February 21, 2002 MEETING MINUTES


The regular membership of the Idaho State B.A.S.S. Federation was called to order by President Dusty Womack at 7:30 P.M. at the Tri State Marine.There were 15 officers, representatives and guests present.


The minutes ofJanuary 2002 were approved as written.


TREASURY REPORT: The Treasurer reported a balance of $17,970.03 of which $3878.71 is General Fund, $0 is Conservation; $2811.40 in the Lake Lowell fund, $105.64 Youth; $10,042.00 State Team and $1132.28 in South Operating Funds. Treasury report was approved.

®        A long discussion was held concerning the Lake Lowell Funds; a motion was made and passed to move the money from the Lake Lowell Fund into the Conservation Fund.This will be reflected in next monthís Treasury Report.The money from future sales of the Bass Signs will be going into Conservation also.






YOUTH: Youth Director LARRY RAGANIT was not present and did not report:

®        Get Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs at Karcher Mall went fairly well.The event had adequate help on Saturday, but only 5 people ran the casting all day Sunday.BBB did a Kids Casting Qualifier on Saturday.

®        There will be three Kids Casting Qualifiers at the Snake River Fishing Expo at Karcher Mall; the Finals will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday.

®        Another discussion about starting a Youth Chapter in the area.We would need at least 6 members, a President, and a Secretary.They could do Youth and Conservation projects as well as fishing. There are magazines and other materials available for the Youth Chapters.


CONSERVATION: Conservation Officer STEVE BURK reported:

®        Everyone needs to double-check what counties are designated on their boat registration when they renew it this year.The counties that you choose get money from the state for improvements to roads, ramps and docks.

®        On Mar. 16 the Federation will be participating in another Clean up at Lake Owyhee.We will meet at the Day Park, pick up trash from 10am to 2pm, and have a hot dog BBQ afterwards.All clubs are encouraged to come help out.Remember that Oregon State Parks require an activity permit to hold tournaments of any size in their State Parks (Owyhee and Farewell Bend).These permits cost $100, but they will waive the fee if we help them out with clean ups and other projects.

®        They will also be a clean up sponsored by Idaho Fish & Game on the Snake River near Walters Ferry on March 23.Anyone wanting to help out needs to meet at the Fish & Game Office in Nampa at 7:00 am.This is the same date as the IBM Open, but hopefully we can get some people out there the help.

®        Idaho Fish & Game mentioned that the Federation might want to look at doing a clean up at Paddock Reservoir.The road into the reservoir and the reservoir itself are surrounded by private land and it is possible that we may lose access to the reservoir if things donít improve.


COMMUNICATION: Communication Officer J.C. WORTHEN reported:

®        Newest newsletter is out and should be arriving in mailboxes soon.

®        A motion was made and passed to reimburse JC $100 for the software he bought to produce the newsletter.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director reported:

®        We will continue to use the Superior Trailer for the Qualifiers here in the South.

®        Everyone needs to remember that Oregon has some changes in their tournament rules; tournaments under 25 boats need to notify the local ODFW officials and OSP, all tournament boats must have motor bands, etc.For more details go to the Federationís web site.Also remember that any tournament held in an Oregon State Park needs to have an activity permit sent in for it.For Owyhee and Farewell Bend State Parks these go to Chris Magallanes.



®        If your club does a Youth or Conservation project, please take the time to send in a description of the project and some pictures.These can be used in the newsletter, on the web site, or sent in to B.A.S.S. so that they are kept aware of what clubs in our Federation are doing.



®        A motion was made and passed to take money out of the South Operating Funds for two plane tickets so that two officers can go back to the Nationals; we will also take money out of the General Funds for two tickets for Officers to go back to the Classic.Both events have seminars and discussion panels where officers from Federation across the country discuss current issues and projects.


There being no more new business, President Womack reminded all that the next meeting would be on Mar. 21.The meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.




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