††††††††††† The TIBF June monthly meeting
was brought to order 7:10pm. at Western Marine,
Secretary-Treasurer Report-Tammy Shuyler
Youth Report-Brian Ashton
Conservation Report-Steve Jones
Communication Report-Steve Day
Tournament Report-Bruce Flesher
Meeting adjourned 9:45pm.
Submitted by Tammy Shuyler
The Idaho Bass Federation Proposed †BY-LAWS
ARTICLE I:† NAME AND PURPOSE
Section 1:† Name
This organization shall be called The Idaho Bass Federation Inc.
Section 2:† Purpose
A. To stimulate public awareness of bass fishing as a major sport.
B. To offer our state conservation department our organized moral and political support and encouragement.
C. To promote full adherence to all conservation codes and to demand adequate water quality standards.
D. To improve our skills as bass anglers through a fellowship of friendly exchange of bass catching techniques and ideas.
E. To promote and encourage youth fishing and a love for this great recreation.
F. To function as a dynamic and effective link between member chapters embracing the principles and purposes of The Bass Federation Inc.
ARTICLE II:† MEMBERSHIP
Section 1:† Chapter Member
Section 2:† Dues
The Board of Directors may establish a dues structure as a requirement to belong to The Idaho Bass Federation, Inc.
Section 3:† Requirements for Membership
To become a member chapter
A. Have either applied for membership or be a member chapter in good standing with The Bass Federation, Inc.†††††† (TBF)
B. Provide by January 1st of each year a list of elected officers and member chapter representatives.
C. Adhere to any dues schedule prescribed by The Idaho Bass Federation Board of Directors.
D. Provide an annual report by October 31st of each year to the secretary of The Idaho Bass Federation, Inc. on the chapterís conservation, fishing, legislative, youth and community activities.
E. Delete this section or replace with something that makes sense.
ARTICLE III: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1: The Federation Board of Directors
The Idaho Bass Federation, Inc. Board of Directors shall consist of:
A. One elected representative from each of the member chapters.
B. The Federation President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer will constitute the Executive Board
Section 2: Term of Office
A. Shall be for one (1) calendar year, beginning December1.† January 1.
B. All Board of Director members may serve more than one consecutive term in the same office.
Section 3: Officers and Member Chapter Representativeís Duties
1. To preside over all Federation meetings and direct all official business of the Federation
2.† To appoint from the Federation membership the following committee chairpersons:
c) Youth Activities
d) Public Relations
e) Fish Exposition Ė what is this
g) Special committees as needed
B. Vice President:†††††††
1. Preside in the absence of the President and assist the President in his duties.
1. Maintain accurate minutes of all regular and special meetings as called by the President
2. Maintain regular liaison between member chapters and the Federation
3. To provide the minutes of previous Federation meetings to all chapter representatives.
4. To provide an annual report of The Idaho Bass Federation, Inc. achievements to be submitted to the Board of Directors and to The Bass Federation, Inc.† Delete
1. Collect and disburse all monies
2. Maintain accurate records and present a current financial report at each regular meeting.
3. Prepare an annual audit for review by the Federation Board of Directors by November 30 of each year.
3.†† Prepare an audit for review by the Federation Board of Directors on request.
E. Member Chapter Representative:
1. To attend all regular and special meetings as called by the Federation President
2. To provide accurate written minutes of all regular and special meetings to member chapters.
Section 4: Voting
A. Each member of the Board of Directors, except the President (see B below) is entitled to one vote.
B. The President will vote on in case of a tie.
C. A simple majority vote by the Board of Directors is required for approval for general business.
D. A 2/3-majority vote is required for an Idaho Bass Federation, Inc. by-law change.
E. All votes for Federation officers shall be by secret ballot.
F. All other votes shall be by roll call unless in the opinion of the President this particular vote, because of a sensitive nature should best be addressed by the secret ballot method.
Section 5: Vacancies
A. In the event of a Federation office becoming vacant, nominations shall be asked for and an election held for the unexpired term of the individual vacating the office.
B. When a member chapterís representative to the Federation Board of Directors vacates their office, that member chapter shall elect a new representative to serve on the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE IV: ELIGIBILITY FOR HOLDING OFFICE
Section 1: Member Chapter Representatives to the Federation
A. Must be a member in good standing of TBF.
B. Must be a member of an active affiliated member chapter of The Idaho Bass Federation, Inc.
Section 2: Offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
Must either have served one year on the Board of Directors or have actively participated in a major project of the Federation or otherwise demonstrated active interest in the efforts of the Federation.† A non-member related to a member may hold one of these offices.
ARTICLE V: ELECTIONS
Section 1: Nominations
Nominations for the Federation officers shall be accepted during the October meeting.
Section 2: Elections
Elections will be held at the regular November meeting.
Section 3: Voting
Voting shall be by a simple majority of the Board of Directors.† Every reasonable attempt will be made to insure that every member chapter places a vote.†† Proxy votes in writing can be accepted.† Proxy votes may be made by teleconference if person making the vote has the written proxy in hand.
Section 4:† Attendance
A minimum 2/3 of the Board of Directors must be present.† Proxy votes would constitute a member being present.
ACTICLE VI: REMOVAL FROM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1: Federation Officers
A. Any member of the Board of Directors who can show just cause why a current Federation Officer is not qualified to execute the duties of that office can ask the Board of Directors for that officerís removal.
B. A 2/3 majority vote of the Board of Directors will be required for removal.
††††† Section 2: Member Chapter Representative
††††† If the Board of Directors can show just cause why a member chapter representative should be removed, they may†††††††††††† request that the member chapter elect a new representative.
ARTICLE VII: MEETINGS
Section 1: Meeting Date
The Federation Board of Directors shall meet the third Thursday of each month.
Section 2: Open Meetings
The Federation meetings shall be open to all TBF chapter members and the public.
Section 3: Closed Meetings
The Federation meetings can be closed to the public at the discretion of the President.
Section 4: Quorum Policy
Fifty percent (50%) of the Federation Board of Directors must be present to constitute a quorum.† WHAAAAAT
Section 5: Special Meetings
Special meetings may be called as needed by the President with 48 hours prior notice, either written or verbal to the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VIII: BY-LAWS
Section 1: Proposing Changes
Proposed changes to the by-laws may be present at any regular meeting of the Board of Directors.
Section 2: Voting on Proposed Changes
Proposed changes must be presented in writing to the Board of Directors at least one regular meeting prior and will be voted on at the next regular meeting.
ARTICLE IX: FEDERATION FUNDING
Section 1: Outside Funding
Under no circumstances may The Idaho Bass Federation, Inc. accept monetary assistance from individuals, businesses, corporation, or government agencies if there is any evidence that the goals of these entities are contrary to the primary goals of The Idaho Bass Federation.
ARTICLE X: STANDING COMMITTEES
The purpose of the committees shall be to develop and submit to the Federation Board of Directors for their approval plans and recommendations on their activities at each regular meeting.
ARTICLE XI: POLICIES
Section 1: Definition of Policies
A statement of rules and regulations governing the daily operation of The Idaho Bass Federation, Inc.
Section 2: Changes of Policies
Policies may be made or changed by a simple majority vote by the Board of Directors at any regular meeting of The Idaho Bass Federation, Inc.
Section 3: Maintaining Policies
The State Secretary shall maintain a current and accurate policy manual.†
ARTICLE XII: YOUTH
Section 1: Member Clubs
A. A youth club must be sponsored by an adult member chapter club.
B. Each youth club will have an adult supervisor who is an active member of the adult member chapter club.† Each youth club supervisor will be responsible for creating activities for their club which may include but not be limited to, conservation projects, youth tournaments, picnics or other activities that the adult sponsor club deems worthy.
Section 2: Dues
A. Each member of a youth chapter will be required to be a basic youth member of The Bass Federation, Inc. (TBF)
B. Those youth members who desire to participate in Youth Championship Tournaments are required to be a Premium Youth member of The Bass Federation, Inc. (TBF).
C. There will be no requirement for state youth dues.