November 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 14officers, representatives and guests present.


The minutes ofOctober 2002 were approved as written.


TREASURY REPORT: The Treasurer reported a balance of $11887.43 of which $2811.44 is Conservation; $1080.52 in the South Operating fund, $230.64 Youth; $5952.43 South State Team and $1812.40 in General Funds. Treasury report was approved.






YOUTH: Youth Director LARRY RAGANIT reported:

®        There was a nice article about this yearís C.A.S.T. event in the Nampa newspaper; it is supposed to appear in the Idaho Statesman as well. The thank-you certificates from the C.A.S.T. event were handed out to the club reps.

®        The annual Get Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs program is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 1 & 2 at Karcher Mall.Larry said that he and SRB need volunteers to make this program work; if we donít get them, the program will be cancelled. If any club is willing to help out, please contact Larry with names and numbers of volunteers.


CONSERVATION: Conservation Officer STEVE BURK had no report

®        Larry Raganit mentioned that the Friends of Brownlee are soliciting comments about water levels and fishing at Brownlee.The re-licensing for Brownlee is coming up soon.If you need to contact them, their website is listed under Links on the Federation website.If you donít have web access, contact Larry Raganit for more information.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Tournament director Dusty Womack reported:

®        Locations were discussed and set for the South Qualifiers.They are as follows:

o       April 19, 2003†† ††††††††††† C.J. Strike Reservoir

o       August 16, 2003††††††††††† Owyhee Reservoir

o       September 13, 2003††††††††††† C.J. Strike Reservoir (Both East and South together!)

o       October 18, 2003††††††††††† Brownlee Reservoir

®        The Sept. 13, 2003 Qualifier at C.J. Strike will feature both the South and East Regions fishing together.The plan is to have a potluck picnic/BBQ Saturday evening after the weigh-in.

®        Bink Desaro is moving to Florida to fish the FLW Tour.The President will talk to him about trying to meet his State Team obligations and making it back here to fish the Divisional Tournament in Montana.

®        Permits for tournaments on Oregon waters should be turned in by December 1.The Oregon B.A.S.S. Federation has a meeting to review tournament permit application sometime the first part of December.

®        Larry reported that the Searchers Bass Club applied for their tournament permits before the Tournament Date Setting meeting last week.They took several dates/locations that major events were scheduled on and now those events need to be moved.

®        It was brought up that the $6.00 per angler that the Federation collects from the Qualifier tournaments should be kept in a separate area on the treasury report instead of being put directly in the General Fund.


COMMUNICATION: Communication Officer J.C. WORTHEN reported:

®        JC reported that the last newsletter for 2002 is at the printer.



®        There is a new caterer at the Caldwell Elks and the price of the Banquet meal will be around $15 this year.With the cost of the room and everything, the banquet tickets this year will be $20 and we may still not break even.Tickets are currently for sale and were handed out at the meeting.IF anyone else needs them, they need to contact Dusty Womack or JC Worthen.Dusty is still trying to find a band or DJ for the banquet.

®        Due to some unforeseeable events, the nominations for the Federation officers were modified just before the election. Here are the results of the Federation Officer Election:

o       President:JC Worthen

o       Vice-president:Gary Keith

o       Secretary/treasurer: Allan Chandler

®        The vote to standardize the Qualifer fees was held and failed to pass.




There being no more new business, President Womack reminded all that the next meeting would be on December19.The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.




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