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Bass Federation (TIBF) meeting Minutes Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:00pm.
The TIBF February 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; Steve
Jones-Conservation Director; Brian Ashton-Youth director; John Wadsworth-IBA;
meeting minutes approved.
Club dues renewal reminder
High School Fishing tournament. May
1, 2011, at CJ Strike. A flyer is out with additional information and will
be handed out at the March Sportsman Show in Boise.
Brian reports the following additional information: 8-12 grade can participate; $25.00 entry
fee; fisherman must register with Student Angler registration; go to
highschoolfishing.org for more information including registration; launch from Air Force Ramp, tournament meeting
night before at Hampton Inn in Mountain Home
will have 200 HS Fishing flyers printed for handout at the Sportsman Show
as well as a large 18x24 poster for display in TIBF Booth to promote the
high school fishing events.
Youth Championship Cascade Res. May 21-22, 2011. Possible ramp change to Air Force
Ramp. See applications and rules on
TIBF website. Brian reports he has
great success with sponsorship commitment to the event to cover awards,
trophies, BBQ and giveaways. Brian
is seeking additional ideas and sponsors for the tournament.
fund raiser update-Since having such good success with sponsorship, no
fund raisers are planned at this time.
for 2011 Cascade Structure plant is ongoing. TIBF has 600’ approximately of poly pipe
and plan on purchasing more concrete blocks. John Wadsworth advises he has a block
supply available and will work out details with Bruce. Tentative date is March 12. Olsons will provide concrete as they
have in the past.
update is complete.
Day is offering a service to TIBF member clubs to create and maintain club
websites for a $100.00 fee annually.
He has been contacted by several clubs to date to create a
can go to TIBF website http://www.idahobassfed.com
for all updates and information.
members have free ad space available on website.
2011 Qualifiers-The application is available now on the TIBF website and
at Western Marine.
Angler Event applications now available on TIBF website.
National Championship- April 12-17, 2011 in Kingman, Tennessee. Brandon Craner, boater, and Don Boeger,
non-boater, will be representing Idaho. Bruce wanted to reiterate and remind
members of the discounts available thru TBF for travel including rental
Northwest Divisional planning-Bruce reported that his talks with host
cities has been ongoing. Mountain
Home is at the top of the list for host cities. Best Western is willing to comp two
rooms and provide the banquet room.
They also have good accommodations for parking, electrical hookups
and security. He will also be
seeking a sponsor for the welcome BBQ.
The banquet will have approximately 85 people including anglers,
spouses and TBF representatives.
Tournament would launch from the Air Base Ramp.
Show update-March 3-6, 2011, at Boise
Expo Building. TIBF clubs will man both booth and Reel
Kids casting event. Time slots are
as follows: IBM-Thursday PM and
Saturday AM; IBA-Saturday PM; SRBM-Friday PM; TIBF State Team-Sunday PM;
Still need to fill Sunday AM. A
minimum of 6 volunteers are recommended for each time slot. Badges will be
available for free entry into the show but can only be picked up at show
opening time, not prior to. Bruce
needs help setting up on Wednesday, March 2, at 2pm. Steve Jones will print up photos for
display in booth. Tammy will have
HS fishing flyers printed as well as a display poster. Plastic baits are also needed to handout
to kids after they participate in Reel Kid event. Reel Kits have been shipped to Bruce.
Annual banquet-It is proposed
that 2011 date be changed to late February, 2012, with event location in
the Magic Valley,
possibly Twin Falls. Bruce is seeking feedback from all clubs
and will send email to club representatives to discuss with members at
their club meetings. He asks that
club reps bring the feedback to March meeting for discussion and final
decision of date and location change.
Federation-It is projected they will have 3 clubs (6 are required) which
is why they will be operating under the TIBF organization. The Walleye clubs are otherwise up and
River Outdoor Sports Show, May 20-21, 2011, Pocatello. Mike Iconelli will be presenting two
is a new TIBF state sponsor. They
have donated 12 reels valued at $120/each.
Members voted to have reels allocated as follows: 2/Youth; 5/JackNJill; 5/TIBF Banquet.
Bat Program is available again this year.
There are 2 sample kits and this is considered a good club fund
raiser with State receiving $1 per pair sold. Contact Bruce for a kit and any
has given us a non-exclusive opportunity available for State Team members
only. Lowrance is asking States to
provide photo book of events with Lowrance visibly displayed as a
sponsor. Steve Jones will work on
the photo book.
has 3 banners that can be used at events.
It was also discussed that additional banners would be nice like
the butterfly banners. Tammy will
look into the cost and bring back information at next meeting.