

  • Avimor structure plant-concerns discussed regarding fact it is concrete lined and has pumps installed.  These aspects will make it near impossible for structure plant.
  • Cascade structure plant-Fish and Game contact, Dale Aller, seeking input for new structure spot locations.
  • Tony Shuyler to provide picture of structures he built to Bruce Flesher.
  • Steve Jones will continue to develop and plan structure plant program.

Communication Report-Steve Day

  • Business cards created by Steve delivered to officers and federation reps.
  • TBF will maintain a state website for $500.00 per year.  Vermont’s website could be viewed for an example of TBF websites.  Item tabled.  Steve Day will continue maintenance of TIBF website.

Tournament Report-Bruce Flesher

  • Tournament entry form has been uploaded to TIBF website.

Old Business

  • Second reading of FLW dues payment requirement TIBF by-law change.  All in attendance approved by-law change.  Member clubs should also consider amending their own club by-laws.


                        “Article II: MEMBERSHIP

                        SECTION 2: DUES

                        A.  Individuals of member clubs will be required to pay dues to The Idaho Bass Federation in the amount of $8.00 annually and to The Bass Federation, Inc. in the amount of $15.00 annually.  From dues paid to The Idaho Bass Federation $1.00 will be set aside as a Survivor Fund.  This fund will pay to the immediate survivor relative $100.00 on the loss of any current paid member to The Idaho Bass Federation.  In addition, each individual accepted as a member to a chapter will pay dues to FLW Outdoors in the amount of $35.00 annually.  These dues must be paid to the chapter no later than December 31st of each year. “


  • 2010 Officer elections-President, Bruce Flesher; Vice-President, John Lancaster; Secretary-Treasurer, Tammy Shuyler
  • Magic Valley Open is changed from May 8 to May 15.   Steve will update website.

New Business

  • Bruce announced that there are 10-$100 Evinrude gift certificates available.  Most likely to be used at 2010 TIBF Banquet.
  • Bruce has suggested there be consideration of a hardship fund creation to assist members with $35.00 FLW dues payment.  Item tabled.
  • Solar Bat Glasses Fundraiser-Bruce will order sample kit which can be passed around to Idaho clubs for order placements.  Great fundraiser for clubs.
  • TIBF Banquet suggestions for future-Utilize powerpoint for sponsor logos.  Obtain a drum for raffle tickets.
  • ISCAC Meeting-Bruce emphasizes continued individual involvement in ISCAC.  TIBF is a member.  Go to for further information.  ISCAC members are encouraged to contact Idaho Legislative members on all issues and to sign up for the email blasts from ISCAC.  ISCAC guarantees email recipient will not be spammed, no junk mail or hit by any unsolicited emails. 
  • Invasive Species Sticker-time for renewal.

Meeting adjourned 8:55pm.



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