September 15, 2004



President J.C. Worthen called the regular membership of the Idaho State B.A. S. S federation to order at 7:45 P.M. at the Tri State Marine.


The minutes from the August meeting were read and passed.  Also the minutes from the July (that were tabled) were discussed and passed.





Report from the treasure was read and motion made to accept and passed.


YOUTH REPORT:       Scyler was not in attendance.  It was mentioned that the attendance at Howard’s for the Cast for Kids was low apparently there was several conflicting activities going on in Nampa and that was a possible contributor.



CONSERVATION REPORT:        Mike Lemke had reported that the conservation was approached from the Mountain Home Hawg Hunters to consider helping in donating money to buy buoys for C. J. around the Goose Island area.  Jim mentioned that $600 would help.  The board voted and it passed. 

The Mountain home group will be putting these out.




Mike also mentioned that the supplies are nearly ready to do some more structuring at

C. J.  This will be done in October but no official date has been determined.  TV marine will be having the structure stuff put together at there business.







TOURNAMENT REPORT:  Bruce reported that that the South is getting ready the last qualifier.  Discussion about the East drawing with the East, and South with the South. 

Dusty gave the bill for food for federation to deduct from the South expenses.

He and Gary discussed what the east needed to bring and they decided that everything was ready for the BBQ Saturday night after the weigh in…


Scales of Justice tournament is looking good and that a possibility of more boaters are needed.  But actually the tournament is looking ready to go.



Old Business:       The state federation banquet will be on January 22, 2005 at the Caldwell Elks Club.  Don Cochran mentioned that he will make every effort to attend this.


Alliance Program:  After discussion sign all contracts possible but stick with the basic plan.  This would be beneficial to the Idaho Federation.


Sponsor appreciation plaques:  This is needed a list for Gary and Karen to get the plaques made up, some discussion some of the sponsors would like them now while others would be ok with getting them at banquet.

Mike mentioned that Nashua Homes would appreciate theirs now and we did mention that we would like for them to attend the banquet also. 


Others mentioned were Chevrolet of Caldwell, and Standard Battery.


Bruce conducted a survey of his area on what federation could do to help improve the morale and membership of the state.  Most of the overall agreement was not enough communication be federation and the clubs.  The board mentioned that they would all try to help out and make this better.


New Business:     Next month is the nomination of officers so that in the November board meeting the elections will take place.


On Thursday November the 4th will be the planning meeting for the tournaments for the 2005 season.


2006 Divisional information, it will be in Idaho, Dusty is working with various businesses and groups around the Caldwell, Nampa area and Lake Lowell.  Please be of assistance if Dusty needs some help. 


On October the 15th a committee that has been selected will begin going over various items to help out with federation by laws, team rules, and other interests.  At this time the committee consists of Gary Keith, Karen Keith, Steve Day, Bruce Flesher, Jim Price, Jim Surprise, Mike Lempke, Dusty Womack, Dave Keever, and Larry Borchers.






No more new business and we adjourned at 9:30.  

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