January 16, 2003  MEETING MINUTES


The regular membership of the Idaho State B.A.S.S. Federation was called to order by President J.C. Worthen at 7:30 P.M. at the Tri State Marine.  There were 14  officers, representatives and guests present.


The minutes of  December 2002 were approved as written.


TREASURY REPORT: The Treasurer reported a balance of $11,474.16 of which $2811.44 is Conservation; $1,080.52 in the South Operating fund, $230.64 Youth; $5952.43 South State Team and $1,000.27 in General Funds. Treasury report was approved.


INTRODUCTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Guests introduced were:  Bill Shouse of Searchers and Superior Bass,  Jim Ogstead






¨        The annual Get Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs program is scheduled for Feb. 1 & 2 at Karcher Mall.  Larry Raganit said that he needs volunteers to make this program work.  Please contact Larry with names and numbers of volunteers. BBB is planning to do a Casting Kids qualifier there.

¨        Casting Kids State Final will be held at the Tri State Marine open house Feb. 22 at 2:00 p.m..  IBM and Snake River clubs will try to hold qualifiers prior depending on scheduling.  The clubs need to contact their champions.  Denny will advertise with the open house.




Over 100 Christmas trees have been gathered and stored at IDF&G regional office in Nampa.  We will be placing them in Indian Creek reservoir.  Carl Dice has offered to donate concrete blocks for anchors.  Steve would still like some plastic buckets to fill with concrete.  He will be setting a date soon for this project.  It was suggested that a sign be purchased outlining the Federation’s involvment with this project.


There is no new news on the lead legislation.


Steve needs the contact information for all of the clubs conservation directors.



¨        A volunteer is needed to be South tournament director.

¨        We have not received the North schedule yet.






¨        Steve Day needs everyone to get newsletter materials to him by Feb. 1



¨        The banquet is set for Jan. 18 at the Caldwell Elks Lodge.  Dusty has lined up a band for dancing.  He has invited Jeff Dillon from IDF&G.  There are raffle prizes including rods, reels, tackle,etc.  The Motorguide trolling motor will be auctioned off.  George Roth will build a rod at cost for the Federation to raffle.  Magic Valley Bassmasters purchased the rod.

¨        The April 17 board meeting will be held in Twin Falls.  Location TBA.

¨        Anyone wishing information on the Lowrance program can contact Dusty or JC.







            Triton Boats has a reward program for Federation members qualifying from a Triton.


The Treasure Valley Boat Show needs presenters for Seminars.  Anyone interested can call James Raitter .


Oregon Fish & Wildlife rules now require that dead fish must me given to someone not participating or connected to the tournament.


Canyon County Waterways will be conducting boat inspections at Lake Lowell – Nampa ramp on March 8 from 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.


Dusty has turned the Federation rep duties for the Payette River club to George Roth so that he can concentrate on fishing the Nationals and get to the classic.


There being no more new business, President Worthen reminded all that the next meeting would be on February 20, 2003.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30p.m.




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